Easy Crescent Roll Desserts

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Whether you’re looking to impress your guests or spend time with your family, I have the perfect dessert for you. It involves 3 ingredients, 5 minutes of prep, 10 minutes of baking, and will probably last seconds before you devour it. Can’t get any easier than that, right?

What I love about these easy Pillsbury crescent roll desserts is that you can customize them to your exact taste, which makes it a fun dessert to prepare with the whole family or with your friends.

I like to get my little one involved by adding her own crescent fillings, and the customization possibilities are truly endless! I’ll share my favorite fillings below, but you’re welcome to add in any fun flavors that you like. You can see the preparation, baking, and tasting process in the video below. Enjoy.

Easy Crescent Roll Desserts

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  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees Farenheit
  • Pop open crescents (my favorite part), and separate crescents into triangles
  • Slightly press on dough to spread it out a little
  • Add a dollop of Nutella, peanut butter, jam, or other spread of choice
  • Place in sliced or chopped fruit
  • Roll dough from widest end to create crescent shape; pinch any gaps closed
  • Place on slightly greased baking sheet and cook for 10-12 minutes on middle rack
  • Remove from oven and garnish with powdered sugar, spread with a bit of Nutella, peanut butter, or jam, or leave it plain
  • Enjoy warm or refrigerate for a cooled tasty treat

crescent roll dessert

Lasting thoughts

These ooey gooey little pockets of delight are a perfect late night snack, impressive dish to bring to holiday events, and have endless personalization possibilities! Some other yummy filling ideas include: mini marshmallows, canned pumpkin with cinnamon, caramel and apples, candied nuts, chocolate or cinnamon chips, and fluff filling.

How will you make your crescent roll dessert?

  • Sarah Jean

    Yum yum! My husband is a big fan of crescent rolls too so he’d love these even more. 😉

    • Lindsay Katherine

      You should definitely make them with him then!

  • I love anything with crescent rolls. Look for a recipe for sopapilla cheesecake – soooo easy and soooo good!

    • Lindsay Katherine

      YUM, that sounds ah-ma-zingggg.

  • Lauren DiPego Plotkin

    I am all about quick and easy cooking and these are perfect! Plus, you can’t go wrong with Nutella! These look delish!!

    • Lindsay Katherine

      I love that there’s hardly any prep or clean up! Perfect for this busy mom.

  • Sharon Glascoe

    Yum! I love your idea about putting Nutella in the middle. Genius! And so simple to make!

  • oh my goodness, NUTELLA + STRAWBS <3 Basically I eat that on a daily basis. It's why I always have to work out. I love the idea of personalizing the fillings, seems like a great party idea!

  • Boxwood Avenue

    One of my favorite desserts! These look great!

  • Tiffany {A Touch of Grace}

    I make mine with peanut butter and chocolate, but will definitely try them with Nutella! And fruit makes me feel a bit better about eating like 3 at a time, haha!

  • Paige Allison

    I used to eat four of these with dinner in high school… If only my metabolism could take that kind of abuse now! 🙂

  • JeeYoung

    Oh my yum, love crescent rolls!!! <3 What a sweet take on it!

  • I love easy desserts like this!

    And I’m lol-ing at Paige’s comment. I did the same. Ha!

  • Maggie Unzueta

    Yum. Yum. Yum. I need to get a can of crescent rolls next time I’m at the store.

  • Mmmm these crescent rolls look delicious! I love easy recipes like this.

  • Samantha

    These look amazing! I love a good easy dessert!

  • Kelsie Kleinmeyer

    Mmm!! Sometimes I forget how good bread desserts are! This makes me think of yummy bakeries in Paris! Love 🙂

  • Melissa

    This looks so yummy and easy to make! I am adding this on my list of things to try. Thank you for sharing.

  • Ooh those look delicious! I never would have thought of doing that!

    La Belle Sirene

  • My goodness, this looks amazing. Fun fact. I’ve been obsessed with Pillsbury crescent rolls ever since I was a little girl. My mom always made them when we would have chicken & mashed potatoes, and my family would always yell at me because I would literally take 4 crescent rolls when there was only 8 for our entire family. haha. YUMMY!!