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Chocolate Crescent Twist

Chocolate Crescent Twist
  • Prep 15 min
  • Total 1 hr 15 min
  • Ingredients 9
  • Servings 6
With a nod to European bakeries, this streusel-topped cinnamon-chocolate pastry is a divine companion to a cup of coffee!
Updated October 23, 2018
Bake-Off® Contest 38, 1998
Bake-Off® Contest 38, 1998
Steve Grieger
Oceanside, California

Ingredients

Streusel

  • 3 tablespoons all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine

Twist

  • 1 can (8 oz) refrigerated Pillsbury™ Original Crescent Rolls (8 Count) or 1 can (8 oz) refrigerated Pillsbury™ Original Crescent Dough Sheet
  • 2/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 to 3 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 tablespoon butter or margarine, melted
  • 1 tablespoon semisweet chocolate chips

Steps

  • 1
    Heat oven to 375°F. Grease and flour 8x4- or 7x3-inch loaf pan. In small bowl, mix flour and 3 tablespoons sugar. With fork, cut in 1 tablespoon butter until crumbly.
  • 2
    If using crescent rolls: Unroll dough; press to form 12x8-inch rectangle. Firmly press perforations to seal. If using dough sheet: Unroll dough; press to form 12x8-inch rectangle.
  • 3
    Sprinkle dough rectangle with 2/3 cup chocolate chips, 1 tablespoon sugar, the cinnamon and half of the streusel mixture.
  • 4
    Starting at long side, roll up; pinch edge to seal. Join ends to form ring; pinch to seal. Gently twist ring to form figure 8; place in pan. Brush with melted butter; sprinkle with remaining half of streusel. Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon chocolate chips; press lightly into dough.
  • 5
    Bake 30 to 40 minutes or until deep golden brown. Cool on cooling rack 20 minutes. Remove from pan. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
330
Calories from Fat
160
Total Fat
18g
28%
Saturated Fat
9g
44%
Trans Fat
2g
Cholesterol
10mg
3%
Sodium
320mg
13%
Potassium
80mg
2%
Total Carbohydrate
39g
13%
Dietary Fiber
1g
6%
Sugars
22g
Protein
4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
2 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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