Make It A Better Breakfast With Chocolate

by Pamela

A Chocolate Breakfast

A Chocolate Breakfast

Around our house there’s one person who gets the chocolate craving…and it’s not me.  Every so often, Craig goes through one of his chocolate phases.  When he does this, it’s like nothing I’ve ever seen before.  I had a roommate in college, of the female persuasion, who would go on a massive chocolate bender during “that time” of the month.  King size versions of Hershey candy bars, Ho-Ho’s, chocolate Zingers, M&M’s…it was unbelievable.  The truly maddening part for me, was the fact that she weighed all of 90 pounds when she was soaking wet!  (If I look at a bag of M&M’s I gain 5 pounds.)

Well, Craig is a lot like my old roommate.  If it’s chocolate…he’s eating it.  This is really only a problem for me when he finds my hiding place for chocolate chips and candy bars.  I keep these things around for baking, and have learned that I must hide them from him or they’ll get eaten during one of his benders.  Then of course when I’m in the middle of making something requiring chocolate, I’ll have to make an emergency trip to the grocery store – argh.

The chocolate bug hit yesterday.  It starts out very slowly but quickly crescendos into a deafening climax of empty foil wrappers, plastic bags and ice cream cartons.

I thought I’d try something new, hitting him with chocolate first thing in the morning.  I mixed a little Nutella with some Pillsbury crescent rolls and came up with a tasty little morning treat.  While these aren’t all that pretty, they taste fantastic and go perfectly with a glass of ice cold milk or piping hot coffee.  If you wanted to pretty them up, you could use cookie cutters on the dough.  I was just looking to feed the beast.


  • 1 Tube of Crescent Rolls
  • 1 Container of Nutella
  • 1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar (optional) *
  • 2 Teaspoons Milk (optional) *


Follow baking directions on tube of crescent rolls and pre-heat oven.  Open tube of rolls and remove dough.  On a clean and flat surface, roll out dough to 3/16″ thick rectangle.  Either cut into 16 rectangles or use a cookie cutter to cut dough.  Spoon 1 Tablespoon of Nutella into each shape.  Fold over dough and press to seal edges.  Place filled dough onto cookie sheet and bake in oven according to baking directions on the package of dough.

*If desired, mix up a powdered sugar glaze (1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar combined with 2 Teaspoons of Milk) and drizzle over the top of baked rolls.


Mardi@eatlivetravelwrite February 5, 2010 at 11:46 am

Awesome way to start Nutella Day!

Lauren July 10, 2009 at 2:27 pm

I came across your website today, and I just wanted to say I love it! I agree completely about the way to a man’s heart being through his stomach. The article on chocolate crescent rolls really hit home. My boyfriend has an affinity for chocolate breakfast foods. I always thought chocolate was just for dessert until we started date. I made crescent rolls just like yours except I used dark chocolate chunks instead of Gnutella and they were awesome. Thanks for all the recipes!

Pamela July 13, 2009 at 10:06 am

Thanks! I’ve got more chocolate recipes on the way.

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