Chocolate Almond Roll-Ups {Plus a Hershey’s Spreads Giveaway}

I’m a big fan of simplicity. It makes life a lot nicer, doesn’t it? And, here on BoB, I hope that translates into approachable and delicious baking recipes that anyone can make easily.

Case in point: these little guys.

This is one of those recipes that makes me want to put quotes around the word recipe. Because I’m not entirely sure this even qualifies as a recipe. Five ingredients, some quick assembly, a little oven time, and then… dessert!

The premise is so simple. Chocolate-almond goodness spread onto a pie crust. Roll them up. Egg wash, almonds, coarse sugar. Oven. Done. It doesn’t really get much simpler than that.

Chocolate Almond Roll-Ups | Bake or Break

Let’s talk pie crust. In most cases, I’m a big proponent of homemade pie crust. Why? Honestly, it’s not that hard to make and it just tastes better. But, with this recipe, the perfectly round shape of a store-bought crust works really well. Whichever one you want to use will be just fine.

I used one of the new Hershey’s Spreads for the filling. (If you aren’t familiar with the new spreads, read about them here and here.) I went with Chocolate with Almond because I think I’ve decided it’s my favorite of their three varieties. You can, of course, use your favorite flavor to tweak these to your tastes. Change the almonds to another nut, or omit them and just sprinkle with coarse sugar.

These are a great sweet treat to throw together when you need dessert in a hurry or when you just have a sweet craving you want to satisfy with minimal effort. If you’re with me on the whole simplicity thing, you’ll agree that you get a pretty big payoff for such a quick and easy recipe.

Scroll past the recipe for details on how you can win a set of the new Hershey’s Spreads.

Chocolate Almond Roll-Ups

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 16 roll-ups

Chocolate Almond Roll-Ups

Ingredients

  • pie crust for a 9-inch pie
  • 1/3 cup Hershey's Chocolate with Almond Spread
  • 1 large egg, lightly beaten
  • 1 to 2 tablespoons slivered almonds, roughly chopped
  • sanding sugar, optional

Instructions

Preheat oven to 400°. Line a baking sheet with a silicone liner or parchment paper.

Roll out pie crust to a 11-inch circle. Cut into 16 triangles.*

Spread each triangle with about a teaspoonful of chocolate spread. Spread almost to the edges.

Beginning with the short side, roll loosely toward the opposite point. Place each roll on prepared pan.

Brush each with beaten egg.** Sprinkle with almonds and sanding sugar.

Bake 8 to 10 minutes, or until golden brown. Cool on pans on a wire rack.

Notes

*Make the triangles like you're cutting a pizza. Use a pizza wheel if you have it. I used a knife to cut the pie crust round in half, and then continued cutting each piece in half until I had 16 triangles.

**You won't need the entire egg for the egg wash. Just brush a light coating over the top surface of each roll-up.

I've seen many variations of this recipe over the years, so I don't know who should receive proper credit for inspiring this adaptation.

http://www.bakeorbreak.com/2014/01/chocolate-almond-roll-ups/


Hershey’s is giving one Bake or Break reader one each of the new Hershey’s Spreads along with some fun and flavorful pairings.

See the widget below for entry details and requirements. Please note that the winner must be a U.S. resident 18 years or older. If you are unable to see the widget, make sure your browser is updated or try viewing this page in another browser.

Be sure to add bakeorbreak at gmail dot com to your contacts so that a winning email from me doesn’t end up in your spam folder. If a winner doesn’t respond to my email within 48 hours, another winner will be chosen.

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Disclosure: This post is sponsored by Hershey’s. All opinions are my own.

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26 Comments

  1. Nancy Duke January 20, 2014 Reply

    This looks YUMMY!

  2. Mmm these look totally dreamy!

  3. Cynthia phillips January 20, 2014 Reply

    I love making new things for my kids. I’m in the hospital right now, have been for 2 weeks and will be for at least 2 more weeks. My kids want dessert every night. This will be a great dessert we can make together after dinner!

  4. Simple PERFECTion!!! These look to die for!

  5. Joanne January 20, 2014 Reply

    I love the use of the spread as a cookie filling! These almost remind me of fun chocolatey rugelach!

  6. Emilee Bond January 20, 2014 Reply

    I defiantly want to try this recipe! It looks delish!

  7. I love easy recipes like this – and I agree that there’s nothing wrong with pre-made crusts! :)

  8. This spread looks so good, great giveaway! I would love some of these roll-ups for breakfast tomorrow ;)

  9. Becca @ Crumbs January 21, 2014 Reply

    These look great! Very dainty. They remind me of rugelach!

  10. movita beaucoup January 21, 2014 Reply

    Sometimes simple is best. There are times when I look at a recipe and think: I’ll have to go to six different places to get the ingredients, and then devote two days to prep – I think I’ll eat a bag of potato chips instead. Now, simple stuff? That’s the ticket for a busy gal. I’ve obviously gotta try your pie dough short cut!

  11. I love simple too. Mostly because, with a house full of teenagers at any given moment, those are my go-to recipes. Glad to add this one to the list. Found you through CCN. Sharing.

  12. lynne essig January 21, 2014 Reply

    Can u use crescent rolls instead of the pie crust?

    • Author
      Jennifer McHenry January 21, 2014 Reply

      Lynne, I’m sure that would work fine. I suggest following the baking directions on the crescent rolls for the oven temperature and baking time.

  13. Carla January 21, 2014 Reply

    They look more complicated than they really are ;) These roll ups wouldn’t last long with me!

  14. Betsy @ Desserts Required January 22, 2014 Reply

    These are adorable and could not be easier to make. I love this post BoB!

  15. These look simple to make but fancy on the platter. I love Hershey’s chocolate almond spread on my waffles, and as a base for my chocolate almond energy bites. So good!

  16. Cookbook Queen January 22, 2014 Reply

    I’m kind of a lot in love with these!!

  17. vanillasugarblog January 22, 2014 Reply

    ohhh pie crust of course.
    I’ve never used pre-made pie crust for these, but hey why not?
    Here on the cape there is ONE bakery, french, that comes pretty darn close to the real thing in paris.
    They have these chocolate-almond croissants–to die for.

  18. Bea Long January 22, 2014 Reply

    I like this recipe especially because you used pie crust and not the crescent rolls, I am not a fan of. Thanks so much for the giveaway also. I have not tried the Hershey’s product as of yet. I may have to give it a try. I do love chocolate!

  19. Barbara January 23, 2014 Reply

    What does cookie monster say–cookie, cookie, cookie. Well, I say chocolate, chocolate, chocolate! Can’t wait for coupon from hershey to try the spread.

  20. Jackie January 25, 2014 Reply

    I would spread it on crescent roll dough, top it with alonds, roll and bake.
    Thank you!

  21. Christyguy January 25, 2014 Reply

    Would love to win

  22. Seyma Shabbir January 26, 2014 Reply

    Make Cinnamon rolls but with chocolate and hazelnuts!

  23. carole January 27, 2014 Reply

    like to use it as the filling on my thumbprint cookies….love it!

  24. Shameem April 19, 2014 Reply

    Hi, would this work with phyllo pastry?

    • Author
      Jennifer McHenry April 20, 2014 Reply

      I’ve not tried it, but I thick it would work. Let me know if you try it.

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