Cinnamon Sugar Pastries with Caramel Cream Dip

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Hey guys!

I hope everyone had a great Superbowl Sunday.  Unfortunately, my team did not win, however, these little desserts made everything better!

I apologize for the pictures.  You will see where it progresses from day time to night time through the lighting. 

These little pastries are so delicious and super, super easy.  I think I got them completely done in about 30 minutes.

I used boxed ingredients, which I normally don’t do, so if you want to use your own homemade ingredients, I highly recommend it.  In fact, I will be making my own pudding, whipped cream, etc. next time.

Here’s the super yummy, super easy recipe!

Ingredients

Pastries:

2 packages Pillsbury croissant rolls

1/2 c. white sugar

About 2-4 Tbs. cinnamon, depending on taste

Caramel:

3 Tbs. butter

1/2 c. brown sugar, packed

1/2 c. heavy cream

1 tsp. vanilla

Caramel Cream Dip

1 c. prepared vanilla pudding, boxed or your own recipe

Caramel (from recipe above)

1 c. whipped cream (again, I didn’t have time to make my own, so I just used some Cool Whip)

 

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To make caramel, melt the butter over the stove.  Add sugar and stir until it is fully boiling.  Let it boil for a few minutes to dissolve the sugar.  Lower the heat and add the cream and vanilla.  It will bubble and splash, so be careful!  Bring it back to a boil for a few minutes, remove from heat, and let cool.

When the caramel is cooled, mix it in with the pudding and whipped topping.  It should resemble a mousse-y like texture.

 

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Tear off little pieces of the croissant dough and roll it into 1 inch balls.  Try to keep it from having big cracks, or they will show up after being baked. 

 

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Combine the cinnamon and sugar and roll the croissant balls in the mixture.

 

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Bake them at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes.  I would try one to make sure they are cooked all the way through.

 

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Serve them hot with the caramel cream dip!  They are so so good and probably even better with homemade cream and pudding.  I will try that next time…

If you need to reheat them, you could just put them in the microwave for a few seconds and they will taste just as good!

Let me know what you guys think.

Stay Serendipitous!

XOXO Sara

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