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!
2 packages Pillsbury croissant rolls
1/2 c. white sugar
About 2-4 Tbs. cinnamon, depending on taste
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)
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.
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.
Combine the cinnamon and sugar and roll the croissant balls in the mixture.
Bake them at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes. I would try one to make sure they are cooked all the way through.
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.