I was recently selected to host a "MyGetTogether" via the General Mills Psst program. This is a great program and I have gotten to try some great free products! Crescent rolls, of course, are not new to me, and I do love them.
My original plan was to host a New Moon movie night with some girlfriends. BUT, I accidentally overscheduled myself and had to cancel.
Teacher appreciation week at Dash's school was the next week, so I used my crescent roll loot (they provided me with several free product coupons) to make some snacks for his teachers instead! I made...
Yum. Please go make these. Seriously. I probably could have eaten about half a batch myself! (I had to taste test everything, hello?) I could not find shredded swiss at Walmart, so I just got some slices and cut it up. Turned out fine. I wasn't paying attention to the directions, and mixed everything together. Still turned out fine. Clearly, it's hard to mess these up! I did follow one important tip that someone left in the review section of the recipe: After you roll them up, put in the refrigerator or freezer for a few minutes to firm up. They are much easier to cut this way.
I subbed peanut butter chips and pecans for the vanilla chips and cashews, and I left out the almonds. Ok, but not great. The crescent roll crust just didn't do it for me. I was worried about the crust getting too crispy, so I didn't pre-bake the crust. Even with that, it was a little overdone for my taste. I've made something like this before called Almost Candy Bars, and they are awesome. The cake mix makes a better crust, and it's not as terribly sweet as you may think.
I am planning to make this for them next week too: Cherry Cream Cheese Coffee Crescent Braid (try saying that three times fast, gracious!). It looks similar to my Alligator recipe. Can't wait to see how it stacks up!
A few of my all-time favorite Crescent Roll recipes:
Easy Apple Dumplings
Pepperoni 'n Cheese Crescents
What is your favorite Crescent Roll recipe?
This post is linked to Tasty Tuesday at Balancing Beauty and Bedlam
Disclosure: Pillsbury provided me with free product coupons, a cash card for extra ingredients, as well as aprons, cookbooks, and coupons to give away (which I did). I was not required to write a positive review. The opinions I have expressed are my own.