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Warm and Gooey Nutella Crescent Rolls

Nutella Crescent Rolls are little pockets of gooey, chocolaty goodness ideal for quick desserts, an after-school snack, or even a special breakfast surprise. And with just 4 ingredients, they’re super simple to make, even if you’re short on time or new to baking.

I love recipes that require minimal ingredients, especially when I’m in a hurry or have a bunch of hungry kids waiting to devour a sweet treat. These flaky, chocolaty delights are made from store-bought crescent roll dough and filled with Nutella for a delicious recipe.

Drizzle on some melted chocolate, and you have a dessert anyone can make without breaking a sweat. You can make it in the oven or in an air fryer, whatever you prefer.

In this post, we’ll cover everything from the simple ingredients you’ll need to step-by-step instructions and tips, tricks, and serving ideas.

Get ready to roll (pun intended!) into the world of crescent roll desserts! Try S’mores crescent rolls or chocolate peanut butter crescent rolls.

🥘Simple Ingredients

For exact amounts needed see the recipe card below

You need just a handful of ingredients:

  • Store-bought crescent roll dough
  • Nutella
  • Egg – for an egg wash.
  • Chocolate chips – for melting and drizzling on top.
Ingredients for nutella crescent rolls.

🥣How to Make Nutella Crescent Rolls

  1. Unroll the crescent dough and separate it into individual triangles. Spread a generous dollop of Nutella onto each crescent roll triangle, starting at the wider end and leaving a small border around the edges.
  2. Carefully roll up each triangle, starting from the wider end and working to the point. Put them on a baking sheet if you are baking them in the oven. If using the air fryer, put them in the basket.
  3. In a small bowl, whisk the egg and gently brush the tops of the crescent rolls with the egg wash. This step will give your rolls a beautiful, golden-brown finish.
  4. Oven baking – Put the baking sheet in a preheated 375-degree F oven and bake for 10-12 minutes until the rolls are golden brown and cooked through.
  5. Air fryer baking – Bake the rolls at 330 degrees F for 6-7 minutes.
  6. Let the rolls cool slightly. Then transfer to a baking rack.
  7. Put the chocolate chips in a zippered bag. Microwave for 30 seconds and knead the bag until it is melted. Cut a corner off the bag and squeeze the chocolate out on the crescent rolls.
Spreading nutella on the crescent roll triangles.
Spread Nutella
Rolling up the nutella crescent rolls with nutella.
Roll up
Brushing the crescent rolls with butter.
Brush with egg wash

🍴Serving Ideas

Let the Nutella crescent rolls cool for a few minutes before serving so you don’t burn your mouth! They are best when they are still warm, with the gooey melted chocolate and Nutella combined with the flaky pastry.

Serve them for dessert, a quick snack, or even a sweet breakfast treat. They are fantastic on their own, but if you’re looking to jazz things up a bit, here are some serving suggestions:

  • A side of strawberries, banana slices, or apple wedges adds a touch to these chocolate treats.
  • Who doesn’t love the combination of warm pastry and cold ice cream? Add a scoop of your favorite ice cream flavor, and let the magic happen.
  • Go all out and make these rolls even more indulgent by drizzling them with a bit of chocolate or caramel sauce.
  • These rolls are perfect for coffee, tea, or hot cocoa, especially on chilly mornings or cozy evenings.
nutella crescent roll broken in half.

💭How to Store Nutella Crescent Rolls

If you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container or cover them with plastic wrap, and keep them at room temperature. They’ll stay fresh and ready for snacking!

I recommend popping the container in the fridge for a longer storage time of 3-4 days. Just make sure they’re sealed well to avoid drying out.

You can also freeze them, although they will taste best when fresh. Wrap each roll individually in plastic wrap, then place them in a freezer-safe container or bag. They’ll last up to 2 months.

To reheat, just let them thaw at room temperature and warm them up in the oven or air fryer.


Be sure to check out the step by step instructions

  • Line the baking sheet or air fryer basket with parchment paper. It makes clean-up so much easier!
  • Don’t overfill the rolls with Nutella. It’s tempting, but too much can cause the filling to ooze out while baking, creating a mess. Aim for about 1 tablespoon per roll.
  • Gently pinch the edges of the dough together to seal the Nutella inside so it doesn’t leak during baking.
  • If you don’t have chocolate chips, make a simple glaze from powdered sugar and milk to drizzle on top.
Two nutella crescent rolls on a plate with milk in the background and gray napkin.


Can I use different fillings?

Absolutely! Feel free to get creative and switch up the fillings. Try using jams, cream cheese, or savory options like ham and cheese.

Can I make these crescent rolls ahead of time?

Yes, you can prepare the rolls, fill them with Nutella, and refrigerate them, covered, for a few hours before baking. Or, you can follow the freezer storage instructions above to make them in advance. But they will taste best if they are freshly made.

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Nutella Crescent Rolls Recipe

Nutella crescent rolls are warm and gooey treats are the ultimate way to enjoy all the flavors of your favorite spread. Easy to make with 4 ingredients.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time13 minutes
Total Time23 minutes
Servings: 8
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  • 1 package refrigerated crescent rolls 8 rolls
  • 1/2 cup Nutella
  • 1 egg beaten
  • 1/4 cup chocolate chips melted


  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Or line the basket of an air fryer with parchment paper.
  • Unroll the dough and separate the triangles.
    1 package refrigerated crescent rolls
  • Spread 1 tablespoon of Nutella on top of each dough triangle and carefully roll it up, starting at the wide end.
    1/2 cup Nutella
  • Place the crescent rolls on the lined baking sheet or air fryer basket. Use a pastry brush to coat each roll with a beaten egg.
    1 egg
  • Oven – Bake in the preheated 375 oven for 11 to 13 minutes, until the rolls are golden brown.
  • Air fryer – Bake in the air fryer at 330 degrees F for 5-6 minutes until the rolls are golden brown.
  • Allow the rolls to cool briefly, then transfer to a wire cooling rack.
  • Put the chocolate chips in a zippered bag. Microwave for 30 seconds and then knead to melt the chocolate completely. Cut a corner off the bag and drizzle the melted chocolate over the rolls.
    1/4 cup chocolate chips


  • Line the baking sheet or air fryer basket with parchment paper. It makes clean-up so much easier!
  • Don’t overfill the rolls with Nutella. Aim for about 1 tablespoon per roll.
  • If you don’t have chocolate chips, make a simple glaze made from 1/2 cup of powdered sugar and 1-2 tablespoons of milk to drizzle. Or sprinkle powdered sugar on top.

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Nutrition Information

Calories: 249kcal | Carbohydrates: 28g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 9g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 21mg | Sodium: 270mg | Potassium: 84mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 17g | Vitamin A: 43IU | Vitamin C: 0.03mg | Calcium: 30mg | Iron: 1mg

Nutrition facts are estimates.

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Closeup photo of nutella stuffed crescent rolls on a plate drizzled with chocolate.
By on May 4th, 2023

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