20+ Crescent Roll Dessert Recipes


20+ Crescent Roll Dessert Recipes

These crescent roll desserts are delicious, fast, and super easy to make!


20 Crescent Roll Dessert Recipes

Who knew that crescent rolls were such an excellent dessert ingredient? These crescent roll recipes for dessert will surprise you with just how easy they are to make and how delicious they taste.

Everyone loves desserts made with crescent rolls because they are super simple and they always turn out looking beautiful. They are also great either as dessert for breakfast, an easy fruit dessert or as an after dinner treat. We found so many great recipes with a wide range of flavors and forms that we knew we had to gather them together. Now you can have lots of easy recipes for crescent rolls all in one place with this collection of 20+ Crescent Roll Dessert Recipes. If you always thought that crescent rolls were limited to dinnertime, then you'll need to give these desserts made with croissants a try! 

Plus: If you want to take your crescent roll desserts game up a notch, try making your own crescent rolls at home. It's much easier than you might think with this recipe!

Fruit Crescent Roll Recipes

Lazy Day Coconut Macaroon Bars

You can't go wrong with fruit crescent roll dessert recipes! You'll find these recipes are easy to make and will be the perfect additions to your brunch menu. If you're lucky enough to have leftovers, then consider serving them as a snack later in the day. Store any leftover crescent roll desserts in your refrigerator so you can enjoy them at a later time.

  • Flaky Peaches 'n' Cream BarsFans of juicy peach dessert recipes will fall in love with these Flaky Peaches'n' Cream Bars. You'll love serving these at any time of the day!
  • Lemon Cheesecake CrescentsThese unbelievably easy Lemon Cheesecake Crescent Rolls are sure to be a big hit with you and your family. When it comes to desserts made with croissants, you simply must try this recipe!
  • Lazy Day Coconut Macaroon BarsThese bars are wonderfully sweet in flavor and have a really great texture combination of coconut and flaky crescent rolls. Share a batch with your coworkers next week.
  • Crescent Roll Peach DumplingsThese perfect, buttery peach dumplings are a great no-fuss dessert. Consider baking these the next time you're short on time.
  • Country Crescent Apple DumplingsCountry Crescent Apple Dumplings are so tender and delicious, you won't believe how easy they are to make. This recipe is perfect for fall. 
  • Crescent Rolls Pear TartHere is an easy fruit tart recipe that is crispy, sweet, and, best of all, super easy to make. Every home baker needs this recipe in their repertoire.
  • Easy Strawberry Cream Cheese Crescent Roll PastriesWhether you want something special for a holiday brunch or just want to eat something a bit rich, this dessert has it all in spades. Family and friends will enjoy eating this dessert for breakfast any time of the year.

Chocolate Crescent Rolls

S'mores Crescent Roll

Is there anything better than indulging in a delicious chocolate dessert? If you want to add some decadence to your next get-together, then these recipes for crescent rolls with chocolate need to be on your radar. You'll love pairing these desserts with a mug of fresh-brewed coffee, or even a glass of red wine. Your next get-together with family and friends will need to include these dessert recipes.

  • Nutella Crescent RollsIt only takes 30 minutes to make these delicious Nutella Crescent Rolls. This is one of our favorite crescent roll breakfast recipes.
  • Chocolate Almond CrescentsThese delightful Chocolate Almond Crescents make excellent breakfast treats. When it comes to desserts made with croissants, this recipe is in a class of its own.
  • Peanut Butter Snickers Hand PiesWith just four easy ingredients, Peanut Butter Snickers Hand Pies honestly could not be simpler to make. Consider baking these today!
  • S'mores Crescent RollThese gooey crescent roll desserts are perfect for either dessert or breakfast. Kids of all ages will enjoy them, too. 
  • Scout's Honor Tagalong CrescentsChocolate and peanut butter swirl together in utter perfection between soft and puffy crescent rolls. This is truly a winning combination! 
  • White and Dark Chocolate Filled CroissantsWhat's better than one type of chocolate? Using two types of chocolate in a dessert, of course! This recipe is easy to make and is perfect for anyone who loves chocolate. Serve this dessert with hot coffee!

Crescent Roll Breakfast Recipes

Homemade Orange Sweet Rolls

Start your day on the right foot when you serve these delicious crescent roll dessert recipes! Tasty and rich, these special recipes can be served at brunch or during a leisurely weekend morning at home. You'll especially love how easy it to make these, making these recipes ideal for an early morning start. Consider making a second batch so you can share with everyone at work, too. 

  • Easy Lemon Cream DanishesYou can't go wrong with simple crescent roll recipes like this one for Easy Lemon Cream Danishes. Serve these for brunch this weekend!
  • Homemade Orange Sweet RollsThese may look like ordinary cinnamon rolls, but they are not. They are something even better.
  • Quick and Easy Crescent Cinnamon RollsWho would have ever imagined that you could whip up a tasty cinnamon roll recipe with very little effort? Don't tell anyone how easy these are to make!
  • Raspberry Swirl Sweet RollsThere is a natural sweetness and tartness exploding within every bite. You'll love this decadent treat.

Other Crescent Roll Recipes

Aunt Pearl's Crescent Bars

From pinwheels to sticky buns, there's limit to what you can make with crescent roll dough! These recipes are the perfect mix of being sweet as can be, and easy to make. In addition, some of these recipes do not require much time to bake. If you want to feel prepared, then consider keeping pre-made crescent roll dough on hand. If company drops by unexpectedly, you can quickly and easily make a dessert without anyone being the wiser for it.

  • Aunt Pearl's Crescent BarsAs far as classic desserts go, Aunt Pearl's Crescent Bars are definitely one of the best. You can't go wrong with old-fashioned desserts.
  • Sopapilla Crescent RollsThese Sopapilla Crescent Rolls are sweet, creamy and gooey on the inside, and perfectly crispy on the outside. What a great combination! 
  • Bubblin' Cookie Butter Marshmallow CrescentsBubblin' Cookie Butter Marshmallow Crescents are just overflowing with flavor. This recipe is a crowd-pleaser!
  • Salted Caramel Sticky BunsThese warm, gooey, and delicious Salted Caramel Rolls make an excellent breakfast treat, or a great indulgent snack to have with a cup of coffee. You can serve these for your next book club meeting, too.
  • Easy Eggnog PinwheelsIn this tasty treat, the flaky rolls surround a sweetened cream cheese mixture that you're sure to love. This is one recipe you need to see!
  • Cinnamon Roll Funfetti CakeDecadent as can be, this cake is perfect for any occasion: birthdays, milestones, or even just because it's Friday! This cake is full of color and flavor, and is sure to be a crowd-pleaser.

Tips for Baking with Crescent Roll Dough

Before you start baking with crescent roll dough, take a look at these tips so you can bake with confidence. You'll be glad you did! There's more to baking with this type of dough than meets the eye.

*Add a glaze to your baked goods: Melted butter or even an egg wash can add some shine and glaze to your next dessert with crescent rolls! Using a pastry brush, you can lightly brush the tops of your desserts. The result is a treat that everyone will think is from the bakery! The extra rich taste is one that won't be forgotten, either.

*Don't go overboard with the filling: It's true. You can have too much of a good thing! When placing the mixture in your crescent rolls, use just the amount that is suggested in the recipe. You'll want the filling to remain in the crescent roll — not spill out on the baking tray.

*Stop overworking the dough: When rolling out the crescent roll dough, take care not to overwork it by continually rolling it out with a rolling pin. The dough might get tough and will result in a dessert that is lackluster.

*Serve warm: There's nothing quite like a plate of just-baked crescent roll desserts! If you will be serving your desserts hours after they are baked, you can still get that fresh-baked taste and texture. According to Leaf.tv, you'll want the oven to be set at no more than 250 degrees Fahrenheit. Take care when choosing to reheat desserts in the oven, as some items — including those with cream or specifically noted to serve cold — perhaps should not be reheated.

Bonus: Homemade Crescent Roll Recipe

Homemade Crescent Roll Recipe

While you will certainly save time by using pre-made crescent roll dough to make these desserts, consider making your own dough from scratch! This easy recipe uses just seven ingredients and won't take long to prepare. You'll love using this recipe in your favorite crescent roll dessert recipes!


1 packet active dry yeast
1/4 cup water (warm)
1/2 cup milk (warm)
1 tablespoon sugar
2 cups bread flour
1 teaspoon salt
5 tablespoons butter, room temp


1.   Combine water, milk, sugar and yeast in the bowl of a stand mixer. Let sit for 5 minutes. Add in bread flour and salt, mix for 2 minutes. Add butter and then mix again for about 2 minutes. Cover bowl and allow to rise for 45 minutes.

2.   Heat oven to 400 degrees F. Turn dough onto lightly floured surface and roll into a 12-inch circle. Like a pizza slice triangles. Starting with the flat (crust end) roll towards the point. This will form a crescent shape.

3.   Place on parchment lined sheet tray and brush with butter. Bake for 13 minutes. Remove and brush with butter. Allow to cool and serve.

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I always have crescent rolls around, but I never know what to do with them! Now I'll have endless ideas! Thank you!!!

These all look SO GOOD. I didn't know there's so much you could do with crescent rolls.

I had no idea that you could do so much with crescent rolls. I will definitely have to try some of these good looking recipes.

Crescent rolls are one of my favorite shortcut ingredients. I've made really good desserts with them. That cinnamon sugar one is divine!


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