Introduction: Peanut Butter & Nutella Bites

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The dough used in these bites is not sweet so these are not "overly sweet"; which can cause you to eat these almost non-stop.  I don't use much filling in these to keep the sweetness down but there is room to add more filling for those with a bigger sweet tooth.

  • Pillsbury Crescent Rounds
  • Smooth & Creamy Peanut Butter
  • Nutella
  • flour
Tools needed:
  • rolling pin
  • small ziploc bags for piping filling
  • cookie sheet
  • parchment paper

Set oven according to directions on package (the dough I used bakes at 375°)

Spoon peanut butter and nutella into separate ziploc bags.  Do this step first so the filling warms up and is easier to pipe out onto the dough. Cut off a verytiny piece off the corner to squeeze the filling out. As the fillings come to room temperature they do become very liquidy, so I used a coffee cup to hold the bags with the cut ends up.

Flour your surface and roll the dough to double its length.

Cut the dough in half or quarters.

Pipe peanut butter and nutella onto the dough leaving a space around the edges so they can be pinched closed.

Fold the dough up and flatten the edges as you make each fold, pinching the edges very tightly and folding the edges under.

Place onto parchment lined cookie sheet and bake according to the directions an the dough package.  Mine took 10-12 minutes.

I made some where I cut the dough in half and some the dough cut into quarters.  The longer pieces took 4-5 folds to close up and took a few extra minutes in the oven.  The small pieces took only 2-3 folds and baked golden in 10 minutes.

A package of crescent dinner rounds has 8 rolls in it.  So that's 16 larger bites or 32 smaller bites.

Next time, for added sweetness I might try brushing the dough with egg whites and sprinkling with sugar before baking.


buckley987 (author)2016-04-13

I made this with Nutella and another batch with HERSHEYS Chocolate Spread (My wife and I had never had Nutella before). They both came out AMAZING! Thank you for the intractables

Epoli (author)2013-04-19

Can these be frozen after they've been cooked, or do you have to freeze them before? And if frozen, how much longer would they need in the oven?

smith library (author)Epoli2013-04-19

I used Pillsbury Crescent Rounds for this recipe and according to the Pillsbury website the uncooked dough cannot be frozen. They state the cooked dough can be frozen for up to a month. I have no idea how these would freeze and then reheat with the filling in them since I have never tried it. And mine never last for more than a few minutes after coming out of the oven :)

KneXtreme (author)2012-09-09

Just made them. Delicious!

Renee! (author)2012-08-29

These are awesome!! They're so easy and fun to make, and they taste great! I'll make sure to not use a dark or nonstick pan and make these small enough that you can really taste the peanut butter- chocolate when I make them again. Great snack for company or anytime!

smith library (author)Renee!2012-08-29

Glad you liked them. Be certain you make enough to share with company!

rrkrose (author)2012-08-11

I made these and they were ok but pretty dry. Next time I will make sure to add more nutella!

Andre Coetzee (author)2012-08-10

Well Done! I am going to try this myself!

smith library (author)2012-08-09

OMG! Thank you, thank you, thank you. I now have rainbows coming out my ears from all the love!

artfulann (author)2012-08-09

Congratulations on your win! These look and sound fabulous! I missed them completely when perusing the entries.

monsterlego (author)2012-07-14


Thank you! That's a great compliment ... I think ... at least I'm going to take it that way! :) Anyway, it made me laugh when I saw it, thanks!


jaxboy (author)2012-07-21

Wow! Our next-mother-daughter cooking experience. My daghter is always looking for a project to do with her daughter, and this looks like it will fill the bill! A question, though. I don't see in the wording why you kept the peanut butter and nutella separate. Why is that? Other than that, great instructable!

smith library (author)jaxboy2012-07-21

I wasn't sure how much I would use and I kept the unused amounts in the ziploc bags and put them back into the fridge. So instead of having a peanut butter/nutella mix I had to use up, I have them separate so I could use them for different things afterwards.

And it looked good in the pictures :)

LindsayFester (author)2012-07-18

I prefer making things from scratch, what do you think would be a good alternative to Pillsbury Crescent Rounds?

cornbaque (author)LindsayFester2012-07-19

i don't have thetime for puff pasry, but that's what I'd use, if I had more patience for home baking. the dough is easy, but its the rolling and folding and chilling and repeating ad nauseum that makes it so delicious.

I'm guessing that the "crescent rounds" are just crescent roll dough cut differently. Maybe look for a from-scratch crescent roll recipe?

That is, a croissant recipe.

A pie dough, kolachki dough, phyllo. Biscuit would be very difficult to get thin enough but might be a nice different texture.

mobiledeb (author)2012-07-19

Hmmmm, wonder how well these would travel for a canoe trip in the BWCAW? Going to give them a test run this weekend.

clewis21 (author)2012-07-19

Looks delish!

Viaticus (author)2012-07-17

Okay I'm taking the day off, heading home and trying this! Great instructable...and you gave some great tips like the mug and ziplock bags, and using the infuser spoon to sprinkle flour. I can count on both hands the number of times I've baked anything and flouring a surface has always been a pain...this is a huge tip!

If I could think of only one suggestion it would be...hurry back to the kitchen and get started on your next submission! :)

smith library (author)Viaticus2012-07-17

Thank you for the great response. And I am going through my recipe box looking for the right thing to do next.

Vika84 (author)2012-07-16

Looks and sounds yam! 5 stars! :-)

rrkrose (author)2012-07-15

These sound easy and delicious! I will have to try it!

Penolopy Bulnick (author)2012-07-13

Wow! Just looking at them makes me want to eat them. They came out in such nice bite size pouches! Delicious :)

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