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Reese’s Crescent Rolls


Crescent Rolls drizzled with chocolate.

Happy (almost) Halloween! Halloween just happens to be my favorite holiday of the year. Who can resist dressing up in costumes, roaming the neighborhood streets after dark, and eating loads and loads of candy.

The only thing I dislike about Halloween is trying to figure out how many trick-or-treaters we will have so I can buy the appropriate amount of candy. I can not tell you how many times we have run low. I take a peek down the street and there’s an army of small children headed our way, each of them eager for Halloween candy. Frantically I tell my husband he must get to the nearest store, Fast!, and buy some more candy! But don’t run over any kids in the driveway!


Inevitably he brings back about 10 pounds of candy and by the time he returns, the number of trick-or-treaters has dwindled drastically. Then we have bags and bags of leftover candy. And guess who’s most likely to eat candy until they feel sick to their stomach? (Raising hand sheepishly).

I love the idea of using Halloween candy in recipes. It feels like it’s being put to good use. This Reese’s Crescent Rolls recipe is super easy and quick, and you can maybe even pass it off as breakfast. Which is good, because don’t your kids always beg you to let them eat some of their Halloween candy the next morning? Well this way they can. It’s really no different than eating a chocolate croissant for breakfast is it? Actually it’s more nutritious because it has peanuts and that’s a protein source. 🙂

Ever since I made this Game Day Pep-Corn with REESE’S Minis, I’ve become obsessed with melting Reese’s Minis to make a drizzle/sauce. It blends all the peanut buttery/chocolate amazingness of a peanut butter cup together into one singular goodness.

Triangles of crescent roll dough with Reese's cup and chopped peanuts on them.

With a peanut butter cup on the inside and Reese’s Mini’s Drizzle on the outside, these are super delicious crescent rolls!

Reese's Crescent Roll with a bowl full of chopped peanuts.

I’m teaming up with my friends today to bring you 9 delicious sweet treat recipes.  Be sure to check out other tasty treats.  If you dig sweets then check out #TrickorTreatBlogHop on Facebook, Twitter, Google+, Pinterest and Instagram. Don’t all these treats sound amazing?

Candy Shop Rice Krispie Treats from The Land of Milk and Cookies

Healthy Nutella Spider Truffles from Honey and Figs

Kit Kat Cupcakes from Spoonful of Flour

Peanut Butter Cup Snack Cake from Uni Homemaker

Pumpkin Patch Chocolate Reese’s Mini Cupcakes from Life Made Sweeter

Pumpkin Rolo Blondies from Flavor the Moments

Pumpkin Whoopie Pies with Butterfinger Sides from Brooklyn Farm Girl

Snicker’s Deep Dish Cookie Pies from Spoonful of Flavor

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Reese's Crescent Rolls

These sweet crescent rolls are super easy to make and a great way to use up Halloween candy!


  • 1 (8-count) package crescent rolls
  • 4 peanut butter cups, cut in half
  • 1/4 cup chopped peanuts
  • 1/2 cup Reese's Minis, cut in half
  • powdered sugar for dusting


  • Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Lightly spray a baking sheet with cooking spray.
  • Unroll crescent roll dough and separate into triangles on baking sheet.
  • Place 1 piece of peanut butter cup at wide end of each triangle. Sprinkle with a few peanuts.
  • Roll crescent dough from wide end toward tip of triangle. Place in oven and bake for 11-13 minutes, until light brown and no longer doughy.
  • Place Minis in a microwave-safe bowl and microwave on 50% power for 30 seconds. Stir well. Heat another 30 seconds at 50% if necessary to get mixture smooth.
  • Drizzle melted Minis on crescent rolls and sprinkle with powdered sugar.
Course: Snack

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32 thoughts on “Reese’s Crescent Rolls”

  1. Tina @ Tina's Chic Corner

    I love crecent rolls and peanut butter cups so this is a match made in heaven! We only get like 5 trick-or-treaters so we always have tons of candy left over. I know what I’ll be making this weekend. 😉

  2. Oh man, I’ve never thought to melt minis to make a sauce! That’s such a good idea! We always have candy leftover so this year I only bought peanut butter cups since they’re my favorite. Although I’m not sure if that was a good or bad decision… haha But at least I can make some crescent rolls with the leftovers!

  3. Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen

    Christin I love pastry treats, and these look amazing! That drizzled chocolate on top knowing inside is hidden with a Reese’s Peanut Butter cup, my mouth is watering!

  4. Nicole ~ Cooking for Keeps

    I have the same problem! Not enough candy? Too much candy? The right candy?? I think I’ll err on the side of too much candy so I can make these cuties!

  5. Ashley | Spoonful of Flavor

    I’m not sure I would ever be able to make these because I always eat all the Reese’s before I get a chance to make something with them. But I definitely need to save some to make these crescent rolls. They are the perfect size for a sweet treat. Thanks for sharing, Christin!

    1. Christin
      Christin Mahrlig

      I know what you mean Ashley! My daughter and I just opened a big bag of candy we bought for the trick-or-treaters, and we ate every single one of the Reese’s out of it!

  6. Renee@chocolatepeanutbutterohmy

    I almost fainted when I saw these! Chocolatey and peanutbuttery!!! 🙂 what can I use instead of crescent rolls? (I don’t know what that’s is and haven’t googled them) 🙂 x

    Happy halloween 🙂 x

    1. Christin
      Christin Mahrlig

      I used Pillsbury refrigerated crescent roll dough. They bake up really buttery sort of like croissants, but not really. Next best thing would probably be refrigerated biscuit dough if that is available to you, but you’ll have to improvise on the shape. I would pull each biscuit apart and make a top half and bottom half and sandwich the reese’s in between. I might have to try that come to think of it! It sounds really good. You could also use pizza dough rolled out and cut into triangles.

  7. Ada ~ More Food, Please

    What a great recipe–simple yet so creative! Will definitely be making these soon. Thanks for sharing!

  8. Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl

    A peanut butter cup wrapped up in a roll! Oh goodness, be still my heart! 🙂

  9. Anne ~ Uni Homemaker

    We moved into our neighborhood last year and ended up with all the candies! We got no trick-or-treaters here so I ended up baking with those candies. This year, I’m hoping it’ll be different. But we’ll see. I love this idea of using Halloween chocolates in crescent rolls. It takes breakfast to a whole new level! 😉 Happy Halloween Christin!

    1. Christin
      Christin Mahrlig

      It seems like neighborhoods either get loads of trick-or-treaters or hardly any. We live in a fairly new neighborhood and lots of houses have been built in the last year as the real estate market has picked up, so I have no idea what to expect! I’ve already had my Halloween though. Ate tons of candy yesterday and I am d-o-n-e! Have a wonderful Halloween Anne and thanks so much for helping organize this blog hop!

  10. Consuelo @ Honey & Figs

    We don’t have trick or treaters in Spain, so I’m definitely eating all the candy by myself. Not that I can complain or something 😉 This looks like the perfect recipe to use it all up, and I love how you can haven them for breakfast thanks to the peanuts duh ;D

  11. Aimee / Wallflower Girl

    In the UK, we get hardly any trick or treaters, so we usually end up with lot’s of leftover sweets (or just give generous portions out!) I think I would rather stay in and eat something like these crescent rolls all to myself 🙂

  12. Shundara@SavyNaturalista

    Breakfast out of leftover candy! Addictive and I will defiantly try pinning 🙂

  13. Jamie@Milk 'n' Cookies

    What a creative use of crescent rolls! I especially love that you drizzled melted mini Reese’s on top of these — so decadent and delicious!

    Halloween candy calculations can be tricky. I bought a huge bag from Target a few weeks ago, and I have a feeling it was probably overkill — especially since there are no kids in my apartment building (oops…guess I’ll be making a bunch of these blog hop treats!)

  14. Hehe, we’ve run low on candy a couple of times too and my hubby has had to run out to go pick up some more at the store and we end up with way too much leftover candy too.
    These crescent rolls sound incredible! What a great way to use up Reese’s and who wouldn’t love chocolate and peanut butter rolled into a gorgeous pastry for breakfast? I love that you drizzled them with extra melted mini’s to make these super special! Pinning and hope you have a fabulous Halloween Christin!

  15. These look mouthwatering good, Christin! Reese’s are one of my favorite candies. I’m really going to have to branch out and make a sweet version of Crescent rolls next time I make them. I hate trying to figure out how much candy to buy as well. I’m going with less this year and hoping it’s enough! Happy Halloween!

    1. Christin
      Christin Mahrlig

      Happy Halloween to you too Marci and thanks so much for inviting me to this blog hop. I can’t wait to try your Pumpkin Rolo Blondies!

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