So, last year I was given a “gift” from a co-worker whose sister lives in Vermont and sends her care packages every year around this time. Her care package consists of a variety of canned goods, including but not limited to, strawberry preserves, tomato sauce, orange marmalade and nut butters (chocolate, peanut) you catch my drift. Well….apparently, “Paula” used to live in Vermont and had her fill of “Maple” butter nut so she very GRACIOUSLY offered to bring me this jar of Maple Butter.I have NEVER had Maple Butter but I told her, “sure, bring it on in”, not knowing for the life of me what I would make with it other than dip my spoon and eat it from the jar…don’t think my hips would appreciate that all that much (but that was YUMMY).
Upon much pondering on this I came up with….are you ready?
MAPLE BUTTER WALNUT ROLLS
Ohhh baby! I envisioned it….rolls seeping with this deliciousness and then, WAIT, I was missing something….I know….WALNUTS! I did know that I DID NOT want to make the dough (it was after all 10:30 at night). Yup that was not an option. So I cheated, I used Pillsbury Big and Flaky Crescent Rolls. Yeah, yeah, I know, but as I said, it was tooooo late in the night to start that lovely task.
Anywho, the walnuts took this WAY over the top. Take a gander….
It all started with this:
and it ended with this:
Complete SUCCESS! Enjoy!
Here’s the recipe:
FAST AND EASY MAPLE NUT BUTTER ROLLS
- 1 package of Buttery Flaky Crescent Rolls
- 1 jar of Maple Nut Butter (preferably at room temperature so you can spread it easily)
- 1/2 cup of Walnuts (or Pecans), amount is optional and to your liking
1. Preheat oven to 350°
2. Open can of crescent rolls and close seams and flatten out to a rectangle (just as if you are doing the dough for cinnamon rolls).
3. Spread maple nut butter onto to dough.
OPTIONAL: Sprinkle walnuts onto maple nut butter filling and dough (the amount could be to your liking).
4. Starting on the long edge, begin rolling dough as if rolling for cinnamon rolls (watch for any openings that may happen as you roll and just close them as you go).
5. Slice your dough as you would cinnamon rolls (are you tired of reading me say that? me too!). My recipe yielded about 12 rolls, but this is depending on how big you want your rolls.
6. Place your rolls on the baking sheet (at this point, I added a couple of more walnuts to the top of the rolls and I’m glad I did…I just LOVE walnuts!) and bake for about 15 minutes or until you see that they are golden brown. Don’t turn away or they will burn and you will be so sad!
Remove from oven when done and let cool but leave some of the warmness on them. We enjoyed them straight from the oven (even though we had to swish them around in our mouths so that it wouldn’t burn the insides), nevertheless, this was a successful endeavor.
Now I can’t WAIT for my next “gift it forward” gift. 🙂