Cheesecake Nutella Twists

Breakfast around here usually consists of
poptarts and cereal for the kids
and cantaloupe and coffee or smoothies for the adults.

Cheesecake and Nutella wrapped in a crescent roll makes a great special morning breakfast treat.

Actually my kids love having muffins and pancakes too.
This poses a dilemma for the night owl that I am.
I don’t generally function too well first thing in the morning.
Loud noises are not my friend.
 Cheesecake and Nutella wrapped in a crescent roll makes a great special morning breakfast treat.
And cooking/baking while half asleep is not recommended.
Pancakes get darker than expected when flipping with your eyes closed.
Cheesecake and Nutella wrapped in a crescent roll makes a great special morning breakfast treat.
I have come to the realization that hot breakfast
is probably not something that I will excel at.
So, I make up for it by baking things like Cheesecake Nutella Twists the afternoon or night before.

My kids get muffins and baked breakfasts…
I get to sleep in while they eat it.
Win win for both parties involved.

Thank goodness for microwaves and toasters
being easy for school age kids to operate.

Cheesecake and Nutella wrapped in a crescent roll makes a great special morning breakfast treat.

These cheesecake roll twists are so easy to make.
I might even be able to do it with my eyes closed…
except my filling probably wouldn’t make it on the rolls.

Cheesecake Nutella Twists - two fun flavors wrapped in a crescent roll and drizzled in chocolate

 Lay out the crescent rolls on a baking sheet.
Press 2 triangles together to form a rectangle.
Scoop out a large tablespoon of nutella and spread it down the right center.
Repeat with a large tablespoon of cheesecake filling down the left center.
Fold the sides over to the middle and gently pinch the seams together.
Pinch the ends together too.
Flip the roll over carefully.
Gently twist the roll. (You can also just pinch the roll together and skip the twist.)
Pinch together any seams that come undone.

See…super easy to do!!!

Cheesecake and Nutella wrapped in a crescent roll makes a great special morning breakfast treat.

I have a few of these left in my fridge…
anyone want to come over for coffee and a chit chat?
Cheesecake Nutella Twists

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Yield: 8 twists

Cheesecake Nutella Twists

Crescent rolls filled with Nutella and a cheesecake know you want this for breakfast.


2 cans refrigerated crescent rolls (8 oz. each)
1 package cream cheese, softened (8 oz.)
1 egg
1/4 cup sugar
1 cup Nutella
1/4 cups white chocolate chips
1 teaspoon shortening


  1. In a mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar and egg until creamy. Unroll the crescent rolls and separate into triangles. Press two triangles together to form a rectangle.
  2. Spoon a large tablespoon of Nutella down the right side of the center. Repeat with a large tablespoon of cheesecake filling down the left side of the center.
  3. Fold the edges of the rolls over the filling. Press the seams together at the middle and the end. Flip the roll over so that the seam is underneath. Gently twist the roll. (This step can also be skipped if you want to just leave them as a roll.) Press together any seams that come undone. Bake at 375* for 10-11 minutes. Let cool on a wire rack.
  4. Place white chocolate chips and shortening in a microwave safe bowl. Heat for 30 seconds. Stir. Repeat. Stir until creamy. Place in a plastic baggie with one tip cut off. Drizzle over the cooled twists. Let set. Refrigerate leftovers.
Cheesecake and Nutella wrapped in a crescent roll makes a great special morning breakfast treat.
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  1. says

    Those are gorgeous! LOVE LOVE them. I’m more of a morning person…once I’ve had coffee. It’s too bad that my daughter likes to eat as soon as she gets up…at 6am. So baking breakfast the night before is genius. :)

  2. says

    I am not a morning person, either. Well I like being up early when it’s so peaceful and the sun is coming up, but I don’t like the getting up part.I love the night, that’s my time! These look delish!

  3. says

    Hi there. My name is Bekki and I am friends with your sisters Juby and Jen! We all went to WCA together. I actually graduated with Juby.
    I have been a follower of your blog for awhile, but I never leave comments. But, I couldn’t pass up the opportunity to let you know how good these look! My 4 year old loves Nutella and I know that he would love these. Thank you for sharing Jocelyn!

  4. says

    Genius to bake these the night before–plus 1 for Jocelyn! And the Nutella/cheesecake mixture looks SO SO SO good. Imagine how Biscoff could taste in there–yum!!

  5. says

    I HAD to pin these delicious things! I am a night owl too! I am never very happy before 10 a.m., that being said, these would make me a very happy girl if I had one to wake up to tomorrow :)

  6. Catalina @ Cake with Love says

    These actually look so easy to make that nobody will guess it! I love all the flavors, can you send me one, please ?:)

  7. says

    Hi Jocelyn,

    Thanks so much for linking up to Creative Thursday this week. These are amazing looking! My kids are going to love these and I agree with baking them the night before, still fresh but you don’t have to get up at the crack of dawn.

    Hope to see you again next week. Have a wonderful weekend.


  8. says

    These may just be my favorite idea of yours yet and that’s out of a LOT of favorite ideas! I love cheese danish so these are a must make. There’s also that new chocolate cream cheese I’ve been wondering what to do with and now I have an idea!!

  9. says

    These look really good. I love anything with nutella. I like how you can make these the night before too! Thanks for sharing at Showcase Your Talent Thursday. I hope to see you there next week!

  10. says

    This looks so good! Nutella is so yummy! We loved having you link up to our “Strut Your Stuff Saturday.” Please join us again next week! Thanks! -The Sisters

  11. says

    Oh. My. Goodness. This cannot be real life! I need to have these as soon as possible- what’s better than nutella and cheesecake?! THANK YOU!

  12. says

    Just finished making these. Had a really hard time keeping the dough together and the cheesecake mix was a little strange. I’m sure it will taste better cold, they just look a little funky :)

  13. says

    Hi – I’m baaaacck! =) This mouth watering creation recipe is being featured at my blog – at Weekend Potluck today! Please come again soon. I’m waiting to make these til I can share these with someone…otherwise I’d eat them all myself. MMM!

  14. Molly says

    I finally got around to making these and they are just as fabulous as they look! Mine are not nearly as pretty as yours (I was a little over ambitious and tried to make homemade crescent roll dough), but so so yummy! It’s not like I had planned on allowing them to leave the house anyway ;). The crescent rolls are half whole wheat, so I’m pretty sure that means these are actually healthy and I can eat as many as I want.

  15. Nutella lover says

    I made this tonight and it was delish!! I didn’t put the egg in the cream cheese mixture and it turned out fine. I also didn’t twist it because I was scared that it would fall apart because it seemed so delicate already. Thanks for the yummy recipe! Quick and easy!

  16. Demi says

    I live in England and I don’t actually think we have crescent rolls is there anything I could use instead ??

  17. Luna says

    I can not believe you would actually call this breakfast, and feed it to your children like it is. They should be drinking smoothies too. Not that these don’t sound amazing, but breakfast…really?

    • says

      Hi, Luna. I have to ask…do you eat donuts or danishes for breakfast? These really are not any different than those “breakfast” items :-) My kids eat lots of healthy food all week long, so I am ok with them eating these for breakfast every once in a while. Everything in moderation, right?

      • toni j/d says

        I agree with Luna, honestly. I’m not against treats, we all need them, but I quit eating non-nutritious sweets for breakfast myself 15 years ago in nursing school when I changed my first foot bandage on woman who had had half her foot amputated due to diabetes. Sweets can be a joy, but boy, when you see the horrible long-term consequences every week in a job like mine, for confusing sweet treats with nutrient-dense meal-time foods, it can really wake you up. I’m glad i got to view such awful things at a formative time in my life, I was a sweets addict and quite obese at the time, —I’m sure I’d be diabetic myself if had not gone to nursing school back then and gradually made radical changes in my dietary habits as a result of seeing many sad and horrible diabetic injuries and pain. I have more energy and alertness in the mornings now, too! —But I do love Nutella, and I’ll keep this one in mind! Sounds yummy. I won’t be eaing it for breakfast though. Maybe as a dessert,or afternoon coffee with friends. Thanks for the idea! My latest home-made obsession obsession to make are the maple-oat scones in the wonderful cookbook Flour. Mm. fun to have a variety!


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