I have been trying to convince our kids that breakfast is an important meal. That is a hard one to sell when I am not a morning person, and I have zero desire to get up early to make (or eat) hot pancakes or muffins that early in the morning.
I'm pretty sure I would burn anything I try to make because my eyes would still be closed. Closed eyes and hot griddles do not make a good combination.
I have found a way around that though. Lucky for me I am a night owl, and I don't mind making some sort of breakfast the afternoon or night before. In fact, the other night I made a double batch of pancakes and froze them all.
The kids are old enough now to heat them up in the microwave or toaster in the morning. It's a win, win for both of us. They can still enjoy a hot breakfast, and I get to sleep a few minutes longer.
I always have crescents rolls or biscuits in my refrigerator drawers to make things like Cheesecake Nutella Twists. They are perfect for filling with just about anything.
For today I made some Raspberry Chocolate Cheesecake Rolls. My kids loved that these could be eaten for breakfast in the morning and then again in the afternoon when they got home from school.
Gotta love a food that can do double duty.
These rolls are really easy to put together. I used a canned raspberry pie filling and a home made chocolate chip cheesecake filling.
You place a spoonful side by side on a crescent roll rectangle and then fold the sides up. Pinch the ends and flip it over so it bakes seam side down. You don't want any of the goodness spilling out while it is baking.
After the rolls cooled, I added a white chocolate drizzle to the top. I like to make my desserts pretty, but you could leave that off if you are opposed to chocolate for breakfast.
I have three kids that love chocolate chip pancakes with chocolate syrup for breakfast, so we are good with chocolate for breakfast. My thought is at least they are eating something and not going to school hungry.
Plus, they think I am the best mom ever for letting them eat their pancakes that way. It's another win, win!
So go ahead and whip up some fun filled crescent rolls and drizzle them with some chocolate. Your kids will love you for it.
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