Tuesday, June 24, 2008

A Cheaper Alternative

One of my all time favorite things to eat are desserts (as you can obviously tell by my svelte figure). My all time favorite dessert is a chocolate croissant. I don't get them very often because, well, they're really fattening not to mention it's an extra cost that I don't need to spend (though that doesn't stop me from getting them every once in a while [smile]).


I recently read in a magazine about a cheaper alternative to chocolate croissants. You get the Pilsbury crescent rolls and add chocolate chips to them before you roll them up and bake them. It sounded intriguing to me so I tried it last night (the picture above is a "real" chocolate croissant - the picture below is my attempt at the alternative).

Mmm...



The buttery goodness of those rolls were so divine with the chocolate in the middle. It's a perfect blend of savory and sweet, but not too sweet (I prefer semi-sweet chocolate over milk chocolate - dark chocolate would be even better but I didn't have dark chocolate chips).

Not to mention for about the cost of one chocolate croissant from the bakery, I was able to make eight of them. Much smaller and of course the quality is not near as good, but still, a great, cheaper alternative.

4 comments:

Bryndee said...

oooooooooooooooooooooooh! those sound DEVINE! you need to bring some over!

gibbez said...

Portugal had the BEST chocolate croissants! There is nothing here that can even compare. Of course every little town had a bakery with the bestest chocolate croissants. I'm grateful we don't have then to that magnitude here.

Bren's Life said...

I love desserts too. Chocolate chip cookies, brownies, anything Andi makes is great! And I bet your the same...
Let's go have dessert sometime...

Susan said...

Yeah, that's what I need...another treat to try-right.