This guilty treat is one of the first recipes I learned. Some time in middle school this recipe is introduced in Home Ec classes across the nation. I was pleased to learn that my niece learned how to make these in middle school as well. Unfortunately her friend had not had the culinary pleasure.
I’d try to find some redeeming feature of these treats, but there really aren’t any. It’s not local, it’s not healthy, and it can make a mess of your oven. The silver lining is that they’re quick, easy, and bring out warm fuzzy feelings of comfort. I imagine those are the very qualities that make them a hit in middle schools.
The recipe format is a little different for this one; they’re just too easy to justify a formal recipe. You need to make sure the crescent rolls are chilled. Keep them in the fridge as long as possible. They’re easier to work with when cold.
1 can of refrigerator crescent rolls
Large marshmallows (the same number as crescent rolls, usually eight)
Preheat the oven to the temperature listed on the crescent roll package. Lightly spray eight holes of a standard size muffin pan and set the pan aside. Open the crescent roll package and roll out all the dough making sure they are flat and fixing any tears that appear. Separate the triangles of dough.
Mix the cinnamon and sugar in a small bowl. Take one marshmallow and roll it in the melted butter until completely coated. Then roll the marshmallow in the cinnamon sugar mixture until well coated. Place the marshmallow on the widest part of a dough triangle and fold the dough around the marshmallow, pressing the edges together to seal the marshmallow inside the dough. It is very important that there are no holes in the dough and that the seams are sealed. Place the marshmallow in one of the muffin pan holes seam side to the bottom. Repeat with the remaining triangles of dough.
When all the dough has been placed in the muffin pan, use the remaining butter to brush the top of the dough. Sprinkle some of the remaining cinnamon sugar on top.
Place the muffin pan on a baking sheet (the Melt-Aways almost always bubble over and the baking sheet will keep it off the bottom of your oven, hopefully), place it in the oven and bake according to the crescent roll package directions. They will be golden brown when done. Let them cool slightly when you remove them from the oven as the molten sugar in the center will easily burn you.
Enjoy. And yes, I did include these in the Breakfast category. I might as well be honest and they’re at least as good for you as a donut. 🙂 In fact have two, they’re small.
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