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Oh YUM, Chocolate Strawberry Croissants

Happy National Croissant Day!

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How about a mouth-watering yummy dessert for your weekend pleasure? This one is not only extra-yummy but also reduced in calories and you would never know. If you really want something special to wow your family and friends, give this a try.

Delish Double Chocolate Strawberry Cream Croissants

Ingredients:

12 large Croissants

Strawberry-Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Filling:
1 8oz. Philadephia Cream Cheese (regular or low fat, softened)
2 Tbsp Strawberry Preserves (w/Splenda)
1/4 to 1/2 cup of Splenda (sweeten to your taste)
1/4 cup Mini-Chocolate Chips

Fresh Strawberries: (or sub with your favorite fresh fruit)
Fresh Strawberries (washed, sliced or chopped) (as many as you want)
1/4 to 1/2 cup of Splenda (sweeten to your taste)
Vanilla Extract

Dark Chocolate Ganache:
1/2 Cup Extra Dark Chocolate Chips
1 Tsp. Vanilla Extract
1 Tsp. Cream (optional)

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1. Prepare Croissants:
Slice Croissants in half on large cookie sheet and toast face up in broiler until brown. Remove from oven to cool.

2. Prepare Strawberry-Chocolate Chip Cream Cheese Filling:
Mix softened cream cheese in bowl with 2 tablespoons of Strawberry Preserves, 1 tsp. vanilla, Splenda to taste, mix well; add 1/4 cup of mini-chocolate chips, mix.

3. Prepare Fresh Strawberries:
Place sliced/chopped strawberries in bowl; add Spenda and Vanilla Extract and blend.

4. Assemble Croissants:
Spread strawberry-chocolate chip cream cheese mixture on bottom layer of each croissant; top with fresh strawberries; place croissant top on.

5. Place assembled croissants under broiler to brown top.

6. Prepare: Dark Chocolate Ganache: Melt chocolate chips in microwave; add 1 tsp vanilla extract and 1 tsp cream, mix until smooth.

7. Spread or drizzle ganache on warm toasted croissants. Cool.

8. Grab a hot cup of your favorite tea or latte and bon appetit!

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Notes: You can use any kind of croissants or mini-broche for this recipe. I use the large Costco croissants which are yummy and fresh. All Splenda and low calorie ingredients can be substituted with regular ingredients. For a really quick version, you can use any Strawberry Cream Cheese and even frozen strawberries. Improvise to your own preference and taste. Refrigerate leftovers.

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Yummy Pecan Sticky Buns

A favorite breakfast treat especially when it is cold and we need a pick-me-up lip-smacking, happy munching, crunching start of the day treat.  Pecan Sticky Buns rate #2 on our favorite breakfast bun list with Cinnamon Raisin Buns being #1.  There are many great recipes for them.  Pictured here is mine from  a recipe I created from Maida Heatter Cinnamon Buns redo as Pecan Sticky Buns.

JayJacy Photography

You can choose many excellent recipes online if you do not have one of your own. Here are a few I recommend:

Cinnamon Pecan Sticky Buns by Martha Stewart

Caramel-Pecan Sticky Rolls

Bon appetit!

 

Breakfast Favorite: Caramel Apple Cinnamon Bun Cake

Jacy's Beyond The Yum Cakes

Breakfast Favorites!

Apple and Cinnamon Bun lovers — this is seriously the most yummy version of this cake of all.  Apples, cinnamon and cake paired with cream cheese and caramel topping — so totally “beyond the yum”! We love these cinnamon bun cakes so much that we experiment with variations of them to our own delight! This one is the best by far that will wow your family and guests.

My original recipe is here so just add your apples or other goodies, cream cheese icing and you’ve got it!

Apple Cinnamon Bun Cake Recipe

If you create the apple version as above, you will need 4 chopped apples ( I use Granny Smith) as pictured to add to your batter.  I toss my apples in a 1/2 teaspoon of lemon juice, pinch of cinnamon and nutmeg before adding to batter.

Cream Cheese Icing:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1/2 pound cream cheese, room temperature
  • 2 cups powered sugar
  • 1 tablespoon lemon juice
  • [I double my recipe for larger cakes!!!]

Mix all ingredients together until smooth.  Smooth onto cake.  Drizzle with Caramel Icing

If after this, you want more Cinnamon Bun goodies, try Paula’s Apple Cinnamon Roll Cupcakes and view my recipes at Pinterest!

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