PayDay Crescents

Fun size PayDay candies are tucked inside Pillsbury crescent rolls!

One bite into each golden crescent roll reveals a nut and caramel filling!  A perfectly easy sweet treat!

Fun size PayDay candies are hidden inside a Pillsbury crescent roll for a gooey sweet treat!

I am a fabulous singer……when I’m alone in the car.  Seriously, I can rock it out.  My voice is melodious and perfectly tuned.  I sing even better in the shower.  Must be the acoustics in the shower stall, because honestly, I sound terrific.

PayDay candies baked into flakey crescent rolls for a simple, gooey treat!

When I was a kid, I would sing all the time.  I was multi-talented.  Not only would I sing, but I would compose melodies, write my own lyrics and make my own imaginary music videos.  I was quite certain that I was going to become a rock star.

PayDay candies baked into buttery crescent rolls!

My first clue that I was a bit less than exceptional came when I was in the sixth grade.  I tried out for the musical Annie.  We sang in groups of 5, all huddled around the piano.  My voice was shaky and cracked.  I was so self conscious that I sang in barely a whisper.  Things got progressively worse as I moved through grades.  It all came to a head when I tried out to move from the women’s chorus and into the mixed chorus in the beginning of my junior year of high school.  Once again we were asked to audition in front of the piano.  My music director looked at me and point blank said I had pitch problems and was not going to make it to the mixed chorus.  I hung up my choir robe for good.  Reality had officially smacked me in the face.  I was never going to be a star.

PayDay Filled crescent rolls!

That’s ok.  I always have the car.  And the kitchen-as I sing the praises of this dessert!  These caramel filled crescents are so easy!  Unwrap a PayDay, lay it on your Pillsbury crescent dough, roll, bake, drizzle and EAT!  In moments you will be enjoying a caramel-y, nutty, flaky Pillsbury sweet roll!

These crescents are definitely best shortly after they come out of the oven.  However, they are pretty darn spectacular warmed up in the microwave for a few seconds.  Then you really get to experience the caramel oozing out of the crescent roll!  Just how I like em!


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PayDay Crescents
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Serves: 16
  • 2 8 oz Packages Pillsbury Crescent Rolls
  • 1 Large bag of fun size Pay Day candies (16 total-unwrapped)
  • ½ cup white chocolate chips
  • ½ cup butterscotch chips
  1. Preheat oven to 375. Grease two cookie sheets and set aside.
  2. Unroll crescent rolls and separate into 8 triangles per container. Place one PayDay candy at large end of each crescent and roll towards point. Place on cookie sheet. Bake for 12-16 minutes or until rolls are golden brown.
  3. Let cool for 10 minutes.
  4. Melt white chocolate chips in a small microwave safe bowl. Drizzle over each crescent roll. Repeat with butterscotch chips. Let chocolate set for 5 minutes.


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26 Responses

  1. I’ve been stalking your site ever since you posted teasers of these beauties on Instagram. Can’t wait to make them!!

  2. So, I think these payday crescents will totally comfort me from the fact that I also have pitch problems. And that’s putting it mildly. 😉

    • Hahaha, next time we’ll sing together and neither of us will care about pitch! It will be perfect! Thanks Karly!

  3. OOOOmg. This sounds the best invention EVER. PayDay’s are totally an underrated candy, but SO. FREAKING. GOOD. I want these!

    • I agree! Reese Cups get all the attention!

  4. Tanya, I’m sure you are a better singer than me! Unfortunately, that’s not saying much 😉 You are a damn fine cook, so that more than makes up for what you might lack in the singing department!

    You are too sweet for including my crescent roll recipe here. Thank you! Have a wonderful week :)

    • Well thank you Andi! You are too sweet!

  5. Hahaha Tanya. I sound brilliant in the car! Total rock star right here. When I was little I can remember singing to The Pointer Sisters with a microphone on the hearth of my friends’ fireplace. We were so damn cool. But… not as cool as wrapping candy bars in crescent rolls. What?! You are amazing.

  6. Robin

    Hi, Tanya

    These look great


  7. these look divine, love what something with chocolate meets something buttery and flaky! :-) Found these from the Handmade Project Link Party! Yummy!

  8. Sister, I sing to caramel too! And in the car but not the shower, wonder why that is?! Anyways love this idea here, such a quick and easy dessert but looks so good!! Pastry + candy= GET IN MA BELLY!

  9. I think I fall in love a little more every time I see these little devils. I literally want to jump into my screen!

  10. I have an idea! We can have a drunken sing-off, both lose, and then stuff our sad faces with these crescents! Me oh my, I am drooooling. And I know my Payday-loving dad would FLIP. Like literally somersault into the air.

  11. Ahhhmazing! I will take a pan full!

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  13. Things that ooze in dessert form = yes. Especially if it’s caramel. I love these stuffed Pay Day versions!

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