Old fashioned Chocolate Rolls

Karen Mahan


I never heard of "Chocolate Rolls" until I married my husband. These were a family favorite when he was growing up so I eventually learned how to make them even though my mother-in-law did not use a recipe..I prepare mine a little differently than she did, but the taste is the same and they became a family favorite in our house also.


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40 Min
25 Min


  • 4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1 1/2 c
  • 7 1/2 oz
  • 3/4 c
  • 1/4 c
    cocoa, unsweetened
  • 2- 2 1/4 c

How to Make Old fashioned Chocolate Rolls


  1. In large mixing bowl, combine flour, salt, and shortening with pastry blender until mixture is crumbly.
  2. Gradually add water until dough forms and holds together.
  3. Prepare filling in small saucepan. Melt margarine and stir in cocoa and enough sugar to make a spreading consistency paste. Leave pan on lowest heat and stir occassionally while completing rolls.
  4. Separate dough into small handfuls. Roll into a ball and then flatten on floured surface. Roll out to form a thin round crust.
  5. Place a heaping tablespoon of chocolate mixture on the dough and spread to within about 3/4 in. of outside edge of the dough. Roll dough up lengthwise and seal up the ends and fold them over to the top.
  6. Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Repeat until all dough is used.
  7. Bake at 375 degrees for 25 min. or until crust is lightly browned.

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About Old fashioned Chocolate Rolls

Course/Dish: Chocolate, Other Desserts
Hashtag: #pastry

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