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


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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


  • 1In large mixing bowl, combine flour, salt, and shortening with pastry blender until mixture is crumbly.
  • 2Gradually add water until dough forms and holds together.
  • 3Prepare 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.
  • 4Separate dough into small handfuls. Roll into a ball and then flatten on floured surface. Roll out to form a thin round crust.
  • 5Place 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.
  • 6Place on ungreased cookie sheet. Repeat until all dough is used.
  • 7Bake at 375 degrees for 25 min. or until crust is lightly browned.

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

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