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Fri, Nov 02 2012 post by Lisa

Bear Claws

Chocolate, coconut and brown sugar are hiding inside this nut covered recipe. Click here for the full article.

Bear Claws


Ingredients:
8 Rhodes Texas™ Rolls or 16 Rhodes™ Dinner Rolls, thawed but stillcold

3 tablespoons butter

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

1/2 cup shredded coconut

1 egg, beaten

1/2 cup chopped pecans ( more for topping ) 

 

Directions:
Press each Texas roll or 2 dinner rolls combined into a 5-inch circle

In a small bowl, combine butter, brown sugar, chocolate chips, and coconut. Place 4 tablespoons mixture in the middle of each roll. Moisten edges with water. Fold inhalf and press edges to seal. Place on sprayed baking sheet. Using scissors, cut sealed edge 4-5 times to make claws. Brush with egg and sprinkle with pecans. Cover with sprayed plastic wrap.

Let rise 30 minutes. Remove wrap and bake at 350°F 20 minutes or untilgolden brown.

My daughter loves Bread and Chocolate so this Bear Claw was the perfect treat for her. The kids are actually fighting over who gets the last one. It had to be halved to make it all fair, ya know!  They kids ate them out of the oven, after school and for breakfast.

 

Chocolate, coconut and brown sugar are hiding inside this nut covered recipe.

Again here is a wonderful recipe in which I had all the ingredients on hand and it calls for NUTS! Man, I love RHODES! Here is what you will need:  

First you will take your 8 Texas rolls, (Have I ever told you I was born and raised in Texas? Well I was and you can take the girl out of Texas but you can not take TEXAS out of the girl y'all. ) So needless to say I love Rhodes TEXAS rolls.

 

 

Chocolate, coconut and brown sugar are hiding inside this nut covered recipe.

OK back to the recipe.So have your rolls thawed, they actually work a little better if they are not so cold. They will hold their shape better if they are less cold. Put a little flour on the palm of your hand and just flatten the roll to about a 5 inch circle.

 

 

Chocolate, coconut and brown sugar are hiding inside this nut covered recipe.

Combine your butter, brown sugar, chocolate chips ( we like to use MILK CHOCOLATE chips) and coconut (is your mouth watering yet?) YUMMY!

 

 

Chocolate, coconut and brown sugar are hiding inside this nut covered recipe.

Place about 4 tablespoons of mixture in the middle of each of your flattened rolls. It will look like a lot of filling but trust me it works. You want to be able to taste the filling and not just the wonderful Texas roll.

Dip your finger in a little water to moisten the edges of your dough. This will help the edges to stick together once you fold the roll over the filling.

 

 

Chocolate, coconut and brown sugar are hiding inside this nut covered recipe.

Then fold in half and press the edges to seal. 

 

 

Chocolate, coconut and brown sugar are hiding inside this nut covered recipe.

Place your "pockets of love"  aka Bear Claws onto a baking sheet that has been sprayed with non stick cooking spray. Using scissors cut the sealed edges 4-5 times to make it look like a bear claw.

 

 

Chocolate, coconut and brown sugar are hiding inside this nut covered recipe.

Beat an egg in small bowl and brush the egg over the tops of your bear claws. 

 

 

Chocolate, coconut and brown sugar are hiding inside this nut covered recipe.

I then pressed the pecans into the bear claws to get the nuts to stick. Cover with sprayed plastic wrap and let rise.

I did not cover them as I was worried my nuts would all fall off so I just let them sit for a few mintues to rise before I placed them in the 350 degree oven for 20 minutes or until golden brown, I did about 25 minutes. 

 

 

Chocolate, coconut and brown sugar are hiding inside this nut covered recipe.

The yummy filling did leak out a little bit but it was no problem. 

Let them cool for a few minutes if you can handle it so the inside does not burn your mouth.

 

 

Chocolate, coconut and brown sugar are hiding inside this nut covered recipe.

See how happy my kids look. I really liked them warm. Some of my kids rewarmed them in the morning, some did not. Either way you are in store for a real treat with these yummy bear claws.

Happy Baking. 

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Bear Claws

Servings: 8 | Skills: Beginning | Prep Time: 25 min (not including thaw time) | Bake Time: 20 min

Chocolate, coconut and brown sugar are hiding inside this nut covered recipe.

Bear Claws
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Ingredients

8 Rhodes Texas Rolls, 16 Rhodes Yeast Dinner Rolls or 1 Loaf Rhodes Sweet Dough thawed but still cold
3 tablespoons butter, softened
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup shredded coconut
1 egg, beaten
1/4 cup chopped pecans

Instructions

Spray counter lightly with non-stick cooking spray. If using sweet dough cut it into 8 equal pieces.

Press each Texas roll, 2 dinner rolls combined or 1 piece of sweet dough into a 5-inch circle.

In a small bowl, combine butter, brown sugar, chocolate chips, and coconut. Place 2-3 tablespoons mixture in the middle of each roll.

Moisten edges with water. Fold in half and press edges to seal. Place on sprayed baking sheet.

Using scissors, cut sealed edge 4-5 times to make claws. Brush with egg and sprinkle with pecans. Cover with sprayed plastic wrap.
Let rise 30 minutes.

Remove wrap and bake at 350°F 20 minutes or until golden brown.

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