Caroline's Chocolate Rolls

Level: Intermediate
Prep Time: 15 min
Cook Time: 20 min
Cooling Time: 20 min
Yields: 12 rolls


Caroline's Chocolate Rolls are perfect if you love chocolate. Try this twist on the classic cinnamon roll and you and your family will be delighted by the results. Tender yeast rolls are filled with peanut butter and NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Milk Chocolate Morsels to make a delicious tasty treat - great for breakfast, brunch or an afterschool snack. This 1st Prize winning recipe was created by Kaye Kabus of Topeka, KS.


  • 3/4 cup milk (90° F. to 100° F.)
  • 1 large egg
  • 3 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 tablespoons granulated sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 tablespoons NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Baking Cocoa
  • 2 teaspoons active dry yeast
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup chunky peanut butter
  • 1 cup (6 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Milk Chocolate Morsels
  • Milk Chocolate Icing (recipe follows)


PLACE milk, egg, flour, sugar, salt, cocoa, yeast and butter in bread machine pan. Set machine on Dough cycle; press Start.

GREASE 13 x 9-inch baking pan. Remove dough from pan when cycle is finished. On lightly floured surface, knead for 1 minute. Roll to 15 x 10-inch rectangle. Spread peanut butter over dough to within 1/2 inch of edges. Sprinkle 1 cup morsels over peanut butter. Roll dough up tightly, starting at long end. Press edge to seal. Cut into 12 slices using a sharp knife. Place rolls in prepared pan. Cover; allow to rise in warm place for about 1 hour or until doubled in size.

PREHEAT oven to 375° F.

BAKE rolls for 20 to 25 minutes. Cool in pan on wire rack for 20 minutes. Drizzle Milk Chocolate Icing over rolls.

FOR MILK CHOCOLATE ICING: Place 2 tablespoons milk and 1 tablespoon light corn syrup in microwave-safe bowl. Microwave, uncovered, on HIGH (100%) power for 1 minute. Add 1 1/4 cups (8 oz.) NESTLÉ TOLL HOUSE Milk Chocolate Morsels; stir until melted. Let stand for 2 minutes. Stir until smooth. Cool slightly.

I Goofed!

by J. Jan , BLYTHEVILLE, AR on Feb. 2008

I don't have a bread machine, so I tried it with my mixer, but mine didn't "rize" so good! Actually they were kinda "tough", guess I over worked them.

Caroline's Chocolate Rolls

by A. Alice , on Sep. 2007

My family loved them. This will be a Sunday morning tradition!!!

New Tradition

by P. PAT , SACRAMENTO, CA on Jan. 2007

I tried this recipe for New Year's Morning. The family fell in love. I have been asked to make it again for Valentine's Day Brunch.

Sweet Treat

by A. Ashley , Murphysboro, IL on Jan. 2007

Good for a sweet treat or a after dinner snack; but I would not recomend for breakfast or you might get a sugar/sweet headace. But they are yummy.