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Chocolate Almond Rolls with Almond and Vanilla Bean Glaze

Makes 24
5 from 2 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: no knead dough recipe, nutella rolls
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Proving Time: 12 hours
Servings: 24


For the dough

  • 2 packages 1/4 ounce each active dry yeast
  • 1-1/2 cups warm water 110° to 115°
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons salt
  • 5-3/4 cups all-purpose flour

For the filling

  • 1/2 cup Nutella divided
  • 1/2 cup Ground Almonds divided

For the glaze

  • 3/4 cup icing sugar
  • 4 tsp whole milk or half and half
  • 1 tsp almond extract
  • 1 vanilla bean seeds of


  • In a small bowl dissolve both packages of yeast in warm water. Let it sit for a couple of minutes.
  • In a large bowl combine egg, butter, sugar, salt, yeasted water and 3 cups of flour. Mix until well combined.
  • Add the rest of the flour to make very soft dough. Mix quickly but do not knead. The dough will be sticky.
  • Cover with plastic wrap and leave overnight in the fridge. (My house is cold so I left mine out on the counter.)
  • In the morning turn out the dough on a well-floured surface and divide into two, roll into balls. Cover one ball with a tea towel to prevent drying out while you working on the other one.
  • With a rolling pin roll the dough into a rectangle 18X12", spread with 1/4 cup of Nutella leaving 1/2" border and sprinkle with 1/4 cup of ground almonds.
  • Roll tightly starting from the long side. Pinch seam to seal and place on a cutting board seam side down. Slice into 12 pieces and arrange them on a well-oiled 13X9 baking pan.
  • Cover with a tea towel and let it rise for 1 hour in a warm place.
  • Repeat the same process with the remaining dough.
  • Bake in the preheated oven at 375 F/ 190C for 25 minutes.
  • While the rolls are baking prepare the glaze. Split a vanilla bean lengthwise with a sharp knife and scrape out vanilla seeds.
  • In a small bowl mix icing sugar with milk, almond extract and vanilla bean seeds.
  • Drizzle over warm out of the oven rolls.