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Move over, Cronut: Meet the Canadian 'crookie'

July 15, 2013 at 1:59 PM ET

Video: Kathie Lee and Hoda take a bite out of a new dessert whipped up by the Canadian bakery Clafouti: the crookie, a croissant-Oreo cookie combination.

Hoda and Kathie Lee helped introduce a Canadian culinary sensation to American audiences on Monday.

“We have some breaking news,” Hoda announced before introducing the "crookie": part croissant, part Oreo creation, all flaky pastry goodness.

Since they're not available in the U.S., TODAY producer Amanda Avery smuggled a plate of them across the border from a Toronto bakery, Clafouti Patisserie, so the treats could make their American television debut.

Crookie
NBC / Peter Kramer

At three Candian dollars a piece, individual crookies go for far less than the $100 some places have been charging for the hybrid croissant-doughnut Cronut.

“The Cronut is so passé,” KLG declared, before digging into a crookie. Unfortunately, she only got the croissant part of the pastry.

Hoda found the crookie "good," but thought it "could use a few more Oreos in there, jammed in.”

KLG suggested that people make their own croissant creation.

“Why don’t you take your own daggone Oreo and stuff it in there?”

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