Mardi Gras is upon us. A King Cake is a well-known Mardi Gras tradition. Mardi Gras is the culmination of the season of carnival that begins on Epiphany and ends the day before Ash Wednesday, or Fat Tuesday.
Depending on where you live, the King Cake has different versions. Most familiar to us in the United States is a sweet twisted cinnamon roll style dough topped with icing or sugar. Mardi Gras is fun and festive and these mini King Cake bites are a nice addition to any celebration.
These bite size treats are packed with cinnamon sugar then drizzled with a sweet glaze and topped with decorator sugars in the traditional colors of Mardi Gras – purple, green and gold. They will disappear quickly so you may want to double the recipe. Enjoy these for breakfast or dessert. I usually always have cinnamon sugar in a shaker in my pantry for my kids to use on toast or bagels. It’s easy to make. I mix three tablespoons of sugar with one teaspoon of ground cinnamon.
Be sure to check other blogs as #SundaySupper celebrates all things Mardi Gras this week. Thank you to Marion from Life Tastes Good for hosting this fun event.
- 1 tube refrigerated crescent rolls
- 6 teaspoons cinnamon sugar
- 1/2 cup finely chopped pecans (optional)
- For glaze:
- 1 cup confectioners' sugar
- 3 tablespoons water
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- Purple, green and yellow decorating sugars
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Spray mini muffin pans (you will need 2) with baking cooking spray. Set aside.
- Unroll crescent rolls and place on cutting board. Separate at vertical perforations, pinching the diagonal perforations together well. You should have 4 rectangles. Sprinkle each rectangle evenly with about 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon sugar and 1 tablespoon of the pecans, if using. Starting at long end roll up jelly roll style pinching seam well. Repeat with each rectangle. Cut into 28 total pieces.
- Place 2 pieces in each mini muffin cup. Snuggle them in together. Bake at 350 degrees F. for 10 - 12 minutes, until golden. Remove pans to cooling rack. Cool completely in pan. Remove when cool.
- To make glaze:
- Combine glaze ingredients in a bowl until drizzling consistency. Swirl glaze covering tops of each mini cake. Do about half and then sprinkle those with purple, green and yellow decorator sugars. Repeat with remaining.
- Andouille and Crawfish Pimento Cheese Fries by Soulfully Made
- Hot Louisiana Shrimp Dip by Sprinkles and Sprouts
- Mardi Gras Muffaletta Dip by For the Love of Food
- Piquant Shrimp Balls by Food Lust People Love
- Trinidadian doubles by Caroline’s Cooking
- Andouille and Chicken Gumbo by Delaware Girl Eats
- Bananas Foster French Toast by A Mind “Full” Mom
- Bananas Foster Baked Oatmeal by Cooking With Carlee
- Blackened Shrimp Pasta by Seduction in the Kitchen
- Cajun Courtbouillon by Culinary Adventures with Camilla
- Cajun Pasta Carnivale by Palatable Pastime
- Chicken and Shrimp Gumbo by The Freshman Cook
- Creamy Cajun Chicken Pasta by Wholistic Woman
- Creole Beef and Rice Bowls by Renee’s Kitchen Adventures
- Easy Shrimp and Grits Recipe by Life Tastes Good
- Gluten Free Gumbo by Cricket’s Confections
- Gumbo Z’herbes by Monica’s Table
- Hawaiian Jambalaya by Shockingly Delicious
- Overnight Muffuletta Sandwich by A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- Slow Cooker Jambalaya by The Crumby Cupcake
- Spicy Jambalaya Flatbread by My Life Cookbook
- Tenderloin Grillades with Cheesy Grits by A Day in the Life on the Farm
- Vegetarian Muffaletta Sandwich by Hardly A Goddess
- Creole Potato Salad by Cosmopolitan Cornbread
- Easy Buttermilk Cornbread by The Wimpy Vegetarian
- Muffaletta Wedge Salad by Shaken Together
- New Orleans Brandy Milk Punch by Tara’s Multicultural Table
- Not So Dirty Rice by Simple and Savory
- Red Beans and Rice by Cindy’s Recipes and Writings
- Bananas Foster by That Skinny Chick Can Bake
- Basic Bread Pudding by What Smells So Good?
- Bourbon Vanilla Cherries Jubilee by Pies and Plots
- Mardi Gras Cheese Ball by Hezzi-D’s Books and Cooks
- Easy Mini King Cake Bites by Family Around The Table
- New Orleans Mardi Gras Beignets by Big Bear’s Wife
- Pecan Praline Cookies by Sunday Supper Movement
- Traditional Mardi Gras King Cake by Curious Cuisiniere
- White Chocolate-Raspberry Bread Pudding by Gourmet Everyday
Join the #SundaySupper conversation on twitter on Sunday!
We tweet throughout the day and share recipes from all over the world. Our weekly chat starts at 7:00 pm ET. Follow the #SundaySupper hashtag and remember to include it in your tweets to join in the chat. To get more great Sunday Supper Recipes, visit our website or check out our Pinterest board.
Would you like to join the Sunday Supper Movement?
It’s easy. You can sign up by clicking here: Sunday Supper Movement.