Easter will be here before we know it. I love doing fun and special things for my family, even though my boys are teenagers now. Sometimes people ask me why I do these things when I only have boys. Like boys can’t be made to feel special too. Do I think my boys think I go overboard a bit? Probably. Do I care? Nope. Do I think they secretly enjoy fun and silly things even last teenagers? Absolutely!
So I’ll continue to make special breakfasts, like these bunny cinnamon rolls, for holidays, special occasions and just because. Not only because they are cute but they are also so very easy. I’ll continue making fun treats like patriotic cupcakes, pretzel shamrocks and white chocolate Valentine bark as well as coming up with more to share. I found out the hard way that you must use the Grands variety of cinnamon rolls. The regular ones do not unroll, no matter how much you try. Trust me on this one.
Now, when you make these bunny cinnamon rolls you will loose some of the cinnamon when you unroll them. Not to worry, just press it back onto the dough. I baked these a bit longer than the time on the package so be sure to keep an eye on them if they need more time. Once they are out of the oven ice them individually and decorate so the icing doesn’t begin to harden. If that happens the colored sugar and chocolate chips won’t stick.
- 2 packages of Grands cinnamon rolls (I used Pillsbury)
- Pink decorator sugar
- Chocolate chips for eyes
- Preheat oven 350 degrees F. Grease rimmed baking sheet with butter and set aside.
- Take eight of the rolls and place on buttered baking sheet. You will be making 7 bunnies and one plain roll.
- Unroll remaning cinnamon rolls. Fold in half and cut at fold, then cut in half. You now have 4 pieces for ears.
- Fold each piece in half to make ears for each round cinnamon roll. Gently press them into the round roll.
- Bake at 16 - 22 minutes or until golden.
- Remove from oven.
- Stir icing and spread on round "face" and ears. Place 2 chocolate chips upside down, so flat part is showing. for eyes. Sprinkle pink decorator sugar on ears. Repeat with remaining rolls.
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