Easter will be here soon. These adorable and easy Bunny Cinnamon Rolls are a festive breakfast everyone will enjoy.
Ingredients for Easter Bunny Cinnamon Rolls
Just a few items and you’re on your way to making these easy cinnamon roll bunnies.
- Two packages of Pillsbury Grands cinnamon rolls
- The icing that comes with the Grands cinnamon rolls
- Regular size chocolate chips (for the eyes)
- Pink decorator sugar
I found out the hard way that you must use the Grand’s variety of cinnamon rolls. I initially bought the regular ones and they do not unroll, no matter how much you try. Trust me on this one.
Can I make cinnamon roll bunnies in advance?
I’m going to go with a “kind of” answer here. Here’s the reason, you want to serve these warm from the oven so don’t bake them in advance. That’s when they are best.
I do think you could form the bunnies on a baking sheet and refrigerate them until you’re ready to bake them. Let them sit on the counter while the oven comes to temperature.
But they are so easy to make it’s really not necessary to make them in advance.
Why We Love This Recipe
- It’s fun, festive, and easy to make.
- Kids can help make the bunny cinnamon rolls.
- Plus it will bring smiles all around.
More Holiday Treats
If you’re like me and enjoy making fun and festive holiday treats for your family and friends, I have few more for you. Check out patriotic cupcakes, pretzel shamrocks, and white chocolate Valentine bark.
Tips for Making Bunny Cinnamon Rolls
These are just my tips and tricks for being successful and not getting frustrated.
- Like I mentioned above you must use a cinnamon roll that unwraps. It’s worth mentioning again. The smaller cinnamon rolls from Pillsbury do not unwrap. You need to use the Grands variety.
- When you make these bunny cinnamon rolls you will lose 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.
More Tips and Substitutions
The only idea I have for a substitution is if you don’t have pink sugar, you can use a couple of drops of red food coloring. Add 1 – 2 drops to only one of the icing containers that comes with the cinnamon rolls.
Stir well until thoroughly colored. 1 – 2 drops should be enough but add more to achieve your desired color. One drop at a time is best.. Use this pink icing for the ears and the white icing for the face part of the bunny.
If using colored sugar, sprinkle it just after you ice them. Place the chocolate chip eyes too. You don’t want the icing to set before you get the bunnies decorated.
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Bunny Cinnamon Rolls
- 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.