Grinch Cinnamon Rolls

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Grinch Cinnamon Rolls are the perfect holiday treat. They are easy to make and will look adorable on any holiday spread!

grinch heart cinnamon rolls on table

Grinch Cinnamon Rolls

When it comes to Grinch themed treats, I think I know a thing or two.

For starters, it has to look the part with green and a red heart but it also has to taste good too!

And I believe these Grinch cinnamon rolls nail all those points.

These are so easy to make (they use Pillsbury crescent rolls) and they are delicious.

You can make these for your family, neighbors or even to bring to a holiday party.

Want more Grinch recipes? Check out our Grinch recipes section.

grinch cinnamon rolls on white serving tray

What You Need to Make Grinch Cinnamon Rolls

grinch cinnamon roll ingredients on table

How far in advance can I make this?

You can make these 1-2 days in advance. Just make sure they stay covered so they don’t get hard.

Can I use regular green food coloring?

Yes you can use regular green food coloring. However, you don’t want to use too much since it is water based and will make the frosting runny. I prefer using gel food coloring for that reason plus it gives a more vibrant color.

Can I use the icing the cinnamon rolls come with?

Yes. I prefer the taste of homemade icing but you can use the one that the container comes with it and just dye it green using the food coloring.

Can I roll them into hearts prior to baking?

Yes! If you want, you can carefully unroll the cinnamon rolls and then roll them back into hearts prior to baking. That way, you can skip the step of cutting them into hearts after they’ve baked.

grinch cinnamon rolls on white tray

How to Make Grinch Cinnamon Rolls

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and grease a round cake pan.

Place cinnamon rolls into the cake pan as shown.

cinnamon rolls in large round cake pan

Discard the cinnamon roll icing.

Pour heavy cream over top of the cinnamon rolls.

heavy cream over uncooked cinnamon rolls

Bake according to the package directions, about 25 minutes.

Meanwhile, make your frosting.

In a large mixing bowl, beat together cream cheese and butter until fluffy.

Add powdered sugar and vanilla, and mix well to incorporate.

Add milk and a pinch of salt, and mix well again.

Add 4-5 drops of green gel food coloring, and mix until color is fully incorporated. Add additional food coloring until you reach your desired shade of green, if necessary.

green frosting in a bowl

Once cinnamon rolls have finished baking, allow them to cool.

Remove them from the pan, they should be somewhat triangle shaped.

Turn the triangle shapes upside down. From the top, long side, cut out a small triangle from the center, as shown. If needed, round off the corners to form your heart shapes.

heart cinnamon rolls on cutting board

Frost your cinnamon rolls with the green frosting and add a heart sprinkle.

frosted heart cinnamon rolls with green frosting

Serve and Enjoy!

Grinch Cinnamon Rolls

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Brittanie
Grinch Cinnamon Rolls are the perfect holiday treat. They are easy to make and will look adorable on any holiday spread!
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Additional Time 5 minutes
Total Time 5 minutes
Servings 5 Cinnamon Rolls

Ingredients
  

  • 1 17.5 oz roll of Pillsbury cinnamon rolls
  • ½ cup heavy cream
  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Milk
  • Pinch of salt
  • ½ teaspoon Vanilla
  • 2 ounces cream cheese
  • 6 Tablespoons Butter softened
  • Green gel food coloring
  • Heart sprinkles

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 350 degrees, and grease a round cake pan.
  • Place cinnamon rolls into the cake pan as shown.
  • Discard the cinnamon roll icing.
  • Pour heavy cream over top of the cinnamon rolls.
  • Bake according to the package directions, about 25 minutes.
  • Meanwhile, make your frosting.
  • In a large mixing bowl, beat together cream cheese and butter until fluffy.
  • Add powdered sugar and vanilla, and mix well to incorporate.
  • Add milk and a pinch of salt, and mix well again.
  • Add 4-5 drops of green gel food coloring, and mix until color is fully incorporated. Add additional food coloring until you reach your desired shade of green, if necessary.
  • Once cinnamon rolls have finished baking, allow them to cool.
  • Remove them from the pan, they should be somewhat triangle shaped.
  • Turn the triangle shapes upside down. From the top, long side, cut out a small triangle from the center, as shown. If needed, round off the corners to form your heart shapes.
  • Frost your cinnamon rolls with the green frosting and add a heart sprinkle.
  • Enjoy!

NUTRITION

Serving: 1 | Calories: 400kcal | Carbohydrates: 37g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 28g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 79mg | Sodium: 205mg | Sugar: 35g

Nutrition information is a rough estimate only; actual values will vary based on the exact ingredients used and amount of recipe prepared.

Course Grinch Ideas
Cuisine Dessert
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