It’s that time of year again when we make all of our breakfast and snacks into fun Christmas shapes. If you follow us often, you know that we always try to incorporate cinnamon rolls into our creative foods. Cinnamon Rolls are such a comfort food for us. Though they are not the highest in nutritional value, when paired with fruit and protein they make a really great breakfast. This is one of our favorite creations, because it is so easy to create. Follow along as I share how to make Christmas Tree Cinnamon rolls.

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What you need for Cinnamon Rolls

In our house, Christmas Tree Cinnamon Rolls only require one ingredient. Canned cinnamon rolls. Who doesn’t love those? But I’m going to show you how to make them even more fun, We’ll make it so easy that the kids can make them! You’re going to want to make sure you buy the package of them that can unravel. I’ve made that mistake before, but we just rolled with it and made it work. The grand’s cinnamon rolls are my favorite to use. Several grocery stores make their own versions, which work just as well.

Additional Christmas Tree Roll Accessories:

  • Yellow M&M’s
  • Green Food Coloring for Icing
  • Green Sprinkles
Christmas Tree Cinnamon Rolls

How to make the Christmas Trees

You will want to start by opening your cinnamon roll package, pull apart your first roll, and unravel it all of the way. With your unraveled cinnamon roll dough start folding from one end and slightly increase the size of each fold. When you at the last fold, be sure to leave about a half inch of dough. Take that piece and fold it straight down to create the tree trunk. You’ve got it!

If I lost anyone with the instructions, try this video:

Baking the Cinnamon Rolls

The packaging calls for them to be baked at 350 degrees for 23-27 minutes. Although I usually bake them for 3-5 minutes less than the packaging calls for. Use your best judgement, and be sure to watch them while they bake. If any of your folds separate while baking, you can form them back together while they are still hot. You may want to use utensils or a spatula so they don’t burn yourself. You will want to be sure to do this while they are fresh out of the oven. Let the Christmas Trees cool for 10 minutes. You can now add your icing and fun decorations. Plate and enjoy!

Here are some more fun Christmas posts about food and the kitchen:

Creating a Gingerbread Kitchen

Grinch Hats Christmas Snack

Cutest Santa Mugs

Making Santa Pancakes