One of our favorite things to do to make any holiday more fun is to create fun holiday themed foods! Since Halloween is one of my favorites, I get really excited about making Fall and spooky themed foods that my kids will love! The food gets major bonus points from me if it’s both cute and seriously easy, like the Halloween cinnamon rolls!
Let’s face it, as moms we want to hit these kinds of things out of the park and leave our kids will amazing memories, but sometimes it’s a lot! That’s why I absolutely love the easiest things that make a big impact. Let’s get into these super simple Halloween cinnamon rolls. You’ll be surprised when you see how easy it is to take an ordinary cinnamon roll and turn it into a pumpkin!
What You’ll Need for Halloween Cinnamon Rolls
A can of cinnamon rolls and little food coloring is all you need. I told you, it doesn’t get any easier than this! We love the Grands cinnamon rolls! Just make sure you get the kind you can unravel to make this process as simple as possible. You can probably tell by our ingredient list so far that this breakfast is definitely going to be a hit with your kids.
Steps to Make These Pumpkin Cinnamon Rolls
Start by preheating your oven to 350 degreens. While the oven is heating up, open your container of cinnamon rolls and separate the rolls. One by one, use your fingers to lift the end of each roll, about two inches of the roll, and pinch it to form the pumpkin’s stem. Be sure to push the edge of the roll back down into the top of the roll to firmly attach your stem.
Follow the package instructions, which suggest 23-27 minutes of bake time, depending on your oven. I like to bake mine for about 3-5 minutes less than the package recommendations. Just be sure to watch them carefully while they bake so they turn out just right!
If the stem of your pumpkin cinnamon rolls separates while it’s baking, it can be reattached when the cinnamon rolls are hot and fresh out of of the oven. Just be careful not to burn yourself, use a spatula and make sure you don’t wait until they cool or the stems could break off.
Next, it’s time to get the icing ready while the cinnamon rolls cool a bit. Separate a small amount of icing for the stems and add green food coloring to it. In the remaining icing, add orange food coloring for the pumpkin body. Drizzle the icing over the cinnamon rolls and serve warm.