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Pumpkin Shaped Cinnamon Rolls

Pumpkin Shaped Cinnamon Rolls are an easy treat perfect for fall, Thanksgiving and Halloween! Not only are they cute… they are incredibly delicious.

Pumpkin Shaped Cinnamon Rolls Recipe

Having a quick recipe for Thanksgiving get togethers, fall movie nights and Halloween parties is great for last minute prep. This recipe transforms store bought cinnamon rolls into cute and festive pumpkin shapes!

This recipe is so simple that anyone can make it! Get the kids involved and they will have a blast shaping and decorating these treats. They are perfect for school snacks.

What are Pumpkin Shaped Cinnamon Rolls?

Pumpkin shaped cinnamon rolls take regular store bought cinnamon rolls and transform them into cute and festive pumpkins! The rolls are simply shaped to create a stem and then baked.

The cinnamon rolls are decorated with orange and green icing that is as simple as just adding food coloring to the icing that comes with the store bought cinnamon rolls. You can even setup a decorating station at your Thanksgiving dinner and have your guests decorate their own pumpkin!

What is in Pumpkin Shaped Cinnamon Rolls?

  • Store Bought Cinnamon Rolls – the shortcut to this recipe is using a tube of store bought cinnamon rolls that come with icing. You can make your own cinnamon rolls from scratch and your own icing if you prefer.
  • Food Coloring – green and orange are needed (or a mix of red and yellow) to decorate the pumpkins.

How to Make Pumpkin Shaped Cinnamon Rolls

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1 Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.

2 Carefully open the package of cinnamon rolls and set the icing aside.

3 Depending on the brand of cinnamon rolls used, locate the end of each cinnamon roll (or use a knife to make a small cut on the side of each cinnamon roll). Unroll a small section of each roll and shape into a pumpkin stem.

4 Place the pumpkin shaped cinnamon rolls on the baking tray. Bake according to package direction until golden brown and cooked through. Allow the rolls to fully cool at room temperature.

5 Divide the icing into two small bowls. Transfer 3/4 of the icing into one bowl and add 2 drops of orange food coloring (or 1 drop of red and 1 drop of yellow). Transfer 1/4 of the icing to a small bowl and add 2 drops of green food coloring. Mix until evenly combined.

6 When the cinnamon rolls have fully cooled, use a small spoon to spread the orange icing on the pumpkin and the green icing on the stem. Allow the icing to harden for a few minute at room temperature and then serve.

Tips for the Best Pumpkin Shaped Cinnamon Rolls

  • Cooling Time – be sure to allow the cinnamon rolls to fully cool! If you decorate them while they are still warm the icing will melt away and become a mess!
  • Store Bought vs Homemade – you can use store bought or homemade cinnamon rolls for this recipe. The benefit of using store bought is that is cuts down the prep time. If you are using homemade then follow your recipe as per usual and after the last rise of the cinnamon rolls, shape the stems. Then bake, allow to fully cool and decorate.
  • Icing – if you like extra icing you can use a tub of store bought vanilla or cream cheese frosting instead of the icing that comes with the cinnamon rolls. For an extra thick layer

FAQs Pumpkin Shaped Cinnamon Rolls

How to store Pumpkin Shaped Cinnamon Rolls?

Store in an air tight container at room temperature for up to 3-4 days, or in the fridge.

Can I make Pumpkin Shaped Cinnamon Rolls ahead?

Yes! This recipe is perfect to make ahead for parties and school snacks. Follow the recipe and store in an air tight container for up to 3-4 days.

Can I freeze Pumpkin Shaped Cinnamon Rolls?

Yes! This recipe is freezer friendly. You can freeze them with the icing or without. When thawing the icing it may melt slightly so I recommend freezing without the icing.

More Easy Fall Treats

Enjoy!

– Sab

Disclosure: I only recommend products I would use myself and all opinions expressed here are my own. This post may contain affiliate links that at no additional cost to you, may earn me a small commission.

Pumpkin Shaped Cinnamon Rolls

Pumpkin Shaped Cinnamon Rolls are an easy treat perfect for fall, Thanksgiving and Halloween! Not only are they cute… they are incredibly delicious.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 20 mins
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Servings 8 Rolls
Calories 160 kcal

Ingredients
 
 

  • 1 tube cinnamon rolls dough, ex. Pillsbury with icing
  • 2 drops orange food color, or 1 drop red and 1 drop yellow
  • 2 drops green food coloring

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking tray with parchment paper.
  • Carefully open the package of cinnamon rolls and set the icing aside.
  • Depending on the brand of cinnamon rolls used, locate the end of each cinnamon roll (or use a knife to make a small cut on the side of each cinnamon roll). Unroll a small section of each roll and shape into a pumpkin stem.
  • Place the pumpkin shaped cinnamon rolls on the baking tray. Bake according to package direction until golden brown and cooked through. Allow the rolls to fully cool at room temperature.
  • Divide the icing into two small bowls. Transfer 3/4 of the icing into one bowl and add 2 drops of orange food coloring (or 1 drop of red and 1 drop of yellow). Transfer 1/4 of the icing to a small bowl and add 2 drops of green food coloring. Mix until evenly combined.
  • When the cinnamon rolls have fully cooled, use a small spoon to spread the orange icing on the pumpkin and the green icing on the stem. Allow the icing to harden for a few minute at room temperature and then serve.

Notes

Nutrition information will vary based on brand used.
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NUTRITION

Calories: 160kcalCarbohydrates: 23gProtein: 2gFat: 7gSaturated Fat: 3gTrans Fat: 0.5gSodium: 330mgSugar: 10gIron: 1mg
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