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Copycat Cinnabon® Balls

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Copycat Cinnabon® Balls
  • Prep Time 20 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 24
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Copycat Cinnabon® Balls

These cinnamon roll balls have a crunchy coating of cinnamon and sugar on the outside with a melty surprise inside! They're loaded with creamy frosting!

Ingredients

1
can (12.4 oz) Pillsbury™ refrigerated cinnamon rolls with original icing OR Pillsbury™ refrigerated cinnamon rolls with cream cheese icing
1/4
cup Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy creamy white frosting
3/4
cup granulated sugar
2
teaspoons ground cinnamon
1/4
cup melted butter
1/4
cup caramel ice cream topping, warmed

Directions

  • 1 Preheat oven to 350°F. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
  • 2 Open the package of Flaky Twists and unroll each one. Cut each piece of dough into 3 equal pieces. Roll into a ball between the palms of your hands.
  • 3 Add the melted butter to a small bowl. Add the cinnamon and sugar to a separate small bowl and stir to combine.
  • 4 Dunk each ball of dough in the melted butter and then roll in the cinnamon and sugar. Place on the baking sheet.
  • 5 Bake for 10 minutes or until golden brown and cooked through. Let cool 10 minutes.
  • 6 Fit a piping bag with a small tip. Heat the frosting in the microwave for about 10 seconds, just to soften it enough for piping. Fill the piping bag with the frosting.
  • 7 Stick the tip into the top of each ball and squirt in the frosting until you can feel the Cinnabon ball puff a bit.
  • 8 Top with caramel sauce, if desired.
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A fast-food dessert treat that's super easy to make at home!

As prepared by Buns in my Oven,

Skip the drive-thru the next time you have a craving and make these Copycat Cinnabon Balls at home!

Have I mentioned lately that I moved to a teensy little town in the middle of nowhere?

Gah. I know. It’s all I talk about! Forgive me.

The thing is, our fast-food options are limited. This isn’t always a bad thing, but it means it’s difficult to get my hands on those delicious Cinnabon balls that are basically cinnamon roll balls filled with oozy, melty frosting. 

I cannot resist oozy, melty frosting. 

So, I snagged some Pillsbury Flaky Cinnamon Twists and I set out to create my own ding-dang Cinnabon Balls. I was not disappointed! You won’t be either. 


Copycat Cinnabon Balls

First, pop open that roll of Flaky Cinnamon Twists and unroll them. Cut each roll into three equal pieces. 


Copycat Cinnabon Balls

Grab your resident nine year old and tell her that it’s high time she earned her keep around this place. Nine year olds are excellent at rolling dough into balls, but if you don’t have one of your own, go ahead and do this yourself. 


Copycat Cinnabon Balls

Melt some butter, because all good things start with melted butter. Whip up a mixture of sugar and cinnamon. Dunk each ball of dough in the butter and then roll in the cinnamon sugar. Pop ‘em on a baking sheet and bake until everything smells cinnamon-y and you want to eat your own face off. Cool the balls just enough to make them touchable without blistering your fingers. Blistered fingers are ouchy.


Copycat Cinnabon Balls

Now for the fun part! Fill a piping bag or plastic baggie, fitted with a small tip (I used a number 17 tip), with some frosting. You can use the frosting that came in the tube of Flaky Cinnamon Twists or any flavor of canned frosting that you like! The world is your oyster. Jab the tip right in the cinnamon ball and squirt in some frosting. You should be able to feel the ball getting puffier and fuller as your squirt. Don’t overdo it or the frosting will ooze out when you remove the tip. 


Copycat Cinnabon Balls

Oh my. Can you even deal? Is this real life? What is going on here? I think I’m dreaming.


Copycat Cinnabon Balls

Enjoy them just the way they are or drizzle some caramel right over the top.

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Nutrition Information 

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
62.1
Daily Value
Total Fat
2.3g
4%
(
Saturated Fat
1.4g
7%
)
Cholesterol
5.1mg
2%
Sodium
18.0mg
1%
Potassium
5.0mg
0%
Total Carbohydrate
10.7g
4%
(
Dietary Fiber
0.2g
1%
,
Sugars
7.8g
)
Protein
0.1g
Daily Value*:
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0.60%
1%
Iron
0.20%
0%
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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