Indulgent Marshmallow Cinnamon Buns are a sweet treat that is similar to a cinnamon roll but are extra indulgent. You may have also heard them called Empty Tomb Rolls for Easter.
A store bought crescent roll is wrapped around a cinnamon sugared marshmallow and when it bakes the marshmallow melts and leaves the cinnamon bun hallow with a sticky bottom. The inside is full of delicious cinnamon and sugar. Then you drizzle the outside with a powder sugar glaze that takes it right over the top!
This little treat would make a great addition to a breakfast or brunch buffet. Just add these Banana Bread Muffins and Morning Glory Muffins for a perfect assorted pastry basket.
They would also go GREAT with Classic Chili for a perfect fall or winter dinner!
If you have a well stocked spice and baking cabinet then you are half way to making this recipe!
- Powdered Sugar
- Crescent Rolls
Kid Friendly Recipe
This is a pretty easy recipe especially because you use store-bought crescent dough, which makes the recipe easy enough for the kids to help.
My daughter helped make this batch. Here are some tasks the kids can help with:
- Roll the marshmallow in the melted butter and the cinnamon sugar.
- Drizzle the outside with butter and then sprinkle on the cinnamon sugar.
- Make the powder sugar glaze, and spoon it on once the buns come out of the oven.
How to Make Marshmallow Cinnamon Rolls
Preheat the oven to 375 and grab a count muffin tin.
In a small bowl melt the butter in the microwave. In a separate bowl combine the cinnamon and sugar.
Gently roll each marshmallow in the melted butter and then in the cinnamon sugar mixture.
Wrap the crescent roll around the marshmallow making sure to pinch all the seams closed. This does not have to look pretty… just make sure the seams are sealed or the marshmallow will seep out of the seams.
After the marshmallows are wrapped in the dough, drizzle the crescent with a little butter and then sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
Place the buns in the greased muffin tin cups.
Bake for 10-13 minutes until they are golden brown.
While they cook make the Powder Sugar Glaze: Simply mix together a ½ cup of powder sugar and 1 tablespoon of milk or water.
Once the Cinnamon Buns come out the oven let them cool for about 5 minutes. Then remove them from the muffin tin. You may have to run a knife around the edge to get them out, especially if the marshmallows seeped out of the sides.
Place on a cooling rack or on parchment paper and drizzle with the Powder Sugar Glaze.
They are best eaten right away, or within a day or two.
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Marshmallow Cinnamon Bun Recipe
- 1 tube crescent roll dough 8 count
- 4 tablespoon butter melted
- ¼ cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon cinnamon
- 8 marshmallows
Powder Sugar Glaze
- ½ cup powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon milk or water
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees and prepare a muffin tin by lightly greasing each cup with oil or nonstick spray.
- Melt the butter in the microwave.Mix the cinnamon and sugar together in a small bowl.
- Dip the marshmallow into the melted butter and then lightly roll the marshmallow in the cinnamon sugar mixture.Wrap a crescent dough triangle around the marshmallow and crimp all the seams closed. This does not have to look pretty (see photo).Drizzle a little butter over top of the crescent and then sprinkle with cinnamon sugar.
- Place the cinnamon buns in the prepared muffin tin and bake for 10-13 minutes, until they are golden brown. Don’t worry if some of the buns pop open and marshmallow spills out, they are still delicious!
- You may need to run a sharp knife around the edge of the buns to get them out of the pan.Let the cinnamon buns cool on parchment paper or a cooling rack for about 5 minutes, then drizzle with powder sugar glaze.
Powder Sugar Glaze
- While the buns bake make the powder sugar glaze.In a small bowl mix together the powder sugar and milk or water. Stir until it is all incorporated. You may need to add a drop of two of additional milk or water, but don't add too much, you want a pretty thick consistency because the frosting will melt over the warm cinnamon buns.
If nutrition facts are provided they are calculated as an estimate to the best of our knowledge.
How fun are these! My kids would love the disappearing marshmallow trick!
It is a perfect kid friendly recipe! My daughter loved helping me make these (and eating them)
I loved these cinnamon buns – indulgent is the perfect word to describe. I over-indulged!
Im so glad you loved them! They are a perfect winter treat
OMG Susie, these look like the best things ever!! I love the malted marshmallow in the middle. What an awesome idea!!I totally need to make these. Pinned!
Thank you for saving the recipe! They are super indulgent for sure.