Indulgent Cinnamon Buns

Indulgent Cinnamon Buns are like cinnamon rolls on the next level. A marshmallow is dipped in butter and cinnamon sugar, placed inside a store bought crescent roll and then baked. Drizzle with Powder Sugar Glaze and you have a show stopping breakfast or brunch pasty, or a side dish for chili! 
Course Bread, Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword cinnamon bun short cut, easy cinnamon buns, recipes with marshmallow
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes
Servings 8 buns
Author Susie


Cinnamon Buns

  • 1 tube crescent roll dough 8 count
  • 4 tbsp butter melted
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 8 marshmallows

Powder Sugar Glaze

  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tbsp 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.