Crescent Roll Cinnamon Rolls

by Alli

This post, Crescent Roll Cinnamon Rolls, was sponsored by SheSpeaks, Inc. and Just Born, Inc. All opinions are mine alone.

Cinnamon Rolls are one of my favorite things! I love the ooey-gooey center, the glaze and they pair perfectly with a hot cup of coffee or a cold glass of milk. 

Traditional cinnamon rolls take a while to prepare, but I make my Crescent Roll Cinnamon Rolls with – you guessed it – crescent rolls. No yeast involved!

After drizzling the Crescent Roll Cinnamon Rolls with icing, you can also add adorable and tasty PEEPS Marshmallow Snowmen on top of each roll. Of course, this step is completely optional but the kids love the snowman on top of their rolls. 

Crescent Roll Cinnamon Rolls are easy to make and fun to eat.

When it comes to cinnamon rolls, I’m all about that icing! When I top my warm Crescent Roll Cinnamon Rolls with Marshmallow PEEPS, it takes cinnamon rolls to a whole new level and the kids love these. 

Ingredients You’ll Need (full recipe card down below!)

  • refrigerated crescent rolls
  • granulated sugar
  • ground cinnamon
  • PEEPS Marshmallow Snowmen (totally optional – I garnish the cinnamon rolls with these snowmen when the grandkids are visiting) 


  • powdered sugar
  • milk
  • vanilla extract

How To Make Crescent Roll Cinnamon Rolls 

Unroll the crescent roll dough and pinch perforations to seal.

First Step in making Crescent Roll Cinnamon Rolls

Stir together granulated sugar and cinnamon and sprinkle mixture evenly over dough.

Sprinkle Crescent Roll Cinnamon Rolls with cinnamon and sugar.

Roll up, jellyroll fashion, starting with a long side. Pinch edges to seal.

How to Make Crescent Roll Cinnamon Rolls

Cut the log into 12 slices.

Cut Crescent Roll Cinnamon Rolls into Slices

Place, cut side down, in a lightly greased round cake pan. Bake at 375º for 15 minutes or until rolls are golden brown.

Crescent Roll Cinnamon Rolls are done in under 20 minutes

Combine powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla. Stir until smooth. Drizzle over warm rolls.

Crescent Roll Cinnamon Rolls

During the wintertime, when the grandkids are here, I top each cinnamon roll with PEEPS Marshmallow Snowmen. When I’m making cinnamon rolls for my husband and me, I omit the snowmen. 

Crescent Roll Cinnamon Rolls

Yield: 12 cinnamon rolls

Crescent Roll Cinnamon Rolls

Crescent Roll Cinnamon Rolls

Crescent Roll Cinnamon Rolls are easy to make and they are tender and delicious.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes


  • 1 (8 oz) can refrigerated crescent rolls
  • 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • PEEPS Marshmallow Snowmen (optional)


  • 2/3 cup sifted powdered sugar
  • 2 teaspoons milk
  • 1/8 teaspoon vanilla extract


  1. Unroll crescent roll dough. Pinch all perforations together to seal.
  2. Stir together granulated sugar and cinnamon. Sprinkle mixture evenly over the crescent roll.
  3. Roll up, jellyroll style, starting with a long side. Pinch edges to seal.
  4. Gently cut into 12 slices and place, cut side down, in a lightly greased round cake pan.
  5. Bake at 375º for 15 minutes OR until rolls are golden brown.
  6. Combine the icing ingredients and drizzle over warm cinnamon rolls.
  7. Top each cinnamon roll with PEEPS Marshmallow Snowmen (optional).

Nutrition Information



Serving Size

2 cinnamon rolls

Amount Per Serving Calories 83Total Fat 1gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 0gCholesterol 3mgSodium 22mgCarbohydrates 19gFiber 0gSugar 16gProtein 0g

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When it comes to stress-free holiday entertaining, here’s how I do it!

Stress-Free Holiday Entertaining

  1. Forget about perfection – Things may go wrong. Go with it and remember, it’s the wacky stuff that we remember and laugh about later.
  2. Keep it simple – Now is not the time to try out that new, mile-long recipe. Semi-homemade recipes are the way to go.
  3. Decorate the day before – It’s one less thing you have to do the day of.
  4. You don’t have to light candles – These cinnamon rolls will make your house smell amazing.
  5. Your guests just want to have fun . . . with you! Get out of the kitchen and mix and mingle!
  6. Stock up on Marshmallow PEEPS – My son-in-law qualifies for the biggest Marshmallow PEEPS fan! I make sure I have plenty of PEEPS Delights on hand throughout the holidays for snacking and stuffing in stockings.

PEEPS® (America’s Most Beloved Brand) of marshmallow-based, sweet-tasting, colorful, and seasonal flavors is the brand that adds PEEPSonality to every celebration because it’s the only treat where cute and quirky live in harmony. We’re all about cute and quirky at my house!

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Once you make these Cinnamon Rolls, you will want to make them over and over. They begin with crescent rolls and are ready in under 20 minutes.




robin rue December 6, 2017 - 6:37 am

These cinnamon rolls sound like a perfect breakfast on Christmas morning! We looooove cinnamon rolls with gooey frosting around here 🙂

Tomi C December 6, 2017 - 6:39 am

Peeps on cinnamon rolls.?! Mind blown. This is just the cutest idea. My middle son like your son in law is a huge fan of marshmallow Peeps and I’m sure he would love these cinnamon rolls. I may just have to bake these. Thanks for sharing.

Amber Myers December 6, 2017 - 8:19 am

Oh yum ,what a great idea. We love cinnamon rolls and adding peeps to them would be extra fun. I might have to make these this weekend!

Joanna @ Everyday Made Fresh December 6, 2017 - 11:06 am

Totally didn’t know you could do that with crescent rolls! Great idea. Love the fun touch with the Peep snowman.

Jeanettte December 6, 2017 - 11:29 am

These sound like the perfect breakfast! It would be fun to make these on Christmas day! I love the smell of fresh cinnamon rolls in the morning!

candy December 6, 2017 - 1:11 pm

This is a quick and easy way to make cinnamon rolls. Adding the snowmen peeps or trees would be fun and give the kids something to laugh, talk about and enjoy.

Heather December 6, 2017 - 5:27 pm

Nothing better than warm cinnamon rolls right from the oven. Pillsbury makes an easy job of it.

Jenn @ EngineerMommy December 6, 2017 - 5:53 pm

These cinnamon rolls look absolutely amazing. I love how you used PEEPS on top. They look so fun and festive!

Pam December 6, 2017 - 6:05 pm

This is such an easy way to make cinnamon rolls! I love the idea of topping them with a peep.

valmg @ Mom Knows It All December 6, 2017 - 10:36 pm

I’ve made crescent roll cinnamon rolls, they’re nice and simple and tasty. The snowman makes for a really cute touch.

Ali Rost December 6, 2017 - 11:15 pm

This is a great idea and so Christmassy. I was just thinking to myself, ‘hmm how will I go about breakfast on Christmas morning’ then I opened up your blog and you’ve given me the answer! When I was a kid I would just eat the chocolate, satsumas and walnuts in my stocking instead but I’m in love with sweet cinnamon buns. x

Claudia Krusch December 6, 2017 - 11:27 pm

These Crescent Roll Cinnamon Rolls look so delicious and easy to make. I will have to pick up some Peeps and try this recipe on the weekend. I am sure it will be a big hit.

ricci December 7, 2017 - 1:33 am

These crescent roll cinnamon rolls look amazing!! These would be perfect to make on Christmas morning!!

Chasity L Boatman December 7, 2017 - 6:06 am

Oh my goodness the peeps are so cute! My kids would LOVE this for their Christmas breakfast. This would be great for a Christmas tradition.

Marysa December 7, 2017 - 7:49 am

How cute! My kids would love to come down to breakfast to see this on the table. Not to tough and the house would smell amazing too..

Jeanine December 7, 2017 - 9:30 am

Yum. Now this is something I could do. I’ve been wanting to make cinnamon rolls for my kids for a while now, and all the recipes I find look so complicated. This looks great!

Kita Bryant December 7, 2017 - 12:09 pm

Those really are easy! They look really great too.

Michelle Cantu December 7, 2017 - 3:13 pm

I love peeps, I hide them from my kids because they are heaven to me. The cinnamon rolls would be a great weekend brunch treat my kids.

LaShawn December 7, 2017 - 10:33 pm

These are so cute! And looks easy to make.


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