Monday, January 18, 2010

Cheater Cinnamon Bites

My family, and most of all my husband absolutely LOVE cinnamon rolls. Sometimes I don't have time to make them from scratch, or I just think about it too late. It is hard to find the time when you know that you have to let the raise {twice}.

Improvising is in my nature, and so was created our cheaters recipes for the next best thing to home made cinnamon rolls.

What I used:
Rhodes frozen rolls
cinnamon and granulated sugar (and a dash of nutmeg)
a bundt pan

What I did:
Let the rolls raise 2 hours, but there is a quick recipe (1 hour) on the packaging
Cut the rolls up with my kitchen scissors into dough chunks
Coat roll pieces with butter. I melted the butter and just dropped the chunks into it letting them coat completely. I immediately then dropped them into a cinnamon and sugar mixture. 1 part cinnamon - 2 parts sugar.
Spray the bottom of a bundt pan or cupcake tin and drop the pieces in together.

Cook at 350 for about 12-15 minutes.

The best part: Cream Cheese Frosting! Yummy.
You can always use store bought if you are still tight on time. But this recipe can be done while the bites cook, and it is definitely worth it.

2 sticks soft butter or margarine
1 - 8 oz. box of cream cheese
3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp. lemon juice
1 tsp vanilla extract

While your cinnamon rolls or cheater bites are baking, beat cream cheese and butter together in a bowl with a mixer. Slowly add the powdered sugar. Once all of the sugar is in the bowl, beat for another 12 minutes. When almost done add in lemon juice and vanilla.

Tip: This frosting will stay good in the fridge for more than a week, so put some more treats on your menu and save the extra for later!

Enjoy your treats,


Ky said...

Yum. If I could eat this picture, I would eat it now. Man, how do I not own a bundt pan??

Marisa said...

I'm a friend of Kylie's, and I tried these tonight. AWESOME! In fact, I feel a little sick from eating so many.

Eileen said...

Looks good. See you can cook! ;) I will have to try that.