Nutella “Cinnamon” Rolls

My family really enjoys a good cinnamon roll (Who doesn’t?), and lately my husband has been caught several times eating certain chocolate hazelnut spreads out of the jar. Since I’ve seen many variations of combinations of the two (Nutella in a roll) on Pinterest, I decided to test the combination out for myself.

nutella cinnamon rolls, Nutella “Cinnamon” Rolls,

nutella cinnamon rolls, Nutella “Cinnamon” Rolls,

They turned out fun and delicious, and since I took a shortcut with the dough, they were easy and quick as well!

nutella cinnamon rolls, Nutella “Cinnamon” Rolls,
Ingredients:

  • One 8 ounce can crescent rolls
  • 1/3 cup nutella or other brand of chocolate hazelnut spread
  • 2 to 3 Tablespoons vanilla frosting
  • (I used store bought frosting, but you could also make your own:
    Homemade glaze for drizzling: 1 cup powdered sugar, 1/2 teaspoon vanilla & 1 to 2 Tablespoons of milk)

nutella cinnamon rolls, Nutella “Cinnamon” Rolls,

DIRECTIONS:
Open the can of rolls and roll them out as best you can without pulling them apart.  Pinch together any gaps in the dough so it’s all one solid rectangle.

nutella cinnamon rolls, Nutella “Cinnamon” Rolls,

Slightly soften your hazelnut spread in the microwave for no longer than 10 seconds, so it will be easy to spread without ripping up your dough, but not too runny either.  Then spread it over the dough, leaving a small edge.

nutella cinnamon rolls, Nutella “Cinnamon” Rolls, Start at one of the short sides, and roll up the dough all the way as tightly as you can.
nutella cinnamon rolls, Nutella “Cinnamon” Rolls, Now you’re ready to slice. It’s a little messy, but don’t worry, once they’re baked, they’ll look fine. To make each the same size, a little trick is to cut the whole roll in half first, and that makes it easier to eyeball the rest of the cuts.  It makes 10 rolls in total, so cut each half into 5 rolls.

nutella cinnamon rolls, Nutella “Cinnamon” Rolls, Place them in a lightly greased muffin tin pan (This helps them stay pretty and round when they bake).
Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 10 minutes, but watch them so they don’t get over-done on the bottom.

nutella cinnamon rolls, Nutella “Cinnamon” Rolls, Let them cool in the pan for a couple of minutes, and then pop them out onto some cooling racks over wax paper or foil to drizzle the frosting, and make clean up easier.

nutella cinnamon rolls, Nutella “Cinnamon” Rolls, To keep things super easy, I keep store bought vanilla frosting on hand, either in the cabinet, or if it’s opened, in the refrigerator. I softened it up a little in the microwave and put it in a baggie and snipped the end to make it easy to drizzle over the nutella rolls.

nutella cinnamon rolls, Nutella “Cinnamon” Rolls,

Don’t they look scrumptious!

nutella cinnamon rolls, Nutella “Cinnamon” Rolls,
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Nutella "Cinnamon" Rolls

Course Breakfast or Dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 10
Author Joyful Homemaking

Ingredients

  • One 8 ounce can crescent rolls
  • 1/3 cup nutella or other brand of chocolate hazelnut spread
  • 2 Tablespoons vanilla frosting
  • I used store bought frosting, but you could also make your own
  • Homemade glaze for drizzling: 1 cup powdered sugar 1/2 teaspoon vanilla & 1 to 2 Tablespoons of milk

Instructions

  • Open the can of rolls, and roll them out as best you can without pulling them apart.
  • Pinch together any gaps in the dough so it’s all one solid rectangle.
  • Slightly soften your hazelnut spread in the microwave for no longer than 10 seconds, so it will be easy to spread without ripping up your dough.
  • Then spread it over the dough, leaving a small edge.
  • Start at one of the short sides, and roll up the dough all the way as tightly as you can.
  • Now you’re ready to slice.
  • It’s a little messy, but don’t worry because once they’re baked, they’ll look fine.
  • To make each the same size, a little trick is to cut the whole roll in half first, and that makes it easier to eyeball the rest of the cuts.
  • It makes 10 rolls in total, so cut each half into 5 rolls.
  • Place them in a lightly greased muffin tin pan (This helps them stay pretty and round when they bake).
  • Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for about 10 minutes, but watch them so they don’t get over-done.
  • Let them cool in the pan for a couple of minutes, and then pop them out onto some cooling racks over wax paper, foil or parchment paper to drizzle on the frosting.
  • To keep things super easy, I keep store bought vanilla frosting on hand, either in the cabinet, or if it’s opened, in the refrigerator.
  • I softened it up a little in the microwave and put it in a baggie, and then snipped the end to make it easy to drizzle over the nutella rolls.

If you have some Nutella lovers in your house, you have to try these delicious morsels!

nutella cinnamon rolls, Nutella “Cinnamon” Rolls,

nutella cinnamon rolls, Nutella “Cinnamon” Rolls,

Here are a couple of other treats you’ll like as well:

nutella cinnamon rolls, Nutella “Cinnamon” Rolls,

Yummy!

nutella cinnamon rolls, Nutella “Cinnamon” Rolls,

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nutella cinnamon rolls, Nutella “Cinnamon” Rolls, and just in time for Easter, Bunny Cinnamon Rolls!

Have some fun!