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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


  • 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


  • 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.