This easy holiday breakfast can be whipped up in minutes and your kids will have so much fun. You only need a couple of ingredients for to make this cute little Cinnamon Roll Snowman so you can do it even on a busy morning.
My kiddos are all about the holidays. They were ready for Christmas at least two months ago, but now that Thanksgiving has passed we are fully embracing all of our holiday traditions.
We love to make fun breakfasts all throughout the Christmas season. On Christmas day we usually have a breakfast casserole, but leading up to the day we have all sorts of fun breakfasts, especially on Christmas Eve. We have had a lot of fun with Pillsbury cinnamon rolls in the past. We have made these Cinnamon Roll Christmas Trees, which the kids love to “decorate.” We also make them for other holidays like Valentine’s Day and Halloween too, but of course Christmas is always the most fun!
These Cinnamon Roll Snowmen can be a fun breakfast for the family, or also makes a great activity for a Christmas party for kids, or a fun conversation starter for a brunch.
How to Make a Snowman out of Cinnamon Rolls
As I mentioned above, these little guys have only a handful of ingredients so it is easy to make whether you have all morning to be creative or you are in a bit of a rush but want to make the day special. I have most of the ingredients for these on hand usually so it is a breakfast I can make on the spur of the moment too which is nice.
Here is what you need to make some snowmen!
This recipe makes 5 snowmen. If you want to make more, you can double or triple the recipe to feed a crowd.
- 1 roll Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls– These are the regular old classic Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls, not the Grands.
- 5 pretzel sticks– I used Snyder’s and was able to break the sticks in half for the perfect length. If the brand you use are smaller, you might need 10 of these.
- 15 chocolate chips– You will use two types of chocolate chips. These larger ones will be the buttons for the snowman.
- 30 mini chocolate chips– You can grab these next to the regular chocolate chips at the grocery store. Nestle is the brand I use and the only one I have seen that makes the mini chips.
- 5 orange Tic Tacs– When I was shopping for these, I found only giant packs of orange. Since I wasn’t quite ready to commit to so many, I also found a mixed fruit single pack that had a bunch of colors including orange, so I went with that.
- Preheat the oven as directed on the cinnamon roll package. This is usually 375-400˚F.
- Place 5 cinnamon rolls, evenly spaced on a large baking sheet. Take the remaining 3 rolls and pinch them in half. Press the edges with your hands to create a smaller circular cinnamon roll and place it at the top of the bigger cinnamon roll with the seam side toward the bigger roll.
- Bake as directed (usually 12-15 minutes) until cinnamon rolls are done and remove from oven and let cool.
- Frost the cinnamon rolls with the included frosting. Then place 6 mini chocolate chips to form 2 eyes and a mouth on each head. Place 3 regular chocolate chips on each to create buttons. Put a tic tac on each face for the nose and break the pretzel stick in half and push one into each side for arms.
- Enjoy! You can also place all the pieces to make the snowman on a plate and let the kids get creative in making their own!
I hope you enjoy this quick and easy Christmas breakfast! If you make it I would love for you to let me know by leaving a comment below, or tag me on a photo on Instagram @easyfamilyrecipes. I love getting to see your creations!