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Semi-Homemade Chocolate Chip Cinnamon Rolls (so fast & easy!)

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Chocolate Chip Cinnamon Rolls will be your new best brunch idea! These simple cinnamon rolls take less than 10 minutes to prep and seconds to eat! Perfect with your morning coffee or on the go breakfast.

Chocolate Chip Cinnamon Rolls will be your new best brunch idea! These simple cinnamon rolls take less than 10 minutes to prep and seconds to eat! | ww.persnicketyplates.com

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Serve these Chocolate Chip Cinnamon Rolls for breakfast with Ham & Potato Breakfast Casserole and some fruit!

Guys. These chocolate chip cinnamon rolls are really good. For some reason, I didn’t expect them to be as good as they were. Sometimes that happens to me. I go in with mediocre expectations and come away fully impressed. I like when it happens.

I hadn’t had a decent cinnamon roll in a long time. I used to enjoy stopping at Cinnabon at the mall every once in awhile. Then I realized they’re like 1,000 calories so I cut out that treat.

These cinnamon rolls are much smaller than a Cinnabon, but they’re only about 200 calories each. MUCH better.

Chocolate Chip Cinnamon Rolls will be your new best brunch idea! These simple cinnamon rolls take less than 10 minutes to prep and seconds to eat! Perfect with your morning coffee or on the go breakfast.

INGREDIENTS

  • Crescent Rolls – I used the “rounds” for these.
  • Butter
  • Sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Mini Chocolate Chips
  • Powdered Sugar
  • Milk
  • Vanilla Extract

TIPS & TRICKS

  • I use Pillsbury Crescent Rounds for these rolls. If you have regular crescents on hand, I think they’ll work fine.
  • Line the bottom of your baking dish with parchment paper cut in the shape of a circle to make clean up easier.
  • After you roll up each dough strip, gently pinch the ends together so they stay in place.
  • If you don’t eat them all in one sitting, these cinnamon rolls will warm up nicely in the microwave but they only need a few seconds!

Chocolate Chip Cinnamon Rolls will be your new best brunch idea! These simple cinnamon rolls take less than 10 minutes to prep and seconds to eat! Regardless, I’m happy about these. The melty chocolate in the center is delicious. They were best right out of the oven but the next day, I put one in the microwave for 9 seconds (not ten. nine.) and it was just as good.

Really easy + really good = a winner. Try them.

TOOLS FOUND ON AMAZON TO HELP YOU

  • 8″ Round Pan – You can use a dark, non-stick pan or a glass dish.
  • Pastry Brush – To brush the melted butter on the dough.
  • Cutting Board – I like to roll the dough out on a board instead of directly on the counter.

 

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Chocolate Chip Cinnamon Rolls

Melissa | Persnickety Plates
Chocolate Chip Cinnamon Rolls will be your new best brunch idea! These simple cinnamon rolls take less than 10 minutes to prep and seconds to eat! Perfect with your morning coffee or on the go breakfast.
5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Total Time 25 mins
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Servings 8 rolls
Calories 208 kcal

Ingredients
  

For the cinnamon rolls

  • 1 can Crescent Rounds dough
  • 2 Tablespoons butter melted
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 Tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate chips

For the glaze

Instructions
 

  • Preheat your oven to 375 degrees and grease an 8-inch round pan. Set aside.
  • On a large cutting board, separate the dough into 8 rolls and (gently) unroll into strips.
  • Use a pastry brush to coat each strip with the melted butter.
  • In a small bowl, add the cinnamon and sugar and stir to fully combine. Sprinkle evenly over each dough strip.
  • Sprinkle the mini chocolate chips over each strip so they’re well coated.
  • Gently and carefully roll up each strip and pinch the ends together. Arrange them into your prepared pan, about 1″ apart.
  • Sprinkle the top of the rolls with any leftover cinnamon/sugar mixture and/or chocolate chips (that might have slipped out during the “roll-up” phase).
  • Bake for 15 minutes or until the tops just start to brown.
  • While the rolls are cooking, make the vanilla glaze.
  • In a small saucepan, add the powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract. Stir constantly over medium heat until fully combined and all the lumps are out.
  • When the rolls are done, brush immediately with the glaze.

Notes

Very slightly adapted from Diethood via A Night Owl

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 208kcalCarbohydrates: 29gProtein: 1gFat: 10gSaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 8mgSodium: 251mgSugar: 20gVitamin A: 100IUCalcium: 14mgIron: 0.5mg

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  1. Julie says

    Ah, this is a wonderful recipe, Melissa! And so simple since you are using crescent rolls. I keep saying I am going to make cinnamon rolls from scratch but I never do because I either don’t get up early enough to make the dough or I don’t make it the night before. Your method is perfect! Pinned and sharing on social media. Thanks for sharing at Marvelous Mondays!

    Julie @ This Gal Cooks

  2. Cathy Compeau says

    Yum!

    I would love for you to share and link up at my weekly TGIF Link Party if you haven’t already this week. Your favorite posts, most popular, recent or new! The party is open every Thursday night and closes Wednesday’s at midnight. Followed by (Not SO) Wordless Wednesday! http://apeekintomyparadise.blogspot.com/. I would be honored if you join us! Have a wonderful week!

    Hugs, Cathy

  3. Rachel Willis says

    Oh my GAWD! I love cinnamon and chocolate! Kind of like Mexican chocolate, which I LOVE. Pinning for sure!

  4. Kate | Food Babbles says

    These look SOOOOO good!! Love the addition of chocolate to these easy to make cinnamon rolls. Yum! Making these for breakfast sometime this week for sure.

  5. TheTastyFork says

    SO amazing!!! YUM! Please make these for me when I’m in Detroit. I’m sure I’ll need something like this when I wake up after the wedding 🙂

  6. Rhona Haley says

    I am not sure how to get the round shape since the crescent rolls are in a triangle. Can you explain further?

    • Melissa Williams says

      Hi Rhona,

      If you notice in the recipe, I used Crescent Rounds which are circular & not triangles =)

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