Dough Hack: Cinnamon Roll Twists

image source: kelsey banfield | babble
image source: kelsey banfield | babble

My daughter has been in a breadsticks craze lately. She is all about flavoring them up and dipping them in all sorts of sauces and delicious dips. They can be savory or sweet. I bought a few cans of dough and we came up with these great Cinnamon Roll Twists. They were delicious for a snack and fancy enough to serve to her friends when they came for dinner.

Making them is really easy. The idea is that cinnamon roll dough is rolled out and layered with amazing fillings. Then after being baked to perfection, we enjoy this dough hack with delicious dipping sauces.

Dessert Twists
image source: kelsey banfield

Cinnamon Roll Twists

Makes: 5 per flavor

Chocolate Hazelnut Ingredients

  • 1 can cinnamon roll dough
  • Chocolate hazelnut (like Nutella)
  • 5 tablespoons chopped hazelnuts
  • 4 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 8 ounces cream cheese
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 cups confectioners’ sugar

Chocolate Coconut Ingredients

  • 1 can cinnamon roll dough
  • Chocolate spread
  • 5 tablespoons sweetened shredded coconut
  • 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
  • 1/3 cup whole milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract

Cinnamon Pecan Ingredients

  • 1 can cinnamon roll dough
  • 1/4 cup cinnamon sugar
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  2. Unroll the cinnamon rolls and line up all 5 strips on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper.
  3. Layer the strips with 1 teaspoon of your spread, or sprinkle liberally with 2 teaspoons of the cinnamon sugar. Top the spread or sugar with the hazelnuts, coconut, or pecans. Pressing them in so they stick.
  4. Twist the strips tightly several times. Bake them for 18-20 minutes, or until they are golden brown.
  5. To make the cream cheese dip: beat the butter, cream cheese, milk, vanilla, and confectioners’ sugar together until smooth.
  6. For vanilla dip: Beat the confectioners’ sugar, milk, and vanilla until smooth. Serve the twists warm with dips or a piping hot cup of hot chocolate!
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