Turn refrigerated cinnamon roll dough into adorable bunnies. These sweet treats are perfect for Easter brunches and baby showers.

Recipe Summary

prep:
15 mins
cook:
15 mins
total:
30 mins
Servings:
5
Yield:
5 servings
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Ingredients

5
Original recipe yields 5 servings
The ingredient list now reflects the servings specified
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Directions

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  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

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  • Unroll the dough of 1 cinnamon roll and cut in half. Roll 1 of the halves to form the "body". Rotate the roll so the outer end of the roll is facing downward. This will form the bunny's "front legs". Cut off 1/3 of the remaining dough and roll it up to form the "tail". Roll up the last 2/3 of the dough to about the halfway point to form the "head". Slice through the remaining unrolled portion and fan out the pieces to form the "ears".

  • To attach the "tail" and "head" to the "body", rub away any cinnamon coating, wet the dough, and press the pieces together. Spread out the "ears" and pinch them at the tips to shape. Repeat with remaining rolls.

  • Transfer the "bunnies" to the prepared baking sheet by carefully lifting with a spatula or scraper.

  • Bake in the preheated oven until golden brown, 15 to 18 minutes. Slide parchment paper with "bunnies" onto a rack to cool slightly.

  • Spread the glaze onto the warm "bunnies", following the pattern of the swirls and ears. Press a raisin in the the center of the swirl on the head to form the "eyes".

Editor's Note:

See how it's done step-by-step.

Nutrition Facts

291 calories; protein 3.6g 7% DV; carbohydrates 49.3g 16% DV; fat 8.1g 13% DV; cholesterolmg; sodium 543.1mg 22% DV. Full Nutrition

Reviews (15)

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Most helpful positive review

Rating: 5 stars
02/25/2018
Adorable! I substituted the raisins for gummy candy though. Read More
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Most helpful critical review

Rating: 3 stars
04/05/2018
They got a bit too puffy and lost a bit of the "bunny " look as they baked.... Don't know if it it's how I rolled them or what. Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
03/30/2018
You definitely need store-bought cinnamon rolls to do this or at least use a recipe in which the dough comes out really flat. I used a cinnamon roll recipe that yielded a very puffy dough which is difficult to shape into a bunny in the first place and it loses what definition it had after it's been baked (looks like a blob). Read More
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Rating: 3 stars
04/05/2018
They got a bit too puffy and lost a bit of the "bunny " look as they baked.... Don't know if it it's how I rolled them or what. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
02/24/2018
Adorable! I substituted the raisins for gummy candy though. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
04/03/2017
So cute! Once you get the hang of rolling/rerolling these guys it's a fun easy recipe that's perfect for springtime. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
03/28/2016
Super fun! Kids loved them. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/16/2017
Fun!!! The kids thought these were super cool. Read More
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Rating: 5 stars
09/18/2017
So cute it would be a perfect treat for Easter! Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/05/2020
So much fun! Thank you for the idea. Read More
Rating: 5 stars
04/10/2020
This was amazing. Read More