Quick and easy Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls made with refrigerated dough, chocolate chips, and cinnamon.

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Heeey! How goes it? How was your weekend?

Mine, you ask? It was FABULOUS!

Well, apart from ruining our freshly painted walls and bumping my kid’s head into the car door. Other than that it was all good! I even got to pretty up and go out! First stop was a cutie’s FIRST birthday, and then we continued our Sunday-Funday by going to our Church picnic.

Good times!

But, you know what this story is really about?

This is a story all about how I wanted to have some cinnamon rolls, but I wanted them right then and now!

So cheesy… I know! I can’t help myself!

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Very often I make something and think how in the world did I live without this awesomeness? Just, how?!

You’re probably thinking She is craaaaazy, trying to convince me to roll out dough and bake for hours in this hot-mess of a weather! But, the beauty of these Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls is that you don’t have to do much work. Actually, these should just be renamed and called lazy cinnamon rolls. You don’t have to roll nothin’, you don’t have to wait for any dough to rise, fall, or whatever comes in between those two. Today it is all about the refrigerated dough, baby!

The first time I made these, I wanted to shoot myself because they are too freakin’ easy to make, which is why I have made them gazillion times in the last 2 months. AND they are GOOOOOD! Oh goodness, they are amazing!  I could not stop eating them. I THANK Pillsbury for putting only 8 rolls in a can. Swear, if they have to start rolling me out of my house, it will be because of these rolls. For reals. I am not kidding. You just wait. You’ll see. Make them. You won’t be able to stop yourself.

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Go and pick up a can of Crescent Rounds and some chocolate chips. You can thank me later. (You’re welcome) ;-D

In case you are looking for an authentic Cinnamon Rolls recipe, click over and save the recipe to these pretty incredible Cinnamon Rolls with Pecans and Lemon Cream Cheese Frosting.


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Quick and easy Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls made with refrigerated dough, chocolate chips, and cinnamon.
Serves: Serves 8
Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls
  • 1 can Crescent Rounds Dough
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • ½ tablespoon cinnamon
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips, chopped
Vanilla Glaze
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • ½ teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  1. Preheat oven to 375.
  2. Lightly grease an 8-inch cake pan with non-stick spray; set aside.
  3. Separate dough into 8 rolls and unroll.
  4. Brush each piece of dough with melted butter.
  5. In a small bowl, mix together cinnamon and sugar.
  6. Evenly divide and sprinkle a generous amount of cinnamon-sugar over each roll.
  7. Evenly divide chopped chocolate and spread over cinnamon-sugar.
  8. Carefully roll up each dough, pinching seams together.
  9. Arrange the rolls 1 inch apart in the prepared cake pan.
  10. Bake for 15 to 17 minutes, or until tops are golden brown.
  11. In the meantime prepare the vanilla glaze.
  12. Place milk, vanilla, and powdered sugar in a small saucepan and cook over medium-heat, stirring constantly just until combined and no lumps appear.
  13. Remove cinnamon rolls from oven and immediately brush rolls with prepared glaze.
  14. Serve.

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  1. Jen January 16, 2014 at 7:07 PM - Reply

    These look so good! Going to make them this weekend!

  2. Paula @ Vintage Kitchen Notes July 11, 2013 at 2:42 PM - Reply

    Love that the topping looks crunchy! Can´t go wrong with no-knead cinnamon rolls, no matter the weather.

  3. Pamela @ Brooklyn Farm Girl July 11, 2013 at 12:49 PM - Reply

    Scrolling on your page my heart skilled a beat as I spotted these cinnamon rolls. BEAUTIFUL! I cannot wait to make these!

  4. Denise Browning July 9, 2013 at 7:14 AM - Reply

    AMAZING! Please, give me the whole pan for breakfast…

  5. Ramona July 9, 2013 at 7:00 AM - Reply

    Chocolate and cinnamon rolls together.. all I can say is Halleluiah!

  6. Jennifer July 8, 2013 at 5:59 PM - Reply

    These look soooooo good! And anything with chocolate and cinnamon gets a big thumbs up from me.

  7. Carol | a cup of mascarpone July 8, 2013 at 4:43 PM - Reply

    These look scrumptious, Kate!!!

  8. Deanna July 8, 2013 at 2:32 PM - Reply

    Don’t worry-the other day at the beach I was trying to give my 13 month old water and she was taking a swig at it so fast that I dumped water all over her-she laughed but I felt so bad!

    I am always stumped for breakfast ideas-might try this one!

    • Katerina Petrovska July 9, 2013 at 12:03 AM - Reply

      This is a breakfast meal that you’ll want to have again, and again, and again… ;-D

  9. Nancy P.@thebittersideofsweet July 8, 2013 at 2:25 PM - Reply

    I could see that these could become very addicting!

  10. Christine July 8, 2013 at 12:50 PM - Reply

    These loos so good and pretty simply. These might be one of the first things I bake in my new place!

    • Katerina Petrovska July 9, 2013 at 12:05 AM - Reply

      Congrats on your new place! Ooooh these would be a great treat to welcome yourself to your new home!! :-)

  11. Valerie @ From Valerie's Kitchen July 8, 2013 at 10:53 AM - Reply

    I love recipes using crescent roll dough! These look totally amazing Kate. Yum!

  12. Valerie July 8, 2013 at 10:22 AM - Reply

    Oh, non-rolling cinnamon rolls!! I almost cried over a sticky pie crust dough yesterday, this is just what I need!

    Love the photos!!

  13. Oh yeah…my family would love these! And so easy. You rock. Um….you hit your child’s head on the car door? Dude!

  14. Alison Lewis July 8, 2013 at 8:38 AM - Reply

    These look SO amazing!!

  15. Jen @ Savory Simple July 8, 2013 at 7:38 AM - Reply

    wonderful weekends all around! these look amazing.

  16. Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious July 8, 2013 at 1:34 AM - Reply

    Simple, easy and just a couple of ingredients? Yeah, I’m going to need to make an emergency grocery run for some crescent rounds!

  17. Laura (Tutti Dolci) July 8, 2013 at 12:32 AM - Reply

    Beauties, these look irresistible!

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