Cinnamon Crescent Twists

Breakfast · April 21, 2018

These are my family’s all time favorite crescent roll desserts! Butter and cinnamon sugar wrapped up in Pillsbury crescent roll dough, twisted and baked to crispy perfection! Every time we make these quick and easy Cinnamon Crescent Twists, they disappear in minutes!!

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Favorite Pillsbury Crescent Roll Dessert Recipe

Do your kids ask for food ALL. DAY. LONG? Mine do. I admit it gets a little annoying, but we finally set up some snack bins in the pantry that the kids know they are always allowed to have if they just ask. Mind you, we do have some rules but the kids know they get a “snack” in between breakfast and lunch as well as between lunch and dinner. Even though we have these snacks Lily and I often like to make a few “treats” for the family to enjoy throughout the day.

One of those treats is a recipe we found a few years ago from Little Birdie Secrets for Cinnamon Crescent Twists. It’s a super simple treat that takes minutes to throw together and is one the kids LOVE! I mean, who doesn’t love sugar, cinnamon, and butter wrapped up in Crescent roll dough, right?!

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How to Make Cinnamon Crescent Rolls Twists

Raise your hand if you’re a fan of recipes with less than 5 ingredients! I AM! And if you’re anything like me, I’m sure you are too. Lucky for us, this recipe only requires FOUR ingredients!!

  • Sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Butter
  • Pillsbury Crescent Roll Dough

And the instructions are just as simple. All you do is unroll your crescent roll dough and separate it into 4 rectangles, pressing the triangles together to form the rectangles. Spread the melted butter onto 2 of the rectangles and sprinkle a little less than half the cinnamon/sugar mixture on top. Take the two non-buttered rectangles and put those on top of your buttered rectangles, pressing the edges together. Cut both rectangles into 6 strips and top with any reserve melted butter. Twist each strip a few times and spread onto cookie sheet, top with remaining cinnamon and sugar, and BAKE!


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We usually have to double this recipe so there’s enough to go around, because these disappear in MINUTES! I don’t even mind though, because this dessert uses so few ingredients and only takes hardly any time to put together! You might find yourself making these fairly often. 😉

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Cinnamon Crescent Twists recipe

These are my family's all time favorite crescent roll desserts! Butter and cinnamon sugar wrapped up in Pillsbury crescent roll dough, twisted and baked to crispy perfection! Every time we make these quick and easy Cinnamon Crescent Twists, they disappear in minutes!!

Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 12 twists
Calories 99 kcal

Ingredients

  • 2 TB sugar
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1 can crescent rolls (8 oz)
  • 3 TB butter melted

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375.

  2. Unroll your crescent dough and lay down as 4 rectangles on a greased cookie sheet making sure you press the triangles together to form the rectangles.

  3. Mix together your sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl and set aside.

  4. Spread melted butter onto 2 of the rectangles and sprinkle a little less than half the cinnamon/sugar mixture on top of the melted butter.

  5. Take the two non-buttered rectangles and put those on top of your buttered and cinnamon/sugar rectangles. Press edges together.

  6. Cut both rectangles into 6 strips and top with any reserve melted butter. Twist each strip a few times and spread onto cookie sheet.

  7. Sprinkle with remaining cinnamon and sugar. Bake for 8-10 minutes.

Nutrition Facts
Cinnamon Crescent Twists recipe
Amount Per Serving (1 twist)
Calories 99 Calories from Fat 54
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 6g 9%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 7mg 2%
Sodium 173mg 7%
Total Carbohydrates 9g 3%
Sugars 3g
Vitamin A 1.8%
Calcium 0.3%
Iron 1.4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

If you like these cinnamon twists, you should also try:

Cinnamon & Cream Cheese Crescent Rolls

ENJOY!

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    Crystal

    Yummy! I want to eat the for myself. Thanks for the recipe 🙂

    Jaclyn

    These looks completely irresistible!!

    Andi @ The Weary Chef

    Love these, Kristyn! My kids are crazy about cinnamon twists from our local bakery, but next time I’ll try making my own this way instead. Sharing!

    Kat

    Mine are in the oven right now!! So excited to try them- for breakfast!! Thanks! Definitely going to share because it’s so simple!

      Lil' Luna

      How did these turn out? Hope you liked them as much as my family does!!

    Elizabeth

    TB?

    Tiffany

    I found this recipe thru pinterest 🙂 Was wondering if you think these would freeze well? If so, before or after baking?

      Lil' Luna

      Unfortunately, I have never tried freezing these before. I would imagine they would work but I don’t think they would taste as well. If you HAVE to freeze them I woul thinking freezing them after you bake might work better. 😉

    Castrofamilyfour

    i just made these but they’re not crispy like I would like. Any suggestions?

      stephanie

      You can try this: after you cut into strips, press all edges completely closed to keep the filling inside, twist as directed, but instead of baking, try frying in 350° oil for a crispy outside and soft inside. 🙂 i did not try this theory, but it sounds plausible.

    Jodi Jacobs

    My daughters are hungry a lot and are whining that they want food

    boy bobbette

    hey – this is great but i am always so disappointed when it calls for already-made dough. is there a chance you could direct us to a recipe for crescent rolls so that we could make our own…? don’t get me wrong – i totally get it- not to mention i would do it f time were an issue (who doesn’t love those stupid rolls…) but i just want to have the option. any ideas…? thank you for all the fabulous cinnamon recipes — i admit i’ve gone a little batty with that spice lately ..l wonder if it has any other health benefits besides weight control..? (hahahahaha….) (no really, that’s a thing…..) (hence…. hahhaaahahaha….) ok! thanks again for everything 🙂 xo

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