Sugar’s Pink Heart Cinnamon Crescent Rolls – A Valentine’s Day Treat to Fall in Love With

by Sugar on January 28, 2011 · 44 comments

Sugar’s Pink Heart Cinnamon Crescent Rolls-A Valentine Treat Print

Pillsbury Grands Flaky Supreme CINNABON Cinnamon Rolls make this Valentines’ treat so easy and delicious.

I like to use the Grands because it makes 5 great big cinnamon heart buns. I also like the cream cheese icing that comes with the CINNABON rolls. If you want smaller hearts you can certainly use the regular size cinnamon rolls.

Valentines day is such a sweet holiday in so many ways. Like most people I enjoy giving little treats to the people I love.  My heart crescent cinnamon rolls are a pretty little treat to serve for breakfast or to give as a homemade gift.

Start by preheating your oven to 350° F, then simply remove the buns from the tube unrolling them only half way. You want to keep the curl at one end and form a heart and a curl at the other end. Be sure to pinch the dough slightly at the bottom because when they bake they tend to spread out.

Once you have all your hearts made you can pop them in the oven and bake as the package recommends. I bake mine in a 350° F oven on a silicone-baking sheet for about 18 minutes or until golden brown but not burned.

While they are baking it is a good time to mix up the icing. I added 3 drops of red food coloring to the cream cheese frosting in a bowl and spooned it into a small plastic baggie. I then cut a small hole in one corner of the baggie so I can pipe the pink frosting decoratively over the crescents.

After rolls are cooked I like to move them onto a cooling rack. I don’t like to frost them while they are hot because the icing will melt off.

When the rolls are cool to the touch you can ice them. I like to drizzle the icing on and angle and then sprinkle them with a little pink or red cookie sugar to give them a little sparkle.

Imagine the smiles you will get when you serve these pretty hearts. When they ask you how you made them be sure to tell them that Sugar showed you how.  :)

Sugar’s Pink Heart Cinnamon Crescent Rolls

Makes 5 rolls

Ingredients:

  • 1 (17-oz) tube Pillsbury Grands Flaky Supreme CINNABON Cinnamon Rolls
  • 3 drops of red food coloring
  • Red or pink cookie sugar

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350° F

Open the container and unroll the buns half way.  You want to keep the curl at one end and form a heart and a curl at the other end. Pinch the dough slightly at the bottom because when they bake they tend to spread out.

Bake in oven on lightly greased cookie sheet or line with a silicone-baking sheet for about 18 minutes or until golden brown but not burned.

Mix the icing from the package in a bowl with 3 drops of red food coloring. Spoon into a small plastic baggie. Cut a small hole in one corner of the baggie so you can pipe the pink frosting decoratively over the crescents once they are baked and cool.

When the rolls are cool to the touch you can ice them. I like to drizzle the icing on and angle and then sprinkle them with a little pink or red cookie sugar to give them a little sparkle.

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SAM says:

What a cute idea!

Sugar says:

Thank you Sam. It’s a cute thing to make any time of the year to just say I love you. :)

Rach says:

FYI — The smaller ones don’t really unroll :(
Cute idea though, but unfortunately the store where I bought the rolls didn’t have the jumbo ones.

Sugar says:

Oh Rach I’m sorry you couldn’t get the big ones. They unroll nicely. The little ones can be sliced with a knife but don’t work nearly as well. If you ever try them again use the big ones that I show in the photo it’s very simple. :)

Alesa says:

I bought Cinnamon Rolls today, and I am going to make them in the morning! I love it!

Sugar says:

Alesa, Glad to hear it have a wonderful day.

Kristen says:

These are absolutely adorable, and as much as we all love grands Cinne rolls, I’ll definitely be making these for the kiddo’s before school on Monday! Just to start out their Valentines Day with extra love! Thank you for this darling idea! Can’t wait to play!

Sugar says:

Kristen,

Thanks for the feedback. I’m happy you will be spreading the love. Be sure to tell your friends about my site. Enjoy!

Sharon says:

I love these! I’m always looking for different sweets to make for holidays. They look pretty easy, and my boys love cinnamon rolls. Nice Valentine’s Day breakfast treat.

Sugar says:

Sharon,

Pillsbury Rocks! I’m a busy mom and Pillsbury makes my life so much easier. I don’t like to bake but I do like to be creative. That’s why I like short cuts like this. Glad you like it too.

Sherry says:

Hey there. Quick question. Love this but am slightly confused…are you using one of the rolls to create the heart or are you putting 2 together to create the heart? I have never used this Pillsbury product so am not familiar, but it looks as tho you are joining 2 rolls to make one heart. Let me know and I’m going to try them out this weekend.

Sher

Sugar says:

Sherry it is one roll unrolled halfway and then rerolled to create the heart. If you unroll one of the rolls a little then reroll it into a circle, place the circles together at the top and slightly pinch and fold over the bottom of the heart you can easily get the shape. Once you unroll the cinnamon rolls you will see what I am talking about. There are 5 in the large pack but you can use the smaller ones too. I hope that helps. :)

Austin Girl says:

This is so creative and fun! I just made the Pillsbury Grands cinnamon rolls this morning! I even Tweeted a photo. I’ll have to shape ‘em like Valentine hearts next time.

Sugar says:

Austin Girl you will just have to make another batch this weekend. :)

Sarah Caron says:

That is such a cute idea! I might make these as a special surprise dessert for my kids on Valentine’s Day.

Sugar says:

Sarah,

Glad you like them. Have a great Valentines Day.

I do this with refrigerated breadsticks at Valentines and spread garlic butter on them when they come out of the oven. Good and festive!

Sugar says:

Steph, I love that idea. I will have to use that one too. Thanks for the feedback. :)

Lisa Moore says:

This is one of the Cutest ideas I have seen using Cinnamon rolls :) I cant wait too make these for my kids for breakfast on Valentines :) Thanks for the SWEET idea ;) <3

Sugar says:

Glad you like it Lisa. I am sure the kids will love it. I know my daughter did. My son it 15 so he didn’t care too much, although it did get a little smile out of him. LOL!! Enjoy.

Karen says:

Sugar,

These are so cute and creative! I will make them too for my husband and for my sweet 85 year old neighbor/friend. She’s by herself and these will surely make her smile and not be forgotten on Valentine’s Day. Happy Valentine’s Day and thank you so much!

Sugar says:

What a sweet thought. I’m making them for my friends and neighbors too. It’s just a nice simple inexpensive way to show you are thinking of them. Be sure to spread the love and pass this idea on to others.

Betsee says:

Excellent! We’re doing a bake sale on Sunday and I think these will go over HUGE! Thank you, and what a GREAT idea! You are so smart! :)

Sugar says:

Betsee,

I bet you will sell a ton of them. Be sure to mention my site. I like to spread the love. Enjoy!

Maria says:

Thank you for the awesome idea! I can’t wait to make these for my hubby and kids!

Sugar says:

Maria,

I thought I might try adding some chocolate chips to them too because my hubby loves chocolate. Have a great day.

lisa says:

what a great thought!! my neighbor has her bday on vday and what a fun surprise for her! def. gonna do this!! thanks for the fun idea!

Sugar says:

Lisa, I’m so glad you like them. My daughter went crazy over them. Enjoy!

Shehnaz says:

Cinnamon Rolls are Talia’s favorite! I am going to surprise her on Monday as an after school treat. I may even make small ones for her to bring to school for their Party.

Sugar says:

Shehnaz,

They are so cute. Nicole loved them when I made them for her. You can certainly buy the small rolls and make them to bring to school but you will need to cut the small ones because they don’t unroll nicely like the little ones. They are the perfect little valentine treat. Be sure to spread the word about my site. I like to spread the love of cooking. Enjoy!

Lindee says:

Another brilliant idea!!! I love the simplicity and your creativeness! This makes it easy to make someone feel extra special. Thanks Sugar for your awesome ideas!! YOU ROCK! <3

Sugar says:

Lindee

Thank you for the sweet feedback. I am a busy mom like most women out there so I appreciate a short cut now and then. Keep cooking and be sure to spread the word about my site. I like sharing the love. :)

Victoria says:

These are adorable and I bet they taste fantastic too! Shame here in England I’m not sure I can buy that brand to bake with. I’m making chocolate shortbread hearts on my blog this week for Valentine’s Day.

Sugar says:

Victoria,

You can use any type of cinnamon roll or just make your own and roll them into pretty heats. I can’t wait to see your chocolate shortbread hearts. I love shortbread. Be sure to post to me when you add them. :)

Michele says:

I love this idea. They look so beautiful. What a nice way to say “I love you” anytime!!! Perfect! Great job as usual Sugar!

Michele-

Sugar says:

Thank you Shella be sure to pass this on to your friends at home and online. :)

Lorien says:

This looks awesome! I can’t wait to make these for my Sweetie next week. Do they think they would keep OK over night so I give the rest to my coworkers w/out having to cook v-day morning before work? if so, should I store them in the fridge or on the counter is a plastic container?

Sugar says:

Lorien,

Yes you certainly can make them the night before. I left them out covered lightly with foil. I was afraid if I put them in a plastic container they would get soft but they should be fine either way. I had one the next day with a cup of coffee and they were great. Naturally they are better when they are fresh from the oven. My daughter puts hers in the microwave for a few seconds before she eats them the next day. Have a happy V day! :) and make sure you tell your coworkers about my site so we spread the love.

What a cute idea! I’ve never seen this done before, but I love it! I’m a big sucker for cinnamon rolls, so this is my kind of treat :)

Sugar says:

Glad you like them. My daughter is a sucker for treats like this so I am always thinking up new surprises.

Sugar says:

I’m so glad you decided to start the day with my cute heart cinnamon rolls. The photo of them turned out great. I loved reading your blog. It’s nice to see couples getting creative to enjoy a simple night together.
Unfortunately I was sick so we spent the night at home. I popped a chicken in the crock-pot and my hubby cleaned the house and did the laundry for me. Once the kids got home we had a nice meal and I went to bed and they cleaned up. Not the most romantic night, but who cares. When you are in love, every day is like Valentines Day. Thanks for including my recipe in yours.
Sugar :)

Sugar says:

I’m so glad you like it. Thanks for the feedback.

Sugar :)