One of our favorite parts about Valentine’s Day is the fact that we have an excuse to put pink and red decorations on everything – especially the baked goods we give to loved ones. Rather than stick with our usual cookies and cakes though, we decided, this year, we’d go with something unique: cinnamon rolls.
Don’t let the appearance of these adorable treats deter you. Dorothy wrote in her tutorial on Pillsbury, “By starting these Heart-Shaped Cinnamon Rolls with Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls, the recipe couldn't be easier. I’m going to walk you through how to make these pops, one step at a time. You’re going to be amazed at how easy it is!”
You won’t know how easy it is until you try it yourself:
Open 1 tube of Pillsbury Cinnamon Roll dough. Separate each of the cinnamon rolls.
Locate the spiral on the cinnamon roll; you should be able to find one end of the roll along the edge of the pastry.
Once you’ve located the end, use a knife to carefully unwrap the roll and unwind it.
Re-roll it into a heart by rolling up both ends of the roll at the same time. Once you meet the two ends in the middle, use your fingers to pinch the bottom of the roll into a heart shape.
Repeat with all 8 cinnamon rolls, and then line on a baking sheet and prepare according to the instructions on the tube. Let them cool completely before you proceed.
While you wait for the rolls to cool, melt ¼ cup white chocolate chips in the microwave. You’ll want to do it in 15-20-second spurts, to avoid burning the chocolate.
Once the chocolate is completely melted, dip the end of one craft or Popsicle stick into the melted chocolate, then press it into the tip of the heart-shaped cinnamon roll. Repeat until you’ve done all of the rolls.
Let them sit to dry. As you wait, add a few drops of red food coloring to the white cinnamon roll icing. Color it to your liking, and stir well!
When you’re ready to frost, scoop the colored frosting into a sandwich bag and cut off the tip to use as a pipette bag.
Feel free to toss on more themed decorations or chocolate chips.
Once everything is dry, you can bag it in a cellophane bag and give it to loved ones, or simply serve them to your family for breakfast!
You can find the original recipe here.