Here’s a great thing about my kids: School day or not, they are up and going at the same time. Oh-dark-thirty. Seriously, the five- and seven-year-olds must love spending time with me so much, they hear me making coffee with the Keurig and down the stairs they come, knowing I’m awake. And, of course, I didn’t really want to have any time alone with my coffee and my thoughts (or a magazine from August because that’s how far behind I am). Thus, over their Christmas break, we made breakfast together almost every morning.
One of those mornings, I just didn’t have the energy for cooking a “real” breakfast, so I taught them to make these Slumber Party Sweet Rolls. I call them that because I learned to make them at a slumber party at my friend Dayna’s house, way back in eighth grade. And whenever I’m in the mood for something totally easy and with absolutely no nutritional value, they’re my go-to choice. Or sometimes monkey bread made out of canned biscuits. But I digress.
The kids (and, honestly, the hubs and I) loved these. Our only complaint was that I only had one can of crescent rolls, so the kids ate two each and we made do with only one. Next time I’ll be prepared! They did every step, with me just telling them how while enjoying my coffee…while it was still hot from brewing, not from the microwave warm-up, even.
The ingredients are simple:
- A can of crescent rolls
- Regular size marshmallows (not mini, not jumbo)
- 1/4 cup melted butter
- 1/4 cup cinnamon sugar (4 Tbsp sugar with 1 tsp cinnamon mixed in)
- Powdered sugar (for the icing)
2. Roll a marshmallow in butter, then sugar, then place on wide end of roll. Wrap the bottom corners of the dough up and over, then wrap the long tip around the roll, completing covering the marshmallow. Pinch the edges closed really well, or all the sticky, sugary goodness will leak out and glue the roll to your muffin pan. I’ve heard.
4. Use any leftover butter to make icing. Combine butter and 1 to 1-1/2 cups powdered sugar. Add a spoonful of water at a time until it’s the right consistency. I make mine pretty thick because I slather it on while the rolls are hot, so it melts a bit.
5. Top the rolls with the icing and sprinkle with leftover cinnamon sugar. Serve warm and get addicted!