Toasted Marshmallow Cinnamon Rolls

by Heather on May 19, 2011

One thing is for certain:  I am in the middle of a marshmallow crisis.

I don’t know how I got here even.  I never liked marshmallows; while all of my friends pined and performed tricks for the white fluffy sticky treats I was eyeing the sour cream and onion potato chips.  The sausage balls.  The queso dip.  But marshmallows?  No please.

Now here we are with two marshmallow-infused recipes in the past week and one more today.  It’s like looking in the mirror and seeing a stranger.  I don’t even know who I am anymore.

So what brought about my change of heart?  To be honest I don’t know, but I suspect it could have something to do with the recent observation of cinnamon-swirl and chocolate-swirl marshmallows at the grocery store.  No, these aren’t those but the marketing scheme worked:  I took notice.  I looked at the prices, pondered the uses for said marshmallows, and finally decided on the fact that despite my future dread I could in fact cook with marshmallows.  And make something good.

Turns out I was right.

Now the thing with this is you could certainly use a great homemade cinnamon roll recipe.  In fact, I would recommend it.  But the other thing is that when you’re in the mood for a cinnamon roll stuffed with toasted marshmallows slathered in crazy butter-based frosting…well, you just do what you can and go for it goshdarnit.


  • 1/2 batch of this cinnamon roll recipe (for a shortcut you can pinch together the cut sides of store-bought croissants and roll them out)
  • 4 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 cup marshmallows

Roll out the cinnamon roll dough to about 1/8-1/4 inch thickness.  Pour melted butter on top and spread around the dough with fingers.  Evenly sprinkle the sugar and cinnamon over the butter leaving about 1/2 an inch of space on one end.  Spread marshmallows evenly across the cinnamon and sugar; brown lightly with a blowtorch (should you be lucky enough to have one) or with a candle lighter.  Roll tightly toward the unsugared end and press together.  Cut into 2-inch rolls and place about 1 inch apart in a greased pan.  Bake at 350 for 15-17 minutes or until golden brown.  Top immediately with Vanilla Rum Glaze, recipe below.  Devour.


  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 Tbsp vanilla extract
  • 2 Tbsp light or dark rum
  • 1 Tbsp melted butter

In a bowl whisk together ingredients until smooth.  If it’s too runny add more powdered sugar, if it’s too stiff add a little more melted butter.  Pour over hot rolls and enjoy!

Mmmmm gooey.  Who needs health food anyway?

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{ 13 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Lauren at Keep It Sweet May 19, 2011

OMG, you have outdone yourself! LOVE


2 Jessica @ How Sweet May 19, 2011

Holy crap. I can feel my waist expanding.


3 Alison @ Ingredients, Inc. May 19, 2011

omg yum!


4 Urban Wife May 19, 2011

Too bad marshmallows and I are not friends. I might just have a change of heart, though. Ya never know! The vanilla rum glaze though…that put me over the edge. :)


5 Rachel @ Baked by Rachel May 19, 2011

All you need is chocolate and these could be the perfect s’more breakfast treat! Sounds amazing :)


6 Daniella @ Runner at Heart May 19, 2011

Wow those look beyond amazing, which I wasn’t trying to be super healthy lately.


7 Kelly May 19, 2011

I might have gone into a sugar coma just looking at these pictures!!


8 Shanna, Like Banana May 19, 2011

Holy freakin’ moly. I’m in blissful heaven. I really would love a pan of those to be sent to me. Please oh please!


9 Aimee @ ShugarySweets May 19, 2011

Ummm, you had me at Rum. These look so good, must get on treadmill now!


10 dana May 19, 2011

Yummy! Those look delicious. I am a marshmallow fan but typically just like them in s’mores. Great idea though!


11 Kelly @ Laughter, Strength, and Food May 19, 2011

I don’t even know what to say about these.
Except maybe that I need them now!


12 Salah@myhealthiestlifestyle May 20, 2011

omg….i don’t even know what to do with myself right now. ACK they look soooo good! and that frosting…..I’ll take that in a gallon bowl please!


13 Julia May 23, 2011

I’m with you, I always went for the chips, queso dip (the Tostitos stuff in the jar, a.k.a. orange crack), and pigs in a blanket. Marshmallows taste like chewy air. Until I made homemade, oh crap, that did me in. I’m a marshmallow addict, it’s official. And IN a cinnamon roll, me likey.


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