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Bunny Cinnamon Rolls – Too sweet to eat!

Inside: The sweetest bunny cinnamon rolls ever!

There are some traditions that only get better over time. We started serving these adorable bunny cinnamon rolls a few years ago and they have become a spring staple in our house. Every year I’ve learned a new trick to make them taste even better. Last year I started using this awesome cinnamon roll recipe. This year I’ve learned the best way to ice the sweet bunnies.

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Instead of a glaze as I’ve used in the past, I made my own cream cheese frosting, which I’ve never actually done before. It was incredibly easy and tastes WAY better than anything I can buy. Why have I not done this before? Tasting my homemade cinnamon roll frosting was one of those hostess moments that made me shake my head in confusion.

Why did I wait so long to try this? I mean… it is crazy easy to make. And it tastes really, really good!

The sweet bunny cinnamon rolls we look forward to every year has officially been taken up a notch.

DIY bunny cinnamon rolls

Yummy cinnamon roll recipe

How to make these adorable bunny cinnamon rolls

To make these adorable breakfast treats, use this cinnamon roll recipe or purchase packaged rolls. Make each roll about 1/2 the actual roll size by cutting the dough strip down before rolling to keep each bunny a normal breakfast serving size.

Once all the dough has been rolled, cut a few of the rolls in half. Each bunny cinnamon roll will be one roll + 2 half rolls on top for the bunny ears. Use your fingers to smooth out the dough and make sure the ears and face are connected enough to bake together.

Cinnamon Roll Drizzle

To make the perfect cream cheese cinnamon roll frosting, you will need:
Course Breakfast
Cuisine American
Keyword Cinnamon Rolls
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes
Servings 8 servings
Calories 150 kcal


  • 1/2 package Philadelphia Cream Cheese (4 oz.) brought to room temperature
  • 1/4 cup butter brought to room temperature
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • dash cinnamon
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • Gel icing for tinting pink


  1. Make the frosting by combining the cream cheese along with the butter and vanilla in large bowl with a mixer until blended. Add in the sugar and cinnamon, mixing after each addition until well blended. With the last addition of sugar, add in a dash of cinnamon. Mix well.

Cinnamon roll frosting

bunny cinnamon roll frosting

Taste and wonder why you’ve never made the amazing cream cheese + cinnamon roll combo before. It’s that good! the cream cheese frosting in small batches and drizzle on top of the cinnamon rolls. Add in small pink bunny noses by tinting a bowl of the frosting pink and dabbing on the top of each roll. Make a new tradition by serving these yummy Easter bunny cinnamon rolls for a delish breakfast treat!

PS. For more bunny inspired treats, try these bunny brownies!

(Photography © A Subtle Revelry by Erin Holland).

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