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There are some traditions that only get better over time. We started serving these adorable cinnabunnies 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.

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 cinnabunnies we look forward to every year have officially been taken up a notch.

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To make the cinnabunnies, 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 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.

To make the perfect cream cheese cinnamon roll frosting, you will need:

  • 1/2 pkg.  (4 oz.) Philadelphia Cream Cheese – brought to room temperature
  • 1/4 cup butter – brought to room temperature
  • 1 tsp.  vanilla
  • Dash of cinnamon
  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • Pink gel icing for tinting

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.

Taste and wonder why you’ve never made the amazing cream cheese + cinnamon roll combo before. It’s that good!

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Warm 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 this yummy Easter breakfast treat!

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Thanks to Philadelphia Cream Cheese for allowing me to partner with them to come up with some fresh and delicious recipes for the Easter season! Do you have any favorite Easter recipes using Philadelphia Cream Cheese? I’d love to hear your favorites in the comments below. **Note: I came up with this recipe and it is not an original Philadelphia Cream Cheese recipe.  This post is sponsored by Philadelphia Cream Cheese. Thanks for supporting the site sponsors that allow us to bake up sweet goodies daily!

(Photography © A Subtle Revelry by Erin Holland).