Cake Mix S’mores Cinnamon Rolls

Nothing beats sitting around a campfire with the ones you love, eating cinnamon rolls. Well, actually the Cake Mix S'mores Cinnamon Rolls are the best. They are by far my favorite and most requested cinnamon roll recipe. You're going to want to try this one.

Eating S’mores always reminds me of summer nights sitting around the campfire. There is nothing better than being surrounded by your friends and family eating a delicious gooey s’more.

However, I am not always a fan of camping, and not always a fan of smelling like campfire smoke. So something had to change, but I wasn’t quite ready to give up s’mores.

I decided I would make up these S’more cinnamon rolls and they are the perfect transition from summer foods to fall foods.

You still have the taste of S’mores but now you are adding the warmth of cinnamon rolls on those crisp fall evenings.

Or you could heat one up for breakfast on your way to work, or while getting the kids ready for school.  Hope you like them as much as we do.
What’s better than waking up to both S’mores and cinnamon rolls? I can’t think of anything either.

how to make s’mores cinnamon rolls:

Cinnamon rolls can get a little intimidating, but we are going to walk you through it, so you know exactly how to make it. Then you’ll see how easy these are, and you may just make them every morning.

Step 1: Mix yeast and warm water until dissolved. Combine cake mix, salt and flour in a large bowl. Add warm water/yeast mixture and vanilla to cake mix, salt and flour mixture. Mix well.

This may require kneading with your hands a bit to completely combine ingredients.

Step 2: Cover tightly. I covered mine with plastic wrap (or saran wrap).  Let rise for one hour. Punch down (like actually punch it. This recipe is also therapeutic), and let rise again for another 30-60 minutes.

Step 3: On a floured surface, roll dough into a rectangle shape, approx 1/4 inch thick. Once dough is rolled out, brush with softened butter.

To soften my butter, I microwaved it for about 30-45 seconds.

Step 4: Sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon. Next sprinkle on your graham crackers and chocolate chips. Try to spread them out as evenly as possible. This will really give it that S’mores taste.

Step 5: Starting at end opposite from you, roll the dough towards you until all dough is rolled into one long piece. Slice dough into 24 equal sized pieces.

Step 6: Place rolls in two greased 9×13 pans. Cover and let rise until doubled in size. I usually sit my rolls on my stove top while my oven preheats to 350 degrees.

This allows them time to rise and provides a bit of warmth from the oven warming.

Step 7: Bake at 350 degrees for 15-25 minutes or until golden brown. This will depend on your stove and your preference for how brown you like your cinnamon rolls.

I usually remove mine from the oven if I see any gold. I prefer my cinnamon rolls to be more doughy than crisp.

Step 8: Remove from oven and let cool slightly.  If you prefer your frosting to melt into your rolls, frost after rolls have cooled for 10-15 minutes.

If you prefer your frosting to stay on top of your rolls, wait until rolls have cooled until frosting. Either way, this frosting is out of this world, and will taste amazing no matter when you put it on.

I sometimes like to do half the frosting when they are warm so it seeps into the cracks of the cinnamon roll, then half when it is cooled, so there is frosting in every bite.

what could I serve with my cinnamon rolls?

Cinnamon rolls can be a snack, breakfast, dessert, or even a side dish if you are doing breakfast for dinner.

Here is what I like to serve each one with:

  • As a snack, I love to serve it with a giant glass of milk.
  • When serving this for breakfast, I usually serve mine with some fruit. I love our Winter Fruit Salad. It goes so perfectly with this recipe.
  • If you are serving these S’mores Cinnamon Rolls as a dessert, I would highly recommend making our White Hot Chocolate to serve with it. I love dipping my cinnamon roll in hot cocoa.
  • If you are having breakfast for dinner, and making these cinnamon rolls a side dish, I highly recommend making our Bacon and Egg Breakfast Casserole, for your main dish.

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Serves: 24

Cake Mix S'mores Cinnamon Rolls

2 hr, 40 Prep Time

15 minCook Time

2 hr, 55 Total Time

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Ingredients

  • 2 (.25 ounce) packages active dry yeast
  • 2 1/2 cups warm water
  • 1 (15.25 ounce) box white cake mix (or yellow)
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 5 cups flour
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Filling:
  • 1/2 cup butter (softened)
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons of cinnamon
  • 4 graham cracker sheets (crushed)
  • 2 cups milk chocolate chips
  • Frosting:
  • 4 Tablespoons butter (softened)
  • 1 (7 ounce) jar marshmallow creme
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons milk

Instructions

  1. Mix yeast and warm water until dissolved.
  2. Combine cake mix, salt and flour in a large bowl.
  3. Add warm water/yeast mixture and vanilla to cake mix, salt and flour mixture.
  4. Mix well. This may require kneading with your hands a bit to completely combine ingredients.
  5. Cover tightly. Let rise for one hour. Punch down and let rise again for another 30-60 minutes.
  6. On a floured surface, roll dough into a rectangle shape, approx 1/4 inch thick.
  7. Once dough is rolled out, brush with softened butter. Sprinkle with brown sugar and cinnamon. Next sprinkle on your graham crackers and chocolate chips.
  8. Try to spread them out as evenly as possible.
  9. Starting at end opposite from you, roll the dough towards you until all dough is rolled into one long piece. Slice dough into 24 equal sized pieces.
  10. Place rolls in two greased 9 × 13 inch pans. Cover and let rise until doubled in size. I usually sit my rolls on my stove top while my oven preheats to 350 degrees. This allows them time to rise and provides a bit of warmth from the oven warming.
  11. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-25 minutes or until golden brown. This will depend on your stove and your preference for how brown you like your cinnamon rolls. Remove from oven and let cool slightly.
  12. frosting:
  13. Mix all of the frosting ingredients together until creamy. Frost cinnamon rolls.
  14. If you prefer your frosting to melt into your rolls, frost after rolls have cooled for 10-15 minutes.
  15. If you prefer your frosting to stay on top of your rolls, wait until rolls have cooled until frosting.

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