S’mores Cinnamon Rolls

Soft and fluffy cinnamon rolls made from an easy homemade dough. Stuffed with gooey cinnamon, chocolate, and graham cracker crumbs and then topped with a sweet marshmallow frosting. S’mores have never tasted so good.

S'mores Cinnamon Rolls - soft, fluffy, and bursting with s'mores flavor in every bite. Trust me, you HAVE to try them! Click for the recipe.

Happy S’MORES week!! All caps because it’s a big deal.

I have three new s’mores-y recipes for you this week to celebrate national s’mores day on Sunday. This is no joke, I take this holiday very seriously.

And we’re starting this festive celebration with breakfast. The idea for these gooey s’mores cinnamon rolls came to me on a 6 mile run last week. For anyone wondering what I think about when I exercise… it’s food. What I’ll eat after the run, what I’ll make for dinner, which peanut butter baked good I’ll stuff in my mouth when I get home, margaritas, cookies, you get the idea.

S'mores Cinnamon Rolls - soft, fluffy, and bursting with s'mores flavor in every bite. Trust me, you HAVE to try them! Click for the recipe.

I ran through the thick humidity with visions of gooey marshmallow frosting, thoughts of chocolate chips mixed with graham cracker crumbs and sweet cinnamon swirls, soft puffy dough made from scratch, and more. I made them after my run (though I did shower first) and we had s’mores cinnamon rolls for our 2nd dinner. Yes, 2nd.

If you love s’mores, you have got to try these. In fact, even if you don’t love s’mores (do those people even exist?), you’ll still love these.

The only thing complaining about these s’mores cinnamon rolls would be my eagerly slim-fitting mini skirt. Unfortunately, the two just don’t go together.

How to make S'mores Cinnamon Rolls - get the recipe at sallysbakingaddiction.com

S'mores Cinnamon Rolls - soft, fluffy, and bursting with s'mores flavor in every bite. Trust me, you HAVE to try them! Click for the recipe.

Baking with Yeast Guide

Reference this Baking with Yeast Guide whenever you work with baker’s yeast. I include practical answers to all of your common yeast questions!

This cinnamon roll dough is so simple. It’s the same dough I use almost every time; the dough only needs 1 rise, so it’s extremely quick. And when cinnamon rolls are on the menu and hungry tummies are at the table, quick is a favorable attribute.

I use Red Star Platinum Yeast to bake my cinnamon rolls and I highly suggest you do too. I’m an avid Red Star Platinum yeast fan. Its careful formula strengthens your dough and makes working with yeast simple. So, this is a great dough recipe for yeast beginners. And it makes a conveniently sized small batch! Only about 11 rolls and they are baked in a 9-inch round pan. The recipe can easily be doubled and baked in two 9-inch pans if you have a bigger s’mores lovin’ family.

Inside the dough goes a tempting little mix of cinnamon, sugar, butter, crushed graham cracker, and chocolate chips. The crushed graham crackers do not stay crunchy; they melt into the buttery cinnamon sugar mixture to create a graham-y cinnamon gooey-ness. Graham-y gooey-ness. I make absolutely no sense but I hope you understood that.

Possibly even more than the gooey centers, I LOVE the marshmallow frosting on top. For this heavenly topping, you’ll combine marshmallow creme (fluff) with some butter, cream, and powdered sugar. Spread on the warm cinnamon rolls, it will melt into every crevice like how toasty marshmallows ooze out of s’mores.

Yes, you will lick your plate clean. And possibly, no, definitely go back for seconds.

S'mores Cinnamon Rolls - soft, fluffy, and bursting with s'mores flavor in every bite. Trust me, you HAVE to try them! Click for the recipe.

These are one of those sweet treats that you can (and should) enjoy any time of day. Who says cinnamon rolls should only be enjoyed in the morning?? Breakfast, morning snack time, brunch, after school snack time, bedtime, dessert. And ohmygosh, these warm s’mores cinnamon rolls are so good with vanilla ice cream on the side.

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S’mores Cinnamon Rolls

  • Author: Sally
  • Prep Time: 1 hour, 45 minutes
  • Cook Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 2 hours, 20 minutes
  • Yield: 11 rolls
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American

Description

Soft and fluffy cinnamon rolls made from an easy homemade dough. Stuffed with gooey cinnamon, chocolate, and graham cracker crumbs and then topped with a sweet marshmallow frosting. S’mores have never tasted so good.


Ingredients

Rolls

  • 2 and 3/4 cups (345g) all-purpose flour (spoon & leveled)
  • 3 Tablespoons (45g) granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 package Red Star Platinum Yeast (1 packet = 2 and 1/4 teaspoons)
  • 1/2 cup (120ml) water
  • 1/4 cup (60ml) milk*
  • 3 Tablespoons (45g) unsalted butter
  • 1 large egg

Filling

  • 1 Tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup (67g) granulated sugar
  • 2 full graham crackers, crushed in fine crumbs
  • 1/3 cup (60g) mini or regular semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3 Tablespoons (45g) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature

Marshmallow Frosting

  • 3 Tablespoons (45g) unsalted butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1/2 cup (104g) JET-PUFFED marshmallow creme (Fluff)
  • 1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 Tablespoons (30ml) heavy cream*
  • 2/3 cup (80g) confectioners’ sugar

Instructions

  1. Make the dough: Set aside 1/2 cup of flour. In a large bowl, toss the 2 and 1/4 cups flour, the sugar, salt, and yeast together until evenly dispersed. Set aside.
  2. Heat the water, milk, and butter together in the microwave until the butter is melted and the mixture is hot to touch. About 115°F (46°C) to 120°F (49°C). Stir the butter mixture into the flour mixture. Add the egg and only enough of the reserved flour to make a soft dough. I only needed 1/3 cup, but you may need the full 1/2 cup. Dough will be ready when it gently pulls away from the side of the bowl and has an elastic consistency.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, knead the dough for about 3-4 minutes. Place in a lightly greased bowl (I used non-stick spray) and let rest for about 10 minutes.
  4. Make the filling: Combine the cinnamon, sugar, graham cracker crumbs, and chocolate chips. Set aside.
  5. After the dough has sat for 10 minutes, roll it out into a 14×8 inch rectangle on a lightly floured surface. Spread the softened butter on top. Sprinkle the cinnamon/graham filling all over. Roll up the dough tightly. Cut into 11 even pieces and place in a lightly greased 9-inch round pan. I used a pie dish, lightly sprayed with nonstick spray.
  6. Loosely cover the rolls with aluminum foil and allow to rise in a warm, draft-free place for 60-90 minutes. Here is what I do: heat the oven to 200°F (93°C). Turn oven off. Place rolls inside oven and allow to rise.
  7. After the rolls have doubled in size, preheat the oven to 375°F (191°C). Bake for 25-30 minutes until lightly browned. I covered the rolls with aluminum foil after 15 minutes to avoid heavy browning.
  8. Make the frosting: Right before serving, top your sweet rolls with the marshmallow frosting. Using a handheld or stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, beat the softened butter and marshmallow creme on medium-high speed until smooth. Add the vanilla, cream, and confectioners’ sugar and beat on medium-high until creamy and smooth. Frost warm rolls and sprinkle with chocolate chips, if desired. Using a knife, I swirled the chocolate chips on top with the marshmallow frosting so the two would combine and have a swirled look.
  9. Rolls are best enjoyed the same day, but will remain fresh covered tightly for up to 4 days in the refrigerator.

Notes

  1. Overnight Instructions: The dough may be made the night before through step 5. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise in the refrigerator overnight. The next morning, remove from the refrigerator and let rise, about 1 hour.
  2. Freezing Instructions: Baked rolls can be frozen up to 2-3 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator and warm up before enjoying. You can also freeze the unbaked rolls and here’s how: bake the rolls in step 6 for only about 10 minutes at 375°F (191°C). Cool completely, then cover tightly and freeze. To serve, take the rolls out of the freezer and put into the refrigerator a few hours before serving. Then, finish baking them.
  3. Milk: I always use skim milk or 1%. Any milk fat will be fine.
  4. Yeast: If you replace Red Star Platinum with regular active dry yeast, you rise time may be 50% longer.
  5. Reference my Baking with Yeast Guide for answers to common yeast FAQs.

Keywords: s'mores cinnamon rolls

90 Comments

  1. Love them, love the idea, they look so soft and fluffy and I will be fantasizing about these babies on my next run! That’s where I do my best thinking and recipe development 🙂 I mean what else am I going to think about for 15 miles. LOL Beautiful, Sally! Pinned

  2. Sally you’ve done it again! These look to die for! I’m a S’mores addict (made and promptly ate all of your S’mores cupcakes as soon as you published them) so it looks like I’ll be making these as soon as I get back from vacation! Is Red Star Platinum yeast only available online?

    1. Hi Marina! I’m unsure, actually. I always find it in regular stores like Walmart, Target, and most major grocery stores.

      1. Thanks for replying to me! Looks like I’ll have to order from Amazon since I just checked te Red Star website and they don’t seem to be carried in stores near me.
        Last question for now I promise: I’m posting a Smores Recipe Roundup on my blog later today and am including these and the Marshmallow Filled Smores Cupcakes- May I have permission to use the corresponding pictures? I am including links to the post and mentioning where they came from.

  3. It’s not just you! I get through hard workouts by envisioning what I’ll bake and then eat. The best ideas come while exercising! It’s like meditation. Delicious meditation!
    These are off the hook, Sally! You are always taking cinnamon rolls to the next level, and for that you have my tummy’s everlasting gratitude.

  4. Wow I love the look of these cinnamon rolls. I just came back from Lake Ontario where I made s’mores over an open fire with my four and two year old. We are back at home and have no way to make a fire and s’mores. You just gave us the answer a little bit of our s’more craving in these delightful rolls!

    1. Danielle! You have to try them from scratch. They are 10000000000% better. My recipe is easy. Let me know if you try it!

  5. Totally cracked up about your comment about thinking about food while running. Um YES. Last night, I couldn’t get cherries or bourbon off my mine while hitting the trail. Do those two go together? I’ve decided YES.
    Sweet rolls steal my heart Sally. These are wonderful!

    1. YES. And one more time… yes. They absolutely go together. You have to make something with the two Erin and I’ll be the first in line to see what you come up with!!

  6. S’mores week! I’m so excited!!!
    I always, always, always think about food when I walk (I don’t run, because it’s just too much effort). I’m always thinking about what I want for lunch, dinner, breakfast the next day… Good to know I’m not the only one who thinks about food while exercising!

  7. Don’t flog me but I have never had a proper s’more. I have had chocolate covered graham crackers…but never the classic graham cracker, marshmallow, chocolate stacked “sandwich” all melted together. 🙂

    My mom and I are already plotting homemade cinnamon rolls when I am home in a couple of weeks so these are right on time. And thanks for mentioning they can be made the night prior – perfect! 🙂

    I guess I am a weirdo but the whole time I am running I am thinking about how good the after-run shower is going to feel! ha ha ha!

    1. Whoa whoa whoa Christine. Stop what you’re doing and make a classic s’more ASAP! You have got to try them. Your dessert world will never, ever be the same.

  8. So I just Pinned this to my breakfast board, but you make a really great point about cinnamon rolls being consumed all day long. I am with you on that! Funny you made it a point to say you showered before you started in the kitchen… Because I am guilty of being too anxious to get started on something to shower, hahahaha. I do at LEAST wash my hands thoroughly, though! 😛

    1. Haha why only breakfast time?! I mean, there are Cinnabons all over the mall encouraging cinnamon bun snacking all day long 😉

  9. I think about food during my runs, showers, before falling asleep…basically, all day and all night, so I completely understand, Sally! I love kicked up cinnamon rolls, great recipe!

  10. Ooh s’mores cinnamon rolls! That’s a verrrry interesting (and tasty!) concept. Probably have them for dessert around these parts as I don’t think I could have them for breakfast with a clean conscience. But hey, they’ll taste the same ether way 😉 I’d also probably use a bit more chocolate chips in the dough… because I always do….

  11. Smores are my summertime go-to treat! Give me a fire and some s’mores and I’ll be a happy camper (Plus, possibly, an indoor shower) ;o)

    Wegmans has a new ice cream “Smores” flavor which is TO.DIE.FOR. delicious. It’s quite possibly one of my favorites and the best part?… The graham cracker swirl. I totally know what you mean!

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