Halloween Cinnamon Roll Guts Recipe

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What’s Up, Hungry People

Halloween is one of my favorite holidays because I get to make SPOOKY recipes like this one. These cinnamon rolls are scary easy – heck, you don’t even have to know how to bake to make them! That’s right; while the effort of making your own cinnamon rolls from scratch should be applauded, this recipe actually works BETTER when you use the canned variety.

All you need is your favorite cinnamon rolls – just make sure that they can pull apart. It seems that the Pillsbury brand does NOT do this. So DON’T buy Pillsbury brand. I’m sure they taste great (in fact, I know they do!), but they simply won’t work with this recipe. I had the most success with the Our Family value brand, but I’m sure there are other brands that have un-roll-able cinnamon rolls.

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Here’s What You Need

  • Canned Cinnamon rolls with icing: ONLY the kind that can be unrolled – I’ve found that ‘generic’ store brands are more likely to have this (as of 2019, Pillsbury cinnamon rolls do NOT unroll the way we need for this recipe)
  • Red food coloring gel: Mixed with the icing for that eerie, bloody look.
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Let’s Cook

First things first, preheat your oven according to the instructions on your cinnamon roll package.

While the oven is heating up, grab your cans of cinnamon rolls. Open them up, and here’s the fun part – unroll those cinnamon rolls! Hold one end and gently unroll until you have a long strip of dough. This might take a bit of patience, but trust me, it’s worth it for the creepy effect.

Shape the Guts

Now, let’s get creative! Twist, swirl, and fold the unrolled cinnamon rolls into a shape that resembles intestines. This is where you can channel your inner mad scientist. Don’t worry if it looks a bit messy – that’s the point! Depending on the size of your dish, you might not need both cans, so play around until it looks just right.

Bake to Perfection

Pop those twisted cinnamon rolls into the oven and bake them according to the package instructions. Keep an eye on them – you want them golden brown and delicious, not burnt!

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Make the Bloody Icing

While the rolls are baking, let’s whip up some spooky icing. Take the icing that came with your cinnamon rolls and mix it with ½ teaspoon of red food coloring gel. Stir until you get a dark, blood-red color. Add more food coloring if needed to get that perfect hue.

Finish with a Spooky Touch

When the cinnamon rolls are done, it’s time to make them extra creepy. Microwave the red icing for 15-30 seconds until it’s nice and pourable. Drizzle it over the cinnamon rolls and along the edges of the pan to create a blood-spatter effect. Serve them warm or at room temperature – they’re delicious either way!

Tips for Perfect Cinnamon Roll GUTS

  • Unrolling Troubles? If you’re having trouble unrolling the cinnamon rolls, try letting them sit at room temperature for a few minutes. The dough will be easier to handle.
  • Icing Consistency: If your icing is too thick after microwaving, add a drop or two of water and stir until you get the right consistency.
  • Getting Creative: Feel free to add a bit of chocolate syrup or strawberry jam for extra gore. It’s all about making it look spooky!
  • Alternative Brands: If you can’t find Our Family brand, look for any cinnamon rolls labeled as “unrollable.” They’ll work just as well.
  • Storage Tips: Store any leftovers in an airtight container. They can be reheated in the microwave for a few seconds to enjoy warm again.
cinnamon roll guts recipe

Happy Halloween! These cinnamon roll guts are not only spooky but also ridiculously easy to make. The unrolling and twisting add a fun, hands-on element to your baking, making it perfect for kids or a Halloween party.

Remember, not all cinnamon roll brands work the same, so choose wisely. Enjoy the eerie, blood-red icing and the delicious warm rolls. I hope this recipe adds a bit of spooky fun to your Halloween festivities. Stay spooky, and happy baking!

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Cinnamon Roll GUTS | Halloween Recipes

The Starving Chef
These spooky cinnamon roll guts are twisted with eerie red icing for a fun Halloween treat.
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Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 20 minutes
Cooling Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour
Course Halloween
Cuisine Breakfast, Halloween
Servings 8



  • 2 cans cinnamon rolls with icing
  • ½ teaspoon red food coloring gel + more as needed for coloring


  • Preheat the oven according to the instructions on the packaging. Open the cans and unroll the cinnamon rolls by holding one end and unrolling the cinnamon roll until it is a long strip of dough.
  • Arrange the unrolled cinnamon rolls by twisting, swirling, and folding the rolls so that they resemble intestines. You may not use both cans – it just depends on the size of your baking dish.
  • Bake the cinnamon rolls according to the instructions on the packaging. Meanwhile, mix the icing with the red food coloring to make a dark red icing.
  • When the cinnamon rolls are ready, microwave the icing for 15-30 seconds so that the icing is viscous and pourable. Drizzle the icing over the cinnamon rolls and along the edges of the pan to look like blood spatter. Enjoy warm or at room temperature. Enjoy and have a SPOOKTACULAR Halloween!
Keyword cinnamon, icing
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