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Ghost Cinnamon Rolls: Halloween Breakfast Recipe

Dive into the world of spooky delights with our super cute Halloween Ghost Cinnamon Rolls recipe! This post shares the secret to creating these hauntingly tasty treats that not only look ghostly but taste heavenly. Become mesmerized by their enticing aroma, lose yourself in the melt-in-your-mouth texture, and get enthralled by the divine taste – it’s a sensory delight you can’t afford to miss! Unearth this enchanting Halloween breakfast recipe today!

Ghost Cinnamon Rolls

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Look no further – we have the recipe to make your Halloween gatherings hauntingly delicious!

Get ready to impress your friends and family with irresistibly cute and spooky treats that are perfect for any ghostly gathering.

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🔑 Key to Success #1 – Opt For Pillsbury Grands Cinnamon Rolls

When it comes to making these spooky treats, using Pillsbury Grands cinnamon rolls is the secret ingredient that sets them apart.

These pre-made rolls are a time-saving solution that delivers the perfect balance of fluffy texture and sweet cinnamon flavor.

With Pillsbury Grands, you can skip the hassle of making dough from scratch and still create mouthwatering cinnamon rolls with ease.

The beauty of Pillsbury Grands cinnamon rolls lies in their consistency.

Each roll is crafted with precision, ensuring a uniform size and shape that’s ideal for transforming into adorable, ghost-like figures.

Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a novice in the kitchen, these pre-made rolls offer a foolproof option that guarantees a delicious outcome every time.

Not only do Pillsbury Grands cinnamon rolls provide great taste and easy preparation, but they also offer versatility.

The familiar swirls of cinnamon and gooey icing can be customized with your own spooky touches beyond the candy eyeballs.

You can add chocolate chip eyes, decorate with black icing to create ghostly expressions, or even dust them with edible glitter for an extra touch of enchantment.

The possibilities are endless, allowing you to truly make these ghost-shaped cinnamon rolls your own.

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🔑 Key to Success #2 – Cool the Ghosts Before Frosting

To ensure the perfect presentation of your ghost-shaped cinnamon rolls, it’s important to follow a crucial step – cooling the rolls before frosting.

This step may seem minor, but it plays a significant role in achieving the best results for your spooky treats.

After baking the cinnamon rolls, it’s tempting to dive right into the fun part of decorating them.

However, allowing the rolls to cool completely before applying the frosting will make the process much easier and more successful.

When the rolls are still warm, the frosting may melt and become runny, resulting in a messy and less appealing appearance.

Ghost Cinnamon Rolls

By giving the rolls enough time to cool down, you allow them to firm up slightly, making them easier to handle and frost.

The frosting will adhere to the rolls more smoothly and evenly, creating a neater and more professional look.

Plus, cooling the rolls ensures that the frosting will stay in place once applied, so your ghost-shaped cinnamon rolls will retain their spooky designs without any smudging or sliding off.

Taking a bit of extra time to cool the rolls before frosting will greatly enhance the overall presentation of your ghost-shaped cinnamon rolls.

The added effort will be well worth it when you see the delight on your family and friends’ faces as they admire and enjoy these adorably spooky treats.

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🔑 Key to Success #3 – Candy Eyeballs Make for Adorable Ghosts

Adding candy eyes to your ghost-shaped cinnamon rolls is a simple yet effective way to give them a playful and cute appearance.

These tiny edible decorations bring your ghosts to life, transforming them from mere cinnamon rolls into irresistible treats that are sure to captivate both children and adults alike.

The eyes can be easily found at most baking or craft stores, and they come in various sizes and colors.

Opt for the classic white eyes with black pupils for a traditional ghost look, or get creative and try different colors to customize your ghosts.

With candy eyes, the possibilities are endless!

Ghost Cinnamon Rolls for Halloween

To attach the eyes, simply place them on the cinnamon rolls right after you’ve finished frosting them.

Gently press the eyes into the frosting, ensuring they adhere securely.

The contrast between the white eyes and the warm brown cinnamon rolls creates a visually appealing effect that adds to their overall charm.

By adding candy eyes, you not only make your ghost-shaped cinnamon rolls more visually appealing but also bring an element of fun and whimsy to your presentation.

These cute little eyes will truly make your ghosts come alive and take your spooky treat to the next level.

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📌 Get the Printable Recipe for Ghost Cinnamon Rolls

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Ghost Cinnamon Rolls

Ghost Cinnamon Rolls

Yield: 5 ghost cinnamon rolls
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 14 minutes
Total Time: 24 minutes

Perfect for Halloween, these Ghost Cinnamon Rolls will be a hit with your kids. They're super easy to make and so spooky with the candy eyeballs.


  • 1 can (17 oz) Pillsbury Grands Cinnamon Rolls
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • candy eyeballs


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. Unroll each cinnamon roll three quarters of the way and fold the long strip of dough into three humps on the bottom of the coiled center to form the bottom of the ghost.
  3. Place ghost-shaped dough onto a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Repeat with the remaining rolls.
  4. Bake 14-16 minutes until the cinnamon rolls are puffy and light brown. Remove from oven and allow cinnamon rolls to cool for at least 10 minutes.
  5. Add powdered sugar and vanilla extract to the frosting that came with the cinnamon rolls. Stir well until the frosting is smooth. Use a knife to spread the frosting over the cinnamon rolls.
  6. Place two candy eyeballs over the center swirl of the cinnamon rolls for the ghost's eyes.


For super white icing, you can omit the can of frosting that came with the cinnamon rolls and instead combine 1/2 cup of powdered sugar with 4-5 drops of milk then stir into a thick frosting. This can be used to outline the ghost figure or spread over the cooled cinnamon rolls.

Nutrition Information:
Yield: 5 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 120Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 1gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 1gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 251mgCarbohydrates: 21gFiber: 0gSugar: 11gProtein: 2g

Nutrition Information Provided For Educational and Informational Purposes Only.

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