S’mores Cinnamon Rolls

January 10, 2012

Are you ready to see the best thing in the whole world?

Well it started out like this.

With me conquering one of my fears. Yes, I’m afraid of yeast.

This little tiny package scares me more than spiders, snakes, and tomatoes.

Isn’t it crazy that I get all worked up, palms start to sweat, heart beats a little fast, my thoughts go a little haywire…over yeast.


Normally I never get this far in a recipe that has yeast. I usually fail the minute I pour the yeast in to the warm milk. But something strange happened this time. The yeast actually started bubbling! Kind of like when you’re a little kid and you blow bubbles in your milk. Please tell me you did that!!

Since I had conquered the scary yeast monster and was on this ridiculous baking high I decided that things needed to get a little more crazy.

Crazy like stuffing cinnamon rolls with chocolate chips, graham cracker crumbs, and marshmallows. But you know what, this crazy turned out to be the best thing I’ve ever done.

And I have a feeling you’re so digging this crazy, right?!

I wish I was one of these cinnamon rolls.

Cuddled up in a pan with all of my buddies. Dressed in s’mores jewels.

But that would mean that eventually I’d be eaten. Eeww. Not happy with that idea. I’d much rather be the one eating the cinnamon rolls. And by eating I mean de.v.our.

Wasting away the day with goooey rolls. And no I’m talking about the rolls that are forming on my tummy.

Can you believe that Lucas said he’d rather have regular cinnamon rolls.

He said these are too much. That they’re over the top. How could I even think these are good. He said marshmallows are gross.

Is he trying to get me to divorce him!!

Wait a minute. That means I get these all to myself!

Maybe he’s doing it to prove his love. He’s letting me have them all to myself.

Yeah, that has to be it.

S’mores Cinnamon Rolls
makes 3 pans of cinnamon rolls

2 cups whole milk

1/2 cup vegetable oil

1/2 cup sugar

1 package dry yeast (or 2 1/4 teaspoons)

4 1/2 cups all purpose flour

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon baking soda

5 tablespoons melted butter

3 tablespoons cinnamon

3/4 sugar

3/4 cups graham cracker crumbs

1 1/2 cups chocolate chips

10 marshmallows cut into pieces

Extra marshmallows for topping

Mix the milk, sugar and oil in a large pot. Scald the mixture (bring it so that it’s just getting ready to boil) and then turn off the heat and let cool for 45 minutes. After cooling, sprinkle the yeast into the milk mixture and let it sit for a minute, yeast should start to bloom. Add four cups of flour and mix with a wooden spoon until dough forms, then cover and let rise for at least one hour.

After an hour, add in the remaining 1/2 cup of flour, baking soda and powder and mix using your hands to just the remaining ingredients fully incorporated. Flour your workspace and roll the dough with a rolling pin until it’s about an inch thick an is in the shape of a rectangle. Brush with melted butter and sprinkle cinnamon and sugar over dough. Then sprinkle the graham cracker crumbs, scatter 1 cup of the chocolate chips and the 10 cut up marshmallows (I cut my marshmallows with scissors). Then starting with the end closest to you, roll the dough in to a log, trying to keep the roll as tight as you can without ripping the dough. Slice the rolls about 1 inch thick, spray pans with cooking spray and lay cinnamon rolls in pans (I use 9 inch glass pie pans). Let the rolls rise for about 30 minutes.

Bake rolls at 400 degrees for 12-15 minutes until tops of rolls are light golden brown. Then top sprinkle remaining 1/2 cup of chocolate chips and whole marshmallows over the top and broil on high for about two minutes to toast the marshmallows.

Recipe adapted from The Pioneer Woman

{ 35 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Melanie @ Just Some Salt and Pepper January 10, 2012 at 7:44 am

Oh my goodness these look positively HEAVENLY.


2 Michelle January 10, 2012 at 7:50 am

I’m afraid of yeast too! But tomatoes???? Please explain 🙂 girl! These rolls looks awesome, I need to gather up some kids to make these for so I don’t eat the entire batch.


3 Steph January 10, 2012 at 10:58 am

EEEWWWWW! I hate tomatoes! If their in a sauce I’m totally fine with them, but raw tomatoes make me gag. YUCKY 🙂


4 Emily @ Life on Food January 10, 2012 at 8:01 am

Over the top yes, but I would love some all the same. They look fantastic!


5 Erin January 10, 2012 at 8:44 am

Holy crap! Not only is there smore’s stuffed inside but it’s on top too!?!? <3<3<3


6 Steph January 10, 2012 at 10:57 am

I know, I’m bad.


7 Lacy January 10, 2012 at 9:08 am

Oh man this looks so decadent & delicious!! One day I’ll get around to making cinnamon rolls & I’ll be brave & try these out. They sound too good not to!


8 Steph January 10, 2012 at 10:57 am

This recipe is actually super easy and came out great! you should give it a shot!


9 Kiri W. January 10, 2012 at 9:22 am

Holy cow – utter genius!! Now I don’t love marshmallows, so I’d probably cut down on the amount (and up the chocolate, haha) for myself, but man, what a brilliant creation!


10 Steph January 10, 2012 at 10:56 am

Cutting down is totally fine. I’m a bit of a marshmallow freak, so I went a little crazy


11 Susie January 10, 2012 at 9:25 am

I have the same fear of yeast….I have never made homemade cinnamon rolls and I don’t make breads I always have some sort of issue with kneading or something the dough ends up to tough and me sad lol. These sound killer! Seriously S’more cinnamon roll would be like crack in my house, I could probably eat the whole pan.


12 Steph January 10, 2012 at 10:55 am

you’ve got to try this yeast recipe! This was the least scary thing I’ve attempted!!


13 RavieNomNoms January 10, 2012 at 10:04 am

Holy Cow Steph! This looks great!


14 Blog is the New Black January 10, 2012 at 10:59 am

I think I LOVE you.


15 Sheri January 10, 2012 at 12:03 pm

This is wonderful!! I will have to try this next time I go to make cinnamon rolls!


16 Colleen Bierstine January 10, 2012 at 12:29 pm

You did not just do this.
Like I can’t even wrap my mind around the fact that this is reality.
This is basically my two favorite things in one. You’re officially my hero.


17 Kankana January 10, 2012 at 12:37 pm

I was like you .. scared of yeast! But after working with these babies for a while .. i realized they can actually be your best friend 😀
These rolls looks lovely and beautifully shaped!


18 Lindsey@Lindselicious January 10, 2012 at 3:01 pm

Holy Moly- i want these so bad!! I love smores anything- love the idea of making it into a cin roll!!
PS if you like smores- I love the TJ Smores Gelato sandwiches. YUM!!!


19 Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts January 10, 2012 at 4:31 pm

My mouth is watering!! Really need to find a reason to make these for dinner tonight. The chicken marinating in the fridge can wait. right?


20 Steph January 11, 2012 at 9:11 pm

Um…YEAH!! Forget the chicken!


21 Christina (Mis-Cakes Oven Adventures) January 10, 2012 at 5:28 pm

Marshmallows are gross?!?!!??!!?

these look fabulous and incredible. sometimes my bf says dumb things like how he doesn’t like salted caramel. i think boys are just weird.


22 Steph January 11, 2012 at 9:10 pm

Ha-ha! Dumb things…totally right!


23 susan January 10, 2012 at 6:27 pm

oh.my.goodness. you’ve done it again! those look amazing. I wish you lived next door and I could be your taste-tester. I’d even walk off the mistakes with you.

and I think his comment sounds just like a guy. Mine would say the same thing. They just don’t get the sweets like we do.


24 Steph January 11, 2012 at 9:10 pm

No they don’t. It’s kind of sad.


25 Vicki @ WITK January 10, 2012 at 6:40 pm

These look so good! Way to conquer your fear of yeast! The more you use it, the easier it gets. My first few loaves of yeasty bread were tricky, but I think I’ve got it now. I will use these skills to make these cinnamon rolls…


26 Steph January 11, 2012 at 9:09 pm

Well then I hope I’m done with all my yeast fails…because I’ve had too many of them!


27 Janet@FCTC January 10, 2012 at 6:47 pm

Oh my. I don’t even like graham crackers but I could overcome that for a few dozen of these babies. These look fantastic, Steph!


28 Steph January 11, 2012 at 9:09 pm

You actually don’t even taste the graham crackers. Maybe that’s because I went overboard with the chocolate and marshmallows 🙂


29 thelittleloaf January 11, 2012 at 1:26 am

These are such an awesome idea, and so much more exciting than normal cinammon rolls…yum!


30 Sophie @ LoveLiveAndLearn January 11, 2012 at 2:15 am

Mmm these look ridiculously good!
I feel like it shouldn’t work but it really does 🙂
Anything this decadent is always a real treat to eat!


31 Happy When Not Hungry January 11, 2012 at 6:23 pm

Wow these look fabulous!!!! Great recipe.


32 thebohobirdy January 12, 2012 at 11:51 am

umm… YUM! on the agenda for the weekend!


33 Anna @ hiddenponies January 12, 2012 at 2:16 pm

What a ridiculous, crazy, FANTASTIC idea. Those pics with the gooey strands of marshmallow….*sigh*. I’m yours.


34 Ashley @ Coffee Cake and Cardio January 13, 2012 at 6:57 am

OMG, my fiance would just die. I should make these for him asap!


35 Shelley January 18, 2012 at 5:33 pm

Alas a kindred spirit. For I too am afraid of cooking with yeast. I adore food and love to try adventurous recipes. I read recipes like they are novels with a plot and climax. But; once I see that word (yeast) I abort the recipe. So I’m just happy to hear that there is another foodie that shares my aversion to that little blue and yellow packet. 🙂


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