Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls – Guest Post from Heather’s French Press

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Cinnamon rolls, a Christmas classic in my book, and chocolate combine to create a new holiday sweet roll favorite. No holiday brunch or Christmas morning breakfast should be complete without Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls.

The Twelve Guest Posts & Roundups of Christmas continues with this fabulous recipe from my friend Heather!

Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls

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I am so happy to be sharing this recipe with you today. I have been a follower of Brianne’s for SO long. I think it’s the name Cupcakes and Kale Chips that got my attention first. I happen to love both cupcakes and kale chips, and I LOVE all the great recipes she shares.

When Brianne asked for some help during the holidays I jumped at the chance. The holidays are CRAZY for us all, I could not imaging adding a BIG move into the mix.

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SO anyways here I am for Cupcakes and Kale Chips The Twelve Guest Posts & Roundups of Christmas Giveaway , and I am sharing a new family holiday favorite, Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls. We LOVE cinnamon rolls, and I make them as often
as I can, even more so during holiday time. They have been our go-to neighbor gift for years.

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This year to jazz things up a bit, I added chocolate to the cinnamon and brown sugar filling. Chocolate and cinnamon
is a terrific combo in case you were wondering. I add cinnamon to my hot chocolate mix all the time. My daughter was a bit skeptical at first, but then she took a bite, and she has not stopped eating since. I see MANY pans of chocolate cinnamon rolls in my Christmas baking future.

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I thought that the filling was sweet enough, so I skipped the classic cinnamon roll glaze, but if you want to add
it, go for it. I don’t think anyone would complain one bit.

However you are celebrating this holiday season, Enjoy!

Chocolate cinnamon roll on a countertop.
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Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls

Chewy cinnamon rolls and chocolate combine to create a new holiday sweet roll favorite. No holiday brunch or Christmas morning breakfast should be complete without Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls.
Prep: 30 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Rise Time 2 hrs
Total: 2 hrs 50 mins
Servings: 12 rolls

Ingredients

For the Dough:

  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 4 Tablespoons butter
  • 1 envelope of active dry yeast I always use Red Star
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 2 – 2 1/2 cups flour

Filling:

  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 3 Tablespoons cinnamon
  • 8 ounces good quality chocolate roughly chopped

Instructions

  • Heat the milk, butter, and sugar in a small saucepan over medium heat until the butter melts. Allow to cool to about 110 degrees.
  • Sprinkle on the yeast, and let rest 5 minutes.
  • In the bowl of a stand mixer combine the milk, egg, salt and 1 1/2 cups of flour.
  • Switch to the dough hook, add reaming flour just a little at a time until you have a smooth ball of dough {not too sticky} – the dough should easily pull away from the sides of the bowl.
  • On a lightly floured surface, roll into a ball, place in a greased bowl, cover and let rise until doubled {about 1 1/2 – 2 hours}.
  • Roll the risen dough into a rectangle (short end should be about 12 inches – and roll as long as possible to create more swirl layers).
  • Sprinkle on the brown sugar and cinnamon, and top with chocolate.
  • Beginning with the short side closest to you, roll up as tightly as you can, and pinch the seams to close.
  • Cut into 12 rolls.
  • Place rolls cut side up into your baking pan (I love using muffins tins to keep them round, but any baking pan will work).
  • Cover and let rise at least 30 minutes.
  • When the rolls have risen, pre-heat the oven to 350°.
  • Bake 20 – 30 minutes.
Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 381 Calories from Fat 108
% Daily Value*
Fat 12g18%
Saturated Fat 7g35%
Trans Fat 0.2g
Polyunsaturated Fat 1g
Monounsaturated Fat 3g
Cholesterol 26mg9%
Sodium 142mg6%
Potassium 200mg6%
Carbohydrates 61g20%
Fiber 4g16%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 7g14%
Vitamin A 168IU3%
Vitamin C 0.1mg0%
Calcium 62mg6%
Iron 4mg22%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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9 Comments
  1. Linda | Brunch with Joy

    Heather surely read my mind because I love chocolate cinnamon rolls. I’ve never tried making them from scratch but these rolls look superlicious!

  2. Jo

    Hi, These cinnamon rolls look delicious, but I can’t get the active dry yeast envelopes where I am … so how many teaspoons of Edmonds Active Yeast mixture would that be equivalent to? Thanks!

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