Too Easy Nutella Cinnamon Rolls

I was trying to think of something to make for someone I’m really close to that recently lost a loved one.  I thought of the homemade cinnamon rolls I made for Christmas, but that was way too time-intensive…and I only had a little while in which to make it.  So after trying to think of ways to make it easier, I came up with the perfect solution – puff pastry!  Love this stuff!!  And as you know, another love of mine is Nutella.  Why not combine stuff I love?  Results?  Fan-freaking-tastic!  I think I slightly overbaked them because they had a little crunch…but that’s not necessarily a bad thing!  They ALMOST tasted like classic cinnamon rolls…just with a hint of something “extra.”  If you’re looking for an easy way to pull off I guess you could call semi-homemade cinnamon rolls, here it is!

Nutella Cinnamon Rolls
Source:  moi!

Ingredients:

1 package puff pastry – thawed (best to leave it in the fridge overnight)
Nutella
1 cup packed brown sugar (I mixed half light and half dark)
1 tbsp cinnamon
pinch of salt
1.5 tbsp butter – melted
powdered sugar
milk
1/2 tsp vanilla
flour for rolling out dough

Method:

Preheat oven to 375.

In a bowl, combine brown sugar, cinnamon, salt and butter.  Mix well.

Unfold puff pastry dough onto a lightly floured surface.  Dust your rolling pin with flour and roll out to your desired thickness, you still want it somewhat thick, but try to get it in a nice even rectangle.  Spread a layer of Nutella over this, then sprinkle a generous layer of the sugar filling you made.  Gently begin to roll the long side, trying to keep it pretty firm.  Once you have a cylinder, gently press to make sure it’s firm.  Repeat process with other sheet of dough.  Using a sharp knife, cut each roll into 8 pieces.  Place in a greased casserole (not too close, allow them room to expand).  Bake about 20 minutes or until golden brown.

While that’s baking, make icing!  Pour a generous amount of powdered sugar (sorry I didn’t measure this part) into a bowl.  Add the vanilla and just a teaspoon of milk at a time.  Mix and continue adding milk until it’s a more liquid but not oozing consistency.  You’ve had cinnamon rolls before, you know what you’re looking for!

Once they’re out of the oven, drizzle the icing over them and enjoy!

Nutella Cinnamon Rolls

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