Snickers Bars Cinnamon Rolls, pillowy soft dough is full of buttery caramel, rich chocolate, and crunchy peanuts. These gourmet sweet rolls are pure decadence.
SNICKERS BARS CINNAMON ROLLS
This is the most decadent weekend breakfast!
The dough is totally from scratch but it’s quick-rise dough. The filling is a unique one consisting of caramel, chocolate, and peanuts. Another option would be to just chop Snickers candy bars and evenly distribute them over the dough.
Next, I drizzled chocolate generously over the top. Of course, if you also want to slather on cream cheese frosting, feel free!
I don’t have time to wait for the dough to rise then rise again. As well, I don’t have all day to make cinnamon rolls. As I mentioned above, this dough gets puffy without it being a lengthy process.
If you’ve never worked with yeast don’t be intimidated. Jump over and read this article Tips on Working with Yeast.
- As it turns out the liquid needs to be at the correct temperature. It has to be warm enough to activate the yeast but not so hot that it kills the yeast. (Read the instructions of your yeast to determine the correct temperature.)
- Next, purchase a good thermometer. This thermometer is good for meat, beverages, deep frying, candy making, baking, and grilling.
- Finally, yeast dough likes to be warm. (I do too.) A warm, draft-free place in your kitchen is in the microwave or the oven with the door closed.
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FILLINGS AND SUCH
- I use Ghirardelli chocolate chips.
- And, I used salted peanuts because salty/sweet food combinations are the best!
- For the caramel, I didn’t want a ‘soft’ caramel that would ooze out of the rolls as it heated in baking. I almost always have these Caramel Apple Wraps in the pantry for Outrageous Apples. If you cannot find these wraps at the store, sometimes they’re only available during Halloween/Fall. You can melt caramel candies with a small amount of milk and pour it over the crust.
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Snickers Bars Cinnamon Rolls
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- 1 Tablespoon active dry yeast
- 1 Tablespoon granulated sugar
- 1 Tablespoon honey
- 1 and ½ cups hot water 100 to 110 degrees
- 4 to 4 ½ cups bread flour
- 1 Tablespoon powdered milk
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- ¼ tsp salt
- 2 large eggs beaten
- 8 caramel apple wraps
- 2 cups chocolate chips
- 1 and ½ cups peanuts chopped, or 8 Snicker's candy bars, chopped
- ½ cup fudge topping for ice cream
- Combine yeast, water and 1 tablespoon sugar in a small mixing bowl. Allow to sit 10 to 15 minutes in a warm place.
- Once yeast is foamy and almost doubled in size stir in the honey.
- While yeast is sitting, add 3 cups flour, powdered milk, salt and 1/2 cup sugar to a large mixing bowl. Once yeast is ready, add yeast and eggs to this flour mixture. Mix using the dough hook on your electric mixer on low until all ingredients are combined. Or mix with a wooden spoon by hand if you're super woman.
- Once this mixture is incorporated slowly add the remaining flour 1 tablespoon at a time until dough pulls away from bowl and is no longer sticky. At this point you may want to remove from the bowl and knead by hand as it is very thick and puts a lot of strain on the mixer.
- Allow the dough to rest on a floured surface for 5 minutes. Turn the bowl you mixed it in upside-down over the dough.
- Preheat you oven to 350 degrees. Spray 9x13 inch pan or two 8 or 9 inch pans with non-stick spray.
- On a floured surface, roll out the dough into a large rectangle until 1/2 inch thick. Dough should measure about 16 inches by 12 inches.
- Layer the caramel sheets, chocolate chips and peanuts evenly over the dough
- **If you're using chopped Snickers bars, layer them evenly over the dough
- Start with the long side and roll, pinching the ends as you go so the filling doesn't fall out.
- With a serrated knife, slice the roll in half. Slice each half in half. Then half each of those pieces in half. You should have 12 rolls.
- Place rolls in prepared pans. Allow to sit about 5 minutes then place in pre-heated oven.
- Bake 20 to 25 minutes or until lightly browned.
- Heat fudge topping in microwave and drizzle over rolls. Serve warm.
Pamela L. says
Why does it say 4 to 4 C of bread flour? Was this a typo?
Yes, it should be 4 to 4 1/2
YUM!!! Pinned. Thank. You. Smiles!! 🙂
Thanks so much, this was a fun recipe to create
Julianne @ Beyond Frosting says
Swooning over these!
Thank you so much! I literally sent them to my neighbors after eating 3!! I would have eaten all of them!! :/
I’m thinking of making these two days in advance for an event. Should I bake them two days ahead or prepare and bake at location? If I prepare ahead and bake on location, how best do I go about it?
I would not bake them 2 days ahead; they’ll dry out quite a bit. I think you’re best bet would be to make them as directed to the second rise stage (when they’re already sliced and in pan and rising for the second time.) Allow them to rise some, but then cover or put in an airtight container and refrigerate. Then sit them out in a warm place and allow them to come to room temp and they rise a little more. Then bake as directed. Hope this helps. Let me know how they turn out! ~Paula
I saw these on Inside Bru Life, and just had to pin them! They look sooo good, and I was happy to see that there wasn’t any pre-made crescent roll dough in them. I hate that stuff, but so many good recipes use it. haha
Jocelyn @BruCrew LIfe says
Snickers in cinnamon rolls…I am in love!!! Now this is breakfast at its best 🙂
I’m obsessed with Cinnamon Rolls, it seemed perfect 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!
Noel Lizotte says
What a great idea, combine my favorite cinnamon rolls w/ my favorite Snickers! Pinned and Zip Listed!
Thanks so much, they were a hit at my house!
Ooooh yummy! What a delicious take on cinnamon rolls….I love Snickers 🙂
Thank you, Cathy! It’s my fav too!
Snickers and Cinnamon Rolls are two of my favorite things! These look absolutely delicious. Thanks for linking to the In and Out of the Kitchen Link Party. Hope to see you next week.
Julie @ This Gal Cooks says
I’ve never made cinnamon rolls from scratch. I think it’s because I’m always like “I do not have time to do this in the morning.” But you know, I could make them in the afternoon and have them ready for breakfast the next day, right?
These rolls look so darn good, Paula! Great job. Pinned!
I know it’s a all morning process, but this dough recipe was seriously fast and tasted just the same as ‘traditional’.
meant to say thanks for sharing!
Jessica J says
Pinned! I love your blog, I found you through Weekend Potluck! 🙂
Jessica J says
Pinned! I love your blog, I found you through Weekend Potluck 🙂
Arielle Matlin says
These sound so good! What a great idea to revamp the classic cinnamon roll recipe!
Thank you so much! I love to tweak classics.
I bet these are insanely delicious!!
Yes. I literally gave them away so I wouldn’t eat them all!
Oh my! Two of my favorite things!! I’m getting hungry 🙂
Oh my goodness Paula, these cinnamon rolls look heavenly! I love the sound of adding peanuts and caramel inside, they sound insanely delicious and so creative! Pinning, wish I had some in front of me – yum!
I was pleased with them, thanks for stopping by and sharing Kelly.
I just loooooooooooooove cinnamon, but you’ve really outdone yourself with these rolls!
They look HEAVENLY
Thank you, Winnie!
Serena | Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch says
Oh my these are like heaven.. Snickers Cinnamon Rolls..Yum!
Paula, these sound wonderful. I’m all about cinnamon rolls in any and all forms (except for that one time I made chocolate cinnamon rolls. Blech!) Great photos and what a yummy recipe. Pinning!
My husband loves chocolate and bread together. I don’t, so I completely understand! I really liked the richness of these. It’s always fun to experiment especially when it turns out good. Thanks for stopping by.
Gloria // Simply Gloria says
Well girlfriend, you are VERY creative! I’m especially loving this whole caramel dilly. Now, I’m for sure going to have to make this for the boys (and myself!) this week. I make the basic version probably 3 times a month…. off to make it with caramel, chocolate…and nuts!!! Love it, Paula! You’ve made my whole day… a great thing to read first thing in the morning from a friend! xo
Sharing all over the board this weekend… (=
You da bomb!! Serisously, I love everything you post, I just hate we don’t live closer!!
Laura@baking in pyjamas says
They sound so divine Paula, I love snicker bars and the thought of them being surrounded in soft sweet dough is making my mouth water! I’ll be featuring these on my blog on a feature I do called Baking News. Have a great weekend!!
Awesome, Laura! Thanks for the shout out!
You just made two of my favorites meet! Snickers and cinnamon in a roll! Thank you for the “quick” recipe, its my kind of thing,too!
my 2 faves as well! enjoy!
These look ridiculously good!
Thank you, Stephanie. It was fun making them.
Amy Ruiz says
Those look delicious! I never thought about putting peanuts in cinnamon rolls.
Me either until now, I REAL-LY like these. Thanks for stoppingy by Amy
Ashley @ Power, Love, and Self-Discipline says
These look sinfully good!! I too never could get yeast to rise until I broke out a thermometer!
Thank you Ashley! It’s really the secret, I still can’t tell by touch.