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Christmas Tree Cinnamon Roll Pull Apart

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Easy to make, this Christmas Tree Cinnamon Roll Pull Apart is the perfect Christmas morning treat! It uses refrigerated cinnamon rolls perfect for the busy season. This is perfect for Christmas brunch and it’s great for the kids to help make.

Christmas Tree Cinnamon Roll Pull Apart

Using refrigerated, canned cinnamon rolls you can shape them into a Christmas tree. I finished this Christmas tree off with some fresh cranberries and rosemary, but you could add whatever you like to finish off your festive tree.

What You’ll Need

You only need a couple of items for the Cinnamon Roll Christmas Tree!

  • two cans of refrigerated cinnamon rolls
  • fresh cranberries
  • rosemary sprigs

Directions for Christmas Tree Cinnamon Roll Pull Apart

Start by preheating your oven to the temperature that is listed on your refrigerated, canned cinnamon rolls. Then prep a baking sheet with some parchment paper.

Now you could definitely make homemade cinnamon roll dough and create this Christmas tree with your dough, but for this, I’m going with quick and easy and something that you can get the little kids to join in on.

Start by opening your cinnamon roll cans. You will be cutting each cinnamon roll in half.

Then take one of the cinnamon roll halves and roll it into a ball.

You can form tree shape by starting with seven of the cinnamon roll balls on the bottom row. For the additional rows of rolls, you will subtract one cinnamon roll.

As you continue up you will create a Christmas tree shape! To form the trunk I took 2 of the halves and turned them into rectangle shapes and placed them next to each other.

Bake in the preheated oven as directed on the cinnamon roll cans.

After it’s baked to a light golden brown, remove and let the tree cool for 10-15 minutes. Then I used the cream cheese frosting that came in the cans. I squeezed the frosting onto the tree, going back and forth from top to bottom to cover the tree with delicious frosting.

cinnamon roll christmas tree

Then I added some fresh cranberries to give the appearance of red ornaments.

Christmas Tree shaped Cinnamon Rolls

I finished it off by adding some rosemary sprigs to the edges of the Christmas tree and then decided to sprinkle a few leaves of the rosemary on top of the Christmas tree too.

Cinnamon Roll Christmas Tree

I hope this Cinnamon Roll Christmas Tree Pull Apart becomes one of your family’s favorite Christmas recipes. Pair it with some hot chocolate for a fun Christmas morning.

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