Looking for the sweetest way to celebrate Halloween during the month of October with your kids? Make these simple cinnamon roll ghosts using store-bought cinnamon rolls for an adorably spooky breakfast treat!
Cinnamon Roll Ghosts
These darling cinnamon roll ghosts are so simple, I’m not sure they “count” as a recipe. What they are is the perfect festive morning surprise to treat for your family all October long! And the best part: these not-so-spooky Halloween ghost cinnamon rolls are ready in under 20 minutes!
What You’ll Need to Make Cinnamon Roll Ghosts
All you’ll need to make these cinnamon roll ghosts is a pack of refrigerated cinnamon rolls (they come with the frosting!) and candy eyeballs. Bonus points if you have traditional sprinkles to give the ghosts “smiley faces”! (My girls insisted the ghosts were “happy ghosts” and “definitely needed smiles!” You can see those on Instagram.)
How to Assemble Cinnamon Roll Ghosts
The technique for turning traditional circular cinnamon rolls into ghosts is simple.
To assemble your cinnamon roll ghosts from a standard round cinnamon roll shape, you’ll unravel about half of the length of your pre-made cinnamon roll, then using that cinnamon roll “tail” you’ll re-work it into three little curves (or a squiggle) for the bottom of the ghost, and attach it back to the round top of your ghost. I’m sharing the exact how-to over on Instagram, @glitterinclexi.
Freshly baked cinnamon roll ghosts, out of the oven.
I had the best little ghost cinnamon roll helpers!
The cinnamon roll ghosts recipe is below.
These adorably spooky cinnamon roll ghosts are the perfect easy Halloween breakfast (or snack!) to celebrate the festive season all October long.
- Store-bought Cinnamon Rolls
- Candy Eyeballs
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line your baking sheet and set aside.
2. On a separate plate, one by one, unravel about half of each cinnamon roll and using the “tail”, create three “legs” (a squiggle) to look like the bottom of a ghost, then reattach to the round top circle (the head of the ghost).
3. Place ghosts 2 inches apart on prepared baking sheet and bake until lightly golden brown; about 18 minutes. Remove from sheet and let cool slightly.
4. Cut the tip from the corner of the included icing pouch and either squeeze the icing over the cinnamon rolls or squeeze the frosting into a small bowl, and use a spoon to paint each cinnamon roll ghost with frosting.
5. Top each ghost with two eyes to finish your ghost. (You can also use a sprinkle to create a ghost mouth/smiley face for happy ghosts!) Serve and enjoy!