These shamrock cinnamon rolls are so easy to make thanks to pre-packaged cinnamon rolls making them perfectly festive for St. Patrick’s Day.
I always want to be that fun mom who makes cute festive treats for my kids, but I’m also lazy, or mostly just too tired (hello 3 year old and 1 year old who still don’t sleep through the night). But these easy shamrock cinnamon rolls are right up my alley. All you need is a can of refrigerated cinnamon rolls with icing, and some green food coloring and you’re set!
So basically you’ll just unroll each cinnamon roll and cut it into sections long enough to make each leaf. I think it was about 2.5-3 inches, but you can decide how big you want yours. If you want a 3 leaf clover you should have enough with just 1 cinnamon roll, for the lucky 4 leaf clovers you may need to use parts of 2 cinnamon rolls, depending on how big the rolls you get are.
Just a warning that Pillsbury’s regular cinnamon rolls, which are my favorite, aren’t unrollable, but their orange rolls are. Or you can get their grand cinnamon rolls, or a different brand will work great too!
Then bake up the cinnamon rolls according to their package directions, and when they’re all done add in a couple drops of green food coloring to the icing that comes with the rolls, or you can make your own icing if you prefer.
- 1 can refrigerated cinnamon rolls (with frosting)
- 3 drops green food coloring
Open can and carefully unroll each individual cinnamon roll.
Cut cinnamon rolls into about 3 inches pieces, or as needed to make clover leafs, and stem.
Pinch two ends of cinnamon roll pieces together to make a leaf and stick 3 or 4 together on a pan, plus a stem to make a clover.
Bake cinnamon rolls according to package directions.
Add frosting to a bowl, and add 3 drops of green food coloring. Mix together.
Spread icing over the top of cinnamon rolls and enjoy.