Mini Orange Monkey Rolls

I love orange rolls. I think I almost prefer orange rolls over cinnamon rolls. There is just something about the sweet glaze with a hint of orange in it that I love. These cute little things turned out fantastic! I loved being able to pull apart the little pieces and they were oh so gooey and delicious!

Rating: 5 stars  Difficulty of Recipe: 3 stars

Mini Orange Monkey Rolls

  • 12 frozen dinner rolls
  • 1 cup sugar
  • zest of one orange
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 tsp karo syrup
Sweet orange Glaze:
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • zest of one orange
  • 1 tbsp butter
  • 2 tbsp orange juice
  • 1 tsp vanilla
1. Take out 12 frozen dinner rolls and allow them to thaw but still be cold. Cut each roll with a pizza cutter into about 4-6 smaller pieces each.
2. Mix the 1 cup of sugar and orange zest into a small bowl and set aside.
3. Melt the 1/2 cup butter and mix with karo syrup.
4. Spray a muffin pan with cooking spray and set aside.
5. Dip each small piece of the butter and roll in the sugar/orange zest mixture. Put about 4-6 pieces into the muffin tin and fill them about 1/2 way with the small frozen dinner roll pieces. Let them double in size.
6. Bake at 350 degrees for 15 minutes or until golden brown.
7. For the sweet orange glaze, mix the powdered sugar, orange zest, 1 tbsp butter, 2 tbsp orange juice, and 1 tsp vanilla together. Drizzle over each of the orange rolls.
Recipe Adapted from Get off your Butt and Bake
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Alyssa Rivers

I am Alyssa and the blogger behind The Recipe Critic. I started my blog in June of 2012 as a place to share my passion for cooking. I love trying new things and testing them out with my family.

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