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!

A white plate with 6 mini orange monkey rolls.

Rating: 5 stars  Difficulty of Recipe: 3 stars

Mini Orange Monkey Rolls

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Author Alyssa Rivers
Servings 12 Rolls

Description

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.


Course Dessert, Snack
Cuisine American
Keyword mini orange monkey rolls, monkey rolls, orange rolls

Ingredients

  • 12 dinner rolls frozen
  • 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

Instructions

  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.

Nutrition Facts

Serves: 12

Calories301kcal (15%)Carbohydrates47g (16%)Protein4g (8%)Fat11g (17%)Saturated Fat6g (30%)Cholesterol23mg (8%)Sodium302mg (13%)Potassium55mg (2%)Fiber2g (8%)Sugar28g (31%)Vitamin A272IU (5%)Vitamin C1mg (1%)Calcium78mg (8%)Iron2mg (11%)

All nutritional information is based on third party calculations and is only an estimate. Each recipe and nutritional value will vary depending on the brands you use, measuring methods and portion sizes per household.

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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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  1. These sound delicious! I think I’d still prefer cinnamon rolls but these would be hard to pass up too! 🙂

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