I really, really, really hate packing.
You’d think someone who enjoys organization would like packing, but I really loathe it.
First of all, there’s the serious fear-of-missing-something. I’m always petrified that I’m leaving something vital behind, like pills or mascara, and then there’s the whole debacle about what to wear.
Foooor instance, I hate thinking that I’m packing the ‘wrong’ thing, ya know? Like, what if everyone else is wearing jeans and I’m the only one on a blustery day in a dress? Or what if it’s cold at night and we’re forced to eat outside for some reason? I don’t want to accidentally cut myself while shivering.
So as a result, my packing turns into severe overpacking because I’m so bizarrely worried I’ll pack the wrong thing or won’t have enough options. I need ALL the options because I may think Tuesday is a shorts-day, but who knows. Maybe it’s a striped maxi dress day after all. You just never know these things. I’m no fortune teller.
And as a result of that, I take like, eleventy thousand years to pack and thus procrastinate as much as possible. Ain’t nobody got time for pressure packing.
I do, however, have plenty of time for cinnamon rolls, mainly because this recipe is created start-to-finish in just 60 minutes. That’s practically no time at all for homemade, fluffy, soft cinnamon rolls that taste like gooey s’mores. And boy, are these s’mores-y! My family and I could not keep our hands off of them – they’re so soft and plush and we loved the chocolaty, cinnamon-y graham cracker filling that takes these over the top. And don’t even get me started on the marshmallow creme glaze… 🙂
Actually. *Do* get me started. I feel like reminiscing… and continuing my packing procrastination.
*adapted from my One-Hour Cinnamon Rolls recipe
S'mores Cinnamon Rolls
- 1/4 cup butter
- 1 cup milk I used 1%
- 1 pkt yeast (2¼ teaspoons' worth)
- 1/4 cup sugar
- Pinch salt
- 3½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 egg
- FOR FILLING:
- 1/2 cup Hershey's Chocolate Spread or Nutella
- 1/3 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup graham cracker crumbs
- 2 tsp ground cinnamon
- FOR GLAZE & TOPPING:
- 1 (7 oz) jar JET-PUFFED Marshmallow Creme
- JET-PUFFED Marshmallow Bits
- Miniature chocolate chips
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In a microwave-safe bowl, combine the butter and the milk. Heat on HIGH for one minute, then remove and stir. Continue microwaving in 20 second intervals, stirring after each, until butter has melted and milk is warm to the touch but not hot. Meanwhile, in a separate bowl, whisk together 3 cups of the flour, the sugar and the salt until combined.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, combine the yeast and the milk mixture and whisk together by hand. Add the flour mixture and egg all at once, and using the paddle attachment, beat on medium-low speed until combined. The dough will likely stick to the sides of the bowl, so sprinkle in the remaining ½ cup of flour to help the dough come together in a ball. Once the dough has pulled away from the sides and forms a ball, continue to beat the dough for 5 minutes on medium-low speed. Remove the dough hook and cover the dough with a damp cloth for 10 minutes to rest.
- While the dough rests, prepare your filling: in a medium bowl, combine the brown sugar, graham cracker crumbs and cinnamon and set aside.
- Turn the dough out onto the floured work surface. Using a floured rolling pin, roll the dough out into a large rectangle, about 14x9 inches in size. I did NOT measure my dough out; I only rolled it out and it turned out fine. Honestly, just roll into a decently-sized rectangular shape to your desired thickness. Spread the Hershey's Spread over the surface of the dough and evenly spread on the filling mixture.
- Beginning at the longest edge furthest from you, begin rolling up the dough as tightly as possible. Pinch the final seam gently to help seal it up. Using a sharp knife, cut both ends of the dough (the doughiest parts you'll likely discard), and then begin evenly cutting the dough into about 12 equal pieces. You can also use unflavored dental floss to cut the dough, but I used a knife.
- Place the rolls into two greased 9" cake pans. Cover the pans with damp towels and place the pans on top of your oven range for 25 minutes (or another warm place for them to rise). After the rolls have risen, uncover the dish and bake for approx. 15-20 minutes or until the rolls are golden, cooked through and bubbling.
- In a small bowl, scoop out the marshmallow creme and microwave for approx. 30-45 seconds or until soft and smooth but not super liquidy. Pour/spread over the tops of the rolls evenly and sprinkle with marshmallow bits and chocolate chips. Serve!
I mean… the gooey factor is out of control.
These rolls are so fluffy and delicious – I know you’ll love these cinnamon rolls and their delectable filling and topping!
Christi @ Love From The Oven says
Whoa, those look all kinds of incredible. And don’t get me started on packing, it’s like there is soooooo much pressure. Granted, it’s probably all self imposed, but still, it’s like you are on some game show and a buzzer is going to go off because you made the wrong choice. 🙁 I loathe packing.
You’re totally right in your analogy, Christi! I feel the same way. Thank goodness it’s only a 2-day trip!
I approve. I heartily, sugar-filled-ly, approve. <3
Yay! You know I crave your approval, right?? Thanks Jessie!
Laura @ Laura's Culinary Adventures says
I’m a severe underpacker. I always have to buy stuff when i’m on trips because I didn’t bring enough stuff initially. Super delicious recipe!
Ah, now you’re making me worry I underpacked! Ha! Thanks Laura 😛
Jessica @ Sweetest Menu says
Seriously? I am speechless! These look AMAZING!!!
Thanks so much Jessica!! xoxo!!
I have cooked for many, many years but still have not mastered cinnamon rolls. I get so frustrated after an attempt, I don’t try again for about a year lol. These looks great. You are very talented :-).
Shannon – I encourage you to try my recipe; it’s very easy and will definitely work for you! Thanks girl, and good luck!
Katelyn @munchie pie says
I always have to write a list when I am packing. Or else I always forget important things (like underwear…yep forgot those once). These cinnamon rolls look AMAZING! I love marshmallow creme!
OMG! Thank goodness I remembered my underwear, ha!
How delicious do these look?!! Oh my, I will have to make these soon! YUM!
Thanks so much, Jeni!
Stephanie @ Macaroni and Cheesecake says
These look incredible!!! And I’m with you, I’m always afraid I’m forgetting something so I like quadruple check everything which takes forever! And I definitely overpack, you never know when you might need something!
You’re so right! It’s easy to overpack, but also easy to forget something vital. Ah! Thanks Stephanie!
Julianne @ Beyond Frosting says
Girl, these donuts are off the hook!
Julianne @ Beyond Frosting says
Girl, these cinnamon rolls are off the hook! I also have a severe case of overpacking. I have to have #allthethings
Saaaaaame. What if I pack the wrong thing!? Thanks Juli!
Holy Craps! These look ahhhhMazing!!! I need 1 … 2 … or 12.
Thanks Nicole!! xoxo!!
Kayle (The Cooking Actress) says
packing CAN be super stressful! I hear you!
These cinnamon rolls are OUTSTANDING-I love how you incorporated s’mores elements into these and I think I will henceforth only eat s’mores cinnamon rolls.
I love that you used the word ‘henceforth.’ I like you!