Chocolate Frosting Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Roll Bites – did you catch all of that? Chocolate! Pumpkin Spice! Bite sized! These little guys will be the best two bites of breakfast!
I grew up in the (then) small city of St. Cloud, FL. We had one each: elementary, middle and high school. A water tower. A decent sized lake front. Fat Boys BBQ. Bonnie Lee’s Fried Chicken. Apps Pizzeria. And the crowing jewel … Sip n Dip and their giant, chocolate frosted cinnamon rolls! My dad would bring those fresh baked cinnamon rolls home every time he had an overnight air boat trip. My mom and I loved waking up to see that plain white box sitting on our kitchen table!
So, those giant confections were the inspiration for these bite sized beauties.
Chocolate Frosted Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Roll Bites
Now, if you’ve been around for a while, you know my penchant for puff pastry. I’ve used it for Nutella tarts and Nutella turnovers and blueberry lemon cheesecake tarts and cookie butter pinwheels. For these pumpkin spice cinnamon roll bites, that buttery pastry gets rolled up with a layer of pumpkin spice sugar and gorgeous glossy chocolate frosting!
Since the puff pastry has a good bit of butter in the pastry itself, I decided not to add anymore. So, I just sprinkled the pastry sheet with a healthy dose of pumpkin pie spice + sugar, rolled it up, sliced it and popped those rolls in a mini muffin pan.
Once they are golden brown and the dough in the center is baked through, melt some store bought chocolate frosting and dip each cinnamon roll bite in it. Seriously, I find that this is the easiest way to accomplish smooth frosting that settles in to the nooks and crannies and gets that yummy crackly surface after it sets! I used the same technique for the frosting on my Iced Mocha Eclair Cake and Pumpkin Spice Eclair Cake 🙂
Just look at that shiny chocolate frosting…
Even better, the buttery flaky layers of puff pastry and spirals of pumpkin pie spiced sugar are the perfect pairing with chocolate! If you haven’t tried the combo of pumpkin spice with chocolate, you are missing out! These brownie bites with pumpkin cheesecake mousse are pretty heavenly, too.
I find that any recipe made with refrigerated dough (biscuits, crescent rolls and puff pastry) is best the day it is baked. So, have that cup of coffee ready so you can enjoy these Chocolate Frosted Pumpkin Spice Cinnamon Roll Bites while they are still warm from the oven!