Adorable Easter Bunny Cinnamon Rolls

Easter’s right around the corner, so if you need something sweet and easy to make, turn refrigerated cinnamon roll dough into adorable bunnies. These sweet treats are perfect for Easter brunches, baby showers, parties, playdates, or your co-workers at the office.

I explored bunny cinnamon rolls online and found several ways to make them. A large number of bloggers used the bunny head with ears method. The most common approach I found is to lift the top layer of dough and form 2 ears. There is no cutting involved. What I didn’t like about this method was the need to check it mid-bake to reshape ears. Nope I don’t want to do that.

Pillsbury’s recipe for bunny cinnamon rolls requires you to use 4 of the 8 rolls in their refrigeratored cinnamons rolls for ears. You unroll the 4 rolls into strips and bend in the middle to form ears.

I liked that approach better than just bending the outer layer but then I found another approach that I like best. The object is to make a whole bunny with a side view. It involves a few cuts of dough but that can done quickly. In 30 minutes you have cinnamon bunny rolls.

How To Make Bunny

Separate cinnamon rolls & unroll each one. Cut the dough string in half.

Roll one half into a round circle for the body of the bunny. The second half should be cut into 2 pieces – 1/3 of the length and 2/3 of the length. Roll the 1/3 piece into a small round circle for the bunny’s tail.

Roll the 2/3 piece half way leaving a long straight end. That will be the bunny head with ears. Cut the long end in half and mold into ears from the head.

You’ll notice below that the body piece should be placed with the ending piece facing down to become legs.

Bake, cool, and ice cinnamon rolls. Use half a raisin for an eye. You can decorate each bunny or have the kids do it. You can use icing, candy, sprinkles or fruit like berries to decorate bunny or make a scene on the plate.

Adorable Easter Bunny Cinnamon Rolls

Makes 8 bunnies depending on the # of refrigerated rolls you use.


Adorable Easter Bunny Cinnamon Rolls

If you need something sweet and easy to make, turn refrigerated cinnamon roll dough into adorable bunnies. These sweet treats are perfect for Easter brunches, baby showers, parties, playdates, or your co-workers at the office.
Course Breakfast, Brunch, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword bunny cinnamon rolls, Easter bunny cinnamon rolls, spring cinnamon rolls
Servings 8


  • 1 Canned store-bought cinnamon rolls with icing (or homemade cinnamon rolls)
  • raisins
  • optional Easter colored sprinkles or M&M’s, berries, icing, herbs for decoations


  • Preheat the oven according to the package directions on the canned cinnamon rolls or recipe you use
  • Line baking sheet with parchment paper
  • Separate each roll in package – ususally around 8
  • Unroll each roll into a long strip
  • Cut strip in half
  • Roll 1 of the halves to form the circular "body"
  • Place roll on parchment paper with the outer end facing down to make legs
  • Cut remaining half strip into 1/3 and 2/3 lengths
  • Roll the 1/3 for the tail
  • Roll the 2/3 about halfway to form circular head with the end coming out staight
  • Slice through remaining unrolled portion and fan out the pieces to form the "ears"
  • To attach head, tail and body, rub cinnamon off connection points and rub a wet finger on the dough to press together at connection points
  • Repeat with remaining rolls
  • Use spatula to move bunny on parchment lined sheet if needed
  • Place rolls in the oven & bake according to the directions on the can or for the recipe – about 15 minutes
  • Slide parchment paper with rolls onto a cooling rack
  • Let cool slightly
  • Spread glaze on each part with a swirl
  • Add raisin on each head for an eye
  • Optional make a plate of food art using colored icing, berries, or herbs for grass or flowers


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I was raised in Tennessee but have lived in Florida for many years. Love my small home in the Tampa Bay area and its developing garden. My decorating style is eclectic - some vintage, some cottage, all with a modern flair. Pursuing a healthier lifestyle. Spent many years in social services but am happily retired.

18 thoughts to “Adorable Easter Bunny Cinnamon Rolls”

  1. These are just the cutest, Carol. I might have to try this, even though we won’t be having the kids at breakfast. I’m not sure Rick would appreciate the prep but I just love these!

    1. maybe they call them something else in the UK – it’s a puffy pastry where dough is rolled out and rolled with cinnamon. Sometimes nuts are added in the roll also. After baking it’s iced with a simple white icing glaze.

  2. I love cinnamon rolls. The bunnies are cute and adorable. I like the presentation of the bunny, and this is great as an easter treat!

  3. This is one of the cutest things I’ve seen in a long time! My boys would have loved this. . . and I think my grandson will love it now! You’d better believe I’ve pinned this.

    Thanks so much for joining the Grace at Home party at Imparting Grace. I’m featuring you this week!

  4. Carol, these are so cute! I know Easter has come and gone, but I think this post is definitely something people will want to pin for next year. I know I have! Thank you so much for sharing this post with Hearth and Soul. I will be featuring it at the May Edition of the party which goes live on Sunday 7th May. Hope to see you there!

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