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It’s time for Christmas in July! When the hot weather and mosquitos get to be too much, it’s time to take a break to have a little holiday fun. A few years ago, we had a Christmas in July summer camp day for our kids. We made stockings and gingerbread houses using graham crackers, frosting and candy. I’ve been seeing fun posts about different ways to celebrate with crafts, homemade gift ideas and of course, recipes! This is the perfect time of the year for some early holiday planning by trying out new holiday recipes. I made some cinnamon waffle pops by cooking cinnamon roll dough in my waffle iron. I made two versions: one for breakfast and one for dessert. My kids and my nieces loved them both!
The cinnamon roll waffle pops are super easy to make. You only need a roll of Pillsbury Grands! Flaky Supreme Cinnamon Rolls, lollipop sticks and a greased waffle iron.
I picked up the cinnamon rolls the last time I was at Walmart. There were several choices of Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls available. I found them in the dairy aisle, next to the eggs, with the other refrigerated dough products. There were cinnamon rolls with caramel icing, original icing and cream cheese icing. I went with the original icing.
To make the cinnamon waffle pops, unroll the cinnamon rolls and cut each one into 4 pieces.
Roll each piece into a mini cinnamon roll and push a lollipop stick through the cinnamon rolls.
Grease the waffle iron with cooking spray. Place four of the cinnamon rolls into the hot waffle iron with the lollipop sticks on the outside. Close the lid and squeeze gently. Cook for 2 1/2 – 3 minutes. Continue cooking the cinnamon rolls, greasing the waffle iron each time.
To serve the cinnamon waffle pops for breakfast or brunch, line them up on a tray. Divide the vanilla icing from the cinnamon roll package between several mini condiment cups. Put maple syrup into some mini condiment cups and place them both on a tray.
Dip the still-warm, cinnamon roll waffle pops into the vanilla icing or maple syrup and enjoy!
To make dessert instead of breakfast, dip the cinnamon roll waffle pops into melted vanilla candy coating or almond bark. Add red, green and white sprinkles. Place them on a silicon mat or a piece of parchment paper to set.
Add a piece of red washi tape to the lollipop sticks to add a pop of color to the sticks and to make them more festive.
The candy coated cinnamon waffle pops could be served in mason jars on a dessert table. Another ideas is to give them as gifts to family and friends. Wrap each pop in cellophane and tie with a piece of holiday ribbon. I look forward to making both the breakfast pops and the candy coated pops for Christmas this year!