Waffle pops are easy to make by cooking cinnamon rolls in a waffle iron! Serve for breakfast or dip in chocolate to serve as dessert.
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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 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!
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Waffle Pops Ingredients
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.
How to Make Waffle Pops
To make the waffle pops, unroll the cinnamon rolls and cut each one into four 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 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 waffle pops into the vanilla glaze or maple syrup, and enjoy!
Candy Coated Waffle Pops
To make dessert instead of breakfast, dip the 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 waffle pops could be served in mason jars on a dessert table. Another idea is to give them as gifts to family and friends. Wrap each pop in cellophane and tie it with a piece of holiday ribbon. I look forward to making both the breakfast pops and the candy-coated pops for Christmas this year!
Frequently Asked Questions
Yes, popsicle sticks would work.
Yes, you can use waffle batter instead of cinnamon roll dough. Cut the waffle into four wedges after it cooks.
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- 17.5 oz refrigerated cinnamon rolls
- 16 oz vanilla candy coating
- 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 roll.
- 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.
Optional Candy Coating
- Melt the vanilla candy coating (or almond bark) and dip the cinnamon roll waffle pops and top with sprinkles.
- Place them on a silicon mat or a piece of parchment paper to set.
Can you make these ahead of time??
Yes, you can make them ahead of time.
Sarah @ Miss Candiquik says
omg – these look amazing! What a great idea!
Kate @ Diethood says
I LOVE it!! Oh my gosh, I would finish the whole thing all on my own!
Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) says
This is seriously unreal!!! I need these for breakfast. They are waffles right?
LOL! Yes, they are waffles with an upgrade! 🙂
Happy Valley Chow says
What a fun and creative recipe. Definitely looks like a tasty treat…now I just need a waffle iron!
Happy Valley Chow
Thanks! I picked up my waffle iron second hand. I don’t use it a lot, but I love having it on hand!
Glenda @ Busy-at-Home says
I can totally do this! Yay! What an ingenious idea and total fun for the kids!
Thanks, Glenda! Yes, my kids and their friends loved them!
Becca from It's Yummi! says
I love how festive these are… and oh my gosh, they sound delicious!
Thank you, Becca!
I never thought to do something like this! I can’t wait to try this!
Thanks, Kristy! Your kids will love them!