Get ready for a taste sensation that combines the best of both worlds: the sweetness of cinnamon rolls and the savoriness of bacon. With their flaky texture, warm cinnamon filling, and crispy exterior, these Crispy Cinnamon Roll Twists offer a delightful twist on a classic morning favorite. Whether you’re planning a weekend brunch or simply craving a sweet treat, these easy-to-make twists are bound to become a new favorite. They are easy to make, so gather your ingredients, preheat your oven to 400 degrees, and let’s get started!
- 2 puff pastry sheets
- 1/4 cup brown sugar
- 9 slices of uncooked bacon
- Tin foil or parchment paper
Cream Cheese Frosting:
- 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
- 1 tablespoon butter, softened
- 1 1/4 cup powdered sugar
- 1 tablespoon milk
- 1/2 teaspoon almond or clear vanilla extract (optional)
- Preheat your oven to 400 degrees Fahrenheit (200 degrees Celsius). Line two baking sheets with tin foil or parchment paper.
- Sprinkle half of the brown sugar on your work surface, then unfold the pastry sheet onto it. Sprinkle the pastry with the remaining brown sugar. Roll the pastry sheet into a 14×10-inch rectangle.
- Cut the pastry sheet in half lengthwise, creating two long strips. Then, cut each strip crosswise into 17-18 smaller strips, resulting in 34-36 strips in total.
- Cut the bacon slices in half lengthwise, and then crosswise, making 36 smaller strips. Note that the number of bacon strips needed may vary depending on the size of the bacon slices and the brand you use.
- Place one bacon strip on each pastry strip. Twist the pastry and bacon together and place them on the prepared baking sheets, pressing down the ends to secure them.
- Bake the pastries in the preheated oven for about 15 minutes or until the pastries are golden brown and the bacon is crisp. Keep an eye on them as baking times may vary.
- Once baked, remove the pastries from the oven and let them cool on the baking sheets on wire racks for about 5 minutes.
- Meanwhile, in a mixing bowl, beat together the softened cream cheese and melted butter until smooth and free of lumps.
- Gradually add the powdered sugar to the cream cheese mixture, beating on medium-high speed until well combined. The mixture should be smooth and creamy.
- If needed, add milk to the mixture, one teaspoon at a time, until you reach your desired consistency. The milk helps to adjust the thickness of the glaze.
- Optionally, you can add almond or clear vanilla extract for extra flavor. Start with a small amount, about 1/2 teaspoon, and adjust according to your taste preference.
- Once the pastries have cooled slightly, you can either drizzle or spread the cream cheese glaze over the top of each pastry or place the icing in a serving bowl for dipping.