Mardi Gras King Cake Crescent Rolls

If you’re not up for making an entire king cake, you can always make these Mardi Gras King Cake Crescent Rolls instead.

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Mardi Gras Crescent Rolls

Mardi Gras is just around the corner, and that means it’s time to start thinking about king cake.

This traditional New Orleans dessert is made with a yeast dough and filled with cinnamon sugar, cream cheese, and praline paste.

It’s usually served with sweet icing and purple, green, and gold sprinkles.

Mardi Gras King Cake Crescent Rolls

But if you’re not up for making an entire king cake, you can always make these Mardi Gras King Cake Crescent Rolls instead.

They’re easy to make and they taste just as good as the real thing. So get your bake on and join in on the fun!

Makes 8 crescent rolls

Prep time: 10 minutes

Cook time: 12 minutes

Mardi Gras King Cake Crescent Rolls

King Cake Bites Crescent Rolls Ingredients

  • crescent roll dough
  • cream cheese, softened
  • Vanilla extract
  • Powdered sugar
  • Brown sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Prepared white icing
  • Purple, green, and gold sugar sprinkles
  • For exact measurements, please see the recipe card below.

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How to Make Mardi Gras King Cake Crescent Rolls

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

Unroll the crescent roll dough and separate each triangle.

In a medium bowl, whisk together the cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla until smooth and well combined. 

In a separate bowl, stir together the brown sugar and cinnamon.

Spread a thin layer of the cream cheese mixture over the top of each crescent roll triangle. Top with a layer of cinnamon brown sugar.

Roll each crescent roll up and place it on the lined baking sheet.

Bake the rolls for 10 to 12 minutes, until golden brown.

Allow the crescent rolls to cool completely, then heat the icing in the microwave for 20 to 30 seconds to soften.

Spread a layer of icing over the top of each crescent roll and immediately decorate with purple, green, and gold sugar sprinkles.

Mardi Gras King Cake Crescent Rolls
Yield: 8

Mardi Gras King Cake Crescent Rolls

Mardi Gras King Cake Crescent Rolls

If you’re not up for making an entire king cake, you can always make these Mardi Gras King Cake Crescent Rolls instead.

Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 22 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 package crescent roll dough
  • 4 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ½ cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup brown sugar
  • ½ tablespoon cinnamon
  • 1 cup prepared white icing
  • Purple, green, and gold sugar sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 375 degrees and line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Unroll the crescent roll dough and separate each triangle. In a medium bowl, whisk together the cream cheese, powdered sugar, and vanilla until smooth and well combined. Mardi Gras King Cake Crescent Rolls
  2. In a separate bowl, stir together the brown sugar and cinnamon. Mardi Gras King Cake Crescent Rolls
  3. Spread a thin layer of the cream cheese mixture over the top of each crescent roll triangle. Mardi Gras King Cake Crescent Rolls
  4. Top with a layer of cinnamon brown sugar. Mardi Gras King Cake Crescent Rolls
  5. Roll each crescent roll up and place it on the lined baking sheet. Mardi Gras King Cake Crescent Rolls
  6. Bake the rolls for 10 to 12 minutes, until golden brown. Allow the crescent rolls to cool completely, then heat the icing in the microwave for 20 to 30 seconds to soften. Spread a layer of icing over the top of each crescent roll. Mardi Gras King Cake Crescent Rolls
  7. Immediately decorate with purple, green, and gold sugar sprinkles. Mardi Gras King Cake Crescent Rolls

Nutrition Information

Yield

8

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 407Total Fat 20gSaturated Fat 8gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 10gCholesterol 16mgSodium 253mgCarbohydrates 56gFiber 1gSugar 38gProtein 2g

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