Candy Corn Sprinkle Cinnamon Rolls

As the leaves start to change and the air becomes crisp, celebrate the essence of autumn with Candy Corn Sprinkle Cinnamon Rolls. These delightful pastries merge the cozy, spiced warmth of traditional cinnamon rolls with the bright, festive colors of candy corn, making them a perfect treat for seasonal gatherings or a comforting weekend breakfast.


For the Dough:
  • 1 cup warm milk (115°F)
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons instant dry yeast
  • 2 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups all-purpose flour (plus extra for dusting)
  • Harvest Sprinkles
  • GEL food coloring (Sweet Orange and Bright Yellow)
For the Filling:
  • 1 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 cups brown sugar, packed
  • 4 tablespoons high-quality cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup heavy cream, room temperature
  • GEL food coloring (Sweet Orange)
For the Cream Cheese Frosting:
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 4 oz cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon lemon juice


  1. Dough Preparation:
    • In the mixer bowl, combine warm milk with yeast, let sit until frothy, about 5 minutes. Add eggs, butter, and sugar, mixing until well combined.
    • Mix in salt and gradually add flour, kneading on low speed to form a smooth dough. If the dough is sticky, add a little more flour.
    • Integrate gel food coloring towards the end of kneading to achieve a uniform color. Place the dough in a greased bowl, cover, and allow to rise until nearly doubled in size, about 1 hour.
  2. Filling Preparation:
    • In a bowl, combine softened butter with brown sugar and cinnamon until it forms a spreadable paste. Mix in food coloring to achieve a vibrant orange hue.
  3. Assemble:
    • Roll out the dough on a lightly floured surface into a 24×15 inch rectangle. Spread the cinnamon filling evenly across the dough.
    • Roll up the dough tightly from the long end and cut into individual rolls using a string of dental floss or a sharp knife.
    • Place the rolls in a greased baking pan, slightly spaced apart. Let them rise for an additional 20 minutes, then pour room temperature heavy cream over the top before baking.
  4. Baking:
    • Bake in a preheated oven at 375°F for 18-25 minutes, or until the rolls are golden brown and cooked through. Allow to cool slightly in the pan.
  5. Frosting Preparation:
    • For the frosting, beat together butter and cream cheese until smooth. Gradually add powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and lemon juice, continuing to beat until the frosting is light and fluffy.
  6. Decorating:
    • Spread or pipe the frosting over the slightly cooled rolls and sprinkle with Harvest Sprinkles for a festive touch.


  • Temperature Consistency: Ensure ingredients such as milk and cream are at room temperature to facilitate proper rising of the dough.
  • Lemon Juice: The addition of lemon juice in the frosting adds a bright note, enhancing the flavors and balancing the sweetness.
  • Visual Appeal: Use vibrant gel food coloring to give the dough and filling a cheerful, candy-corn-inspired look.


Candy Corn Sprinkle Cinnamon Rolls are the perfect way to embrace the festive spirit of fall. With their soft, fluffy texture, rich cinnamon flavor, and cheerful appearance, these rolls are sure to delight anyone looking to add a little extra warmth to their autumn days. Whether you’re hosting a fall celebration or simply enjoying the season, these cinnamon rolls offer a delicious way to mark the occasion.

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