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Colossal Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls

Colossal Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls
Makes:
12
Prep Time:
20
minutes
Total Time:
105
minutes
Vegetarian
based on
252 reviews
These Colossal Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls are scrumptious and easy to make. Baked exactly how you like them and finished off with a heavenly glaze. A great alternative to traditional holiday breads and great for brunch too!

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Ingredients:

  • 2 loaves (1 pound each) frozen white yeast bread dough, thawed, divided
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups (12-ounce package) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 1 cup chopped nuts, divided
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 3 tablespoons milk

Directions:

GREASE two 9-inch-round baking pans.

ROLL 1 bread loaf into 16 x 10-inch rectangle on lightly floured surface. Combine sugar and cinnamon in small bowl; sprinkle 2 tablespoons over dough leaving 1/2-inch border around sides. Sprinkle with 1 cup morsels and 1/2 cup nuts.

ROLL up dough starting at short end; seal edges. Cut into 6 slices; place cut side up in prepared baking pan. Repeat with remaining bread loaf, sugar mixture, morsels and nuts; place in second prepared baking pan. Cover; let rise in warm place until dough almost fills pans.

PREHEAT oven to 350° F.

BAKE for 25 to 30 minutes or until deep golden brown. Cool slightly in pans on wire racks.

COMBINE powdered sugar and milk in small bowl to make a stiff glaze. Drizzle over cinnamon rolls.


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  •  Star(s)

    Very good for breakfast or anytime

    Kelly Kostecki from

    I cook over this past weekend I think next time I baked two dozen my family just devour them LOL!

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    Yummy Cinnamon and Chocolate

    June Davis from CLARK, MO

    I love to bake so instead of the frozen bread dough I use a simple sweet dough recipe after it rises the first time I followed the steps and yummy!!

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    my husband loved these

    amber key from Pendleton, IN

    the recipe was great and very easy to do although i made the dough from scratch because i had it on hand they still turned out wonderful i will definitely be making these again.

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    Colassal Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls

    sharon wilson from TROY, NY

    These were so easy. I added some orange rind and orange extract to the frosting. They disappeared so quickly, next time I'll make two batches!!!!!

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    WOW!!!

    Sandra Clements from JACKSON, MO

    I couldn't believe how easy these were to make. My kids and husband just loved them. It's perfect for an easy Sunday morning breakfast. I will be making these again, the next time I will try a different flavor of morsels, maybe the chocolate/caramel swirl.

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    Colossal Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls

    Pam Ellstrom from ELSBERRY, MO

    YUM !!!! I used white chocolate morsels, instead of regular chocolate morsels. All my family can say is YUM !!!

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    TERRIFIC!

    RITA NORDIN from BAYFIELD, WI

    These are out of this world. Everyone loved them.

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    How many ways can you say Easy...

    Jerrieann Fleet from SAN MARCOS, CA

    I Love to make these Delicious and so easy Colossal Cinnamon Rolls. I keep the frozen bread around just for these rolls. I also use the white chocolate, or butterscotch chips. Everytime I have a hugh brunch these are on the menu. My family, and guest ask for these rolls again, and again. Thank you for another great recipe.

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    colossal chocolate cinnamon rolls

    elaine hilton from little falls, NJ

    I thought I went to HEAVEN! Soooo creamy, warm, and delicious. A real special Sunday morning treat. Also great any day, any time! Make some today!

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    Colassal Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls

    j eng from ENCINITAS, CA

    I substituted mini-chocolate chips for the regular chips and my kids LOVED the change!

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    Colossal Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls

    K. LeDouxRichardson from KANSAS CITY, MO

    I have tried these excellent cinnamon rolls on more than one occasion, and have constantly received rave reviews about them. They rise just the way I like them to, and the flavor is superb. Friends and family love, and ask for more. Thank you for affording me the opportunity to include this recipe in my collection.

  •  Star(s)

    Absolutely Great

    Sarah Money from COLUMBUS, IN

    Adding the chocolate to the classic cinnamon roll proved fantastic! I have to say, my family loved them and came running back for more. These rolls have now become and every weekend treat.

  •  Star(s)

    CHOCOLATE CINNAMON ROLLS

    William Wasserman from Teague, TX

    TODAY MY 10YERAR OLD GRANDDAUGHTER AND I ADVANCED OURSELVES FROM EASY TO INMTERMEDIATE. HER COMMENTS WERE THIS IS EASY I HAD TO AGREE WITH HER. IT WAS A FUN RECEIPE TO DO AND THE RESULTS WERE OUTSTANDING. THE ROLLS EATEN WITH HOT PEPPERMENT TEA WAS AN EXCEPTIONAL TREAT. THE ROLLS TOOK US ABOUT 25 -30 MINUTES TO MAKE .

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    Colossal Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls

    Ruth Minsk-Whitehead from OCALA, FL

    I can never make enough of these. I think the neighbors smell them baking and just seem to pop in. Deeeeeeeeeelicious!

  •  Star(s)

    Great Any Time!

    Elaine Allen from ASHLAND, KY

    Who ever came up with this recipe gets my vote for best recipe of this yr! These are really good and so easy to make. And putting chocolate morsels in them sure makes them hard to resist!

  •  Star(s)

    Colossal Cinnamon Buns

    Jean Segina from Mt Vision, NY

    These were great, especially for the kids. The chocolate became a sweet gooey yummy treat, and they were all polished off before lunch.

  •  Star(s)

    colossal chocolate rolls

    Joan Randall from CAPE CORAL, FL

    I have made cinnamon rolls for years, but the addition of Nestles morsels added a delicious twist that everyone loved! Using bread dough was an easy shortcut too.

  •  Star(s)

    Colossal Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls

    JIM APLIN from ORLANDO, FL

    YUMMMMMY Colossal Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls. This is the most delicious recipe I've made in a long time. Cinnamon rolls are good any way but add chocolate & you've got some thing good going. I had to make a second batch for my afternoon bruch. I couldn't stop nibbling on the first until it was all gone.

  •  Star(s)

    recipe

    Janice kelleher from CANAL FULTON, OH

    excellent excellent excellent--what more can I say

  •  Star(s)

    Cinnamon Rolls Rocked

    Angela Pitt from ORLANDO, FL

    I took these to a brunch function last weekend; good thing I doubled the batch. People absolutely love your recipes, I can't go wrong when I fix something from you guys!

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    Colossal Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls

    Jenny Fritsch from SUNMAN, IN

    I made the colossal cho. cinnamon rolls for our church bake sale. Also made some for the family. They were a big hit. I substituted white morsels for the chocolate. Delicious and so easy

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    Colossal Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls

    Linda Christianson from McDonough, GA

    What a quick and easy recipe to make! It was a great breakfast treat.

  •  Star(s)

    Simply Excellent

    Katrina Amick from Valentine, NE

    Though I will probably cut down a little on the chocolate next time, these were a BIG hit with my bosses - they especially liked the nuts. They actually think I'm a good cook now. Little did they know it was all about the recipe!

  •  Star(s)

    Colossal Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls

    WANDA HAINES from MILROY, PA

    These are so good, I have tried other cinnamon rolls recipes, but I just love these. They are soft with full of great flavor, plan to make them again.

  •  Star(s)

    Colossal Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls

    Karen Farthing from EL DORADO, KS

    I made these last night while my husband was at work.The wonderful aroma filled the house while they were baking and as soon as he got home he HAD TO HAVE ONE!I didn't tell him how simple they were to make.This is the only way I'll make cinnamon rolls again!I brushed melted butter on the dough before adding the cinnamon,sugar,nuts and chocolate chips.They are light and delicious.

  •  Star(s)

    OMG, that's RICH!!!

    Stephanie Roberts from INDIANAPOLIS, IN

    Wow, this was by far the biggest sugar high ever!!! Very easy to make. Makes you very hungry while it bakes. The kids loved them too.

  •  Star(s)

    Colossal Cinnamon Rolls

    JOYCE BORLAND from WISCONSIN DELLS, WI

    My husband isn't very fond of chocolate, so I omitted it from the recipe. WOW! Are these ever good!!

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    Colossal Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls

    Stacy Rodgers from Saucier, MS

    I loved the cinnamon rolls but would be better without so many chocolate chips.

  •  Star(s)

    Excellent

    Carol Perry from WESTFIELD, NJ

    Excellent for a mid-morning snack or an after dinner snack before bed time. We loved them.

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    Colossal Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls

    Anne Schilhab from COMFORT, TX

    I made these and how delicious they were and something new! I had never heard of putting chocolate morsels into cinnamon rolls, but people will hear about them from me now! Wonderful recipe!

  •  Star(s)

    Very good

    Sarah Bonn from FAYETTEVILLE, GA

    These were definately some of the best cinnomon rolls that I have ever made or even eaten!! I can no longer make them any other way because these were just so good.

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    Colossal Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls

    Shirleen Chang from HONOLULU, HI

    Ono! That's what we say in Hawaii for delicious tasting food. The recipe was quite simple to follow. The taste was fantastic.

  •  Star(s)

    Delicious & Easy

    Marilynn Fisher from PARK RIDGE, IL

    Wow! These rolls smell so great baking. I had overnight guests and made this recipe early in the morning. They awoke to the aroma of these rolls baking and were so impressed. Now my mother-in-law thinks I'm the very best baker! Plus the ingredients are easy to keep on hand, you can thaw the frozen dough overnight in the fridge, making it easier to prepare in the early morning.

  •  Star(s)

    Fantastic Cinnamon Rolls

    Dina F. Bakken from WICHITA FALLS, TX

    I've been looking for an uncomplicated recipe for cinnamon rolls for a VERY LONG TIME. These definitely fit the bill!! They were so easy to make and my Kids just couldn't eat them fast enough. I had to make a second batch right after the first. My Husband (not a big fan of sweets) is crazy for these rolls. Thank you for giving me a recipe that never gets boring to MAKE or EAT!!!

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    Colossal Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls

    Carrieanna Springer from Charlotte, NC

    This was the yummiest thing I have ever made! I am the furthest thing from a great cook, but I made these for my coworkers to show them how much I appreciate them, and boy did they appreciate these. They said that there was no way that I made something that tasted this good! My two-year old loved them too!

  •  Star(s)

    Scrumptiously delicious

    billie curtis from Bakersfield, CA

    I tried these cinnamon rolls but didn't have the semi-sweet chips all I had was was the swirl chips. They turned out very well my grand children just loved them. I think I will be making these on sunday morning very often. I intend to experiment with all of the Nestles flavored chips to see which one i like the best.

  •  Star(s)

    very chocolatey

    CaryAnn Hancock from SALT LAKE CITY, UT

    These were really good. I took another woman's advise and added some butter before I put on the cinnamon and chocolate. yummy! they got a tasty sort of caramelized glaze to the bottom. I think that mini chips would work better. I'm going to try that next time and I'll probably add more cinnamon.

  •  Star(s)

    CHOCOLATE & CINNAMON

    CARYN SANTONE from WATERBURY, CT

    WASN'T SURE IF WE WOULD LIKE THEM. BUT THEY WERE OK. WASN'T THE BEST THING I EVER MADE. BUT IT WASN'T THE WORST EITHER!

  •  Star(s)

    Colossal Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls

    Barbara Thomas from MILWAUKEE, WI

    All my family and friends can say are: These are YUMMY and to Die For.

  •  Star(s)

    Easy and good!

    Pat Pruitt from SPRINGDALE, AR

    Wasn't sure we would care for chocolate in cinnamon rolls but these were great. I added a handful(maybe a little more) of raisins and got rave reviews. Served warm from the oven, the made a big hit. I froze one pan by covering it with foil while it was still warm. Put it in a zip lock bag. When I took them out, I let them set for about 15 minutes. Removed the plastic bag. Stuck them in the oven for about 20 minutes, removed the foil and put them back for about 10 more minutes and they tasted like they had just been baked. Great for Sunday mornings when you are in a hurry to get ready for church.

  •  Star(s)

    Making New Memories

    Carolyn Tate from SUNLAND, CA

    A friend used to make homemade cinnamon rolls when we were in high school (many years ago). I have not had rolls this good since then.

  •  Star(s)

    OK

    Melissa Hahn from Mertztown, PA

    They were not as good as I thought they would be- the chocolate was too overpowering and they were on the dry side. They were easy to make, though.

  •  Star(s)

    best cinnamon rolls ever!!!!!!

    DIANE MEEK from yazoo city, MS

    These are wonderful and so easy. My daughter told me they were heavenly and that I needed to open a bakery and sell them. Thanks for such a simple but delicious recipe.

  •  Star(s)

    Awesomely Colossal!!

    Cindy Kudlik from Palmyra, WI

    This was a huge hit at our house! I've got 3 teenagers who are now fighting over who gets to MAKE them next time! I can't wait! The only thing I think we'll tweak on this is to use mini chocolate chips or maybe melt the chips first so they're easier to handle while preparing.

  •  Star(s)

    Yummy

    Lori Powers from Metairie, LA

    I made these rolls for a pot-luck breakfast at work. Everyone really liked them. They are good because they aren't too sweet. I'll definitely make them again!!

  •  Star(s)

    Oh My Gosh!!!

    colleen boyle from WELLS, ME

    I made these cinnamon rolls for a babyshower brunch and they were SO AWESOME! Everyone LOVED them. I made a batch for my family and they agreed. The chocolate and cinnamon combination was excellent and they are SO easy to make. They will definitely be a regular at our house.

  •  Star(s)

    Too big!

    Judy Casey from CHATHAM, NJ

    This recipe was easy to halve since I only had one loaf of bread dough. I would also use mini chips so that the chocolate flavor does not overpower the cinnamon.

  •  Star(s)

    AWSOME ROLLS

    NANCY CAMPBELL from CEDAR SPRINGS, MI

    I MADE THIS WITH MY OWN HOMEMADE HONEY WHEAT BREAD DOUGH! I MADE THE DOUGH IN MY BREAD MACHINE, PUT IT IN THE FRIDGE OVER NIGHT AND I MADE THE CINNAMOM ROLLS THE NEXT DAY. OH MAN THEY WERE GOOD!

  •  Star(s)

    Tastes Homemade without the Fuss!!!

    Laura Maxwell from STILLWATER, OK

    As usual I made these for the kids where I work. They are Kids who are special and deserve something special. These were very easy to make and yummy tasting. Thank you again for helping with new ideas for my work.

  •  Star(s)

    They were a Hit today

    Marjory Betchkal from SHEBOYGAN, WI

    I made them last night and baked them fresh this morning, one batch with chocolate chips, the other without and they were great. I brought them into work for a Pig Out day and they were a big hit. I would add butter to the recipe next time, maybe by brushing the dough before putting the cinnamon sugar on it. Great recipe.

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1/12 of recipe

Servings Per Recipe: 12 

  • Calories: 474
  • Calories from Fat: 164
  • Total Fat: 18.2g (28% of DV)
  • Saturated Fat: 4.6g (23% of DV)
  • Cholesterol: 0mg (0% of DV)
  • Sodium: 423mg (17% of DV)
  • Carbohydrates: 73.5g (24% of DV)
  • Dietary Fiber: 3.4g (14% of DV)
  • Sugars: 31.7g
  • Protein: 9.5g
  • Vitamin A: 0% of DV
  • Vitamin C: 0% of DV
  • Calcium: 5% of DV
  • Iron: 33% of DV

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Colossal Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls

Ingredients

  • 2 loaves (1 pound each) frozen white yeast bread dough, thawed, divided
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups (12-ounce package) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 1 cup chopped nuts, divided
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
  • 3 tablespoons milk

 

Directions

GREASE two 9-inch-round baking pans.

ROLL 1 bread loaf into 16 x 10-inch rectangle on lightly floured surface. Combine sugar and cinnamon in small bowl; sprinkle 2 tablespoons over dough leaving 1/2-inch border around sides. Sprinkle with 1 cup morsels and 1/2 cup nuts.

ROLL up dough starting at short end; seal edges. Cut into 6 slices; place cut side up in prepared baking pan. Repeat with remaining bread loaf, sugar mixture, morsels and nuts; place in second prepared baking pan. Cover; let rise in warm place until dough almost fills pans.

PREHEAT oven to 350° F.

BAKE for 25 to 30 minutes or until deep golden brown. Cool slightly in pans on wire racks.

COMBINE powdered sugar and milk in small bowl to make a stiff glaze. Drizzle over cinnamon rolls.

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