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Funny Monsters Pumpkin Bread Rolls

Celebrate Halloween with these quick and easy Funny Monsters Pumpkin Bread Rolls! They are made from Hawaiian sweet dinner rolls filled with a creamy pumpkin spice spread and topped with candy melts and Halloween candies. Your kid will thank you! 

Course:Dessert
Cuisine:American
Keywords:dessert recipes, Halloween party food, Halloween treats, pumpkin bread rolls, pumpkin rolls
Prep Time 23 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Servings 12 rolls
Calories144 kcal
Cost $ 0.66 per roll

Equipment

  • microwave
  • mixer

Ingredients

  • 12 King's Hawaiian Original Dinner Rolls
  • 12 ounces cream cheese softened
  • ¼ cup canned pumpkin puree
  • 1 ½ tablespoon pumpkin pie spice
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoon light brown sugar or other sweetener of choice
  • gummy worms
  • ½ cup candy melts orange and/or green
  • candy eyeballs 2 sizes

Instructions

  • Cut roll in half; reserve. Then, prepare filling: place cream cheese, pumpkin spice and puree, sugar, and vanilla in a bowl. Beat until combined and smooth. Pipe onto each dinner roll.


  • Top filling with a few gummy worms. Cover filling with the top half of the roll. In a microwave-safe bowl, melt candy melts according to the package instructions. Spoon onto rolls and place candy eyes on top while still unset. Let sit for about 5 minutes until candy melts set. Serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

  • Once candy melts set, store these pumpkin bread rolls wrapped in parchment paper or in an airtight container in the fridge for up to 24 hours. 
  • Let sit at room temp before serving -- so rolls can soften. 
  • If you don't have pumpkin puree at home, skip it and use only pumpkin pie spice to flavor the cream cheese spread.
  • You can either pipe the pumpkin filling or spoon onto the bottom face of the roll.   
  • You can also sub honey or any sweetener of  your choice for brown sugar. 
  • If you don't have candy melts, use melted white chocolate mixed with food coloring. 

Nutrition

Calories: 144kcal | Carbohydrates: 9g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Cholesterol: 32mg | Sodium: 103mg | Potassium: 62mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 1175IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 38mg | Iron: 1mg

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