King Cake Bites

Easy King Cake Bites – crescent rolls filled with cinnamon and cream cheese, topped with icing and colored sugar – DELICIOUS! Great for breakfast or dessert!

Easy King Cake Bites - crescent rolls filled with cinnamon and cream cheese, topped with icing and colored sugar - DELICIOUS! Great for breakfast or dessert!

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No Mardi Gras celebration is complete without King Cake. In the simplest of terms, King Cake is basically a cinnamon roll. It is a sweet dough with cinnamon and sometimes a filling that is topped with icing and colored sugars. I have a couple of simple King Cake recipes on the blog. This year I went for a bite-sized treat with these King Cake Bites.

I took some crescent rolls, sprinkled them with cinnamon, filled them with a yummy sweet cream cheese filling and baked them. I finished them off with some frosting and sugar on top.

One word – AMAZING! We could not stop eating these. They really do taste like little King Cake bites. These would be great for a class party, Fat Tuesday breakfast or just anytime for a treat. We ate these for dessert and breakfast the next day. We warmed them in the microwave for about 5 seconds. Seriously good!

Easy King Cake Bites - crescent rolls filled with cinnamon and cream cheese, topped with icing and colored sugar - DELICIOUS! Great for breakfast or dessert!

WATCH How to Make King Cake Bites

Easy King Cake Bites

Yield: 32 bites
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 13 mins
Total Time 23 mins
Easy King Cake Bites – crescent rolls filled with cinnamon and cream cheese, topped with icing and colored sugar – DELICIOUS! Great for breakfast or dessert!

Ingredients:

Bites

  • 1 (8oz) package cream cheese, softened
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp lemon juice
  • 2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 (8-oz) cans refrigerated crescent dinner rolls

Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbsp milk
  • yellow, green, purple sugar

Instructions:

  • Preheat oven to 350ºF.
  • Beat cream cheese, 1 cup powdered sugar and lemon juice with mixer until well blended.
  • Separate dough into 8 rectangles; seal seams. Sprinkle each rectangle with approximately ¼ teaspoon of cinnamon.
  • Spread cream cheese mixture down middle of each rectangle. Fold each rectangle lengthwise into thirds to enclose filling (bring long edges up to cover cream cheese); cut each into 4 squares. Place, seam-sides down, on baking sheet.
  • Bake 13 to 15 min. or until golden brown. Cool slightly.
  • Mix together remaining 1 cup powdered sugar and milk. Spread on top of King Cake Bites and sprinkle with colored sugars.

Steph

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  1. Hi, one question… it says to "Separate dough into 8 rectangles; seal seams." What do you mean by "seal seams"? Thank you

  2. Just finished making these. Wonderful! The first batch was a bit dough-y because I got impatient and took it out without letting it cool. The second batch was perfect. Mine are not nearly as pretty (again: impatient), but tasty, and I hope the people at work like them tomorrow!! 🙂

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