Easy to make cinnamon roll snakes

Easy to make cinnamon roll snakes

By Babysits, 2 min read


This adapted cinnamon rolls recipe has an interesting and creative twist for kids! Your kids will love preparing this recipe and decorating the cinnamon buns like snakes. The recipe is kid friendly, so even smaller children can help too, at least with the decoration!

Makes: 20 cinnamon snakes

What you’ll need:


  • 400 ml milk
  • 50g yeast
  • 1100 ml flour
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 tsp. salt
  • 175 ml sugar
  • 3 tsp cardamom
  • 150g margarine


  • Cinnamon
  • Margarine
  • Sugar (optional)


  • 400 ml powdered sugar
  • 2 tbsp water
  • Food colouring
  • Sour candy belts (for the snake's tongue)

What to do:

  • Dissolve the yeast in lukewarm milk
  • Mix 400 ml flour in the milk and leave for 20 minutes
  • Mix in salt, sugar, cardamom, margarine, 1 egg
  • Add the flour, little at the time
  • Knead the dough until smooth and not too sticky
  • Let the dough raise on a lightly floured surface for about half an hour

Preheat the oven to 225°C

  • Roll out the dough to approx. 1 cm thick
  • Brush the dough with margarine and sprinkle cinnamon and sugar on top
  • Roll up the coated dough into a cylinder shape and cut it into 20 equally sized rolls
  • Brush the outside of each rolls with egg
  • Bake in the oven for about 10 minutes
  • While baking, in a separate bowl mix the powdered sugar, water, and food colouring to make icing

Let the cinnamon buns cool off a bit before decorating them as colourful snakes!