McDonald’s Cinnamon Melts Recipe: Unraveling the Sweetness

McDonald’s Cinnamon Melts are a beloved treat for many, with their gooey cinnamon filling and sweet icing.

However, you don’t have to make a trip to the golden arches to enjoy these delights.

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With this homemade recipe, you can recreate the deliciousness of McDonald’s Cinnamon Melts right in your own kitchen.

Let’s unravel the sweetness and learn how to make these irresistible treats!

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Ingredients

  • 1 package of puff pastry sheets
  • 1/2 cup of brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons of ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 cup of butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup of powdered sugar
  • 1-2 tablespoons of milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon of vanilla extract

Equipment

  • Baking sheet
  • Rolling pin
  • Pastry brush
  • Mixing bowls
  • Whisk
  • Oven

Instructions

Preheat your oven to 375°F (190°C) and line a baking sheet with parchment paper.

In a small bowl, mix together the brown sugar and ground cinnamon.

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Roll out the puff pastry sheet on a floured surface into a rectangle.

Brush the melted butter evenly over the puff pastry sheet.

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Sprinkle the cinnamon sugar mixture evenly over the melted butter.

Starting from one long side, tightly roll up the puff pastry sheet into a log.

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Cut the log into 1-inch slices and place them on the prepared baking sheet.

Bake in the preheated oven for 15-20 minutes or until golden brown.

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While the cinnamon melts are baking, prepare the icing by mixing powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla extract until smooth.

Drizzle the icing over the warm cinnamon melts and serve.

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Nutritional Facts

  • Serving size: 1 cinnamon melt
  • Calories: 180
  • Total Fat: 9g
  • Saturated Fat: 4.5g
  • Cholesterol: 10mg
  • Sodium: 85mg
  • Total Carbohydrates: 24g
  • Dietary Fiber: 0g
  • Sugars: 13g
  • Protein: 1g

Health Benefits

Indulging in homemade cinnamon melts can offer a few health benefits.

Cinnamon, a key ingredient, is rich in antioxidants and has been linked to lower blood sugar levels and improved heart health.

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However, it’s important to enjoy these treats in moderation due to their sugar and calorie content.

FAQs (Frequently Asked Questions)

1. Can I use store-bought icing instead of making it from scratch?

Yes, you can use store-bought icing if you prefer. Simply warm it slightly to make it easier to drizzle over the cinnamon melts.

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2. Can I freeze these cinnamon melts for later?

Yes, you can freeze the unbaked cinnamon rolls and bake them straight from the freezer. Adjust the baking time accordingly.

3. Can I use homemade puff pastry for this recipe?

Certainly!

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Homemade puff pastry will work perfectly for this recipe if you have the time and inclination to make it.

4. Can I add nuts or raisins to the filling?

Absolutely!

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Feel free to customize the filling by adding chopped nuts or raisins for extra flavor and texture.

5. How long will these cinnamon melts stay fresh?

These cinnamon melts are best enjoyed fresh on the day they are baked.

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However, you can store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days and reheat them in the microwave before serving.

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