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Whether you call them Easter Rolls, Missing Marshmallows, or ShortCut Cinnamon Rolls, this 5 ingredient recipe is sure to become an instant family favorite. This #GoodCookCoolKitchen challenge is an easy baking project that your kids will love. Demonstrate how marshmallows magically transform when heated with this tasty, hands-on baking experiment. All you need are some simple pantry ingredients and a GoodCook 12 Cup Muffin Pan to get started. Pull apart the baked crescent dough to discover the marshmallow has disappeared!

Everything you need for this sweet treat

  • 8 marshmallows
  • Butter
  • Sugar
  • Cinnamon
  • Refrigerated crescent dough
  • GoodCook 6 Cup Muffin Pan

We’ve listed the steps to this fun and tasty challenge below: 

How to make Shortcut Cinnamon Rolls

  • Preheat the oven to 375°F 
  • Spray a GoodCook 6 Cup Muffin Pan with nonstick spray and set aside.
  • Separate the crescent dough into 16 triangles.
  • Set out 2 GoodCook Mixing Bowls—one bowl with melted butter and the other with a sugar and cinnamon mixture.
  • Dip each marshmallow in melted butter, then roll to coat in the sugar and cinnamon.
  • Place each coated marshmallow on a crescent triangle (at the narrow end) and roll the dough up toward the wide end, pinching the edges closed.
  • Dip each dough covered marshmallow in melted butter, then place in the GoodCook 6 Cup Muffin Pan, butter side down.
  • Put the GoodCook 6 Cup Muffin Pan in the oven, and place a GoodCook Baking Sheet on the rack below to catch drips. Bake for 15 minutes.
  • Bite into a puff to discover the marshmallow has disappeared!

 The science behind the disappearing marshmallows

  • Marshmallows are mainly sugar and gelatin, but air bubbles give them structure.
  • When the marshmallow heats up inside the crescent roll, the air molecules in the marshmallow expand.
  • The expanding marshmallow gives structure to the crescent roll before the sugar dissolves and the marshmallow collapses, leaving an empty cavity inside the crescent roll.

These sweet and gooey rolls come together easily with the GoodCook line of kitchen accessories. You’ll need a GoodCook 6 Cup Muffin Pan, GoodCook Mixing Bowls and GoodCook Baking Sheet to get started. Are you ready to bake up a batch of delightful marshmallow crescent rolls?

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5-Ingredient Shortcut Cinnamon Rolls #GoodCookCoolKitchen


  • 1 package refrigerated biscuits
  • 3/4 cup melted butter
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 Tbsp cinnamon
  • 8 large marshmallows
  • Nonstick baking spray


Heat oven to 375 degrees F. Spray a GoodCook muffin tin with nonstick baking spray.

Open biscuits, separate, and press each one into a 1/4” flat, large round.

Place melted butter in a medium bowl. Mix together sugar and cinnamon. 

Dip marshmallows in butter, roll in cinnamon.

Place a marshmallow in the center of each biscuit. Wrap biscuit around marshmallow, secure the seams, so the marshmallow is well enclosed in dough.

Roll biscuit in butter, coat in cinnamon-sugar mixture.

Place in muffin tin. Once each biscuit is complete, bake for 15-18 minutes, or until golden brown.

Remove from oven, cool for 2-3 minutes before enjoying. Serve warm.

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