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Peeps’ New Holiday Flavors Taste Like Cinnamon Toast Crunch & Fudge [UNBOXING]

Peeps are the holiday candy that you either hate, or just kind of like, and with an array of new holiday flavors, we felt it was our duty to let you know how good or bad these little marshmallows taste.

The new lineup includes: Christmas Cookie flavor, Cinnamon Roll, and Sugar Plum Delights, all of which can at least try to get you in the holiday spirit.

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In our Unboxing series, our own Elie Ayrouth and Rudy Chaney got hold of the holiday Peep gang, giving their off-the-cuff opinions on them.

The Sugar Plum Delights were first up, and apparently weren’t that great, to say the least. “They taste like cough syrup, with fudge on the bottom,” said Rudy.

The cinnamon roll Peeps apparently taste like like Cinnamon Toast Crunch, so you can’t hate too much on anything that taste like the world’s greatest cereal.

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Elie said the sugar cookie Peeps seem to smell like vanilla soap, while Rudy was just stoked at the fudge dipped portion of the Peep.

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Peep the rest of the Unboxing, as they roll through the rest of the holiday flavors.

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Transform Regular Cinnamon Rolls In These 7 Unique Ways

Cinnamon rolls. The best thing to come in a tube since…pretty much any other food that comes in a tube. In a few simple steps you can have warm, doughy cinnamon rolls to gorge yourself on, and that’s all well and good. Or, if you’re bored of your everyday cinnamon roll, you can make something so creative, it will make regular cinnamon rolls look like they’re not even trying. Try thinking outside the tube with these 9 unbelievably fun ways to enjoy cinnamon rolls.

 

Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake

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Photo: The Year of The Cookie

Take an already rich cinnamon bun and turn it into the richest dessert known to man: cheesecake. Layers of thick cream cheese and cinnamon swirl topped off with some sugary cinnamon roll frosting will blow your mind. Be warned, though, this is not an easy dessert to make. Cinnamon bun amateurs need not apply.

While this is easier with your own cinnamon batter (as in the above recipe), you can use the premade stuff as well. Simply bunch together the rolls and flatten into a single sheet for the bottom. Add your cheesecake filling, and sprinkle the top with more cinnamon roll pieces before baking.

Cinnamon Roll French Toast Bake

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Photo: Afternoon Baking With Grandma

Just because pre-packaged cinnamon rolls make breakfast a snap doesn’t mean you have to settle for the same basic old thing. Get pumped up for breakfast again with this cinnamon roll French toast bake. Simply cut the pre-made rolls into eight pieces and place in a baking dish with melted butter. Cover with cinnamon-infused, beaten eggs and bake. And if you’re not topping this French toast with pecans and an entire bottle of syrup, you’re doing it wrong.

 

Cinnamon Roll Pumpkin Cake

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Photo: DishMaps

It doesn’t have to be fall for you to partake in the joys of pumpkin, my friends. This moist pumpkin cake has a little surprise inside — a cinnamon bun. Make it by laying your cinnamon rolls in between two layers of pumpkin cake batter and then baking. Is it a pumpkin cinnamon roll? Is it pumpkin cake featuring a cinnamon bun? The world may never know.

Cinnamon Roll Cookies

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Photo: Dinner Then Dessert

Cinnamon buns with a crunch. These cookies are a great take on your regular cinnamon roll, especially when covered in heaps of powdered sugar and icing. They’re easy to make, just by simply flattening the cinnamon rolls and laying them onto cookie sheets (or making your own from scratch with a cinnamon swirl… yum). Best of all, these cookies are easier to consume than your regular sticky bun, so you can eat more in a shorter amount of time. Priorities, people.

 

Cinnamon Roll Apple Pie

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Photo: Ali a la Mode

The best part of apple pie is probably a tie between the sweet pockets of cinnamon you find throughout the pie and the warm, doughy crust. Why not enjoy the best of both worlds by using cinnamon buns to make the crust of your pie? Simply form the bottom crust of crammed cinnamon rolls before topping with a filling and crumble top. This hack works for any pie, but let’s face it, it was meant for apple pie. And who are we to deny fate?

 

Cinnamon Roll Donut

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Photo: Ruth E Hendricks

To those of you who say donuts and cinnamon buns aren’t healthy for you… generally, we would agree with you. And cinnamon buns turned INTO donuts? Forget it. But these cinnamon bun donuts are the ultimate indulgence and cheat day breakfast. Simply fry the cut-out cinnamon rolls for some extra crunch and guilt. Your taste buds will love you.

 

Cinnamon Roll Waffles

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Photo: The Rebel Chick

This recipe is so simple, I don’t know how you could resist giving it a try. Take your pre-made cinnamon bun dough and place it in your waffle iron. Then use the waffle iron as usual to create the breakfast that will change life as you know it — cinnamon roll waffles. All hail the waffle iron.

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Imagine A Cinnamon Roll Shot Glass Filled With Bailey’s…Then Imagine No More

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A few years ago, some genius came up with the idea of turning cookies into shot glasses you and drink milk from. Oh Bite It took the concept and ran with it, creating shot glasses out of cinnamon rolls.

All you’ll need are some shot glasses, a tube of cinnamon rolls, cinnamon, cooking spray and booze (Oh Bite It uses Bailey’s).

Taking your shot glasses, spray them with non-stick cooking spray until they’re completely coated. Depending on the size of your pre-made cinnamon rolls, cover them around the shot glasses.

Preheat your oven for 375 degrees and throw your cinnamon roll-covered shot glasses inside for 15 minutes. Take a cooking utensil with a handle that fits the shot glass and press down on the dough while it’s still warm so that the part that puffs up during the baking process goes back down.

Let your cinnamon roll shot glasses cool.

Once it’s cooled, take a knife and make a vertical slice along the dough. The shot glass should pop out smoothly.

Heat up your icing and coat your cinnamon roll glasses generously. Once the icing hardens a bit, you can begin to pouring your Bailey’s into the glasses.

Sprinkle a bit of cinnamon on top of your alcohol and enjoy in one boozy bite.

The full recipe can be found on Oh Bite It!

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Cinnamon Roll Mardi Gras Cupcakes Are The Perfect Fat Tuesday Snack

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It's #FATTUESDAY aka #MardisGras, and what better way to celebrate than to make these easy King Cupcakes with a hidden good luck charm.

Posted by Josh Elkin on Tuesday, February 9, 2016

Today is Tuesday and that means Mardi Gras is happening tonight. Our buddy Josh Elkin is at it again, this time with a sweet entry in to his video recipe arsenal. Elkin created Mardi Gras King Cupcakes made from cinnamon rolls.

First grab a tube of pre-made cinnamon roll dough. Take two pieces and squeeze them together into one ball of dough which you’ll separate into three balls. Butter up a muffin tray and add three balls to each slot.

At this point, you can hide a baby trinket inside one of the muffins for good luck.

Throw your tray in the oven for about 15 minutes at 375 degrees. While the cinnamon roll muffins are baking, head up your frosting/glaze for about 15 seconds.

When your Mardi Gras cupcakes are ready, drizzle a generous amount of glaze on top of each one. Then add your sprinkles.

Just don’t forget which cupcake that baby’s in. He’s a choking hazard.

Check out Elkin’s video above for the complete recipe, in detail.

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Starbucks Ran Out Of Ideas And Let Fans Create 6 Crazy New Frappuccinos

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A while back, Starbucks asked its fans to create a bunch of wacky flavors for the coffee chain’s beverage menu. The company announced today the six winners of Starbucks’ Frappuccino Fan Flavors.

Taking existing combination ideas from regular patrons, Starbucks officially made these popular off-menu frappe hacks an official option for fans to enjoy.

Sure, our entry of Chorizo Maple Sundae was met with laughter. However, we can definitely live with these winners.

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Red Velvet

The Red Velvet frappuccinos are blended with chocolate chips, mocha sauce, vanilla and raspberry syrup and topped with whipped cream.

Cotton Candy

Made with Starbucks’ standard Vanilla Bean Creme Frappuccino and blended with raspberry syrup, the Cotten Candy frappe is topped with whipped cream.

Cinnamon Roll

Taking regular coffee and blending it with cinnamon dolce syrup, white chocolate mocha sauce and vanilla bean; the Cinnamon Roll frappuccino is topped with whipped cream and a special cinnamon dolce sprinkle.

Lemon Bar

The Lemon Bar frappuccino is combines both the citrus flavor of lemonade with the rich flavor of vanilla in a blender. It’s topped with the staple whipped cream and a caramel sugar sprinkle.

Cupcake

Who doesn’t love a good cupcake? The Cupcake frappe is made with Starbucks’ classic Vanilla Bean Creme Frappuccino and blended together with hazelnut syrup. Wish there was actual cupcakes inside, though.

Caramel Cluster

Coffee is blended with toffee nut syrup and a dark caramel sauce. Once the whipped cream is added, the Caramel Cluster is topped with a mocha drizzle.

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Each frappuccino runs averages about 350-510 calories for a grande cup and will cost you about $4.75. The drinks will be available at participating Starbucks menus for a limited time.

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This Pumpkin Cinnamon Roll Cheesecake Is Giving Us All The Fall Feels

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Recipe: Culinary Concoctions by Peabody

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Cinnamon Roll Doughnuts

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Recipe: Sweet C’s Designs

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Giant Cinnamon Roll Skillet

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Recipe: French Press