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Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls

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I’m very glad that I planned in advance and made these rolls over the weekend to share with you today. Since then and now, I have been hit hard with illness. I thought it was just a cold at first, but the “cold” was soon joined by my beloved histamine issues that make the inside of my throat swell. Awesome. I should probably be doing a juice cleanse or something. But first…chocolate.

I’m kind of obsessed with cinnamon rolls. You might remember my Old Fashioned Cinnamon Rolls

and my Apple Cinnamon Rolls

Naturally, I had to add chocolate into the equation. Valentine’s Day is coming up after all!

 

Chocolate Cinnamon Rolls

by Lauren

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 3 hours rising + 20 minutes ba

Keywords: bread dessert chocolate

 

Ingredients

For the dough

  • 2 T. melted butter, cooled
  • ¾ c. warm milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1 ½ c. white bread flour
  • ½ c. white whole wheat flour
  • 1/2 package instant vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 t. sugar
  • ½ t. salt
  • 2 ½ t. instant dry yeast

For the filling

  • 2/3 c. milk chocolate chips
  • 1 T. coconut oil
  • 1 t. cinnamon
  • 1 T. sugar
  • 1/4 c. mini chocolate chips
  • 1/3 c. chopped pecans (preferably toasted)

For the glaze

  • 1/4 c. mini chocolate chips
  • 2/3 c. powdered sugar
  • 1 T. cocoa powder
  • 1/4 c. warm milk

Instructions

In a small bowl, whisk together the melted butter, milk, and egg.

In an electric mixer or food processor fitted with a dough blade, combine the flours, pudding mix, sugar, salt, and yeast. Add the wet ingredients and mix on low speed. Once the ingredients are incorporated, increase the speed to medium and mix until a soft, stretchy dough is formed (about a few minutes with an electric mixer, a minute in a food processor).

Transfer the dough to a greased bowl. Cover with a towel and let rest in a warm place until the dough doubles in bulk (about 2 hours).

While the dough is rising, prepare the filling by melting together the milk chocolate chips, coconut oil, and sugar in the top portion of a double boiler.

Remove the mixture from the heat and set aside until the dough is ready.

Once the dough has doubled in size, gently punch it down and roll it out into a rectangle about 1/3″ thick.

Spread the chocolate mixture on top of the dough. Sprinkle with mini chocolate chips and nuts.

Roll the dough up lengthwise. Slice into 8 even slices with a sharp knife.

Place the dough slices flat into a greased baking dish, arranging them to touch each other slightly. Cover with a towel and let rest in a warm place for another hour.

Bake the rolls in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes, or until they are completely golden brown.

As soon as the rolls come out of the oven, sprinkle the remaining mini chocolate chips on top.

Mix the rest of the glaze ingredients together until smooth, then drizzle over the warm rolls.

Enjoy!

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I left some of the cinnamon in the filling and it’s beautiful along with the chocolate!

YUM is right. Isn’t this placemat adorable? My bff Emily made a set of them for me as a birthday gift!

My PSA for the day: eat more chocolate.

Thanks for reading!

-Lauren

 

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  • Emily February 12, 2013, 10:07 am

    OMG. YUM. This needs to happen at my house ASAP.
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  • Lauren February 12, 2013, 8:27 pm

    Ooooooh my gosh. I will pay you to mail these to me. I hope you feel better, Lauren!

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