Bite-Size Cinnamon-Pecan Twirls

Bite-Size Cinnamon-Pecan TwirlsRecipe
Photo: Beth Dreiling Hontazs; Styling: Amy Burke


Makes 20 miniature rolls
Total time: 33 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Total: 33 Minutes


1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/4 cup butter
1/4 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
2 tablespoons corn syrup
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon, divided
1 (8-oz.) can refrigerated crescent rolls
1 1/2 teaspoons granulated sugar


1. Preheat oven to 375°. Bake pecans and butter in a lightly greased 8-inch round cake pan 2 minutes. Swirl pan to combine, and bake 2 more minutes. Remove from oven, and stir in brown sugar, corn syrup, and 1/2 tsp. cinnamon; spread mixture over bottom of pan.

2. Unroll crescent roll dough, and separate into 4 rectangles, pressing perforations to seal. Stir together granulated sugar and remaining 1/2 tsp. cinnamon; sprinkle over rectangles. Roll up each rectangle tightly, starting at 1 long side; press edges to seal. Cut each log into 5 slices; place slices, cut sides down, in prepared pan. (Space slices equally in pan; slices will not touch.)

3. Bake at 375° for 14 to 16 minutes or until center rolls are golden brown and done. Remove from oven, and immediately invert pan onto a serving plate. Spoon any topping in pan over rolls.