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These dessert kabobs are flakey and delicious with fruity cinnamon roll flavors! You can make them on the grill or in the oven in less than 30 minutes. A fun dessert for a backyard BBQ or party!

Cinnamon roll dessert kabobs in bamboo skewers

Summer has officially arrived and with it grilling season. I often find myself cooking meat and vegetables, completely forgetting about dessert. Here is some kabobs you can throw on the grill and have it ready in just 15 minutes. They’re always a conversation piece!

How to Make Dessert Kabobs

To make them, all it takes is a can of refrigerated cinnamon roll dough, some chunks of fresh fruits, a dusting of cinnamon sugar and a drizzle of icing.

First, skewer the fruits leaving a 1/2-inch of space in between, just enough for the dough. Then unravel each cinnamon roll into a long strip, and wrap one strip around the fruit chunks. (Note: You can use any brand of dough except Pillsbury, which has reformulated to not unravel.)

These kabobs will take about 15 minutes at 375°F. Make sure to oil the grill grates thoroughly to prevent sticking. If you’re using the oven, put a layer of parchment underneath on the baking sheet.

After cooking, let them cool for a few minutes before drizzling the optional icing on top and serving!

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Cinnamon Roll Dessert Kabobs

Dessert kabobs made with cinnamon roll dough and fresh fruits on the grill or in the oven!
Prep Time: 10 mins
Cook Time: 15 mins
Total Time: 25 mins
Servings: 6 servings


  • 1 pint strawberries, large size recommended
  • 2 cups pineapple chunks
  • 7 ounces refrigerated cinnamon rolls, one can with icing
  • 4 tablespoons cinnamon sugar, 4 tbsp sugar + 1 tbsp ground cinnamon


  • Preheat grill or oven to 375°F. If using the grill, set aside a 12x18-inch strip of aluminum foil. If using the oven, line a baking sheet with parchment and set aside.
  • Thread the fruit pieces onto the bamboo skewers, alternating between strawberries and pineapple chunks, leaving a half-inch of space between each piece.
  • Open the cinnamon roll package. Take out the rolls and unravel into long strips.
  • Carefully wind one cinnamon roll strip around the fruit pieces on the skewer. Repeat for remaining skewers.
  • Place skewers on prepared baking sheet or foil. Then sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and bake for 15-17 minutes according to the package directions. The dough will be puffy and golden when ready.
  • Remove from oven and allow to cool several minutes. Drizzle with optional icing before serving.


  • Skewers: If using bamboo or wooden skewers, it's best to soak them in cold water for at least 15 minutes before use in order to minimize charring.
  • Make Ahead: These kabobs do not store particularly well and are best consumed within an hour or two of cooking.
Nutrition Facts
Cinnamon Roll Dessert Kabobs
Amount Per Serving (1 kabob)
Calories 234 Calories from Fat 81
% Daily Value*
Fat 9g14%
Saturated Fat 4g20%
Cholesterol 7mg2%
Sodium 259mg11%
Potassium 218mg6%
Carbohydrates 37g12%
Fiber 3g12%
Sugar 25g28%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 49IU1%
Vitamin C 54mg65%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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Author: Cindy
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: dessert kabobs
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