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Chocolate Peppermint Brownies and Cinnamon Rolls

This post is sponsored by General Mills, but all opinions are my own. 

 Tis the season for baking and eating, right? Today I am going to be sharing a great little hack for changing up your brownies and cinnamon rolls with chocolate peppermint icing.  After all – there I nothing better than a simple update to a classic holiday staple to make every moms life easier!

peppermint brownies and cinnamon rolls

Holiday Baking and Hosting

This year might look different for the holidays for some of us, but there are some things that I think will remain the same.

Those fun festive meals and special treats are a staple at our house, and I wanted to share a great way to get them in bulk then change them up a bit for one time you make them!

Those fun festive meals and special treats are a staple at our house, and I wanted to share a great way to get them in bulk then change them up a bit for one time you make them!

Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls with Chocolate Peppermint Icing

Sam’s Club is our go to for shopping – after all, we have 4 kids!  I picked up Pillsbury™ Cinnamon Rolls and Betty Crocker™ Triple Chocolate Brownies for our family to enjoy with all the holiday weekends coming up, but wanted to share a fun idea that will change them up a bit, so you can buy them in bulk!

Chocolate Peppermint Icing

Here is how you make the chocolate peppermint icing for both the brownies and the cinnamon rolls.


  • 4 cups powdered sugar – softened
  • 1 cup salted butter
  • ½ cup cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp peppermint extract
  • Milk or half and half

Making Your Icing

  • Add your softened butter to a bowl and beat until smooth
  • Add your powdered sugar and cocoa powder
  • Add a little milk or half and half as needed for desired consistency
  • Add peppermint extract
chocolate peppermint cinnamon rolls

A Festive Breakfast

For a festive breakfast this holiday season grab your Pillsbury™ Cinnamon rolls and the chocolate peppermint icing you made above and frost the cinnamon rolls.  For added flavor and crunch you can add some crumbled candy canes.

pillsbury cinnamon rolls for Christmas

It totally transforms the cinnamon rolls to be a whole new recipe, and will wow your family and friends!

The Perfect Holiday Dessert 

And what should you do with the rest of that chocolate peppermint icing?  Grab a bag of your Betty Crocker™ Triple Chocolate Brownies and bake them per the directions on the box.

chocolate peppermint Brownies

LET THEM FULLY COOL then top them with your icing and crushed up candy canes.  These will literally be your go to holiday dessert, I promise! 

Hopefully this gave you two fun and unique ways to use your Pillsbury™ Cinnamon Rolls and Betty Crocker™ Triple Chocolate Brownies.  Grab them this holiday season at your local Sam’s Club and you will have enough stocked up for a few great breakfasts and can swing a plate of dessert over to your neighbors. 

chocolate peppermint brownies

Pin the Photo Below for Later

Hopefully this fun little peppermint icing recipe and the simple ideas for updating your amazing breakfast and dessert products from Sam’s Club gave you great ideas for this holiday season.  Be sure to pin the photo below for later, and tag me on Instagram (@arinsolange) in all your festivities! 

Chocolate peppermint brownies and cinnamon rolls

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