Tasty Start for Dad’s Day: Cherry Raisinets Cinnamon Rolls

Iced Cherry Raisinets Cinnamon Rolls

These fresh baked cinnamon rolls feature an indulgent twist the entire family will love – premium, whole dried cherries covered in dark chocolate. Have you met new Cherry Raisinet? She is my new favorite Raisinet! Not only do these cinnamon rolls taste great, but they bring the family together for a special start to the day. And, they can be prepped the night before. This way there is no need to wait for the rolls to rise in the morning.

Growing up, I ate breakfast with my dad nearly every day of the week. And we ate Honey Buns – gasp, I know – the frozen kind. Nutrition was not the strongest focus, but family time around the table was. I was fortunate to have breakfast and dinner with my parents and sister nearly every day of the week. This is something I have carried over to my family; we really love to eat together. So, in a sense, these cinnamon rolls are my take on those Honey Buns I so enjoyed as a kid. And yes, both my husband and my dad will be getting a fresh batch this Father’s Day.

Since my lifestyle doesn’t allow for too many “scratch” recipes, I often look for shortcuts. Frozen bread dough allows you to skip the steps of mixing and kneading the dough. If you would like to prepare the dough from scratch, here is a great dough recipe to follow.

So get our cinnamon roll recipe and follow along below:

Roll out the dough into a 10 x 12−inch rectangle; brush with a little butter. Sprinkle with a cinnamon-sugar mixture then press the Raisinets into dough to within ½-inch of border. Sprinkle with nuts.

Iced Cherry Raisinets Cinnamon Rolls

Starting at the long side, roll the dough away from you.

Iced Cherry Raisinets Cinnamon Rolls

Cut into 12 slices; place cut-side-up in baking dish. Cover with damp cloth; let rise in warm place until dough almost fills pan (45 to 55 minutes) or cover tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate overnight to rise. Bake according to recipe directions.

Iced Cherry Raisinets Cinnamon Rolls

Combine powdered sugar and Coffee-Mate (my faves are Fat Free Italian Sweet Crème and Fat Free Cinnamon Vanilla Crème) in small bowl; stir well. Drizzle over warm rolls. Serve immediately.

Iced Cherry Raisinets Cinnamon Rolls

See, simple and if I do say so myself, delicious. We all need a cinnamon bun in our life sometime! Happy Father’s Day to all!

Note: A special thanks to employee Lindsay Park for helping in our kitchens, see video below, with Raisinet recipes.



  1. Posted June 16, 2010 at 10:19 am | Permalink | Reply

    Great video from Stouffer’s about the importance of shared meal-times. We always had family dinners with our three daughters (now 20, 21, 23 yrs), and as teenagers they often lingered around the table talking. They still do when they visit!

  2. Posted June 17, 2010 at 7:53 am | Permalink | Reply

    Hi Rosemary! Thank you for your comments – family time around the table is indeed important! Wow, your girls are so close in age. (Almost like having triplets!)

  3. Posted April 4, 2011 at 11:31 am | Permalink | Reply

    yum. just goes to show you can really add anything to a cinnamon roll to make it special.

    would u be interested to add this to my linky party located here: http://sweet-rolls-that-rock.blogspot.com/2011/03/sweet-rolls-o-rama-monthly-linky-party.html

    i host it every month so keep up the fresh ideas with sweet rolls 🙂

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  1. […] made this for my dad last year on Father’s Day, via a home cook who lives near my dad and agreed to make it for him that day and say it was from […]

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