Hocus Pocus Buns are delicious melt-in-your mouth cinnamon sugar covered marshmallows baked inside of a crescent roll until golden brown. When you bite into the warm bun, the marshmallow will have magically disappeared and how it got it’s name!
Amazing Hocus Pocus Buns
These easy to bake Hocus Pocus Buns are similar tasting to a cinnamon roll, but much more fun to make! Serve for breakfast or anytime of the day for a great treat. They are especially exciting to make with kids, because it’s pure magic!
Disappearing Marshmallow Rolls
All you have to do for this simple recipe is take marshmallows dipped in butter and cinnamon sugar and wrap the up inside of a crescent roll. After baked, the marshmallow magically disappears giving this sweet fresh baked bun it’s Hocus Pocus name!
Fun Breakfast to Make with the Family
This is definitely a recipe I would teach your kids to make. It’s not only easy, but seriously tastes amazing! This recipe is a great alternative to donuts and they taste very similar to a glazed donut!
To give them a donut feel, add a glaze of melted butter mixed with powdered sugar and drizzle over the top for extra sweetness.
I prefer baking Hocus Pocus buns and leaving the top plain, as the inside is full of sugar so they sweet enough for me. It’s the perfect combination with a hot cup of coffee in the morning!
If you want the exact recipe for a donut glaze, see my recipe for Pumpkin Spice Latte Cinnamon Rolls.
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How To Make Hocus Pocus Buns
Hocus Pocus Buns are marshmallows dipped in butter and cinnamon sugar then wrapped in a crescent roll.
Place the marshmallow on a crescent roll at the wider end of the triangle. Wrap the edges around the marshmallow, then roll it up into a ball.
Make sure all edges are pinched closed and sealed well. You can roll into a ball in your hand to make the dough smooth.
During the baking process the marshmallows melt. You want to make sure the edges of the crescent roll dough is pinched together well before baking, otherwise you’ll have some bubbly marshmallows outside of the buns. But that’s the part I love best! So it’s okay if that happens, I’m sure you’ll love the marshmallow bubbles as well.
Enjoy this simple melt-in-your mouth magical treat with directions for how to make them in the oven or air fryer! Definitely make these while watching the movie Hocus Pocus!
Hocus Pocus Buns
- 2 cans crescent rolls 8 oz. each, refrigerated
- 16 marshmallows
- ¼ cup butter
- ¼ cup sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- Preheat oven to 375 degrees
- Add butter to a small glass bowl and heat in the microwave for 30 seconds until fully melted.
- In another small bowl, combine cinnamon and sugar.
- Prepare a baking sheet with parchment paper. (for easy clean up)
- Open your cans of crescent rolls and separate the triangles and place onto a plate or piece of parchment paper.
- Dip a marshmallow into the butter, then roll in the cinnamon sugar mixture, coating it well.
- Place the marshmallow on a crescent roll at the wider end of the triangle. Wrap the edges around the marshmallow, then roll it up into a ball.
- Make sure all edges are pinched closed and sealed well. You can gently roll the dough into a ball in your hand to make the dough smooth.
- Dip the bottom of the bun into the butter and place onto the baking sheet.
- Repeat until all buns are ready to bake.
- Bake for 10-12 minutes or until golden brown.
- After removing from oven, let cool for a few minutes before serving.
Air Fryer Instructions
- Preheat your air fryer to 380 degrees
- Follow instructions above on how to make them.
- Bake in air fryer for 5 minutes until golden brown.
Originally published on September 6, 2020. Last Updated on June 21, 2021 by Amy Locurto