Monster Blood and Guts {Raspberry Cinnamon Roll Pull-Aparts}

Monster Blood and Guts

So, Halloween just snuck right up on me. I knew it was coming because candy has been on sale since August {I know, right?! AUGUST!} and my daughter keeps reminding me. She’s pretty pumped about being a cat….or fairy princess…or zombie.

Umm…she’s still deciding.

I’ve decided to go as a Mom…in a really tacky Halloween sweater my husband so lovingly purchased for me at Good Will. But wait…there’s more! He got one for himself too.

Yeah, we are THAT couple. #toocoolforschool

Pretty sure all the neighbors think we’re nuts anyways….let’s just push that idea over the edge, shall we?

Anyways, this year I’ve been all over the pumpkin recipes but wasn’t coming up with very many Halloween recipes.  Well friends, that is about to change. A group of bloggers and I got together with Pillsbury to create some real tasty Halloween-themed treats.  I tried to come up with something easy enough, but still a little freaky/spooky that your kiddos would love. Monster-Party-Pillsbury2 Enter Monster Bloody Guts…..aka Cinnamon Raspberry Pull-Aparts.

This recipe really doesn’t require a whole lot, just some Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls,  raspberry jam, red food coloring and light corn syrup.

Here’s how you make these:

IMG_0055 copy Start out by grabbing these cinnamon rolls out of the fridge. IMG_0049 Pop them open and cut them into random, ugly pieces.  Place them on a parchment paper lined baking sheet in an even layer and top with a little raspberry jam. IMG_0064 Bake these off until lightly golden, IMG_0067 then drizzle with the icing that comes with. IMG_0070 Now comes the fun part! Bring on the blood! Stir together the jam, corn syrup and red food coloring until smooth.  Make sure to use liquid food coloring—it’ll mix in much easier than the gel kind. IMG_0091

Drizzle this over the rolls and that’s it! I love how bright and real the blood looks. I know these look a little odd, but they taste just like you would think: warm, soft, sweet, cinnaminny with a nice hint of raspberry.

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Monster Blood & Guts {Raspberry Cinnamon Pull Aparts}

If you need an easy and gory treat for Halloween, I've got just the ticket!

Yield: 4 servings

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 12 minutes

Total Time: 22 minutes


1 12.4-oz can of Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls {with icing}
1/2 cup raspberry jam, divided
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1/2 teaspoon liquid red food coloring


Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.

Pop open cinnamon rolls can and cut each roll into even, yet purposely ugly pieces. Place on prepared baking sheet in one even layer. Spoon 1/4 cup jam over cinnamon roll pieces and bake 10-12 minutes or until rolls start to brown lightly. Spoon icing over warm rolls.

In a small bowl, stir jam, corn syrup and food coloring together until combined. Drizzle over warm rolls and serve.

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14 Responses to “Monster Blood and Guts {Raspberry Cinnamon Roll Pull-Aparts}”

  1. #
    Laurie {SimplyScratch} — October 21, 2013 at 5:39 am

    How fun is this!? I’ve never seen blood and guts look so delicious :)


  2. #
    Megan {Country Cleaver} — October 21, 2013 at 5:47 am

    So much fun!! And I can not WAIT to see snaps of your Mom getup.


  3. #
    Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe — October 21, 2013 at 11:46 am

    Such a cute idea! Now I’m craving blood and guts! 😉


  4. #
    Sara @ Our Best Bites — October 21, 2013 at 12:26 pm

    Mmmm….I think the flavor combo sounds amazing! I love love that bright red sauce. Disgusting-ly delicious! Haha


  5. #
    carrian — October 21, 2013 at 1:13 pm

    Too stinking delicious my friend! Cannot wait to make them!


  6. #
    Georgia @ The Comfort of Cooking — October 21, 2013 at 1:46 pm

    I would pull this bread apart til there was nothing left to it! LOVE this, Lauren! So gooey and mouthwatering…


  7. #
    Kristy @ Sweet Treats & More — October 21, 2013 at 5:30 pm

    Oh yes this is something we’d totally devour over here! love it!


  8. #
    Deborah — October 22, 2013 at 10:13 pm

    I seriously love this!! I’d gladly devour blood and guts that taste like this!


  9. #
    Julie @ Table for Two — October 23, 2013 at 9:15 am

    Haha, I love this! The blood looks so real that it’s freaky!


  10. #
    Sarah — October 27, 2013 at 4:13 pm

    These looks delicious and fun…love! :)


  11. #
    Marilyn Brennan — November 20, 2013 at 9:57 pm

    I made these bloody things and they were fabulous! Piano classes devoured them and I loved the runny jam.


  12. #
    Belinda M. Viator — October 26, 2014 at 5:22 am

    Just a little FYI….. My son had a school project and we needed BLOOD, we used the light corn syrup and Red Food coloring!!!! It looked very REAL!!!!!



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