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-Pillsbury2Enter 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 copyStart out by grabbing these cinnamon rolls out of the fridge.IMG_0049Pop 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_0064Bake these off until lightly golden, IMG_0067then drizzle with the icing that comes with. IMG_0070Now 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

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  • 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


  1. Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Line baking sheet with parchment paper and set aside.
  2. 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.
  3. In a small bowl, stir jam, corn syrup and food coloring together until combined. Drizzle over warm rolls and serve.

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

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

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

  4. These looks delicious and fun…love! 🙂

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

  6. 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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