Reese Cinnamon Buns

Reese Cinnamon Buns with cream cheese frosting, classic and comforting taste – and the addition of REESE Spreads just makes it unique and flavourful.

Reese Cinnamon Buns

Reese Cinnamon Buns

Have you tried my Reese Croissants or Reese Crumble Cake Bars yet? I also very strongly suggest this Cinnamon Bun Cake, it’s incredible!

I was just making myself cozy in the kitchen to do some baking when my daughter flew in the door, tears in her eyes. The third-wheel effect was taking place among friends and she was feeling left out, so she opted to instead find refuge at home. “Want to help Mom bake today?“, was the question that turned her mood around in an instant.

Together we gathered the ingredients to make Reese Cinnamon Buns, which led to a full lesson in making dough. I couldn’t help but reminisce back to when my Mother taught me the steps to make basic breads. What’s yeast? Why are you flouring the counter? Rolling dough can be tough! 

A tray of food, with Cinnamon buns

It’s been some time since I last made bread dough, I used to make loaves and buns all the time, yet life and other chaos seemed to always take precedence. Even my bread maker was gathering far too much dust.

It sure was nice though, baking in the kitchen with my daughter – teaching and laughing along the way, and both completely covered in flour by the time we were done.

A close up of a cinnamon bun on a plate, with Cinnamon

Making Reese Cinnamon Buns was just what we both needed on this cool fall afternoon, the scents and warmth comforting to the the mind and soul. “Are they done yet?” was asked many times while we waited for the dough to rise, the anticipation ran deep my friends. It’s hard for little ones {and adults} to be patient.

“Where did you learn to do that!” she exclaimed at one point. “With help and practice, sweetie”, to which I got a “That’s what I’m doing!”. It sure was.

A tray of cinnamon buns sitting on a table

When the Reese Cinnamon Buns with cream cheese frosting were completely finished, a little tongue swiped across tiny lips, eyes wide with amazement at what she helped create.

A plate of food with a fork, with Cinnamon buns

Of course the little one insisted on helping with photos too, she’s a most helpful assistant. Yet she’s a little picky on placement I learned, and for that I was impressed.

Reese Cinnamon Buns

Afterward we sat down together and had a roll to celebrate, cinnamon buns are such a classic and comforting taste – and the addition of REESE Spreads just makes it unique and flavourful. Then, as kids do, she skipped right back out of the house, most likely to gloat about her epic afternoon in the kitchen with Mom having sweet treats and they didn’t.

A piece of cinnamon bun on a plate

Sometimes life throws you curve balls that bring on tears, and during those times look to those who offer compassion, guidance and distraction without hesitation … and perhaps something irresistibly sweet, to brighten the day.

REESE Cinnamon Buns recipe

Disclosure: This post is sponsored by REESE Spreads as part of the Golden Spoon Recipe Series. All opinions on this blog are my own.


Reese Cinnamon Buns with cream cheese frosting

Reese Cinnamon Buns

Yield: 8
Prep Time: 1 hour
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes

Reese Cinnamon Buns with cream cheese frosting, classic and comforting taste - and the addition of REESE Spreads just makes it unique and flavourful.



  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 envelope rapid rise yeast
  • 3 1/2 cups flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 egg


  • 1 cup REESE Spread
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon


  • 1/2 cup soft butter
  • 1/4 cup soft cream cheese
  • 1 1/2 cups icing sugar
  • 2 tbsp milk


  1. Combine the milk and butter in a microwave-safe bowl and Heat 1 minute. Remove and stir and continue to heat in 15 second increments {sirring in between}, until liquid is warm but NOT hot.
  2. In another bowl, combine 3 cups of the flour with the sugar and salt.
  3. Using a stand mixer with the dough hook attachment, add warm but not hot yeast and milk mixture and stir by hand until combined.
  4. Add the flour mixture as well as the egg, then beat on medium-low speed until combined. You don't want the dough to stick to the sides of the bowl, so add the remaining flour a bit at a time until the dough forms a ball and pulls away from the sides of the bowl. Continue beating for 4 minutes on medium-low speed.
  5. Remove the dough from the hook and cover bowl with a damp towel to rest for 10 minutes.
  6. When the dough is ready, turn it out onto a floured work surface. Using a floured rolling pin, roll the dough out into a rectangle, at least 14 x 9 inches in size. Once it's rolled, use a pizza cutter to shape the dough into a perfect rectangle.
  7. Use a knife or spatula to spread the REESE evenly over the top of the surface. Sprinkle the cinnamon evenly on top.
  8. Beginning at a long edge of the rectangle, roll up the dough. Use dental floss or a sharp knife to cut the two ends of the roll, to make it even. Then cut the remaining dough into equal pieces.
  9. Place each of the cut REESE cinnamon rolls into a greased baking dish or pie plate. Then cover again with a damp towel in a warm place for 45 minute to an hour. I turned on my oven to 250 degrees, with the dish on top of the stove.
  10. While the dough is rising, make the icing by whisking the butter and cream cheese together then adding the icing sugar and 1 tbsp of milk. If the icing is too thick, add the a tad more milk to thin.
  11. When the rolls have risen, uncover the dish and bake at 350 degrees for 14-19 minutes, or the tops start to brown. Remove from the oven and let cool on a wire rack for at least 5 minutes then drizzle with the icing and some softened REESE Spread if desired.
  12. Enjoy!
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 8 Serving Size: 8 Servings
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 530Saturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 77mgSodium: 351mgCarbohydrates: 74gFiber: 2gSugar: 31gProtein: 8g

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  1. oh my gosh! you totally took Cinnamon rolls to another level! you want to bake me a few things? lol. seriously want to give this a try. my favorites right here

  2. Oh yummy, but I recommend not viewing this post if you haven’t had breakfast. LOL

    Thanks for the recipe.

  3. REESE is my favorite chocolate but I did not now that this comes a spread as well, I would like to find this in grocery store and try your recipe.

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