Wednesday, February 26, 2014

King Cake Bites

I think the thing I miss most about living in Louisiana {besides B's family!} would definitely be the food! I loved eating king cakes during Mardi Gras and certainly could overindulge in those sweet treats. Over the years I was so spoiled by picking them up from local bakeries I never attempted to make my own.

I think I've made it pretty clear a time or two that I'm all about ease when it comes to cooking and baking. Simple ingredients. Simple steps. These king cake bites are the perfect treat and so easy, even the kiddos can help make.

King Cake Bites
2 cans of crescent rolls
4 tablespoons of butter, melted 
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon 
1/4 cup milk
1 1/4 cups powdered sugar
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
Green, yellow and purple sprinkles

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and grease a mini muffin pan.
Roll out your crescent dough and cut each triangle in half.
Mix cinnamon and sugar together.
Drizzle melted butter over each triangle piece and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar mixture.
Roll up each piece and place in muffin tin.
Bake for 12 minutes at 350 degrees.
While the cake bites are baking mix milk, powdered sugar and vanilla together to create your frosting.
When cake bites come out of the oven let cool for a few minutes.
Drizzle frosting over each cake bite and generously pour on your Mardi Gras colored sprinkles.

Feel free to fill with your favorite filling.
Pecan praline, cream cheese or any fruit filling.
Oh, and don't forget the plastic baby!
Sadly no tiny baby was hidden in these bad boys since my little man is consuming them.
Happy Mardi Gras friends!


  1. sooooo happy to see this recipe on the blog! was drooling over your instagram yesterday :)

    1. Oh they are definitely drool-worthy! You and Annie should absolutely whip these up!

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    1. Oh they are my friend! And I think Baby Boy would enjoy too. :)

  3. how fun! I went to NO for the 1st time in Jan for a work trip and was lucky enough to get a king cake:) This are adorable and my kind of simple! Thanks for sharing!

    1. Oh I'm jealous!!! Isn't New Orleans just the best??

  4. Yay! Thank you for sharing the recipe! When I saw them on your IG I was drooling. I'm going to make them next week with Owen for Mardi Gras!!