When I was a kid, a woman from church brought a huge stoneware bowl full of monkey bread over to our house for my brother. I don't remember what the occasion was, maybe just that he loved monkeys (I often forget that as a kid and teen his room was completely decorated with monkeys) and she's just discovered this recipe for monkey bread. I also remember that the Smurf movie was on tv and I sat at the stool at our kitchen island watching the Smurfs on our tiny kitchen tv while devouring as much monkey bread as I could. Mmmm.
So I wanted to make heart shaped muffins or something for Valentine's Day breakfast (which turned into a Valentine's Day afternoon snack). Then I decided to make heart shaped cinnamon rolls and found this easy recipe here.
First I sprayed a 9X13 pan with Pam, placed a dozen frozen Rhodes Rolls in and covered it with Saran Wrap. Then I placed the pan on top of my dryer while I washed and dried clothes all morning. This worked great when it's too cold anywhere else to get dough to rise.
After the dough was roll-sized, Princess Sparkley helped me roll each ball into a snake.
Then I tied them in a knot, dipped them in butter and sprinkled them with cinnamon-sugar.
I placed each roll in a heart shaped silicone muffin wrapper. You could use a regular muffin tin. You could also probably just put them back in the 9x13 pan.
Then they went back on top of the dryer to rise again.
Once I was happy with how big they were, I baked them for 15-20 minutes at 350.
And iced them with 1 cup powdered sugar, 1 TBSP butter, 2-3 TBSP milk and 1 tsp vanilla. Yum.