Make Tasty Hocus Pocus Buns With Only 4 Ingredients


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Hocus Pocus Buns Are Always A Tasty Treat

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Hocus Pocus Buns are such a simple treat! All you need is a tube of crescent rolls, some large marshmallows, melted butter, and cinnamon sugar. Roll the sugar-coated marshmallow snugly inside a cloak of a crescent roll dough, pop them into a muffin tin, and bake!

When you bake them, the marshmallow magically disappears, leaving the yummiest, caramelly goo inside. Hocus pocus buns are incredibly tasty; they will disappear like magic, just like the marshmallow inside! The buns are mysteriously addictive!

All You Need Are Four Easy-To-Find Ingredients

You will need eight large marshmallows for each tube of crescent roll dough from the refrigerator section. Note; do not use the new-fangled jumbo marshmallow; they are too big to fit into a triangle of crescent roll dough.

This recipe is well over fifty years old. It was a winner in the 1969 Pillsbury Bake-Off. Edna Walker of Eden Prairie, Minnesota’s winner, called them “magic marshmallow crescent puffs.” The original recipe featured a powdered sugar drizzle and chopped nut topping. I don’t know about you, but that sounds pretty good to me, too!

These buns are easy enough to make and taste so amazing, and you can whip them up any old weekend! It instantly transforms any day into a special occasion and makes everyone smile!

Yield: 8 buns

Hocus Pocus Buns

hocus pocus buns

When you dip a marshmallow in melted butter, roll it in cinnamon sugar, wrap it in crescent roll dough, and bake it, something magic happens! The marshmallow disappears and leaves a yummy, gooey, caramelly filling inside the hollow bun!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 12 minutes
Total Time 27 minutes


  • One tube of refrigerated crescent roll dough
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon
  • 8 large marshmallows, not jumbo.


  1. Preheat theoven to 375 degrees.
  2. Grease the cups of eight standard-size muffin tins.
  3. Melt the butter in a small dish.
  4. Combine the cinnamon and sugar in a second small dish.
  5. Separate the crescent roll dough into triangles.
  6. Roll each marshmallow in melted butter, then into cinnamon sugar, coating the marshmallow generously.
  7. Roll the marshmallow in a crescent dough triangle, starting at the pointed end, and roll toward the wide end.
  8. Pinch every seam tightly shut to keep the marshmallow from leaking out.
  9. Place each in a greased cup of a standard muffin tin.
  10. Bake at 375 degrees for about 12 minutes or until golden brown.
  11. Let the buns cool slightly before removing them from the muffin cup.
  12. Serve and eat warm.

Hocus Pocus Buns Are Super Simple To Make

Unroll the crescent rolls and separate them into eight triangles. It works best when the dough is very cold, right out of the refrigerator. One by one, dunk the marshmallows into melted butter and tap off any excess.

Now roll that buttery marshmallow in cinnamon sugar and coat it generously.

Now, wrap that sugary marshmallow snugly inside a triangle of crescent roll dough. I found it easier to start at the skinny pointed end and roll it toward the wide end. This step is by far the trickiest part of this Halloween treat. Use your fingers to pinch, pinch, and pinch each seam shut, so the marshmallow doesn’t leak out of the dough.

Muffin cups are perfect for this recipe. I had more success baking these yummy buns when I placed each one in a greased muffin tin cup rather than on a flat baking sheet.

My old Norpro muffin pans have served me well for many years, but many newer, better options are available today! The buns hold their shape better, and it helps keep the marshmallow inside. I’ll almost bet you have a little marshmallow leakage, but fear not! They are delicious anyway!

If you want, you can sprinkle some extra cinnamon sugar on the outside of the buns before you bake them.

Bake the buns at 375 degrees for about twelve minutes or until golden brown. Don’t be alarmed if some of them look like this! They will still taste amazing! I practiced rolling the marshmallows in the dough, and my second batch looked better.

Patience pays off if you want perfection, and with a little more practice, I bet you’ll have those babies rolled nice and tight, snug as a bug in a rug! These yummy cinnamon buns will melt in your mouth no matter how they look!

Crescent rolls are so versatile! You can make loads of fun things with crescent roll dough! Here are some of our favorite recipes! Little Smokies Jalapeno Poppers, Quick and Easy Coconut Macaroon Bars, Fast And Easy Cinnamon Cheesecake Bars.

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