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Air Fryer Cinnamon Sugar Twists With Cream Cheese Dip

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Air fryer cinnamon sugar twists are absolute perfection every time you make them! These decadent treats can be made right in your air fryer. They are crispy on the outside and light and fluffy on the inside. The sweet buttery flavor melts perfectly in your mouth! Dip it in the cream cheese dip for the perfect treat to enjoy. 

Air Fryer Cinnamon Sugar Twists With Cream Cheese Dip

If you are looking for a super addictive snack that everyone will love then you are going to want to try these Air Fryer Cinnamon Sugar Twist with cream cheese dip! They are a new favorite in our home and for good reason! They are buttery and crispy and rolled in the most delicious cinnamon-sugar mixture. Once you start dipping them in the cream cheese dip you just won’t be able to stop! This will soon become your new favorite treat to enjoy for dessert or an after-school snack! 

Air Fryer Cinnamon Sugar Twists With Cream Cheese Dip

Pair this with our 5-minute Air Fryer cinnamon sugar donuts for more tasty treats for the family. 

Air Fryer Cinnamon Sugar Twists With Cream Cheese Dip

How to Make Air Fryer Cinnamon Sugar Twists with Cream Cheese Dip

  • Cut each ball of dough in half, creating 24 portions. Roll each portion of dough into a 6” long “snake.” Grasp each end of the dough and twist both ends clockwise simultaneously, this will make the dough twist together. Pinch the ends together and tuck the thinnest part under. Place at least 1” apart in the basket of your air fryer. Brush both sides generously with canola oil, or spray with nonstick cooking spray. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to puff up for about 15 minutes at room temperature. Prepare the rest of the twists the same way, and rest them on a baking sheet, cover with plastic wrap until ready to bake.

  • Preheat the air fryer to 375℉. Whisk together the cinnamon and sugar in a large bowl. Air fry the first batch for 7 minutes, brush or spray with a bit more oil if they are not brown yet, flip twists over, and air fry an additional 4-5 minutes, or until golden brown. 

  • While the twists are baking, beat cream cheese and vanilla in a medium bowl on low until smooth. Add powdered sugar and beat on low until combined, adding splashes of milk until a thick drizzly consistency is reached. Set aside.

  • When the twists are done baking, brush them (or toss them in a large bowl) with melted butter. Immediately coat generously with the cinnamon sugar. Serve right away with the cream cheese dip.
Air Fryer Cinnamon Sugar Twists With Cream Cheese Dip

Tips Tricks and FAQs

  • You can use any brand of frozen rolls, but we used Rhodes rolls to make this recipe. 
  • Be sure to check your cinnamon sugar twists after 6 minutes with your first batch. For each batch, after this, you will want to check after 4 minutes. 
  • You will want to add the cinnamon sugar mixture to your twists when they are still hot. This will help it stick much easier rather than waiting till they cool. 

Storage

You will want to let these completely cool prior to storing. Store these at room temperature for up to 2 days. 

Air Fryer Cinnamon Sugar Twists

How to Serve Air Fryer Cinnamon Sugar Twist

Feel free to enjoy these on their own or dip them in this delicious cream cheese dip. You can also try dipping them in these delicious sauces.

  • Caramel sauce
  • Chocolate sauce
  • Cream cheese dip
  • A simple glaze with a cup of powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and splashes of heavy cream or milk.
Air Fryer Cinnamon Sugar Twists

Why is my cream cheese lumpy after blending it?

If it’s lumpy after mixing, that means it was not warm enough. Try microwaving the cream cheese for 12-16 seconds and mix again. Repeat if necessary.

The cream cheese dip is very forgiving. If you feel like it is too thin add more powdered sugar to thicken it up. If it is too thick add a splash of milk a little at a time. 

air fryerCinnamon Sugar Twists With Cream Cheese Dip

How to Thaw Your Rhoades Rolls Dough

  • Speed Thawing: Preheat the oven to 175℉, then TURN IT OFF! Boil a few cups of water and pour it into a shallow baking dish on a lower rack in the oven. Grease a large baking sheet and place each dough ball a couple of inches apart. Spray the tops of each ball with non-stick cooking spray. Cover tightly with plastic wrap. Place the pan with the dough balls above the dish of water. Let rise for 2 hours with the oven door closed. 
  • Slow Rise: Place frozen bread dough balls on a greased baking sheet, spray the tops with non-stick cooking spray, cover tightly with plastic wrap, and leave in a warm place in your kitchen to slowly rise.

air fryerCinnamon Sugar Twists With Cream Cheese Dip

Air Fryer Cinnamon Sugar Twists With Cream Cheese Dip

Prep Time: 12 minutes
Cook Time: 11 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes

Air fryer cinnamon sugar twists are absolute perfection every time you make them! These decadent treats can be made right in your air fryer. They are crispy on the outside and light and fluffy on the inside. The sweet buttery flavor melts perfectly in your mouth! Dip it in the cream cheese dip for the perfect treat to enjoy.

Ingredients

  • 12 frozen dinner roll dough balls (such as Rhodes), thawed according to pkg directions
  • 2-3 tablespoon canola oil, or nonstick cooking spray
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cinnamon
  • 2 tablespoon salted butter, melted
  • Cream cheese dip
  • 4 ounces (½ brick) cream cheese, room temperature
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 5+ tablespoon milk

Instructions

  1. Cut each ball of dough in half, creating 24 portions. Roll each portion of dough into a 6” long “snake.” Grasp each end of the dough and twist both ends clockwise simultaneously, this will make the dough twist together. Pinch the ends together and tuck the thinnest part under. Place at least 1” apart in the basket of your air fryer. Brush both sides generously with canola oil, or spray with nonstick cooking spray. Cover with plastic wrap and allow to puff up for about 15 minutes at room temperature. Prepare the rest of the twists the same way, and rest them on a baking sheet, cover with plastic wrap until ready to bake.
  2. Preheat the air fryer to 375℉. Whisk together the cinnamon and sugar in a large bowl. Air fry the first batch for 7 minutes, brush or spray with a bit more oil if they are not brown yet, flip twists over, and air fry an additional 4-5 minutes, or until golden brown. 
  3. While the twists are baking, beat cream cheese and vanilla in a medium bowl on low until smooth. Add powdered sugar and beat on low until combined, adding splashes of milk until a thick drizzly consistency is reached. Set aside.
  4. When the twists are done baking, brush them (or toss in a large bowl) with melted butter. Immediately coat generously with the cinnamon sugar. Serve right away with the cream cheese dip.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

24

Serving Size:

1

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 374Total Fat: 15gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 35mgSodium: 715mgCarbohydrates: 46gFiber: 3gSugar: 18gProtein: 15g

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