Double Chocolate Nutella Cinnamon Rolls

If that title didn’t get your attention, I don’t know what will.
I mean, I said two of the greatest ingredients to ever be on the earth; chocolate and Nutella.
I just love a good cinnamon roll! The cinnamon center, soft sweet dough and buttery golden crust just makes for deliciousness. But make the dough chocolate and substitute Nutella for the butter, this elevates it to a whole new level of awesomeness!
Now, after our first batch, yes we made two within 3 days. We all agreed this was like a donut more than a cinnamon rolls. The frosting by far sets this apart from any other roll. The Nutella and cinnamon play well together, neither overpower the other. Which makes a nice blend of gooey chocolate sweetness.
Oh, I can’t wait for you to try these!

Double Chocolate Nutella Cinnamon Rolls

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour, 45 minutes

Yield: 1 dozen

Double Chocolate Nutella Cinnamon Rolls

A chocolate sweet roll with a Nutella cinnamon center, frosted with a chocolate frosting making this the best cinnamon roll you will ever have.


  • Rolls:
  • 4 tablespoon butter, melted
  • 4 tablespoon water
  • 1/4 cup instant chocolate pudding
  • ¼ cup Hershey’s cocoa powder
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 4 cups flour, bread flour is preferred
  • 2 1/2 teaspoon active dry yeast
  • Filling:
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 cup Nutella Hazelnut Spread
  • Glaze:
  • 2 cups powder sugar
  • 4 tablespoons butter, semi melted
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa powder
  • 4 tablespoons hot water
  • ½-1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract


Rolls: Place ingredients as listed above in order into a bread machine. Set for dough cycle. After complete on dough cycle, remove from machine and roll out to a rectangle about 17x10 inches.

If, you don’t have a bread machine follow the directions below.

Combine yeast, water and sugar in a small bowl. Let it sit at room temperature for 5-+10 minutes until foamy.

In a large bowl add all of the ingredients, starting with the flour and ending with any wet ingredients, like the milk and egg. Knead this all together until well combined, I do this for 8-12 minutes. Time to get your workout in. 

Cover bowl with a dry dish towel and allow to rise until doubled. About 60-90 minutes.

Remove dough onto floured surface, punch down to get rid of all the bubbles and roll out to a rectangle about 17x10 inches.

Filling: In a small bowl combine the sugar and the cinnamon, set aside. Spread the Nutella on the rolled out dough, make sure to cover the dough entirely. Sprinkled cinnamon and sugar mixture over the Nutella.

Roll the dough tightly from long end, pinching edges closed when completely rolled. Slice dough into 12 rolls, about ¾-1 inch thick slices. Place into greased 9×13, let rise until doubled, I always get impatient at this point and will let it rise for 30 minutes then bake. 

Bake at 350 degrees for 20-22 minutes.

Add glaze on once they have cooled for a few minutes. Serve immediately or cover and set aside for later. I would add the glaze right before serving.

Glaze: Mix butter, powdered sugar, cocoa powder and vanilla extract. Add hot water 1 tablespoon at a time until the glaze reaches desired consistency. Drizzle over sweet rolls.

Kids review: Well since they thought they tasted like the best donut ever, I think they approve. J


  1. says

    I don’t even want to think about the self control that someone has to ignore this recipe. It is beyond human strength haha! There is nothing better than a buttery gooey cinnamon roll and throw chocolate AND nutella in the mix? Whew, that’s a mouthful! A divine one :) Pinned!


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