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!
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
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 in a large bowl) with melted butter. Immediately coat generously with the cinnamon sugar. Serve right away with the cream cheese dip.