Easy Elephant Ears Recipe
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Easy Elephant Ears Recipe

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You’ll love the classic cinnamon-sugar flavor of these crispy bite-size treats. Even more, you’ll love that they call for just three ingredients and are so simple to assemble. —Bob Rose, Waukesha, Wisconsin
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + freezing Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES:32 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. + freezing Bake: 15 min./batch
MAKES: 32 servings


  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 package (17.3 ounces) frozen puff pastry, thawed

Nutritional Facts

1 elephant ear: 87 calories, 4g fat (1g saturated fat), 0mg cholesterol, 51mg sodium, 12g carbohydrate (3g sugars, 1g fiber), 1g protein


  1. Preheat oven to 375°. Mix sugar and cinnamon.
  2. On a lightly floured surface, roll one sheet of pastry into an 11x8-in. rectangle. Sprinkle with 1/4 cup cinnamon sugar. Working from short sides, roll up jelly-roll style toward the center. Wrap in plastic; freeze 10 minutes. Repeat.
  3. Unwrap and cut dough into 1/2-in. slices; place on parchment paper-lined baking sheets. Bake 12-15 minutes or until crisp and golden brown. Remove to wire racks to cool. Yield: about 2-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Easy Elephant Ears in Taste of Home April/May 2011, p50

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Reviewed Dec. 27, 2014

"Quick and easy!"

Reviewed Aug. 3, 2012

"Perhaps the easiest version to make Easy Elephant Ears I have come across! It only require 3 ingredients to yield 32 servings. An outstanding sweet to offer for a dessert, or as a Brunch contribution. Each one is just 87 calories, for a real treat. Family kids can easily learn just how to cook when helping you to make these!"

Reviewed May. 5, 2011

"I love easy recipes, and this one is excellent. Thank you for helping me keep it simple."

Reviewed May. 3, 2011

"These were super easy and my kids enjoyed making them very much. They were pretty tasty too!"

Reviewed Apr. 14, 2011

"Delicious, I made my own icing with powdered sugar and milk and put just a drop on each side!!!!"

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