Mini Yule Logs

Published Date: November 28, 2022

These Mini Yule Logs are simple to make, and you don’t even have to turn on the oven! To make this recipe, simply cover chocolatey Swiss rolls in chocolate frosting and top with green leaves made of frosting and red sprinkles. Finish them off with a light dusting of powdered sugar, and you have a deliciously sweet dessert ready for the table!

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Why You’ll Love this Recipe

  • No baking is required, so you can use your oven for other things.
  • Store-bought frosting makes this recipe especially easy with minimal cleanup. 
  • This dessert is so impressive but so simple!
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Mini Yule Log Ingredients

  • Little Debbie Swiss Rolls
  • Chocolate Frosting 
  • Green Frosting 
  • Red Pearl Sprinkles or Sixlets
  • Powdered Sugar, Optional

*see recipe card for amounts

How to Make Mini Yule Logs

Step 1: Remove 6 Swiss rolls from the package and place them a few inches apart on parchment paper. Next, cut the other 2 rolls at an angle, cutting 3 pieces from each one. Set these smaller pieces aside.

Step 2: Then, use a chef’s knife to slice a thin piece off each end of the 6 larger rolls.

Step 3: Using an offset spatula, gently spread chocolate frosting over the outside of the Swiss rolls. Take one of the smaller pieces from earlier and add a dollop of frosting to one end. Secure it to the side of a large roll, then use extra frosting to create a seamless transition between the two pieces. Pieces of the Swiss roll may break away; just discard the piece and re-frost.

Step 4: Once all 6 logs are frosted, lightly run the tines of a fork over the frosting to create the look of bark.

Step 5: Then, add green frosting to a piping bag fitted with a small leaf tip and pipe two leaves on each log.

Step 6: Add three red pearl sprinkles to each pair of holly leaves.

Step 7: Finally, dust with powdered sugar for a snowy finish, if desired.

Storage and Re-heating Notes

This dish stores and reheats well. We love how the flavors taste when this is reheated!

IN THE FRIDGE: Store these Yule logs covered in the fridge for up to 3 days.  

IN THE FREEZER: Wrap the Yule logs in foil or plastic before placing them in a freezer bag or container. Freeze for up to 1 month.

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Helpful Tips & Substitutions

Can I use homemade frosting?

Of course! I use store-bought frosting for ease but feel free to use homemade.

I don’t have a piping bag. What can I use instead?

If you don’t have a piping bag, use a resealable bag. Place frosting in the bottom corner of the bag, cut a V in the corner, and decorate.

Can I substitute Skittles for red pearl sprinkles?

Yes, you can use red Skittles and place them upside down, so the S is hidden.

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Try Some of My Other Favorite Holiday Recipes

Christmas Yule logs made out of little Debbie Swiss rolls sitting on a platter decorated for Christmas.
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Mini Yule Logs

These Mini Yule Logs are perfect for the holidays! Sweet chocolate Swiss rolls are covered in a chocolate frosting, topped with candy holly and powdered sugar for an easy and festive dessert!
2.15 from 7 votes
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Course: Dessert, Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Mini Yule Logs
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 318kcal

Equipment

  • Parchment paper
  • Chef's Knife
  • Piping Bag
  • Small Leaf Piping Tip
  • Small Offset Spatula
  • Fork

Ingredients

  • 8 Little Debbie Swiss Rolls
  • 1/2 cup chocolate frosting canned
  • 2 tbsp green frosting canned
  • 18 red pearl sprinkles or sixlets
  • 1 tbsp powdered sugar optional

Instructions

  • Remove 6 Swiss rolls from the package and place them a few inches apart on parchment paper. Next, cut the other 2 rolls at an angle, cutting 3 pieces from each one. Set these smaller pieces aside.
  • Then, use a chef's knife to slice a thin piece off each end of the 6 larger rolls.
  • Using an offset spatula, gently spread chocolate frosting over the outside of the Swiss rolls. Take one of the smaller pieces from earlier and add a dollop of frosting to one end. Secure it to the side of a large roll. Use extra frosting to create a seamless transition between the two pieces. Pieces of the Swiss roll may break away; just discard the piece and re-frost.
  • Once all 6 logs are frosted, lightly run the tines of a fork over the frosting to create the look of bark.
  • Then, add green frosting to a piping bag fitted with a small leaf tip and pipe two leaves on each log.
  • Add three red pearl sprinkles to each pair of holly leaves.
  • Finally, dust with powdered sugar for a snowy finish, if desired.

Notes

  • If you don’t have a piping bag, use a resealable bag. Place frosting in the bottom corner of the bag, cut a V in the corner, and decorate. 
  • I use store-bought frosting for ease but feel free to use homemade. 
  • Use red Skittles instead of sprinkles, placing the S down in the frosting.

Nutrition

Calories: 318kcal | Carbohydrates: 52g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 11g | Saturated Fat: 3g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 231mg | Potassium: 93mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 38g | Vitamin A: 30IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 76mg | Iron: 1mg
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