Happy Homemaker, Ph.D.

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Company-Pleasing Breakfast Rolls

on December 3, 2011

Easy, Pleasing Caramel Rolls

One of my favorite breakfast treats growing up was, well, I don’t really want to say what we called these in our family.  I’ll call them caramel rolls.  They are similar to what many people know as “monkey bread.”  These are VERY easy to make and are quite impressive for company or for a family large enough to enjoy them in one setting.  (I love to eat these things, but that was more than I could do as a single gal or even for us as a couple.  In a few years, as our children get bigger, that will change.  A family of 4 can easily finish off a batch of these for breakfast.)

Again, these are very easy to make, but are prepared for the most part, the night before, so you just have to remember to plan to spend a few minutes before going to bed.

We have the pleasure of having some family here to visit this weekend, and we’re sending them off to the football game with some of these rolls in their tummies.


20-24 frozen dinner rolls (Rhodes or off-brand work fine.  They are usually sold in a bag of 36.)

1 package of cook and serve butterscotch pudding (NOT instant!)

1/2 cup brown sugar

1/2 cup margarine (1 stick) (Butter will work, but sauce will be thicker on finished rolls and will get harder/stickier if they get cold, i.e. transferring them to your workplace to share for a treat.)



Grease an angel food cake pan (A bundt pan may also work.  I don’t have one, so I haven’t tried that.).  Pour rolls into pan.  Sprinkle with cinnamon.  In a saucepan, combine pudding mix, brown sugar, and margarine.  Heat until margarine is melted and sauce is smooth.  Pour over rolls.

Let rolls sit in a cold oven overnight to rise.  In the morning, turn oven on to 350° and bake for about 45 minutes or until golden brown on top.  Invert pan onto a dinner plate or platter.




4 responses to “Company-Pleasing Breakfast Rolls

  1. IamSimplyTia says:

    Oh lordie! This looks gooooooooooood!

  2. Laurel.hill says:

    YUM!!! I would love to have some of those right now!

  3. […] the next few mornings as well.  (See my previous posts for recipes for Cherry Squares and Caramel Rolls.)  I enjoy the baking itself, the creating and, most of all, the […]

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