Wednesday, January 14, 2009

Works For Me Wednesday: Overnight Sticky Buns


My little sister, Anna, made these sticky buns for us while we visited her family over New Year's. And, let me tell you - these are hands down THE BEST sticky buns I've ever had.

Bar none.

When I woke up in the morning and saw this beautiful pan of piping hot, cinnamon-y, gooey sticky buns on the counter, I was certain that Anna had slaved for an hour after we went to bed - and then again that morning. When I told her that, she laughed and said, "Uh, yeah. Took me about 5 minutes last night."

Did you get that? 5 minutes!

Now, Anna is just as accomplished as I am in the kitchen. And, both of us - we LOVE easy recipes. But, they gotta be good. Really good. Or we just don't serve 'em to each other. It's just our sisterly rule.

These sticky buns. They're as easy as boiling water. And, they're out of this world.

Or, as my dear friend, Emily, would say - they're "Cry for your Momma" good!


Overnight Sticky Buns
recipe adapted from

Place 14 frozen dinner rolls (they are small little balls of dough, usually sold in a bag, that will rise overnight) in buttered bundt pan or 20 frozen rolls in buttered 13x9 pan.

Sprinkle rolls with 6 tablespoons of butterscotch pudding mix (not instant).

Mix together:

1 stick melted butter
2 tablespoons cinnamon
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup pecans

Pour butter mixture over rolls. Cover with foil and let rise overnight. Do not refrigerate.

In the morning, bake at 350 for 25 minutes. Remove from oven and invert bundt pan onto circular plate or 13x9 pan onto platter.

Serve immediately.

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  1. Awesome! Thanks! This will be perfect for next week!! My family will love you!! :-D

  2. Yum! That's worth getting out of bed for!! I can't wait to try it:)

  3. yummy! might have to make them for my Bible Study on Thurs.

  4. Another wonderful recipe from you!

  5. I recently got this recipe from my mom and I made it on New Years Day with your savory breakfast casserole for friends who had stayed the night... you are right it is delicious and so simple! A keeper for sure!! And paired with the casserole.... divine!!

  6. They look so yummy!! Now if only I could figure out how to reach threw my computer to grab a piece.... lol lol

  7. I love these too - My family calls it monkey bread. (I've even found a package of them at Aldi's - I use them when we go camping for Sunday breakfast - Yummy!)

  8. Those do look like "cry for your momma rolls!" I might just try them this weekend too when my brother and sis in-law visit! Thanks for sharing.

  9. My husband is a sweet roll addict. I hate the poppin' fresh cinnamon rolls. These sound like a great compromise.

  10. I have made these before and they are a definite favorite in our house. I make them every year for Christmas Day. They are delicious - and so super easy.

  11. Can the rolls be like the pilsbury rolls you buy in a tube or do they have to be frozen rolls that NEED to rise?????
    Recipe sound so yummy!!!
    I would love to try it!!

  12. Please bring these to MOPS immediately!!

  13. Wow, this recipe looks fantastic; can't wait to try it!

  14. there goes my post-holiday diet ...

  15. OK, so I might have to break down and try making these. If they really are that easy, maybe I can give up the pop-n-bake kind.

  16. What brand of rolls did you use? Also, how early can I mix this together the night before?

  17. I love making monkey bread. I use Fast Easy Bread to make the dough and can whip it up in minutes. I always have the ingredients on hand and adding pecans is my favorite.