Easy Gooey Caramel Rolls


I got this recipe from my aunt. It's a Christmas morning tradition and always a hit at church. We sometimes add chopped pecans before we bake.

Prep Time:
15 mins
Cook Time:
30 mins
Additional Time:
3 hrs 15 mins
Total Time:
4 hrs
24 servings


  • 24 frozen dinner roll dough, thawed, divided

  • ½ cup butter

  • 1 cup brown sugar

  • 1 (4.6 ounce) package cook-and-serve vanilla pudding mix

  • 2 tablespoons milk

  • ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon


  1. Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish.

  2. Arrange 12 dinner rolls in the prepared baking dish.

  3. Melt butter in a saucepan over medium-low heat. Add brown sugar, pudding mix, milk, and cinnamon to melted butter; stir until smooth. Pour pudding mixture over rolls; top with remaining 12 rolls. Allow rolls to rise for 3 hours.

  4. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).

  5. Bake in the preheated oven until rolls are cooked through, 30 to 35 minutes. Cool for 15 minutes before serving.

Cook's Note:

Butterscotch pudding can be used instead of vanilla if desired.

If you let this raise overnight, keep in the refrigerator.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

214 Calories
7g Fat
35g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 24
Calories 214
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 7g 8%
Saturated Fat 3g 15%
Cholesterol 12mg 4%
Sodium 285mg 12%
Total Carbohydrate 35g 13%
Dietary Fiber 1g 3%
Total Sugars 15g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 0mg 1%
Calcium 82mg 6%
Iron 2mg 9%
Potassium 72mg 2%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.

** Nutrient information is not available for all ingredients. Amount is based on available nutrient data.

(-) Information is not currently available for this nutrient. If you are following a medically restrictive diet, please consult your doctor or registered dietitian before preparing this recipe for personal consumption.

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