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Easy Caramel Pecan Sticky Rolls

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You’ll kick off your day the indulgent way with these easy Caramel Pecan Sticky Rolls. These sweet rolls feature a buttery brown sugar mixture filled with pecans that forms the combination that adds the “sticky” to this sweet treat. Starting with Kings Hawaiian Original Hawaiian Sweet Rolls is the bonus, no bread dough making is required.

Easy Caramel Pecan Sticky Rolls

Easy Caramel Pecan Sticky Rolls

When I was approached by the folks at King’s Hawaiian and Target to team-up with them for a special Holiday celebration, it was a match made in heaven. When they asked if I would create an original recipe using Kings Hawaiian Original Sweet Rolls I thought I’d heard angels sing. This recipe is the result and it’s especially sweet as it doesn’t require any bread making at all. What a treat, right? You’ll love these sticky rolls for breakfast, brunch, tea time or dessert. How to make Easy Caramel Pecan Sticky Rolls recipe:

  • Rolls – One package of King’s Hawaiian Original Hawaiian Sweet Rolls.
  • Sugar – Light brown sugar.
  • Butter- Salted or unsalted butter.
  • Syrup – Light corn syrup
  • Seasonings – Ground cinnamon and salt.
  • Flavoring – Vanilla extract.
  • Nuts – Pecans halves roughly broken or chopped.


Easy Caramel Pecan Sticky Rolls for Any Time of Day

When I’m entertaining or hosting a special event for friends and family I find that the food theme is usually set with the first breakfast or brunch gathering. A holiday weekend is the perfect occasion to go the extra mile and serve a sweet treat that’s simple to make but has the “wow” factor, too.

Easy Caramel Pecan Sticky Rolls

How to Make the Best Caramel Pecan Sticky Rolls Recipe

  • Ingredients you’ll need to make Easy Caramel Pecan Sticky Rolls: One 12 count package of King’s Hawaiian Original Hawaiian Sweet Rolls, light brown sugar, corn syrup, chopped pecans, butter, ground cinnamon, salt and vanilla extract.
  • Kitchen gadgets you’ll need: A 10 inch cast iron skillet or similar oven safe skillet or dish, measuring cups and spoons, a large spoon or heat safe silicone spatula, a sharp knife and cutting board or a nut chopper.
  • How do you make Caramel Pecan Sticky Rolls: To prepare thee sticky rolls, you begin by making the caramel pecan sauce on the stovetop in a cast iron skillet. If you don’t have a cast iron skillet, not worries. You could make the sauce in a heavy bottomed saucepan and pour it into an 8 x 8-inch or 9 x 9-inch baking dish, if preferred.
  • Next, arrange the Kings Hawaiian Original Hawaiian Sweet Rolls over the rich buttery sauce.
  • When baking, lay a piece of aluminum foil on top then place into the oven to bake until the rolls are warm and lightly toasted.
  • Invert onto a serving plate and watch the caramel drizzle down the sides of each to coat with the thick caramel pecan sauce. The only thing left to do is stand back and watch them disappear one by one.
  • These gooey caramel pecan sticky rolls are versatile and could easily be served as a dessert with a generous dollop of fresh whipped cream or vanilla ice cream at the end of any meal.
  • Store baked Caramel Pecan Sticky Rolls chilled in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Reheat in single servings in the microwave.
Easy Caramel Pecan Sticky Rolls

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Easy Caramel Pecan Sticky Rolls

Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
Stand time1 minute
Total Time36 minutes
Course: Bread, Breakfast, brunch
Cuisine: American
Keyword: easy-caramel-pecan-sticky-rolls
Servings: 12 servings
Calories: 305kcal
Author: Melissa Sperka


  • 12 King's Hawaiian Original Hawaiian Sweet Rolls
  • 1 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter softened
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 1 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 tsp pure vanilla extract
  • 1 cup pecans halves roughly broken


  • Preheat the oven to 350°F.
  • In a 10-inch cast iron skillet or similar over medium-high cook the light brown sugar, butter, corn syrup, cinnamon and salt together. Bring to boil and then allow to bubble over medium-high for 1 minute until the sugar has completely dissolved. Remove from the heat and add the vanilla. Mix well.
  • Add the pecans to the caramel. Stir until the pecans are coated and evenly distributed in the caramel sauce.
  • Separate the rolls and arrange top side down over the caramel sauce gently pressing into the caramel.
  • Place the rolls into the oven and lay a piece of foil loosely on top.
  • Bake for 25 minutes then remove from the oven.
  • Carefully invert onto a serving platter allowing the skillet to sit inverted for 1 minute or until all of the caramel has released from the skillet and drizzled down the sides of the rolls .
  • Serve immediately.


Serving: 1serving | Calories: 305kcal | Carbohydrates: 40g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 30mg | Sodium: 210mg | Potassium: 62mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 28g | Vitamin A: 241IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 1mg
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  1. 5 stars
    Oh my!!! These were soooo delicious. I have been looking forever for a pecan sticky caramel rolls recipe. I don’t need to look any further. I have found the best recipe! Make it and you will be making these all the time. Very good!!!

  2. My mother learned to make these Pecan Cinnamon Rolls from her Mother. As did her two sisters some 75 years ago. We all love them and whenMy Mother who is 83 now and I prepare them typically 4 dozen at a time. They draw friends and family from all around. In a couple days not 1 roll will be leftover.

    Thank you for sharing this recipe it’s a great treat that has been around for centuries. I believe it’s in many different cookbooks our family have collected over the past 80 plus years

  3. silly question regarding butter-does recipe call for 1/2 cup plus a stick of butter or are you saying 1/2 cups =a stick of butter??

  4. Curious to know if you’ve ever split them in half, added butter and cinnamon-sugar like regular caramel rolls? If so, how did it turn out? This sounds like a good alternative to making from scratch. I have two packages left in my freezer from failed Christmas gathering (thank you Mother Nature for that snow/ice storm!), and a mad craving for caramel rolls! Was also good to read others have reduced the batch to make enough for just two with success. Can’t wait to try this!

  5. Very good. Only 2 of us, used 4 rolls, less than 1/2 of caramel sauce. Baked in individual dishes, then inverted on larger plate. Enjoyed it on Christmas morning along side a bacon cheese omelette. Will make full recipe again for friends.

  6. They look great! I really love caramel and i’m planning to make these supereasy Rolls this weekend! What a great idea to use already baked Rolls! Why didn’t i think of that? I guess cos you did! Thanks for the idea and…keep them coming! Than i’ll keep making them! Like your monkey bread, it was delicious. And my guests loved it too. They asked me for the recipe, but i didn’t give it, i gave your email adress!

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