These easy caramel pecan rolls are an awesome breakfast dish people will love. Delectable caramel, tasty pecans, fresh rolls, make for one delicious breakfast! These Caramel Rolls are sure to become a new family favorite.  And no one will believe how easy it was to make!

The best part? all the prep work is done the night before. So all you’ll have to do in the morning is turn on the oven, set a timer, and enjoy a relaxing morning.

Easy Caramel Pecan Rolls Recipe

Ingredients you will need:

  • 1 (22 count) bag frozen dinner rolls
  • 1 (3 1/2 oz.) box butterscotch pudding mix (NOT INSTANT)
  • 1/2 cup butter or margarine
  • 3/4 to 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup pecan pieces (or more, if you prefer)
  • Cooking spray


You will want to begin this recipe the night before serving. In a baking pan, place 1 (22 count) bag Rhodes frozen dinner rolls.

Kristy places frozen rolls in Rada Stoneware.

Sprinkle 1 (3 1/2 oz.) box butterscotch pudding mix over the rolls. Do NOT use instant pudding. This butterscotch pudding is the secret ingredient for deliciously sweet rolls.

Kristy pours pudding mix on frozen rolls.

Chop 1/2 cup pecan pieces. Use more or less pecans based on your preference. If someone has a nut allergy, don’t worry. These rolls are still caramel-y delicious without any nuts.

Kristy chops pecans.

Sprinkle the chopped pecans in the pan over the frozen rolls.

Kristy adds pecans to frozen rolls.

Melt 1/2 cup butter or margarine in the microwave. Be careful not to let it get too hot. Once butter is melted, stir to dissolve any remaining solid pieces.

Kristy stirs melted butter.

Add 3/4 to 1 cup brown sugar to the butter.

Kristy adds brown sugar to butter.

Mix thoroughly.

Kristy stirs butter and brown sugar.

Drizzle the butter and brown sugar mixture over frozen rolls. Place the frozen rolls in cold oven and let sit overnight. This gives the rolls time to thaw and rise before baking – resulting in light and delicious rolls!

Kristy pours mixture over rolls.

In the morning, all that’s left to do is set oven to 325 degrees and bake for 25 minutes.

Kristy removes rolls from oven.

They may not look like much from the top, but tip the pan over to allow the rolls to fall out on a serving dish. You’ll see the bottom of the rolls are covered in gooey butterscotch caramel.

Kristy places rolls on pan.

Allow a few moments to cool. Serve and enjoy!

Kristy presents completed caramel pecan rolls.

Good things these caramel rolls are so easy to make, because they’re sure to become your new go-to breakfast recipe.

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Caramel Pecan Rolls Video Recipe

Caramel Pecan Rolls Video Transcript

Hi, it’s Kristy in the Rada Kitchen, and today I’m making easy easy easy caramel pecan rolls. They’re so easy but everyone will think you spent hours making them. My mom has been making them for years and I got the recipe from her so I want to share them with you!

What you need, depending on the size of the pan, are these frozen dinner rolls. You can use a bun pan, you can use a rectangular baker, if it’s a smaller pan you don’t use as many rolls. I’m using this Rada Stoneware 9” x 13” pan. This doesn’t need seasoning. I’ve used it quite a bit, so it’s ready to go. If you use any other pan you’ll want to spray it well with butter spray.

So what you do is you take these frozen rolls and do this the night before. They’re going to make you look like a great chef when you don’t even have to do anything. We’re just going to line these up in that baking pan. Once you have those, if you want a finger size in-between them because they’re going to rise in the oven overnight. I’m going to take this 3.5 ounce box of dry butterscotch pudding. We’re just going to sprinkle that over. Then I have a half cup of pecans. Now, you can leave them whole, but I’m just going to chop them up with this Rada French Chef Knife. You might want to use more than half a cup. Now what you’re going to do is just sprinkle nuts.

Here we have 1 stick of butter or margarine. We’re going to melt this in the microwave. The trick is not to get it too hot, because we’re going to add brown sugar to it, and if it gets too hot it will curdle and won’t work as well. I’m going to put it in for 20 seconds. After 20 seconds in my microwave, that’s about right. I’m going to stir it to get those lumps out. If you start stirring it’ll melt the rest of those pieces. I’m going to add to that ¾’s cup to a cup brown sugar.

We’re just going to pour that over our frozen rolls. If it doesn’t stick to them, that’s fine. So you’re ready to put these in your cold oven. It’s about bedtime so we’ll put them in now and let them rise overnight.

Now it’s the next morning. Don’t open the oven. Leave it cold. If you want to peek at your rolls, they’re going to be pretty high in the pan. If you see they’re coming over the pan you might want to push them in a little bit so you won’t get a mess in your oven. So what we’re going to do is bake the rolls in the cold oven at 325 degrees for 25 minutes. With stoneware you might want to go a little longer. It’s worse to overcook them than undercook them. So we’ll come back in about 25 minutes.

So it has been about a half hour and our rolls are looking good. We’ll take them out and let them cool for about 5 to 10 minutes, then we’re going to flip them over into the serving container. I’m going to use this Rada Cookie Sheet. I’m going to flip these over onto a platter. You can scrape out all that extra caramel. And there you have delicious easy easy caramel pecan rolls.

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