Bread | August 20, 2012

Overnight Gooey Caramel Rolls

These overnight gooey caramel rolls are a family favorite recipe and a delicious sweet treat. So easy to make at home, prep them the night before and ready bake for 30 minutes the next day.
A close up of caramel rolls on a blue plate with strawberries in the background

We never have anything yummy for breakfast because who wants to wake up 2 hours earlier than normal on a Saturday morning to watch some dough rise? Not me! So we usually have cinnamon rolls in the evening. Yum.

The other day I was helping with a brunch and we needed these rolls by 9 in the morning. Ugh.

So I looked at a couple different recipes and came up with my own plan to combat waking up at 6 am. And let me tell you, it was a good plan…

A collage image of caramel rolls on a blue plate
Prep it all the night before…
A close up of a baking dish with caramel rolls ready to soak overnight

and go to bed with dreams of sticky caramel rolls dancing around in your head. In the morning, the risen rolls should look like this…

A close up on risen caramel rolls in a baking dish
A tray of caramel rolls after baking in the oven

These Caramel Rolls Could Not Be Easier!

Place another 9×13 pan or a platter big enough to hold the entire pan on top of the original pan. Hold on to the handles with hot pads and in one quick, fluid motion, flip the the pan over so the rolls flip out onto the second pan or platter, caramel on top. Who knew baking took such mad skills?

A close up of two baking dishes with gooey caramel rolls

Now I call this a good morning!

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A close up of caramel rolls on a plate with berries in the background
Overnight Gooey Caramel Rolls
Prep Time
10 mins
Cook Time
20 mins
Total Time
30 mins

Delicious Gooey Caramel Rolls. A family favorite.

Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: rolls with caramel sauce, sweet breakfast rolls
Servings: 12
Calories: 106 kcal
Author: Stephanie
  • 1 package Rhodes frozen rolls 1 pound (I used a 3 pound bag and made two 9x13 pans)
  • 1/2 c heavy whipping cream
  • 3/4 c brown sugar
  • 1 T vanilla
  • 1/2 t salt
  • 1/2 t cinnamon
  • 1/4 t nutmeg
  • 1/4 c chopped pecans
  1. Set rolls out to thaw out a bit, or until dough pieces can be cut (no need to thaw completely).
  2. Spray 9x13 pan.
  3. In saucepan, combine cream and sugar over low heat until sugar is dissolved.
  4. Add vanilla, salt, and spices.
  5. Mix pecans and caramel in bottom of pan.
  6. Cut rolls into fourths with kitchen shears. Mix them in with the caramel and pecans
  7. Cover pan with plastic wrap sprayed with cooking spray so the rolls don't stick to the wrap when they rise. Place the pan in your cold oven before you go to bed.
  8. In the morning, or 8 hours later, take the rolls out of the oven and remove the plastic wrap.
  9. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Bake 20-30 minutes, or just until rolls baked through.
  10. Place second 9x13 pan over pan of baked rolls and invert rolls into second pan.
  11. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
Overnight Gooey Caramel Rolls
Amount Per Serving
Calories 106 Calories from Fat 45
% Daily Value*
Fat 5g8%
Saturated Fat 2g13%
Cholesterol 13mg4%
Sodium 105mg5%
Potassium 35mg1%
Carbohydrates 14g5%
Sugar 13g14%
Vitamin A 145IU3%
Calcium 21mg2%
Iron 0.2mg1%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.


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    1. You can! I dont, I leave the chicken in the water because of the steam the bbq sauce will melt off the chicken anyway, which is why I reapply and then broil in the oven again.