10 O'clock Sticky Buns

Gorgeous! Oh man! These are the best tasting “sticky buns” I have ever made. They are simple to make AND the ingredients can be stashed away in your pantry for a warm breakfast surprise on a cold morning.

For this recipe, I use Rhodes White Dinner rolls and Jello Cook & Serve Butterscotch pudding.

10 O’clock Sticky Buns


  • 24 frozen dinner rolls – I use Rhodes White Dinner rolls
  • 1 – 3 oz. box of cook and serve butterscotch pudding – NOT instant
  • 3/4 stick of butter – plus more to butter the pan
  • 1/2 -3/4 C. walnuts – roughly chopped
  • 1/2 C. brown sugar – packed
  • 1 tsp. cinnamon
  • 1 tsp. nutmeg (opt.) I use it


Around 10 p.m. the evening before heavily butter a bundt pan or tube pan and sprinkle with the nuts. Just smash the nuts into the butter as best you can.
Drop 24 frozen dinner rolls into the pan and sprinkle them with the package of butterscotch pudding – just rip open the package and sprinkle the dry mixture over the rolls.
In a small saucepan melt butter, stir in brown sugar, cinnamon and nutmeg. Stir well to dissolve the sugar and heat through until smooth.
Pour the warm butter mixture over rolls and butterscotch pudding.
Cover the pan with paper – a paper towel, parchment, or wax paper will work. Allow the rolls to rise overnight right on your kitchen counter.
The following morning the rolls will have risen beautifully. Preheat your oven to 350° and bake for 30 minutes.
Cool for 10 minutes and turn out onto a plate. Be careful it will be hot.
TADA!! One last point, only make this if have someone to share it with or you’ll find yourself eating the whole thing bit by bit by tasty bit.


Tip: Save time and plan ahead. Stash 2 bags of frozen rolls (36 per bag) in your freezer and 3 boxes of butterscotch pudding in your pantry. You’ll be all set to surprise your family three times this winter.

This recipe is reprinted with permission from one of my favorite blogs CountryLife.Lehmans.com. The Country Life Blog shares simple ideas for making country life even better. Thank you also to Lehmans.com.

Hey from the farm,
Fran, The Country Cousin

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2 comments to 10 O’clock Sticky Buns

  • I had these at Fran’s this a.m. They were really good. For anybody afraid of butterscotch (not one of my fav’s), you can’t even taste it. I’m going to try it with chocolate (my fav).

  • I made these years ago and was just now looking for the recipe so I can make them this Christmas morning. The only difference was I used Vanilla pudding. The last time I made these I took them to the race track and passed them out in the pits at an NHRA race. At the awards ceremony I was shocked when my name was announced and I was awarded an official NHRA ball cap for having the “Best Buns At The Track.” !!

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