Don't Lose This Recipe!

I found this recipe several months ago on pinterest.  It was from Tasty Nest's blog.  God bless Miss Tasty Nest.  For those of you that do not bake or would never try to make cinnamon have GOT to take the time to make these.  For those of you that DO make cinnamon rolls, it will be hard to go back after you have these.  They are that easy and that GOOD.

I keep all of my ingredients for this recipe on hand.  There is ALWAYS butter in my house.  (now really, did that surprise you?) I have several pounds in the freezer.  I keep a bag of the Rhodes cinnamon rolls in the freezer.  Then there is generic great value pudding in the cabinet.  Not a lot of fancy ingredients to go buy or hunt for. 
Ingredients:  a 12 pack of Rhodes Cinnamon rolls (found in the freezer section) a box of vanilla pudding and 1 stick of butter. 

Put your frozen rolls into a 9x13 pan. 
Sprinkle all over with the unprepared dry pudding.  Kinda like powdering a baby's butt. 
Melt your butter and drizzle all of it all over your rolls.  Cover and put into your fridge overnight.  I use plastic wrap or foil.  I have never had a problem with them sticking. I have actually made these in the morning, put into the fridge and then cooked them that same night.  So look at an 8 hour nap time for those rolls.
The next morning, set your over to 350 to pre-heat and take your rolls out.  Remove what ever you covered them with. The original recipe says to let them thaw at least 30 minutes before cooking.  I have found that is not necessary. Trust me...these puppies will TOTALLY rise when you put them into the oven!  Bake for 15-20 minutes.  You will know they are ready when they are a beautiful golden brown color. And the smell!  mmmmmmmmmmmmmm
Immediately ice with the two icing packets that came frozen in the bag.  You can also add other things like pecans.  mmmmmmmm pecans. If you want more icing, be my guest!  A little milk, powdered sugar and vanilla and TA DA even more icing.

I have halved the recipe at times.  Just use 6 of the frozen cinnamon rolls (the bag has a handy dandy zip lock on the top!) half a stick of butter, half a box of pudding and one of the frozen icings.  

People LOVE this.  After raving you will say...would you like the recipe?  They are all like *oh no! I could never make cinnamon rolls like this.  Mine would not take this good and there is too much work involved.*  They are always surprised to find out how easy this recipe is. 

You knew there was a reason to keep me around. had me at butter.


  1. Wow! They do sound yummy! And easy! That's a winner in my book!

  2. I'm sending this to Ariane. She's not really a big "from scratch" cook. But she knows good food. This would be easy for her to make to share with other teachers.

  3. These sound great Mindy - and just what my teenage guys would scarf down! Thanks for sharing!

  4. If only I ate sugar, and white flour, and butter, I would be on these in a flash, and scarf down the whole pan like a teenage boy.

    I think you see my problem...

  5. I know this is a dumb question and Lord knows I love cinnamons buns (with raisins) more than anything in the whole wide world except for being a mermaid... but what does the pudding do? just add flavor or what? Or make them kind of squishy and more doughy?
    Yum... I haven't seen those around these parts... probably have to go to the big W to get those.

  6. will try these! i tried to make 'em from scratch once... coulda played hockey with 'em.
    there is an 80 yo lady in town, a church member, and she's offered me a tutorial on rolls...
    might do that too.

  7. Anonymous9:17 PM

    I am drooling all over my keyboard.



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