Gooey, Easy, Delicious Caramel Rolls

Do you need a quick recipe for Easter brunch tomorrow? I have your back! This recipe for caramel rolls is so easy and is guaranteed to be a hit. With just four ingredients and a few simple steps, these rolls have become my go-to for a farm crew morning treat, family weekend breakfasts, and brunch dish to share.

Caramel Rolls

Prep time: 15 minutes
*Rising time: 8 hours
Cook time: 25 minutes
Total active time: 40 minutes
Serves: 12


  • 1 stick or ½ cup butter
  • ⅔ cup brown sugar
  • ¼ cup light corn syrup
  • 1 bag frozen Rhodes Cinnamon Rolls


  1. In a small saucepan, bring the butter, brown sugar, and light corn syrup to a boil. Stirring occasionally so the mixture doesn’t stick to the bottom of the pan.
  2. Once at a boil, pour the caramel mixture into the bottom of a 9×13 baking dish.
  3. Then, place the frozen Rhodes Cinnamon Rolls on top of the caramel. 
  4. Cover, and let rise for 8 hours, or overnight. *If you cover with tin foil, spray with cooking spray so the dough doesn’t stick. You can also cover with a clean dish towel!
  5. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes, or until golden brown. 
  6. Flip pan over onto a large cookie sheet, platter, or larger baking dish.
  7. Enjoy caramel goodness!

Most of these ingredients I always have in my pantry, but I’ve found myself always having one or two bags of the frozen Rhodes Cinnamon Rolls in my freezer lately too. These rolls have become a family favorite and a hit with the farm crew! It makes my heart happy when my step-dad, Mike requests them when I visit him and my mom back in southern Minnesota, and they are such an easy thing to prepare for family brunches when I want to bring a dish to share!

These caramel rolls have also become a favorite on the farm. I made them quite often during the weekends last fall for the harvest crew, because hey, they work hard and need a treat once in a while. 😉 I made a pan this morning for Jacob to take with him as he, Ben, and Jay are working on a big project in the pig barns. Figured they needed a little burst of energy this morning!

Now, these rolls are also delicious to just enjoy by yourself with a cup of coffee in the quiet of a weekend morning. I indulged in one this morning by doing just this. Both Jacob and I have been fighting nasty colds and I finally had my appetite back this morning, so I had to sneak one out of the pan before Jacob left home.

I pray that you all have a blessed Easter with those that you love most. 

Rooted in ag and led by faith,


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