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Simple Sticky Buns

 Simple Sticky Buns
"I prepare these nutty rolls every Christmas Eve," reports Tyan Cadwell of St. John's, Michigan. "Then I pop them in the oven while we're opening gifts on Christmas morning. They smell delicious while baking."
12-15 ServingsPrep: 15 min. + chilling Bake: 35 min.

Ingredients

  • 2 loaves (1 pound each) frozen bread dough, thawed, divided
  • Ground cinnamon to taste
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 package (4.6 ounces) cook-and-serve vanilla pudding mix
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup raisins, optional

Directions

  • Cut each loaf of dough into 18 pieces. Arrange half in a greased
  • 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Sprinkle with cinnamon.
  • In a large saucepan over low heat, melt butter. Remove from the heat;
  • stir in the brown sugar, pudding mix and milk until smooth. Pour
  • over dough. Sprinkle with pecans and raisins if desired. Arrange
  • remaining pieces of dough over top. Cover and refrigerate overnight
  • or let stand at room temperature for 3 hours.
  • Bake, uncovered, at 350° for 35 minutes or until center sounds
  • hollow when tapped with fingers. Invert onto a serving platter or
  • baking sheet. Yield: 12-15 servings.
Editor's Note: Frozen dinner roll dough (24 rolls) may be substituted for 2 loaves of bread dough.

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Nutritional Facts: 1 serving (1 each) equals 280 calories, 13 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 17 mg cholesterol, 290 mg sodium, 39 g carbohydrate, 2 g fiber, 4 g protein.