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Easy Molasses Sticky Buns

Your family will jump out of bed when they smell these ooey-gooey caramel rolls baking in the oven. The tender treats look as delicious as they taste! —Nancy Foust, Stoneboro, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. + rising Bake: 25 min.
  • Makes
    1 dozen


  • 2 loaves (16 ounces each) frozen bread dough, thawed
  • 1/3 cup butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/4 cup molasses


  • Roll out each loaf of bread dough into a 10-in. square. Spread with butter to within 1/2 in. of edges. Combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over butter. Roll up jelly-roll style; pinch seams to seal. Cut each loaf into six slices.
  • For sauce, in a small saucepan, bring the brown sugar, butter, water and molasses to a boil. Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking dish. Place rolls, cut side down, in molasses sauce.
  • Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 30 minutes. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in dish for 5 minutes; invert onto a serving platter. Serve warm.
Nutrition Facts
1 each: 445 calories, 16g fat (8g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 523mg sodium, 68g carbohydrate (33g sugars, 3g fiber), 8g protein.

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  • randcbruns
    Nov 7, 2015

    If you like the taste of molasses you will love these, if not, you won't. So keep that in mind. This is one of the easiest sticky bun recipes I've ever made. Like others, I also tweaked it by adding pecans to the bottom layer.

  • _nlfPA
    Apr 10, 2015

    These are some of the simplest sticky buns I have ever made. They are so very good. I did tweak the recipe a little by adding a layer of pecans on the bottom of the pan with the syrup. I am not sorry I did so. Very good!Nancy FoustField Editor PA

  • Pickledeggcafe
    Dec 25, 2014

    These have become a Christmas tradition for us. They are a real treat!!!

  • kristinkay6
    Dec 24, 2014

    These are the best! They are my Christmas tradition! I also make them for my husband to take to work, and everyone loves them! I highly recommend this recipe!

  • JenfromFlag
    Feb 5, 2012

    These sticky buns were nothing like I expected them to be. The taste of molasses was over powering. I have other recipe's that are easier and taste better that I'll stick with.

  • cindy123456
    Jan 30, 2012

    No comment left

  • Alwaysme
    Jan 28, 2012

    Never was a "sticky-bun" person, but the molasses puts the WOW! in this! ME

  • helenbue
    Jan 26, 2012

    Love it

  • lottieda
    Jan 25, 2012

    No comment left

  • yoshe
    Jan 25, 2012

    yum very good. every one loves it . thank you