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Walnut-Caramel Sticky Buns

Total Time

Prep: 1 hour + rising Bake: 25 min.


1 dozen

With filbert and walnut trees on the land of my childhood home, I learned to include nuts in a variety of recipes. No one can resist these caramel rolls with walnuts in both the filling and topping.
Walnut-Caramel Sticky Buns Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast
  • 1 cup plus 2 tablespoons warm water (110° to 115°)
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons nonfat dry milk powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 3 to 3-1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup butter, cubed
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 3 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1 cup walnut halves, toasted
  • 2 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup finely chopped walnuts
  • 1/3 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon


  1. In a large bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add the sugar, butter, milk powder, salt and 2 cups flour; beat until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough.
  2. Turn onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, about 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour.
  3. Meanwhile, in a small saucepan, melt butter. Add the brown sugar, corn syrup, honey and sour cream. Cook and stir over medium heat until sugar is dissolved. Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Sprinkle with walnut halves.
  4. Punch dough down. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; roll into a 16-in. x 12-in. rectangle. Brush with melted butter. Combine the chopped walnuts, brown sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle over dough.
  5. Roll up jelly-roll style, starting with a long side; pinch seam to seal. Cut into 12 slices. Place cut side down over caramel sauce. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes.
  6. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool for 5 minutes. Invert onto a serving platter.

Nutrition Facts

1 each: 460 calories, 22g fat (8g saturated fat), 33mg cholesterol, 336mg sodium, 62g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 2g fiber), 7g protein.

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