Christmas Morning Sticky Buns

Sticky.buns.plated1Christmas Traditions – Christmas Morning Sticky Buns

At Christmas time our family has many traditions and this one has been a favorite for many years. In 2003, Debbie was telling me about a tradition she had of making sticky buns and leaving them on her neighbor’s doorstep on Christmas Eve. We have borrowed her idea and continued the Farinella tradition in our house. Every Christmas Eve, the kids make a pan for our family to enjoy on Christmas morning and they also make another pan for our neighbors’. It is always fun for the kids to drop the goods on the doorstep, ring the doorbell, and RUN!   Sticky.buns.doorstep


Our friends open their door and there are Christmas Morning Sticky Buns ready to rise on their counter. After so many years though, there is no more mystery as to who left them, just a fun tradition! This is also a great gift idea to bring to someone anytime of the year. Add a new tea towel, a Bundt® pan (can be a disposable one), printed cooking instructions and this makes a great gift!  Easy, fun, and the kids can make the whole thing! Go ahead, borrow the tradition and Enjoy!  Sticky.buns.ingred

Sticky Buns

Sticky Buns

Author Kyle


  • Bundt® pan
  • Cooking spray or oil
  • 1 bag Bridgford® frozen rolls, keep frozen, 18-20 rolls per bag
  • 1 small box instant butterscotch pudding mix, (keep it dry, do not make the pudding)
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons cinnamon
  • 1 cup chopped pecans or walnuts, optional
  • 1 stick butter, 1/2 cup, melted
  • Clean or new dishtowel, I keep my eye out while shopping for tea towels on sale.


  1. Grease pan on all sides including the flute.
  2. Place all the frozen rolls as evenly as possible in the greased pan.
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  3. Combine the pudding mix, sugar, cinnamon, and nuts in a small bowl.

  4. Sprinkle the dry ingredient mixture evenly over the rolls.
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  5. Pour the melted butter over the dry mixture.
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  6. Lay the dishtowel over the pan.
  7. Set the pan on the counter overnight.
  8. In the morning, remove the dishtowel and, voila, risen rolls! Preheat the oven to 350°F.
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  9. Bake in center of oven for 20-25 minutes or until golden brown.
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  10. Let cool for a few minutes on counter.
  11. Invert onto plate and serve!
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  1. Brenda Perlin | 9th Dec 15

    Gosh, this looks almost too good to eat. Well, maybe not!!!!! Got me all worked up!!!

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