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Stupid Easy Homemade Caramel Rolls

posted by Julie Evink on April 25, 2017

Stupid Easy Homemade Caramel Rolls ~ Fresh, Sticky Caramel Rolls That Are Fool Proof and Easy! Great for Beginners and Seasoned Bakers!

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Stupid Easy Homemade Caramel Rolls ~ Fresh, Sticky Caramel Rolls That Are Fool Proof and Easy! Great for Beginners and Seasoned Bakers!

Stay at home Mom’s… how do you do it? Seriously, how do you do it? I don’t know how you get anything accomplished all day long. The day is spent putting out fights, feeding children, keeping them alive, keeping them entertained etc.

I can’t get one moment of productivity out of the entire day I feel!

Today, literally, I had Koert napping. As soon as I put Ry down he woke up. As soon as he went down for another nap I heard Ry crying from her room as I walked to put him down in his crib. I’ve decided I think I could win the lottery quicker than I could coordinate naps most days! When it’s 4:00 pm I quick run around the house like a crazy woman putting it back together and trying to hid the fact that most my day is a hot mess from my husband. If he asks me what I did that day when I gets home, I take it personally and that he thinks I didn’t do anything, give him a glare and say kept his children alive! He swears he’s just asking to see what the kids did and has no hidden meaning in the question. Do I believe him?


Stupid Easy Homemade Caramel Rolls ~ Fresh, Sticky Caramel Rolls That Are Fool Proof and Easy! Great for Beginners and Seasoned Bakers!

And then, we have the days all the stars align. Usually this is the day Miss K is at pre-school so Ry has no one to fight with! Those days I feel like a rock star and want to pat myself on the back. These days, my friends, are far and few between!

These days, I make these delicious Caramel Rolls! After my aunt snuck a caramel roll out for me one day and then Miss K spied it and demanded I make “those sticky things” I decided it was high time I mastered Caramel Rolls.

After a few rounds of testing these babies were born! You guys, if you are scared of Caramel Rolls and Yeast please, please don’t be. Especially with this recipe. YOU CAN MAKE THEM!

Stupid Easy Homemade Caramel Rolls ~ Fresh, Sticky Caramel Rolls That Are Fool Proof and Easy! Great for Beginners and Seasoned Bakers!

Let’s just say I’ve messed this recipe up in a million different ways and they still turn out. They are essentially fool proof I do believe! Let’s see I’ve ran out of half and half and had to use milk before, or coffee cream. I’ve also measured wrong and added not quite enough half and half and they still turned out!

I made a double batch of these and sent them to work for my husband’s birthday and they were devoured. I assure you if you want an easy Caramel Roll recipe this is it!

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Stupid Easy Homemade Caramel Rolls

Prep Time 01:00 Cook Time 00:30 Serves 12 rolls     adjust servings


  • Caramel
  • 1 c. brown sugar, packed
  • 1/3 c. butter
  • 1/4 c. light corn syrup
  • Dough
  • 1 c. warm water
  • 3/4 c. half & half
  • 1/2 c. sugar
  • 1/4 c. butter, melted
  • 3 Tbsp regular yeast
  • 1/2 Tbsp salt
  • 2 eggs
  • 5-6 c. bread flour
  • Filling
  • 6 Tbsp butter, melted
  • 2/3 c. brown sugar
  • 2/3 c. sugar
  • 1 1/2 Tbsp cinnamon


  1. Spray a 9x13 inch baking pan with non-stick spray. Set aside
  2. In a small sauce pan bring brown sugar, butter and light corn syrup to a boil. Pour into bottom of prepared pan. Set aside.
  3. In a stand mixer, mix together water, half & half, sugar, melted butter and yeast. Let sit for 15 minutes.
  4. Add in salt and eggs. Mix until combined. Add in 5-6 c. bread flour until dough comes together and isn't sticky. Knead in stand mixer for 10 minutes. Let sit for an additional 10 minutes.
  5. Prepare your filling by mixing together melted butter, brown sugar, sugar and cinnamon. Set aside.
  6. On a floured surface, roll dough into a 12x16 inch rectangle.
  7. Spread filling over the top and roll up, starting at the long side. Cut into 12 larges slices. Place in prepared 9x13 inch baking pan with caramel sauce.
  8. Bake at 375 degrees for 30 minutes or until golden brown on top and cooked through.
  9. Cool 5 minutes in pan. Flip pan over on serving platter. Serve immediately.
  10. Store leftovers in air right container.


Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
Amount Per ServingAs Served
Calories 594kcal Calories from fat 166
% Daily Value
Total Fat 18g28%
Saturated Fat 11g55%
Transfat 1g
Cholesterol 71mg24%
Sodium 325mg14%
Carbohydrate 99g33%
Dietary Fiber 3g12%
Sugars 51g
Protein 10g

Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your daily values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs:

Total FatLess than65g
Sat FatLess than25g
CholesterolLess than300mg
SodiumLess than2,400mg
Total Carbohydrate300g
Dietary Fiber25g
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  • Schatzi49

    Is that 3/4 cup half and half?

  • Judy

    Is there anything that can be done the night before so breakfast is ready sooner?

    • Julie Evink

      My guess is you could prep them and refrigerate them, cover them with plastic wrap and then take them out in the morning and let them come to room temp then bake them if you’d like, BUT I haven’t tried it so that’s a guess!

  • dezi

    Oh Julie, You crack me up! It is so true for all of us with kids, home and hubby’s. We all are just barely able to keep it together. I am laughing right now thinking about how you look at the clock and it’s 4pm and that is when you kick it into high gear. I swear, I can hardly write this for laughing about it. You know what I tell my friends at church?……That I barely have time to pluck my eyebrows. One of the men in my Sunday School class replied. “Me too!” You probably don’t have time to read this, but still, you make me laugh.

    • Julie Evink

      Bah ha ha… went to get my hair trimmed the other day and the hair dresser looked at me and was like do you need me to touch up your brows? Whoops! Guess I let those get out of control 🙂


    Can’t wait to make these. They look and sound delicious.

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