Who doesn't love them? Especially warm out of the oven. Warm, sticky, sweet caramel rolls. This isn't a recipe for the dough, I just buy the frozen rolls at the grocery store. This super easy recipe is for the caramel.
I make these when we have company or on holidays when there are going to be a lot of people around because if I made them at home for just us, I would eat them all.
These take less than 10 minutes the night before, then 30-40 minutes in the oven the morning you are going to eat them. Very little hands on time, your house smells amazing (even before you bake them!) and you get fresh caramel rolls. Win-win-win, right?
I couldn't tell you where I first got this recipe, probably from a church cookbook somewhere. Over time, I have adapted the amounts to fit our tastes and you should do the same.
For each package of 8 frozen rolls, you will need:
9 x 13 pan, greased
1/2 stick butter (real butter!)
1/2 c. brown sugar
2 scoops vanilla ice cream
Melt all these ingredients in the pan. I just put it in the microwave for a couple minutes, checking and stirring often. If your pan isn't microwave safe, you could use a bowl instead. When the ingredients are melted, put the frozen rolls in the pan as shown:
Cover with plastic wrap and put in cold oven to rise overnight. They will be huge in the morning:
Take the rolls out of the oven and pre-heat the oven to 350. Cover the rolls with aluminum foil and bake for 30-40 minutes, checking at 30 minutes for doneness, uncovering if they aren't browning. They should look evenly browned and puffy when they are done:
Tip the rolls over onto a jelly roll pan or wax paper so they are caramel side up. Eat them while they're hot!