Christmas Eve Shortcut Cinnamon Buns

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20 unbaked frozen dinner rolls
1 c brown sugar
1/4 c instant vanilla pudding mix
2 tsp ground cinnamon
1/3 c butter, melted

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Melinda Stern Recipe
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Santa Maria, CA (pop. 99,553)
Member Since Sep 2010
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i got this recipie from "the dinner diva". one word: AMAZING!!!
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This recipe is very similar to monkey bread. It was very easy to make - I love preparing something the night before and just having to pop it in the oven. (It looked like I had worked really hard while my family was still sleeping lol.)

Next time I may add a little more butter to the mix. As it was, I put a little butter on each piece when I served it. YUM!

NOTE: Be sure to oil your pan well to prevent your buns from sticking.


Lightly grease a 10-inch bundt cake pan. Place frozen rolls into the pan and sprinkle with brown sugar, the pudding mix and cinnamon. Pour melted butter over the top. If you don't have a bundt pan, you can use a muffin tin, but they turn out better in a bundt pan.
Cover with a clean, damp cloth and leave overnight at room temperature to rise.
In the morning, preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Bake rolls for 25 minutes, until golden brown. Turn rolls out onto a serving plate and dig in!

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user Missy Wimpelberg MWimpelberg - Dec 18, 2010
These sound yummy and easy. Can't wait to try.
user Doreen Fish dfish - Dec 18, 2010
I like!!! Thank you Missy...Merry Christmas!!
user Judith Smith judyblueyes - Dec 18, 2010
Thanks Melinda for the recipe cant wait to try these
user Kitchen Crew JustaPinch - Aug 16, 2011
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!
user Kitchen Crew JustaPinch - Aug 16, 2011
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