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Caramel Sticky Buns

Caramel Sticky Buns are soft, sweet, and ready in just 30 minutes. Sweet rolls are topped with a rich caramel sauce, chopped pecans, and then baked until golden. Perfect for breakfast or dessert!
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time20 mins
Total Time25 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: caramel recipe, sticky buns
Servings: 12 buns


  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • ½ cup packed light brown sugar
  • Pinch of salt
  • 2 tablespoons honey
  • 2 tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste or vanilla extract
  • 1 cup chopped pecans
  • 1 (12 pack) KING'S HAWAIIAN® Original Hawaiian Sweet Rolls


  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Lightly grease an 8 inch baking pan with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • In a medium saucepan, melt butter, brown sugar, and salt over medium heat, stirring occasionally until sugar is completely dissolved and mixture is bubbling.
  • Remove pan from heat and add heavy whipping cream and vanilla extract, stirring to combine. Spread caramel sauce onto the bottom of prepared dish and top evenly with chopped pecans. Place uncut rolls upside down onto caramel mixture. 
  • Bake for about 15 minutes, or until caramel mixture is bubbly. Remove from oven and invert dish onto a large serving platter or plate. Let dish remain inverted for 2-3 minutes, as caramel sauce will drip down sides of rolls and thicken. Slice and enjoy!


Caramel sticky buns will keep in an airtight container at room temperature for up to three days.
Sticky buns can be frozen in a freezer-safe container for up to three months. When ready to serve, thaw in the refrigerator and then microwave for a warm treat.