Can't Miss Cinnamon Rolls

Remember my excellent sew-er friend, Elizabeth? Elizabeth and I go wayyy back.  We used to work together at Penney's. I worked in the catalog dept. and she worked across from me in the more responsible credit dept. She is one of my all-time favorite people and I love spending time with her. She also thrifted before thrifting was cool. Now we go together and besides frugal daughter, she is the only one who will take all day in the same store besides me. For that alone, I love her. But last time we went she also made a treat for when we finished - the best cinnamon rolls I've ever had. I'm not embarrassed to tell you I am kind of a cinnamon roll snob, I like to make them from scratch. But no more. This is the last recipe you will need and they couldn't be easier, just 3 ingredients. Check this out:

Purchase Rhodes frozen Cinnamon Rolls (don't fret, we're going to jack them up.). I usually have a coupon for $1 off when you buy two. Take my word for it and go ahead and buy two. Your family will be asking for these again soon! Also purchase a box (or two) of COOK vanilla pudding.



The night before, spray your 13"x9" baking dish with cooking spray. Separate the cinnamon rolls and lay them in a single layer in the dish (reserve icing package that comes with rolls). Score!! Someone made a mistake at the cinnamon roll factory and put 13 in my bag! Swee-eet!



Sprinkle the UNPREPARED vanilla pudding over the frozen rolls. Melt one stick of butter or margarine and pour it over the rolls. Spray a sheet of plastic wrap lightly with cooking spray (I lay it over the baking dish and spray, then pick it up and turn it over so spray side is down) then cover the rolls tightly and refrigerate overnight.



In the morning, remove the thawed rolls and let set on counter for 30-45 minutes until doubled in volume.


Bake at 350* for 15-20 minutes until light golden.



Spread icing and serve.


Delish! You should probably thank Elizabeth now. Your mouth is going to be pretty full for awhile once you make these..

140 comments:

LBP said...

Yum! That sounds delicious. I absolutely love cinnamon rolls. Next to Krispy Kreme doughnuts, they are my favorite.

Blessings

Linda

Laurie Anne said...

I love the idea of pudding. These look so good, I'm going to have to try them
:0)

Renee@LivingLaughingLoving said...

Wow, these sound amazing and I love easy recipes!!! I may have to give this a try!! Thanks so much for visiting my blog!

Jenny@daysofchalkandchocolate said...

Holy smokes that sounds awesome! That would be a great Sunday breakfast! Thanks for linking up to Latest and Greatest Friday!

Anonymous said...

Any idea where to buy the Rhodes Cinnamon rolls now? I used to buy them at Kroger and they quit carrying them. I even spoke to the manager and he said they would not be getting them anymore.
Karla from Ohio

Terry said...

Hi Anon, My Kroger stopped too for a couple weeks right after I made them for the first time. I about had a heart attack! But they've started carrying them again so keep checking, maybe its a temporary thing. But in the meantime, we've found them at Safeway. Hope you have a Safeway in your area.

Anonymous said...

Any chance I could use another brand of rolls and they taste good? I can't find this one in my town.

Thanks for sharing!!

tastynest said...

I don't know another brand of frozen cinnamon rolls. If you have another brand, I'm sure they would be fine to substitute. If you are asking about another kind of cinnamon rolls, like maybe the ones in the can in the dairy section... I bet those would be good with pudding and butter too. You just wouldn't need the rising step overnight. And I'd use 1/2 box of the pudding mix. I think the can ones are fairly sweet already. Let me know how they come out. Best wishes!

Anonymous said...

i had a hard time finding the rolls myself, but i finally did at harvest foods
will be baking mine this morning :))

Anonymous said...

Yummy!!! So, when it says to spread the icing...you're just talking about the mixture of vanilla pudding and butter, right?

Anonymous said...

Yummy

Anonymous said...

Made these for a morning coffee and rolls for family gathering. They were a big hit...very good and easy!

Anonymous said...

Haven't tried this recipe yet. Have the one with vanilla ice cream. Can't wait to try it. BTW, a Baker's Dozen is 13. :)

Kayla said...

SO not what a pregnant girl should see at 12:30 in the morning. Now I want cinnamon rolls... will have to try this sometime!

Anonymous said...

Got them in the refrigerator prepping for the morning...can't wait to try them :)

Michelle said...

13!!!!! Ah-mazing!

Anonymous said...

Butterscoth pudding is amazing as well... try it!

Willie said...

For those looking for the Rhodes Cinnamon rolls, I find mine at Walmart.

Anonymous said...

How do you make your icing?

Terry@tastynest.blogspot.com said...

I use the package of icing that comes with the frozen cinnamon rolls. Couldn't be easier!

Anonymous said...

When you spray the plastice wrap do you put it over the pan tightly or are you meaning it needs to be touching the cinnamon roll. Sorry if this is a dumb question but I am the worst cook ever! LOL I think I can do this though! :)

Keisha said...

I'm so excited to try this! Had a hard time finding the Rhodes brand but finally did at Harps! Got em in the fridge now thawing...can't wait to try em in the morning!! MMMMMMM

Terry@tastynest.blogspot.com said...

Spraying the plastic wrap keeps the dough from sticking to it once they rise. These rise a lot and sweet doughs are pretty sticky. Don't worry about overspraying or underspraying the wrap, just give it a good once over and you'll be fine. I'm so excited that you all are trying the rolls. Please let me know how you like them. I hope you love them as much as we did.

Terry@tastynest.blogspot.com said...

Sorry, reread the last question and realized I didn't answer it fully. I cover it tightly when I put it in the refrigerator the night before to keep it from drying out overnight. In the morning you could leave the wrap as is or remove it altogether while it raises on the countertop. OR... my favorite way to raise dough is to wrap lightly but leave the corner vented slightly, and then put it in the microwave. Leave the microwave door ajar so the light stays on. DON'T TURN THE MICROWAVE ON! The light is just warm enough to get a good raise for all kinds of yeast doughs. I do this all the time. Please let me know if you have more questions.

GoodTimes said...

Our Walmart carries the cinnamon rolls!!

Jayne said...

I'm making these for my Biblestudy girls in the morning! They'er in the fridge now! SO excited!! I'm wondering how the dry pudding powder turns...well, not so dry...lol. Anyway - can NOT wait! Found this on Pinterest by the way! Thx again!

Nancy Walker said...

Perhaps they always put 13 in the bag...the baker's dozen, you know!

Anonymous said...

I made these following the directions ecaxtly, and 9x13 is NOT big enough! I had rolls going everywhere & not cooked in the middle. The edges that did get done had great flavor. Will try it again, but a bigger pan is a must!

Amanda W. said...

I made these this morning, and unlike the previous commenter, I thought the 13x9 pan was perfect! All of the rolls baked beautifully, not overdone on the edges and perfect on the inside. Found this on Pinterest, and so glad I came across it. Thanks!

Anonymous said...

Accidentally grabbed banana creme pudding. Wonderful mistake. Banana and cinnamon are great together.

Anonymous said...

I have made these before but with different ingredients and they were wonderful!! Ive posted below a different variation:

1 bag of frozen cinnamon rolls (12 count). Put rolls in greases 9x13 pan. Bring 1/2 cup of sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar, and 1/2 vanilla ice cream, and 5 tbsp butter to a boil and boil for 1 minute. Pour over the frozen rolls and place pan in oven overnight. Rolls rise during night. Next morning bake at 350 for 25 minutes. Cool for 10 minutes and then drizzle icing that came w/ rolls over the top. ENJOY!!!!!!!!!


I split my rolls up 6 to a pan....they raise and bake better!! This has been a BIG HIT in my neighborhood!!

Elena Walker said...

I've made these many times; they have never failed and everyone who eats them loves them.

LDMSOCCER said...

I accidentally grabbed the Fat-Free and No Sugar vanilla pudding. Is that going to affect the taste much, you think or should I run out and grab the regular one?

Terry@tastynest.blogspot.com said...

I would be interested to hear how they turn out with the sugar and fat free pudding mix. Probably just a little less sweet and/or rich. These are plenty of both that I don't think it will hurt them. Please let us know how they are.

Jojoduck61873 said...

Made these for the family this morning...they are THE best cinnamon rolls I have ever had (just as good as Cinna-Bon). So easy and soooo good. Everyone loved them. Thanks for sharing!!

Shirley said...

Oh my, can't thank you enough for sharing this delicious and EASY recipe for cinammon rolls. Couldn't believe how easy, and mine were just as pretty as yours. Oh, and to the above poster, I used the SF, FF pudding. They were great! Thanks again, will be searching for more of your recipes now.

Darlene said...

I've made these before but not with the pudding. It sounds really good. Can't wait to try them. Darlene

Hoobloveshersweets said...

I am going to try a box of butterscotch pudding when I make these, so I can have butterscotch rolls. I think they will be just as good. There were a few people who couldnt find the Rhodes, I used to use a pizza dough stretched out with butter cinnamon and brown sugar spread on it. Roll them out, cut, and put in pan. A little more melted butter, and a box of pudding, let raise and bake. Yum!

Anonymous said...

No, the icing that comes in the bag with the rolls

Anonymous said...

It comes in the bag with the rolls :)

Terry@tastynest.blogspot.com said...

You can certainly se Rhodes frozen bread dough if you can't find the cinnamon rolls. I'm sorry for you though and I hope your store carries them soon. While its not a whole lot of trouble to thaw the dough, roll it out, then spread with softened butter and plenty of cinnamon/sugar and roll them up and slice into rolls...it certainly is easier to buy the frozen cinnamon rolls. But I am sure your end result will be just as yummy!

Anonymous said...

They carry them at walmart. Has anyone ever accidentally used instant pudding instead of cook? I wonder what it would do.

Anonymous said...

These were such a great find! I've found that I don't need to pour the melted butter on the night before, just right before they go into the oven is fine. And I only really need 1/2 stick. Butter was sitting in the bottom of the pan w/ one whole stick.
I've tried with butterscotch pudding and it does make the rolls look more brown which has the appearance of more "cinnamon". Couldn't tell the difference in taste. I've had trouble getting the rolls to rise just sitting on the counter. I've turned my oven on Warm and let them sit in there w/ the door open for 10 min. and then let them sit on the counter with much greater success. They will rise when you cook them anyways, so don't fret if they don't look exactly like the pictures before cooking!
Thanks for this tasty dish. So cheap and so delicious :)

Anonymous said...

Mmmmm! I cheated. I followed the quick thaw method on the Rhodes package , used only 6 frozen rolls and used 1/2 the butter along with the vanilla fat free sugar free instant pudding I had in my pantry. Delish! I have been a huge fan of Rhodes cinnamon rolls since I was a little girl but these are awesome!

Barbara said...

Had these this morning only had instant pudding and they were fabulous!! I froze some of them individually and can't wait to get up in the morning. Barbara

Gina said...

Mine are in the fridge as we speak! I can't wait to get up in the morning!!!!!

Peggy Lee said...

MMMmmmmmm.....saw this on Pinterest. They are in the oven NOW!
Our computer was down so when I got them out of the freezer last night I didn't remember to sprinkle the pudding and drizzle the butter. I did it this morning before they rose. I hope they turn out! I also sprinkled the top with a bit of cinnamon.
:^)

Anonymous said...

years ago I had someone pass away and wanted to give them something went to the store during lunch. Found Rhodes, bought an aluminum pan and foil, put the rolls in my back car window (it was winter but the sun was warm). When I got off work all I had to do was pop them in the oven while I cleaned up and off i went with fresh from the oven cinnamon rolls.

Anonymous said...

years ago I had someone pass away and wanted to give them something went to the store during lunch. Found Rhodes, bought an aluminum pan and foil, put the rolls in the pan and covered with foil, laid the pan in my back car window (it was winter but the sun was warm). When I got off work all I had to do was pop them in the oven while I cleaned up and off I went with fresh from the oven cinnamon rolls.

AshleyG said...

For those who can't find them, go to Rhodesbread.com and go to their product locator. Put in your zip code and a search radius and you can see if they are in your area. Can't wait to try these!

Watson said...

Mine are rising on the counter with vanilla pudding and butter. I am letting them set for 3 hours then will pop them in the oven if they have risen enough. Cant wait to try them with a coffee later tonight. Thanks Terry for sharing this...if they turn out as well as I suspect this will be one of my go to winter Saturday morning breakfast. Nothing like a hot cinnamon bun, cuppa joe and snow on the ground...;p

Anonymous said...

What will happen if I used a big box of pudding?

Anonymous said...

I had a friend prepare these and her husband told her she better lose this recipe!!! Yep, you guessed it they are supposed to be dieting!!! She said they were beyond awesome! Can't wait to try!

Anonymous said...

Getting ready to pop them in the oven! I can't wait! The kids keep circling around the kitchen to see of they are done. I'll let you

know what happens! :)

Anonymous said...

^^^^^^ AMAZING!!!! They were sooo GOOD!! The kids LOVED them! Even had leftovers for dessert after dinner! Thanks so much!

Mary said...

Just got this off of pinterest..and can't wait to go to the store.. will search Rhodesbread.com..and find what store in in Salina, Ks. This looks so yummy.. I'll sprinkle pecans on before the pudding tho..

Anonymous said...

If you are having trouble finding the cinnamon rolls needed for this recipe, Pillsbury now has cinnamon rolls in bags. They are found in the freezer section next to Pillsbury biscuits in the bag. They(rolls) are delissh.

Anonymous said...

Turned out incredible! I will make these again and again - so easy too! Thank you sooo much!!!

Anonymous said...

Will it hurt if I have to leave them in the refrigerator for almost 24 hours?

Anonymous said...

I am waiting for them to rise!! I can't wait!

Call me Holly said...

I used pumpkin spice pudding this time around (made it several times the other way and love it) hoping this turns out just as wonderful.

Anonymous said...

wonder if you can use pumpkin spice no cook pudding mix?

Anonymous said...

what does the pudding do for these rolls? Just curious

Anonymous said...

I actually found Rhodes rolls at Walmart today.

Anonymous said...

They probably had risen to much this will leave them tasting dry...only let them rise until they have doubled in size they will rise more in the oven while they are baking...

Sassington said...

I had to buy an off brand and was disappointed to see that they came with the icing already on them but nonetheless, they are in the fridge for the morning. I am going to hope for the best anyway! ;-) guess I could look up a recipe for icing if needed lol! Thank you!

Sassington said...

Okay, so the "off brand" was apparently already baked and I didn't realize it until I had a big pan of fail. So I set out to Walmart and got the Rhoades brand, more pudding, and followed the instructions to a T. The rolls didn't rise in the hour and a half I left them on the counter. I hope it doesn't make a difference because we're ready to eat and they're in the oven now... They still haven't risen all that much after 20 minutes of baking and they're all sitting in a pool of butter... I really hope they turn out because right now they're not looking all that great! :-\

sap said...

Since when was this a recipe? ready-made cinnamon buns, frosting and hello? the only REAL ingredient is butter, and is completely superfluous to these buns. this is not cooking!

Anonymous said...

The only Rhodes cinnamon rolls I could find we're in a round pan with 6 in the pan. I know they are bigger wondering if they will still work?

Anonymous said...

She musta got my roll cuz I only got 11

Anonymous said...

Wal-Mart carries Rhodes Cinnamon Rolls in the frozen section.

Demers said...

Any chance I could use another brand of rolls and they taste good? I can't find this one in my town. Thanks for sharing!!

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to try this...I'm going to use the Cheesecake pudding mix and see how that tastes...have to believe it would be great!

Anonymous said...

Yup, I just bought did the whole process to realize this am they were the already baked ones. Boo! We didn't have the Rhodes either :(

Jan said...

In case you missed it mentioned in an earlier post, you can buy Rhodes products at Walmart.

nikole said...

Just put mine in the fridge!! Can't wait for a rainy morning with these and some coffee! Thx for the recipe, found it on pinterest:)

Anonymous said...

Has anyone tried it with the Rhodes anytime cinnamon rolls? I'm not sure if I need to thaw them first or if I should just add the pudding and bake them from frozen...

Anonymous said...

i made tthem wrong and they were still awesome smothered them with the icing before i baked them. the wii u came out last night and am so tired after waiting for the midnight release thanks

Anonymous said...

These rolls are versatile!. I have made them many times, any brand of frozen cinnamon dough has worked, as well as mini sized rolls. I found that the instant pudding works in a pinch but doesn't make as creamy a texture. Here are some of the variations we've tried:
PUDDINGS: Cheesecake instant pudding, butterscotch cooked or instant pudding, gingerbread instant pudding, french vanilla pudding, lemon cooked pudding mix.
We're also a fan of add-in's: pecan pieces, bacon pieces, white chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, chocolate chips, cinnamon chips......the list of possibilities is endless!

Emily said...

in the fridge to have for the morning!! thank you for sharing!! :)

Anonymous said...

My Walmart doesnt carry:( But Wegmans saved the day. In the fridge now.

Megan Hazen said...

I made these today for my MOPS group and they loved them! SO EASY and WONDERFUL!
Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

I did the same thing and didnnt realize until I was pouring the pudding over the rolls! :)

Anonymous said...

Can't wait to try this. I think you got my extra roll because last time my package only came with 11. :)

Anonymous said...

Rhodes dough can be purchased at Fred Meyer (on the West Coast), Target and Walmart. It is fabulous! You can use it to make breadsticks, rolls and these amazing cinnamon rolls. Thanks for this recipe!!

Lisa said...

Can I make these with the pillsbury that are in the can? I got the grand size. I couldn't find the frozen ones.

BarbK said...

I am the sweets lady at work. People cruise by my desk daily to see what I have. I made these for my new team at work yesterday and they were devoured within minutes of opening the pan. I explained how to make them repeatedly and have been asked to make them again for next week. These rolls are going to become a staple and be very dangerous to the weight loss challenges in my office. Thank you for sharing! And thank you Pinterest!

Anonymous said...

Meijer had them! I live near Dayton.

Anonymous said...

Rhodes Cinnamon Rolls are not sold in our area at all (I checked the web site) so I decided to use Pillsbury Grands Cinnamon Rolls instead. No need to put in the fridge overnight & no need for a rising time -- everything else the same -- SO GOOD! So much better than just baking the cinnamon rolls straight from the can! :)

Penny Chambers said...

Not sure if someone mentioned this yet but when you get 13 items it's called a bakers dozen. A dozen it 12 of something but a bakers dozen is 13 items.

Bonnie said...

Bought everything today for Christmas morning can't wait. Already gave out the recipe to 4 of my friends. Happy Holidays!

Anonymous said...

I made these for my family this morning for our Christmas breakfast. They were definitely a hit. They were so very good. They were so easy to make,also. I will be adding them to my menu for our Christmas breakfast and will be making them all through the year. Great recipe!

Anonymous said...

Yeah. 2 hours into "rising time" and they look exactly the same as they did when I pulled them out of the refrigerator.

This isn't my first experience with getting dough to rise. I've made lots of homemade breads.

I'm about to trash them and won't be using Rhodes again.

Anonymous said...

I am excited, prepping in frig and waiting for morning to make for my dad!! ;-)

Hchaffin said...

Awesome!! They taste delicious, but they do take longer than posted to rise. Mine took about 90 minutes to rise but defiantly making these again :)

Anonymous said...

I have never had a problem with Rhodes rising. The pudding sounds good, as I usually have some in the pantry. My recipe calls for real whipping cream from the dairy section - rather than dry pudding. Pour over roles, cover, and let rise overnight. Soooo good! To add to the yum factor, I mix melted butter, brown sugar and chopped pecans.....spread this in the pan, then place frozen rolls on top of mixture. Pour whipping cream straight from carton over rolls, cover over night, bake.........enjoy!

Anonymous said...

Oh LORD, these are AMAZING!!! That is all that needs to be said! Just try them, you can't go wrong

Anonymous said...

Made these today. Forgot the butter, but it didn't matter! They were delicious anyway!

Kate said...

Made a full dozen this weekend, in two batches of 6 rolls each -- two different methods.

First batch:

Made as directed using only 1/2 package of the pudding, 6 rolls, and melted butter (but nothing close to half a stick).

It took a long time for the rolls to come to room temp and then raise, partly due to being removed from a cold fridge, and partly because that made the melted butter go solid and cold.

Once baked, the rolls were quite good, but, lacked a very distinct cinnamon flavor, which is the fault of the roll, not the recipe. Even using only a modest amount of butter, there was too much in the pan.

Second Batch:

Melted 1/4 cup of butter into a dish.

Combined the remaining 1/2 package of pudding with 2 heaping teaspoons of cinnamon. No sugar necessary.

Dipped each of the frozen rolls in the melted butter.

Dipped each of the buttered rolls into the pudding mix, and dredged to coat.

Placed all in a square brownie pan, and poured the very minor remaining amount of butter over the top.

Set in my oven turned to "warm" with the door left ajar. They were defrosted and fully raised within one hour -- no overnight proofing required.

Batch 2 were FAR superior rolls. Not too greasy with butter, perfectly coated with the cinnamon and pudding crust. Sweet and tender. Really, really, excellent.

The second method was so much neater and tidier, we can keep pudding mix and cinnamon in a jar and just dip the rolls as needed -- whether baking 2, 4, 6 or 12 at a time.

This is a keeper, so thank you!

Anonymous said...

i tried this recipe...disappointed!I put these in a 9x13 pan a pampered chef stone and sprayed it. covered as directed, but they didn't rise at all....set out 35-45 minutes didn't rise now waited over an hour and it didn't rise.....maybe its the stoneware keeping them from risisng?

mom216 said...

My kid, grandkids, and neighbors kids love lover love these

Anonymous said...

Mine didn't rise at all...set them out as instructed in recipe...also tried turning the oven on to 175 degrees and then turning off and letting rolls set in warm oven with door closed and light on for another hour...still no rising...so baked them anyways...ended up tossing them.

Anonymous said...

When I went to pour the butter over them, most of the butter splashed off as soon as it hit the pudding piled on top. Do you think they will still turn out okay - or does the butter need to soak into the roll overnight? Now I am worried I already messed them up!

Jodi Miller said...

This is a family favorite! My kids beg for it. We are having a snow day, so it is a great way to start the day!

Terry@tastynest.blogspot.com said...

These rolls are just about fool-proof! No matter if the butter splashes off or if the rise time isn't exact. They always seems to find a way to turn out delicious. The pudding flavors can vary depending on your cravings, I just like the vanilla because it gives an old-fashioned cinnamon roll taste thats tough to beat but by all means try butterscotch, etc.

So happy you all are giving them a try. Your bellies and your families will thank you!

Anonymous said...

This sound so good can't wait to make them for my family.

Anonymous said...

these are AWESOME!! found this on pinterest, and made them this weekend as my son was having a sleepover. Son and his friend and my husband each had TWO!!
I used butterscotch cook and serve pudding, a stick of melted salted butter. I was worried when I started baking them because they hadn't quite risen as much as I would have liked, but they were just perfect. thanks for the great recipe!!

Karen said...

I make something like this that everyone would die for if you can't find cinnamon rolls. Sticky buns..1 package frozen rolls (15-18 count), package of butterscotch cook pudding, x3/4 stick of butter, cinnamon, 1/2 cup brown sugar, crushed walnuts and bundt pan. MAKE THE NIGHT BEFORE. spay bundt pan with cooking spray. Place walnuts scattered around bottom of bundt pan and then put in frozen rolls (15-18). Sprinkle dry pudding on top of the rolls. Melt butter and stir in brown sugar, mx the two together well. Pour over the rolls an dry pudding. Sprinkle generously with cinnamon. Place in cold oven over night. In morning remove from oven and preheat oven to 350 degrees and place back in oven for 30 min. Turn upside down after take out of oven. Curt and serve warm. DELICIOUS!!!! We have this every Christmas morning.let me know if anyone tries this

ChristyS said...

Thank you Elizabeth, Terry and Kate (01.21.13)- These were delicious! I did the short cut method Kate did on her batch #2 and had them less than 3 hours after I first read the blog! Which included going to the grocery store for all of the supplies! They turned out wonderful!!! For all ya'll that have problems with the rising - It is my opinion that just like with home baking - sometimes the yeast is bad..doesn't necessarily mean you did anything wrong, just that the yeast was dead in your batch of rolls.

Anonymous said...

I did what Kate did, except I did all twelve the night before around 10 p.m. Heated the oven to 200 degrees then turned it off put rolls in covered with greased Saran Wrap. Then let them rise overnight. They were all risen in the morning. All you need to do is bake. Much easier for the morning, especially if you are doing other food to go with it.

Shiloh Barkley said...

Crazy! Amazing!

Anonymous said...

would love to make them, but I cant get Rhodes cinnamon rolls in my area what can I do?

Anonymous said...

i would like to make these rolls for dinner which is at 6:00 pm..how long would i need to leave them in the refrigerator before taking them out to rise again before baking..i want to serve them hot from the oven..thanks so much

Marie said...

These were delicious! I made them for a pot luck at work.. not only were they gone by 10am .. I gave your link out to 5 people and one lady gave me a hug! LOL I will be making these again when the in-laws come over.. super easy!

Anonymous said...

Sounds delicious, will be trying ... but does anyone have a homemade recipe for the icing ?? Looks like it comes with enough but I ALWAYS like extra icing on them.

Anonymous said...

These were fabulous! With only two of us, I divided everything in half and baked in a ceramic pie pan. I did have to bake for about 25 minutes, but it was worth the wait! Also, I got 13 rolls in my bag! Maybe a baker's dozen is standard practice with Rhodes! I was just thrilled that my grocery store finally started carrying the cinnamon rolls!

Anonymous said...

I put the butter on FIRST then the pudding. I hope this works out ok!

Angie Sandlin said...

I just wanted to say to those that have a problem with their rolls rising, it may be where they live. Altitude and humidity really affect baking items. You may need to adjust your times or try a quick method, like warming the oven on low and then letting the rolls rise in the oven after turning off.

Anonymous said...

Could I use my instant pumpkin pudding mix? Love anything pumpkin!!!

Anonymous said...

I get my rolls at walmart

Caroline said...

I came across this site,, I love cinnamon rolls ,,,these are easy to bake,, and will make these if I cant find them l live in San Diego Ca. ? any idea where...??

Thank you,
Caroline92101

Pijody said...

I make these Christmas Eve to go with our chili...Best combo ever...they are a breeze to make and i put in fridge all day and bake in the afternoon....Thank you for sharing!!

Susan said...

I've made these several times - my nephews love them. Tonight I tried banana pudding instead of vanilla - tasty! I buy my rolls at Winco but I think I've seen them at Wal-Mart as well.

Anonymous said...

These are the best EVER! if you aren't sure u can make them or how they will taste cuz of the cheaper brand name, they turn out better then you will ever know!! My family LOVES them, and it got my mom to make some for her and dad too! I can't cook, or bake and I hate it, but I tried these and they worked! So if I can do it, anyone can!!

Anonymous said...

What size box of pudding?

Anonymous said...

Help? My rolls are just now starting to rise after an hour! Is it because I removed the Saran Wrap before putting out to rise? I've only had luck with the help of a space heater on it. What am I doing wrong?

Compliance Hong Kong said...

This looks delicious, I will try it out. Thanks for the recipe.

Anonymous said...

Can you use instant pudding? I know the ingredients list says Cook, what is the reason, Would instant not work?

MargoH said...

I made these for the first time, and they were very good. I had the same issue where they would not rise this morning. I concluded that my refrigerator kept them to cold and they did not thaw properly. I had to let them sit for a few hours to get them to double in size. They were delicious per my daughter, so all worked out perfect.

Anonymous said...

Made them for breakfast this morning and they were great!! They didn't rise sitting out so I used the oven trick. (Turned the oven on the lowest temp, preheated then turned off. Put the rolls in for about an hour to rise and worked perfectly) I didn't change a thing on the proportions.

Toni Miller said...

These were delicious cinnamon rolls. I used the 4.6 oz cook and serve vanilla pudding, made everything as the directions said except I poured a small amount of whipping cream on the top of each cinnamon roll also, put in frig overnight and raised in the microwave with the light on and baked. I even forgot to set the temperature on oven down to 350 degrees and had set at 425 by accident and they turned out great anyway. They were so yummy. Thanks for the recipe!

Anonymous said...

I am SOOOOOO excited! I saw this on Pinterest two years ago and searched but my area and my mom's at several stores to find Rhode's cinnamon rolls. No luck! Contacted Rhode's...they confirmed no stores carried them. :-( I found them today when not even looking. I was walking through the frozen section and just happened to see them. I can't wait for Christmas morning!

Joanna Chappell said...

I mixed the butter, pudding, sugar together in Sauce pan and poured concoction over rolls. Will they be ok?

Albert said...

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Anonymous said...

Mine never rose

Anonymous said...

I bet they did not rise because they are on a stone pan. Stone pan will keep it cold for a while

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Jodi Miller said...

I have been making these for Christmas morning for years. My kids request them every year. Thank you so much for posting these!

Di Stackhouse said...

After reading all 139 comments I used Karen's modified version of dipping the frozen rolls in melted butter then dredging in uncooked vanilla pudding mixed with cinnamon. They are rising in the oven now. I didn't do the overnight method since I found this recipe this morning on Pinterest. Oh and the 13 roll phenomenon presents itself due to the fact that the package of rolls is sold by weight. Due to the varying size of each roll, your bag may end up with 11-13 rolls. ;-)