Tuesday, December 27, 2011

Mini Caramel Rolls

I know that these little morsels don't look like much, but considering that they only take about 20 minutes of prep-time, they're a keeper.  This is a simple, yet delicious, recipe that will cure your desire for caramel rolls as well as maintain your I'm-lazy-and-too-impatient-to-make-real-caramel rolls.  I must admit that I fall into that category often.  When I wake up in the morning, I don't really want to wait three hours for a delicious, ooey-gooey breakfast.  This recipe solves that problem.  They are bite size, and the homemade caramel sauce is a delight.  The original recipe does not call for pecans, but I love caramel-pecan rolls. 
 Mini Caramel Rolls
source: Simple and Delicious December 11/January 12

1/3 c packed brown sugar
1/3 c butter, cubed
2 T light corn syrup
1 1/2 2 milk
1 tube (8 oz) refrigerated crescent rolls
2 t sugar
1/2 t cinnamon

Combine the brown sugar, butter, corn syrup, and milk in a small saucepan and cook over medium heat until the sugar is dissolved.  The mixture should be smooth. 
 Grease a 9 inch cake pan and throw in a handful or two of chopped pecans.  This part is optional.  Pour the caramel sauce into the bottom of the pan.
 Ooey-gooey goodness. 
 Unroll the cresent rolls. I found some that were actually seamless, and those worked perfectly.  Sprinkle the cinnamon and sugar on top of the dough and cur into four rectangles
 Roll up all four of the rectangles as if you were making cinnamon rolls- long and skinny.
 Cut each little roll into about nine or ten pieces.  Place the cut-up pieces on top of the caramel sauce.
 Bake at 375 for 15-18 minutes or until they are golden brown.  Aren't they lovely little monsters?
 Place a plate on top of the pan and invert it after only cooling for one minute.  Please, for the sake of your hands' safety, use hot pads before inverting the pan. 
 I tapped the bottom of the pan a few times to ensure that rolls came out.  Remove the pan, and you have a whole plate full of delicious, mini caramel rolls. 
As a side note, I apologize for any one that comes to my blog in the hopes of finding healthy recipes.  When I'm pregnant, I have a hard time mustering up the self-control of eating only broccoli and baked chicken every night.  Bring on the sweets!

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