BJ Brinker’s Home Cooking: Butterfinger Cinnamon Rolls

BJ Brinker's Home Cooking: Butterfinger Cinnamon Rolls

 The mixture goes well together.   I like to make this up the night before sometimes.  When I do I take it out of the refrigerator and allow it to rise for 2 hours and then bake as directed.  


(makes 18)

Rolls Ingredients:

*1/2 cup very warm (but not hot) water

*1 tablespoon granulated sugar

*1 (.25 ounce) active dry yeast (2 1/4 teaspoons)

*1/4 cup butter, melted

*1 (3.4 ounce package instant vanilla puddling

*1 cup very warm (but not hot) milk

*1 large egg, room temperature is best

*1/2 teaspoon salt

*4 cups bread flour (all purpose will work too)

Filling Ingredients:

*1/4 cup butter, softened

*1 cup light brown sugar

*4 teaspoons ground cinnamon

*1 (8 oz) bag  butterfinger bits (or 3 full sized butterfinger candy bars, chopped fine)

Frosting Ingredients:

*1 (4 ounce) package cream cheese, softened

*1/4 butter softened

*1 cup powdered sugar

*1 teaspoon vanilla extract

*1 1/2 teaspoons milk or heavy cream (a little more if needed)

Roll Directions:

~In a large mixing bowl, water, sugar and yeast, mix slightly.

~Allow to proof or bubble, about 10 minutes.

~Add in melted butter, vanilla pudding, milk, egg, salt, and flour, mix until it starts to come together.

~Using a dough hook (or by hand), knead dough for 6-8 minutes with dough hook or 10 minutes by hand (until dough is smooth and elastic).

~Place in a large greased bowl and cover with plastic wrap or a clean damp towel.

~Place in a draft free area for 1 to 1 1/2 hours or until dough is doubled.

~Place on a lightly floured surface, cover with a clean towel and allow to rest for 10 minutes.

~Roll Dough out into a 17×10 inch rectangle.

~Spread with softened butter.

~Sprinkle evenly with brown sugar.

~Sprinkle evenly with butterfinger bits.

~Roll up dough a little tight, beginning with long side.

~Grease a 9×13 inch pan (I use a little larger pan)

~Slice into 16 1-inch slices and place in prepared pan.

~Cover with a clean damp towel and allow to rise untiled double about 1 hour.

~Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

~Bake for 20 minutes or until done.

Frosting Directions:

~In a medium bowl, beat cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk until smooth (add a few more drops of milk if needed).

~Spread on warm rolls.

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