Cinnamon Bun + French Toast = Stickies. Made famous by the College Diner at Penn State, this is a shortcut version of the sticky-sweet breakfast (and late night) food that students love. Make it at home when you're feeling nostalgic for your campus days.
Recipe courtesy of Food Network Kitchen
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Total:
1 hr 10 min
Active:
1 hr
Yield:
6 stickies
Level:
Easy
Total:
1 hr 10 min
Active:
1 hr
Yield:
6 stickies
Level:
Easy

Ingredients

Directions

Watch how to make this recipe.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Combine the sugar, syrup, 4 tablespoons butter and 1/4 cup water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Remove the pan from the heat and let the sauce cool.

Open the tube of cinnamon rolls while keeping all the rolls together in a log. Press it flat with your hands. Using a lightly floured rolling pin, roll the block of dough into a 12-by-6-inch rectangle. 

Stir together the frosting from the tube of rolls with 2 tablespoons butter in a small bowl until smooth and spreadable. Spoon the frosting mixture evenly in a line close to the long edge of the rectangle closest to you. Starting with that side, roll the dough away from you and back into a log, ending with the log seam side-down. Lightly press together the open ends of the log to seal them. 

Lightly roll the new dough log back and forth under your hands until you have a 24-inch rope. Fold the rope in half, stretch it gently to elongate it some more, then twist it once and fold it in half once more. Transfer the dough coil to a greased 9-by-5 inch loaf pan that is 2 1/2 inches deep and then pour half the brown-sugar maple sauce over the top of the coil, making sure it's completely coated. Cover the pan with foil and bake until the dough is cooked in the center, about 40 minutes.

Remove the pan from the oven and immediately invert and unmold the dough coil onto a cutting board. Cut the dough crosswise into six 1 1/2-inch wide slices. Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the slices cut side-down to the skillet and cook until golden brown, about 1 minute. Flip the slices, cook for 1 minute more, then transfer to a plate. Serve the stickies while warm with the remaining brown sugar-maple sauce drizzled over the top. If you like, top with stickies with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Combine the sugar, syrup, 4 tablespoons butter and 1/4 cup water in a small saucepan and bring to a boil over medium-high heat. Cook, stirring constantly, for 1 minute. Remove the pan from the heat and let the sauce cool.

Open the tube of cinnamon rolls while keeping all the rolls together in a log. Press it flat with your hands. Using a lightly floured rolling pin, roll the block of dough into a 12-by-6-inch rectangle. 

Stir together the frosting from the tube of rolls with 2 tablespoons butter in a small bowl until smooth and spreadable. Spoon the frosting mixture evenly in a line close to the long edge of the rectangle closest to you. Starting with that side, roll the dough away from you and back into a log, ending with the log seam side-down. Lightly press together the open ends of the log to seal them. 

Lightly roll the new dough log back and forth under your hands until you have a 24-inch rope. Fold the rope in half, stretch it gently to elongate it some more, then twist it once and fold it in half once more. Transfer the dough coil to a greased 9-by-5 inch loaf pan that is 2 1/2 inches deep and then pour half the brown-sugar maple sauce over the top of the coil, making sure it's completely coated. Cover the pan with foil and bake until the dough is cooked in the center, about 40 minutes.

Remove the pan from the oven and immediately invert and unmold the dough coil onto a cutting board. Cut the dough crosswise into six 1 1/2-inch wide slices. Heat the remaining 2 tablespoons butter in a large nonstick skillet over medium heat. Add the slices cut side-down to the skillet and cook until golden brown, about 1 minute. Flip the slices, cook for 1 minute more, then transfer to a plate. Serve the stickies while warm with the remaining brown sugar-maple sauce drizzled over the top. If you like, top with stickies with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

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