Confetti Pull-Apart Rolls

There are sprinkles of every color and shape.  Get creative!


Details

Difficulty

Moderate

Yield

1 coffee cake

Prep Time

40 minutes

Rise Time

45 to 60 minutes

Bake Time

25 to 30 minutes

Ingredients


  • 3-1/4 to 3-3/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 (2-1/4 tsp.) packet Fleischmann's® RapidRise Yeast
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup milk (whole, 2%, 1% OR skim)
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1 egg
  • 1/4 cup rainbow sprinkles
  • Filling
  • 1/3 cup butter OR margarine, melted
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons sugar
  • Cream Cheese Frosting
  • 2 ounces cream cheese, softened
  • 1 tablespoons butter OR margarine, softened
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 to 3 tablespoons milk
  • 1 tablespoon rainbow sprinkles

Directions


Combine 2 cups flour, sugar, dry yeast and salt in a large mixer bowl and stir until blended. Combine milk and butter in a microwave-safe bowl.  Microwave on HIGH in 15 second increments until very warm but not hot to the touch (120° to 130°F.  Butter won’t melt completely). Add to flour mixture with egg.

Beat 2 minutes at medium speed of electric mixer, scraping bowl occasionally. Add 1 cup flour; beat 2 minutes at high speed, scraping bowl occasionally. Stir in just enough remaining flour and 1/4 cup rainbow sprinkles so that the dough will form into a ball. 

Knead on lightly floured surface until smooth and elastic and dough springs back when lightly pressed with 2 fingers, about 6 to 8 minutes. Cover with a towel; let rest for 10 minutes.

Cut dough into 36 pieces.  Combine melted butter and vanilla.  Dip half of the dough pieces into the melted butter and place in fluted tube pan that has been generously sprayed with cooking spray. Sprinkle with half the sugar; repeat with remaining dough and sugar.   Drizzle any remaining butter over dough. Cover with towel; let rise in warm place  until doubled in size, about 45 to 60 minutes.

Bake in preheated 375ºF oven for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 5 minutes in pan, then invert on serving plate.

Combine cream cheese, butter, powdered sugar, vanilla and milk in a medium bowl.  Beat with an electric mixer until creamy.  Spread over rolls.  Sprinkle with 1 tablespoon sprinkles.