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Pumpkin Pecan Pull-Apart Rolls made with TWIX® Cookie Bars

Makes: 16 servings

INGREDIENTS

For Pumpkin Dough

1 cup TWIX® Cookie Bars, chopped into ¼-inch pieces
½ cup TWIX® Cookie Bars, chopped into ½-inch pieces
2¼ t active dry yeast
¼ cup warm water
2½ cups all-purpose flour
¼ cup granulated sugar
2 t cinnamon
¼ t nutmeg
¼ t ground ginger
⅛ t ground cloves
1 t salt
½ t baking soda
½ t baking powder
½ cup butter, unsalted
½ cup 100% pure pumpkin puree
½ cup buttermilk
1 egg
1 t vanilla extract
¼ cup unsalted butter, chopped
¾ cup light brown sugar, packed
½ cup heavy cream
¼ cup honey

For Pecan Topping

¼ cup Butter, unsalted
1 cup Pecans, chopped
¾ cup Light Brown Sugar, packed
½ cup Heavy Cream
¼ cup Honey

DIRECTION

  1. To make pumpkin dough, dissolve yeast in warm water and set aside.

  2. In a stand mixer, combine flour, sugar, spices, salt, baking soda and baking powder.

  3. Cut in cold butter until crumbly. Add pumpkin puree, buttermilk, egg, vanilla and yeast mixture, and fully combine. Fold in ¼-inch-chopped TWIX® Cookie Bars. If dough is too sticky, add more flour as needed.

  4. On a floured surface, knead dough about 5 minutes. Place in a greased bowl and cover overnight.

  5. The next day, prepare pecan mixture.  Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat.  Add pecans and stir until fragrant. Add brown sugar, heavy cream and honey and stir until the sugar is dissolved and the mixture begins to thicken.

  6. Pour pecan mixture into a 9-inch square baking dish and place in the refrigerator to cool for 15 minutes.

  7. While the pecan mixture is chilling, remove the dough from the refrigerator, roll out into the shape of the 9-inch pan and cut into 16 squares. Remove the 9-inch pan with the pecan mixture from the refrigerator and place the cut dough squares on top of the pecan mixture. Let the dough rest at room temperature for 20 minutes while preheating an oven to 350ºF.

  8. Transfer pan to the preheated oven and bake approximately 25 minutes, until golden brown.

  9. When rolls are finished baking, invert them onto a platter and immediately top with ½ -inch chopped TWIX® Cookie Bar pieces. Cool and serve.

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