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MILKY WAY Simply Caramel Bites Breakfast Rolls – breakfast rolls filled with whipped cream cheese, and chopped MILKY WAY Simply Caramel, drizzled with milk chocolate and caramel. A great treat to serve for brunch on Easter!
This family has fond memories of Easter, especially of the food we’ve shared over the years. At our family gatherings there have been many wonderful recipes handed down through generations of dinners and desserts and this year I do believe I’ve added another to our list.
I can’t remember exactly when we started having these family gatherings with Mr. 365′s extended family because we’ve been married for almost 24 years, but I know it’s been at least since our kids were under the age of 5.
And when I say extended, I mean extended - his aunts, uncles and cousins and their kids on his mother’s side of the family.
We would gather at his grandparent’s house, with family arriving a few days before and staying a few days after Easter. It was a huge celebration over the course of the weekend with over 50 of us in that house celebrating Easter, family, the relationships we have with one another and creating many wonderful memories. We’d go to Church in the morning, return home for the Easter Egg hunt in the yard and then have a huge meal for dinner.
Grandmom or Gigi, as she was lovingly called by her great grandchildren, unfortunately passed away a few years ago and her house has been sold. Consequently, the Easter gatherings have since stopped though they will fondly be remembered by all of us for many years to come.
Like that one Easter.
The adults were downstairs and the kids were running amuck as they usually do at large gatherings, playing with siblings, cousins, second and third cousins and just having a grand ol’ time.
We’d take turns checking on them every so often, especially if we heard one of our own cry out.
Then about 9 o’clock, there was a knock at the door.
It was a policeman, saying that someone had called 911 and had then hung up. So, he came to make sure everything was ok.
Kids playing with the upstairs phone definitely made that Easter one to remember with Gigi and the police officer giving all of the youngin’s a talking to about how to use the phone appropriately, that’s it’s not a toy and when we should be calling 911.
We’d also celebrate his grandmother’s birthday that weekend, too. One year, I believe it was for her 95th, we’d sat her down at the table, everyone gathered around to sing to her, her daughters walked out with a gorgeous cake beautifully lit with quite a few candles and set it down in front of her to blow them out.
She blew and they flickered. She was a tiny woman and although she lived for many years on her own after Grandad passed away, she was still somewhat frail.
We told her to take a deep breath and blow again. The young ones were getting very hungry for this cake!
She did so, and some flickered while others went out.
Only to relight again.
We encouraged her to blow a bit harder, poor woman, how many more times can we have her do this and does she have enough air in those tiny little lungs of hers?
We certainly didn’t want her to expire trying to blow out the candles on her own birthday cake!
She did it again. And again.
Before we realized that someone had mistakenly bought relighting candles.
She was exhausted, but she had a good laugh from it as well.
Easter, along with other holidays spent with family means sharing quality time together and eating lots of wonderful food which is why for our first Easter back in New England in 11 years I wanted to create something special.
My daughters had talked about these new MILKY WAY Simply Caramel Bites and how good they are and our youngest daughter couldn’t stop raving about them actually.
I thought this would be a perfect time to create some breakfast rolls that weren’t the standard cinnamon, but had a special treat inside with some chocolate and caramel.
Who says we can’t have the two at breakfast?
Or you might even want to serve them as a dessert!
I was so excited when I found them at… yep, you guessed it, our local Walmart! What don’t they have there?
And now YOU can get a coupon for them!!
I rate everything I bake on a scale of 1-4 and these MILKY WAY Simply Caramel Breakfast Rolls earned 3 1/2 rolling pins.
The dough is perfectly soft, the whipped cream cheese is scrumptious and those MILKY WAY Simply Caramel Bites are the perfect accompaniment for the whole dish!
They bring the right amount of chocolate and caramel to your mouth in every bite!
Haha, that’s why they’re called BITES!! haha
Add these to your Easter, or any holiday, really.
Or make them “just because”.
Your family will love you for it.
I give you BIG baking hugs and muffins!!