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King's Pecan Squares

My family and I love King's Hawaiian bread and rolls!  Well, I guess everyone who had tried them do! For those of you who aren't from the US and haven't heard of King's Hawaiian, it is a well-known bakery and restaurant in Torrance, California  which has been creating signature Hawaiian sweet bread and recipes for 50 years, and has continue to rise as the #1 branded bread and rolls across the United States. I haven't been to the restaurant (but heard so much about it)'s just their bread and rolls that I've tried, and I must say they're really good! Whether it’s Hawaiian Sweet, Honey Wheat or Savory Butter, King’s Hawaiian bread and rolls are always so fresh and tasty, and that's what make them different from other brands!

Among King's Hawaiian products, the rolls (all three flavors) are my family's all time favorite! They're so good with meals and just by themselves as a quick snack. Clarise and Cherlin love them because they are sweet, soft and moist. Not only are they wonderful sandwich rolls for any filling that you could think of... can also make other yummy creations from them, like these Pecan Squares!
My family and I have been enjoying these delightful treats for years! I came up with this recipe out of my love for King's Hawaiian rolls and pecans! They are simply King's Hawaiian rolls topped with pecans and are so easy to make! 

When I received the email from Amy of A Latte with OTT'A about her, hosting another year of Iron Chef Challenge and found out that the theme ingredient for January is King's Hawaiian products, I knew I have to share the recipe for these tasty treats that's not yet in their recipe page.

If you are pecan lovers like me and my husband, this simple recipe is for you! But even if you're not so into pecans, I'm sure you'll gonna love my King's Pecan Squares! My daughters who always say they hate pecans do!:)

  • 1 (12-pack) King's Hawaiian Rolls (I used Savory Butter but the Honey Wheat and Hawaiian Sweet will work well too)
  • 24 pcs. pecan halves
  • ½ cup coarsely chopped pecans
  • ½ cup sugar in a raw
  • ¼ cup butter
  • ¼ tsp salt 
  • ¾ cup corn syrup
  • ½ tsp ground cinnamon

1. Pre-heat oven to 350°F degrees F. Lightly grease two cookie sheets with non-stick spray and set aside.
2. Remove entire dozen rolls from package and  slice each roll in half horizontally. Arrange each half piece on prepared cookie sheets with crust side down.
3. In a bowl, cream butter and sugar together until fluffy then add salt, corn syrup and ground cinnamon. Fold in chopped pecans. 
4. Top each Hawaiian roll halve with 1 Tbsp of mixture, then top with 1 pecan halve.
5. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until topping is bubbly.
6. Remove from oven. Allow to cool down a little before serving.
You can enjoy it as is for dessert or snack...

or in breakfast parfait like this which Cherlin really likes...

All you need are the following:
  • 3-4 pcs. King's Pecan Squares
  • 4 pcs. strawberries (washed, hulled and halved)
  • 1 small banana, sliced
  • 1 -6 oz. strawberry banana flavored yogurt (or any flavor of your choice)
Just layer/arrange King's Pecan Squares and slices of strawberries and bananas in a glass, top with yogurt...

...and voila! You'll have this filling breakfast in minutes!

For other delicious recipes featuring King's Hawaiian bread and rolls, visit King's Hawaiian Recipe Page.

Wishing you all a wonderful weekend! :-*

Disclaimer: I didn't receive any product nor monetary compensation from King's Hawaiian. All opinions stated here are my own.


  1. Very nice and simple Tina. So healthy for a start up for the day, power packed too.

  2. This is such a creative recipe! And I can only imagine how good it tastes!

  3. Well this does really change the way I think about King's rolls. The squares as well as the parfaits look delicious. You have been exceptionally creative here-great post Tina!

  4. I can't believe how easy yet delicious these look! I've never tried Hawaiian rolls, but I've heard a lot of good things about them. This seems like the perfect way to enjoy them!

  5. That breakfast parfait is calling my name or I am just hallucinating:)))Love the idea, and great photos Tina!!! Well done as always!

  6. Simple and easy to prepare yet looks really yummy !

  7. I have never tried them but I am sure I would love them. Delicious treats Tina!Everything to make your family happy!

  8. Okay stop making me hungry. Holy heck these are so cool

  9. Hi Tina, I'm hungry looking at all those bread. Delicious and appetizing. Thanks for sharing the great and simple recipe.

  10. Oooo, I can just taste those pecans!

  11. Totally agree that a nice plain bread roll can be very versatile. Everything that you do these delicious rolls make them extra delicious.

  12. wow this looks really a delicious breakfast...yummy I think it not only for breakfast it is also a desert for me.

  13. Ooh - I love the breakfast idea! My mum loves King's so I might try a variation on these one day. ^^ I love your blog, by the way!

  14. I've never seen these rolls, but I'm certainly going to start looking for them. They sound wonderful and what you do with them is exceptional. Love, love, love those pecan rolls and then that breakfast - well, that would hold me for the whole day! Deelicious!

  15. those squares look like so much fun to make and eat! I love pecans

  16. Thanks for this post for pecan squares and sandwiches. The pecan squares look quite tasty.

  17. I am certainly a pecan lover. this dessert looks simple and yummy and your parfait is wonderful.