Sticky Bun Goo Gone Horribly Wrong
I REALLY need help with my sticky bun goo. I have tried countless variations of the "butter/cane sugar/brown sugar/honey/cane syrup, etc" recipe. I don't know what I'm doing wrong but regardless of the recipe or process, the goo gets really hard, sometimes to the point of sugar candy, after the buns cool.
Per a recipe I have, it says to combine the ingredients and heat just until the sugar melts, then pour in 9x9 pan, cool, add buns and bake. When I de-pan the buns after baking, the goo drips all over but as the buns cool, the goo just gets harder and chewier. I have tried melting the butter and mixing the ingredients without heating to no avail.
Any thoughts? What am I dong wrong? The buns themselves are fantastic (they are jokingly referred to by friends as crack buns), but are ruined after the warm goo on top hardens to candy. HELP!