Agave Cloverleaf Rolls

Serves: 12

   1 (16-ounce) package hot roll bread mix
   6 tablespoons agave, divided
   1/4 cup butter
   1 teaspoon grated lemon peel
   1 cup sliced almonds

Agave Cloverleaf Rolls is from the Cook'n with Agave collection.

Prepare hot roll mix in a large bowl according to package directions, adding 2 tablespoons agave to liquid. Cover kneaded dough with bowl and let rest 5 minutes.

Melt butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Add remaining 4 tablespoons agave; stir in lemon peel. Roll dough into 36 balls (about 1- to 1-1/2-inch diameter each). Form clusters of three balls; dip each in agave mixture then in almonds. Place each cluster in a well greased muffin cup. Cover and set in warm place to rise about 30 minutes or until doubled in bulk.

Bake in preheated 350F oven for 15 to 20 minutes or until lightly browned. Brush with agave mixture, if desired. Remove from pan and cool slightly on wire rack. Serve warm or cool.

VARIATION: After brushing with honey mixture, dip in chopped parsley, rosemary or other fresh herb.