Mix boiling water, butter, 1/4 cup sugar, salt. Cool to lukewarm. Put yeast in lukewarm water. Add 1 tsp. sugar. Mix with cooled butter mixture. Mix half of flour, 1 cup at a time, in electric mixer. Blend well. By hand, stir in enough remaining flour to make dough.
Knead into a smooth ball. Cover and let rise until double in bulk. (May refrigerate overnight at this point if you want these for breakfast). Roll dough 1/8 inch thick. Cover with melted butter. Mix jello and sugar and sprinkle over. Sprinkle nuts on top.
Roll up as for jelly roll. Cut into 1/2 inch slices and place on well buttered pan, well apart. Let rise until double, about 1 hour. Bake at 400 degrees for 20 minutes. Mix glaze and drizzle over hot rolls.