Monkey Bread

One of the best desserts you can make for a potluck is monkey bread. It serves those with small appetites and large ones as well. It’s also a good go-to dish for children who are there as it encourages them to grab a small piece then touch everything with their sticky fingers.

Since I’m not the baker in the house, this recipe is brought to you by the missus (and the letter “A” for “awesome”). For extra pizzazz, you also can sprinkle in chopped nuts or dried fruit pieces throughout the packing process.


3 12-oz packages of refrigerated biscuit dough (8 in a tube)
1 cup white sugar
2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup butter
1 cup brown sugar, packed

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease or spray a tube pan.

In a large plastic bag, combine white sugar and cinnamon. Remove raw biscuits from packages and cut into quarters. In batches of 6-8 pieces, shake biscuit pieces in bag mixture, remove from bag, and press into tube pan. Continue with biscuit pieces until pan is packed (it should be 80-85% filled to allow for bread expansion and topping).

In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add brown sugar and stir in thoroughly. Increase heat to a boil and boil for 1 minute, stirring almost constantly. When done, pour over biscuits.

Bake in over for 30-35 minutes. Allow bread to cool for 10 minutes before flipping onto serving platter.

Serves 10-20. Enjoy!


About Gerard

Fun-loving, well-read foodie.
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