Chocolate Monkey Bread
Annamaria Settanni McDonald
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- 16oz each frozen bread loaves
- 1 Tbsp
- cocoa powder
- 1 stick
- butter, melted and divided
- 1/4 c
- 3/4 c
- granulated sugar
- 1 tsp
- cinnamon, ground
- 1/2 c
- packed light brown sugar
- bag of semi sweet chocolate chips or mini milk chocolate kisses
1Thaw loaves as directed on package; let rise until doubled.
2Stir together granulated sugar, cocoa and cinnamon. Stir together 1/4 cup butter, brown sugar and water in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave at MEDIUM (50%) 30 to 60 seconds or until smooth when stirred. Pour mixture into 12-cup fluted tube pan.
3Heat oven to 350°F. Pinch off pieces of bread dough; form into balls, 1-1/2 inches in diameter, placing 3 chocolates inside each ball. Dip each ball in remaining 1/4 cup butter; roll in cocoa-sugar mixture. Place balls in prepared pan.
4Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 20 minutes in pan; invert onto serving plate. Cool until lukewarm. 12 servings.
5To serve add banana slices on top of monkey bread with more mini chocolate chips and with pecans, swirl hot fudge around, all optional. Great just by itself as well!