Chocolate Monkey Bread

Chocolate Monkey Bread Recipe

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Annamaria Settanni McDonald


This is so good, so satisfying. My 2 kids, who are my own 2 little monkeys love this! I top it with bananas and some chocolate or caramel sauce with optional chocolate chips to make it even more monkey crazy!


★★★★★ 3 votes

20 Min
45 Min


  • 2
    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
  • 1
    bag of semi sweet chocolate chips or mini milk chocolate kisses

How to Make Chocolate Monkey Bread


  1. Thaw loaves as directed on package; let rise until doubled.
  2. Stir 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.
  3. Heat 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.
  4. Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 20 minutes in pan; invert onto serving plate. Cool until lukewarm. 12 servings.
  5. To 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!

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