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surprise monkey bread

(22 ratings)
Blue Ribbon Recipe by
Lisa Allen
Love to cook in, AL

This is very yummy and gooey! Great for breakfast or snack.

Blue Ribbon Recipe

This isn't your everyday monkey bread! Inside each flaky biscuit is a sweet cream cheese filling surprise. It's also layered with a brown sugar glaze that bakes into the bread. The nuts on top add a nice crunch and are caramelized. They take on a praline flavor. Whether your guests pull it apart or slice it, this monkey bread will disappear in no time.

— The Test Kitchen @kitchencrew
(22 ratings)
yield 12 serving(s)
prep time 25 Min
cook time 45 Min
method Bake

Ingredients For surprise monkey bread

  • 1 c
    packed brown sugar
  • 1/2 c
    butter, cubed
  • 2 tube
    10-count refrigerated buttermilk flaky biscuits
  • 1/2 c
    white sugar
  • 1 pkg
    cream cheese cut into 20 cubes (8 oz)
  • 1 Tbsp
    ground cinnamon
  • 1 1/2 c
    chopped pecans or walnuts (optional)

How To Make surprise monkey bread

  • Butter and brown sugar in a bowl in a microwave.
    Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. In a small microwave-safe bowl, heat brown sugar and butter on high for 1 minute or until sugar is dissolved; set aside.
  • Flattening a biscuit.
    Flatten each biscuit into a 3-in. circle.
  • Sugar and cinnamon in a bowl.
    Combine sugar and cinnamon.
  • 1/2 tsp of cinnamon sugar on the flattened biscuit.
    Sprinkle a heaping 1/2 teaspoon in the center of each biscuit.
  • A cube of cream cheese on the biscuit and pinching the biscuit closed.
    Top with a cream cheese cube. Fold dough over filling; pinch edges to seal tightly.
  • Adding walnuts to a Bundt pan.
    Sprinkle 1/2 cup pecans or walnuts (if desired) into a 10-in fluted tube pan coated with cooking spray.
  • Half the biscuits added to the pan.
    Layer in order with half of the biscuits.
  • Half the brown sugar and butter mixture added to the pan.
    Then top with 1/2 brown sugar and butter mixture.
  • Walnuts sprinkled into the pan and layers repeated.
    Then sprinkle 1/2 cup walnuts or pecans. Repeat layers.
  • Monkey bread baking in the oven.
    Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Hot monkey bread inverted onto a plate.
    Immediately invert onto a serving platter. Serve warm. Refrigerate leftovers. Yield: 1 loaf (12 servings).