Sunday, October 16, 2011

Monkey Bread, all jazzed up!

I wanted something sweet to eat today and once again, I was craving monkey bread. I didn't really want to go through with making the homemade dough again (I know, it was a pretty lazy day) so I found this recipe (which I cannot remember the blog I so genuinely loved) that used canned biscuits. The recipe also included chopped walnuts and as I've said before, I don't really like nuts (especially walnuts) so I substituted in toffee bits that i still had lying around from previous recipes. It really hit the spot!

Here is the ingredients that you will need:
1/2 cup sugar
3 teaspoons cinnamon
1 stick butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
8 ounces cream cheese
2 (12 ounce) cans refrigerated biscuits (10 count)
toffee bits

I want to throw in there that I could not find canned biscuits that came with 10 that was 12 ounces. However, I did find a 10 count that was 7.5 ounces and it worked perfectly so don't sweat it if you can't find the right sizes.

Alright, first off, preheat that oven to 350 degrees F.


Spray a bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray.

Mix the sugar and cinnamon in a separate bowl and set aside.
In a saucepan, melt the butter and brown sugar over low heat, stirring well.

It does take awhile, but be patient :)

A little longer..

As soon as that is nice and melted. Set it aside for later. Next, cut the cream cheese into 20 equal cubes.

Press the biscuits out with your fingers and sprinkle each with 1/2 tsp of the cinnamon sugar mixture from earlier.

Place a cube of the cream cheese into the center of each...

And enclose each biscuit around the cream cheese cube, sealing tightly.
Place half of the biscuits in the pan and sprinkle with cinnamon sugar and toffee bits. Pour half of the melted butter mixture over the top of the biscuits and sprinkle more toffee bits if desired. :)

Repeat these steps with the second set of biscuits. Put in oven and bake for 30 minutes.

This will feel like one of the longest 30 minutes of your life, especially when you start to smell it!

Keep waiting.

Ok.  Let sit for 5 minutes in pan then flip out onto plate. Don't be impatient like I was and flip out a little messy and was way too hot to eat right away anyways. When will I ever learn?

See that cream cheese peeking out there? Oh ya!


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  1. I absolutely loooooove Monkey Bread. This looks delicious :)

  2. Girl, you are just full of fabulous recipes, aren't you?! So glad you're sharing them at our shine on fridays party! Keep 'em coming!