Monkey Bread

Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread

Prep Time: 15 min.
Bake Time: 35-40 min.
Servings: 12
Difficulty: Beginning

Caramel ice cream topping is the ingenious ingredient that gives this Monkey Bread recipe its warm and gooey greatness!


12 Rhodes Cinnamon Rolls or 6 Giant Cinnamon Rolls, thawed but still cold
1/3 cup butter, melted
3/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup chopped pecans
1/2 cup caramel ice cream topping


Cut thawed Cinnamon Rolls into quarters or Giant Cinnamon Rolls into eighths. Reserve frosting for another use. Dip each roll piece into butter and roll in sugar. Arrange roll pieces in a sprayed bundt pan, alternately with pecans. Drizzle caramel topping over rolls. Cover with plastic wrap and let rise until double in size*.

Remove wrap and bake at 350 degrees F 35-40 minutes. Cover with foil the last 10 minutes of baking. Cool 1 minute and invert onto serving platter.

*If using Rhodes Anytime Cinnamon Rolls, they do not need to rise. Bake at 350 degrees F 25-30 minutes.

OVERNIGHT METHOD: Prepare recipe and cover with plastic wrap. Place your pan in the refrigerator overnight. Take the pan out of the refrigerator. Make sure dough does not exceed the top of the pan. You may need to let the product continue to rise slightly at room temperature. This is a great time to preheat your oven. Follow baking instructions.

  • Nadinedeardorff
    December 7, 2018

    I love everything you make so don’t stop

  • K Maines
    November 25, 2020

    Can I use brown sugar instead of white sugar? If i Double the recipe, is the baking Temp and time the same? Does the ice cream topping replace the butterscotch pudding from the old recIpe? Thanks! KJm

    • Debbie from Rhodes
      November 25, 2020

      Thank you for your question! You can use brown sugar if you would like to. I would not double the recipe in the same pan. I would make 2 different pans. This recipe is similar to our Butterscotch Bubble loaf but this is a different recipe because it uses the Cinnamon Rolls not the dinner rolls. Both of these recipes are on our website And there is a video there to help you!

    • Walter
      April 28, 2024

      Of course but i as bakery chef would prefer dark brown sugar

      • Debbie from Rhodes
        May 1, 2024

        You are welcome to use the dark brown sugar. That sounds great!

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