Mini Monkey Bread

Mini Monkey Bread

Prep Time: 20 min,
Bake Time: 15-20 min.
Servings: 12
Difficulty: Intermediate

Monkey Bread is a Rhodes family favorite. Try this fun and easy Mini Monkey Bread recipe out on your family. It’s sure to become a favorite.


12 Rhodes Yeast Dinner rolls or 1 Loaf Rhodes White Bread, thawed but still cold
6 tablespoons butter, melted
2 tablespoons corn syrup
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon

Icing: (optional)
1 cup powdered sugar
1 tablespoon butter, melted
1-2 tablespoons milk
½ teaspoon vanilla


Cut each dinner roll into 6 equal pieces. In a bowl, combine butter and corn syrup and stir until well mixed.

In another bowl, combine sugar and cinnamon and mix well. Dip 6 roll pieces at a time in the butter mixture and then in the sugar mixture. Place 6 pieces in each well sprayed cup of a 12 cup muffin tin. Repeat with remaining roll pieces.

Cover with sprayed plastic wrap and let double in size. Remove wrap and bake at 350°F 15-20 minutes. Cool 3-4 minutes before removing from pan.

Combine icing ingredients and mix well. Drizzle over monkey breads if desired.

  • Kandiss
    December 20, 2020

    Can i use the overnight Method with these? Would love to pop them in the oven on christmas morning.

    • Debbie from Rhodes
      December 21, 2020

      Thanks for your question! You could prepare them and put them covered in sprayed plastic wrap in the refrigerator over night. Them bring them out and let them rise for about 30-45 minutes before baking. We do not recommend leaving them on the counter overnight because the rolls with keep rising an fall.

  • Carolyn
    December 13, 2023

    I LOVE your rolls!!! I use them all the time and have told so many of my friends about them. There is a recipe with orange coconut knots that someone made for me years ago. Do you have the recipe? If do, could I do the same as with monkey bread? Thank you for this good bread!!

    • Debbie from Rhodes
      December 14, 2023

      I think you should look at the Orange Knot recipe on our website and make those and sprinkle with coconut. Or you could use the Mini Monkey Bread recipe and roll the pieces in the same topping as the Orange Knot recipe and then sprinkle with coconut, so you could bake it in the muffin tins.
      I hope this all made sense. If not, you can call me today at 1-800-876-7333. I am in the office on Thursdays.

  • Linda
    January 21, 2024

    Does this recipe use the raw dough balls (“thaw, rise, bake” on pkg) or the heat & serve dinner rolls? I would guess the raw dough but the header on the recipe says “bake & serve” so now im not sure.

    • Debbie from Rhodes
      January 22, 2024

      I cannot see anything that says, “bake & serv,” except on our company logo. You would use our Thaw, Rise and Bake Dinner Rolls. Thaw and then cut them into pieces.

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