Monkey Bread

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Prep Time: 15 min.
Bake Time: 30 min.
Servings: 12
Difficulty: Beginner

Nothing is more tempting than this classic, sticky and sweet Monkey Bread. Pull it apart or sliced it up; either way it will disappear before your eyes.


24 Rhodes White Dinner Rolls, thawed to room temperature
3/4 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 Tbsp cinnamon

1 cup powdered sugar
2 Tbsp heavy cream
1 tsp vanilla


Cut each roll in half. Combine brown sugar and cinnamon in a bowl.

Roll each roll piece first in butter and then in cinnamon sugar. Layer pieces in a bundt pan sprayed with nonstick spray. Pour remaining butter and sugar over the top of the rolls.

Cover with sprayed plastic wrap and let rise for 30 minutes.

Bake at 350ºF for 30 minutes. While baking combine icing ingredients. Invert bundt pan to serve and drizzle icing over the top of the Monkey Bread.

  • Janice trower
    March 12, 2020


  • Laurie
    May 14, 2020

    I have made these SEVERAL times!! FAMILY and FRIENDS Love this!!! Always asking to MAKE more!

    • Debbie from Rhodes
      May 15, 2020

      This is one of our most popular recipes. Glad you love this recipe! Enjoy!

  • June 2, 2020

    Isn’t butterscotch pudding included?

    • Debbie from Rhodes
      June 3, 2020

      Thanks for your question! This recipe is what many people call “Monkey Bread”. I believe you are thinking of our “Butterscotch Bubbleloaf” recipe. It uses the butterscotch pudding and is one of our most requested recipes. The recipe for “Butterscotch Bubbleloaf” is also on our website. Check it out!

  • June 8, 2020

    will I be successful following your overnight instructions on the package? I’d like to have monkey bread for brunch the next day?

    • Debbie from Rhodes
      June 8, 2020

      You should be if you follow the directions. You may have to let it finish rising outside of the refrigerator for maybe an hour. So just check it make sure it has risen. Also, be sure to check the “best by” date on the package. To make sure you are fresh product is important to your success. Enjoy!

  • Jai
    July 4, 2020

    How dk tou make rhe frosting drizzle?

    • Debbie from Rhodes
      July 7, 2020

      Thank you for your question! Make sure your frosting is room temperature and just cut the corner off of the package. And then just slowly squeeze the package while going over the finished Monkey Bread. Hope that helps you!

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