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.

Ingredients

24 Rhodes White Dinner Rolls, dough 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

Instructions

  1. Cut each roll in half. Combine brown sugar and cinnamon in a bowl.
  2. 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.
  3. Let rise for 30 minutes.
  4. Bake at 350ºF for 30 minutes.
  5. While baking combine icing ingredients.
  6. Invert bundt pan to serve and drizzle icing over the top of the Monkey Bread.

Instructions

OVERNIGHT METHOD: The nigh before, complete steps 1 and 2. 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 it continue to rise slightly at room temperature. This is a great time to preheat your oven. Continue with steps 3-6.

COMMENTS
  • Janice trower
    March 12, 2020

    Trying!

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  • Laurie
    May 14, 2020

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

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    • Debbie from Rhodes
      May 15, 2020

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

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  • June 2, 2020

    Isn’t butterscotch pudding included?

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    • 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!

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  • 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?

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    • 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!

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  • Jai
    July 4, 2020

    How dk tou make rhe frosting drizzle?

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    • 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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    • lORIEjO
      July 8, 2020

      Hi Jai.
      wHIP UP THE RECIPE ABOVE. mILK OR CREAM WORKS. DRIZZLE OVER LIGHTLY WARM MONKEY BREAD AND THE HEAT (PLUS GRAVITY) WILL MAKE IT RUN DOWN THE SIDES. lET THE BREAD COOL A BIT BEFORE ADDING FROSTING OR MOST OF IT WILL RUN OFF. : )

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      • Debbie from Rhodes
        July 13, 2020

        Thanks for some good ideas too!

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  • Karmel
    October 17, 2020

    How long does it Take To bring frozen rolls to room TEMPERATURE? Thank you!

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    • Debbie from Rhodes
      October 19, 2020

      Thanks for your question! I can’t give you an exact answer because it really depends on the warmth of your kitchen, probably between 1-2 hours. Put them in the warmest part of your kitchen!

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  • Barbara
    November 17, 2020

    My family loves “monkey Bread”. Its been a family holiday tradition for decades.
    However, each year its become harder and harder to find your plain frozen dough To make my oWn monkey bread, no offense meant but nothing beats home made cinnamon pull aparts.
    Hope store will Be stocked this holiday
    Ps sorry for caps but Cannot access lower case..

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    • Debbie from Rhodes
      November 24, 2020

      The stores are stocked! But make sure you are buying the product you will need early this year. As you know it has been a wild year. But this year it is especially important to but early!

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  • sharon
    December 5, 2020

    I would like to make your monkey bread for Christmas gift. can I do process 1 and 2 then refreeze? give to a the giftee frozen with instructions on thawing and cooking when it is convienent for them? or other suggestions?.
    I am going to experiment with taking the frozen bun (not cut in half)and roll in melted butter then put in bag to coat with the cinnamon, sugar, brown sugar stack in pan put back in freezer. next day get it out to thaw and bake. to try to make this giftable .
    thank you

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    • Debbie from Rhodes
      December 7, 2020

      Sorry but once the rolls are thawed they will not rise if they are refrozen. Once they are thawed, the yeast is activated and refreezing will damage the yeast. So if you try it with frozen rolls it might work. Usually when the rolls are frozen the sugar mixture won’t stick to them very well. It might work with rolling them in melted butter but you will have to be careful to no let them thaw. Hope that helps. If you have other questions, you can call our Customer Satisfaction line and speak with one of our baking experts. they will be happy to help you! 1-800-876-7333.

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  • june
    December 17, 2020

    I want to make monkey bread but could only find rhodes yeast dinner rolls. Do not remember seeing the word yeast on previous packages. Can I still make Monkey bread with this.

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    • Debbie from Rhodes
      December 18, 2020

      Yes, the Yeast Dinner Rolls are the ones you want to use! We added “yeast” to the package so consumers would know they need to “Thaw, Rise, and Bake!” Enjoy!

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  • December 19, 2020

    Will this work with Rhodes CINNAMON rolls? I have the 35.5 oz package. Thanks

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    • Debbie from Rhodes
      December 21, 2020

      Thank you for your question! This recipe would probably work with the Cinnamon Rolls but they are much bigger than a Dinner Roll. And I’m not certain about which kind of Cinnamon Rolls you are using. We have two different types: 1. the yeast Cinnamon Rolls with 12 in a package or 2. the Anytime! Cinnamon Rolls which have 9 rolls in the package. I don’t think the Anytime! rolls would work because they are placed in a cold oven and then turn on the oven. the gradual warming of the oven helps them to rise, so I’m not sure they will work.
      If you have questions, call our Customer Satisfaction department and speak with one of baking experts. 1-800-876-7333.

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    • December 23, 2020

      I’ve made it WIth cinnomon rolls, I cut them into fourths and then rolled them in the butter and then cinnamon sugar.

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      • Debbie from Rhodes
        December 24, 2020

        Great idea!

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  • Pam
    December 23, 2020

    Hi! I was not able to get the dinner rolls can I make this recipe with the Rhodes loaves?

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    • Debbie from Rhodes
      December 23, 2020

      Thanks for your question! You can certainly make the monkey bread with the loaves of Bread Dough. One loaf can be divided in to 12 Dinner size rolls. Hope this helps you!

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      • Pam
        December 25, 2020

        Thank you! It worked great! We had yummy Christmas Monkey bread!

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  • JNo
    December 24, 2020

    For overnigHt preP, do i cut the rolls in half while they are frozen…thEn they thaw overnight in frig coAted with butter and cinnamon ?

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    • Debbie from Rhodes
      December 24, 2020

      Thanks for your question! Let the rolls thaw first. It’s much easier that way. Then assemble and then put it in the refrigerator, to rise.

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  • Sher
    December 24, 2020

    I cannot find jello butterscotch pudding. Is ther a substitute that can. be used? I’ve gone to all the stores like Target, Winn Dixie, Publix and cannot find anywhere.

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    • Debbie from Rhodes
      December 24, 2020

      Yes, it is getting more and more difficult to find the butterscotch pudding anymore. We have tried the vanilla pudding and it is a little different but it works.

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