Tuesday, February 15, 2011

Sweet Treat Tuesday-Surprise Monkey Bread

Mmmmm.....monkey bread. Such a wonderfully gooey, sugary, buttery treat. I usually only make it, when I make it, on special occasions. But when I got an email from Taste of Home a few weeks ago, I knew I couldn't wait until the next holiday, so I treated my boys to it this weekend. It was a hit, at least with 2 out of 3. My 4 year old doesn't like cream cheese, so he just ate the outside of each piece of monkey bread, that he loved. So next time, I will do half and half, because the "surprise" of cream cheese and pecans is a nice treat. So make this as a surprise for your little monkeys, or your big monkeys soon!

Surprise Monkey Bread
slightly adapted from Taste of Home

1 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup butter, cubed
2 cans (12-16 ounces each) refrigerated flaky biscuits
1/2 cup sugar
1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
1 package (8 ounces) cream cheese, cut into small cubes (one for each biscuit)
1-1/2 cups  pecans, chopped

Flatten each biscuit into a 3-in. circle. Combine sugar and cinnamon; sprinkle 1/2 teaspoon in the center of each biscuit. Top with a cream cheese cube. Fold dough over filling; pinch edges to seal tightly.

In a small microwave-safe bowl, heat brown sugar and butter on high for 1-2 minute or until sugar is dissolved; set aside.

Sprinkle 1/2 cup pecans into a 10-in. fluted tube pan or bundt pan coated with cooking spray. Layer with half of the biscuits, cinnamon-sugar and butter mixture and 1/2 cup pecans. Repeat layers.

Bake at 350° for 40-45 minutes or until golden brown. Make sure the biscuits are cooked all the way through, or you will have a doughy center. Immediately invert onto a serving platter. Serve warm. Refrigerate leftovers.

This recipe is linked to Prairie Story, It's a Keeper Thursday, Mangos and Chutney, and Beauty and Bedlam.


Stephanie said...

This is awesome! I have made traditional monkey bread many times but thus looks even better with the cream cheese and pecans!

Megan said...

These look sooooo good! I'm heading to the grocery store today, and I think I'll pick up these ingredients to make these on Saturday : )

Rita said...

Love monkey bread and your recipe sounds so good. Keeping this one for the grandkids next visit!

Melissa said...

That looks delicious! I'm visiting from It's a Keeper Thursday :)

carolinaheartstrings said...

This looks so good. I just love Monkey bread and am definitely going to try yours.


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