Think of monkey bread as a technique, a type of dessert, with supporting recipes. Monkey bread is easy to make and doesn't require a lot of precision. You have to wait for the bread to rise but there is not a great time commitment. And it's a great kids' project. Kids love handling and dipping the bread pieces and it really doesn't matter how it's put together.
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Table of Contents
Everything You Ever Wanted to Know about Monkey Bread
How to Make Monkey Bread
The Secrets of Great Monkey Bread
How to Make Your Bundt Pan Less Sticky
Basic Steps for Successful Monkey Bread
Should You Choose a Mix or a Recipe?
Can I Use My Bread Machine?
Choosing the Right Pan
Monkey Bread & Sweet Roll Mixes
Cinnamon Monkey Bread Mix
Caramel Nut Monkey Bread Mix
Butterscotch Monkey Bread Mix
Cinnamon Buns with White Fondant Frosting Mix
Philly Sticky Buns
Maple Nut Rolls
Monkey Bread Recipes
Orange Pecan Monkey Bread Recipe
Cherry Almond Monkey Bread Recipe
The Ultimate Monkey Bread (with recipe)
Aranygaluska (Authentic Hungarian Coffeecake)
Sweet Roll Recipes
Frosted Cranapple Rolls
Caramel Spanish Buns
Other Sweet Bread Recipes
Sweet Chocolate Braided Bread
Easy Italian Zeppole
Debbie started something. She took a Monkey Bread to a Christmas party and loaded the center up with cream cheese frosting. The guests flocked to it, dipping pieces of Monkey Bread into the cream cheese frosting. Word spread—apparently cream cheese frosting converts a scrumptious Monkey Bread to The Ultimate Monkey Bread. We had to try it. The stories are true—there is such a thing as The Ultimate Monkey Bread.
Make your Monkey Bread according to the direction in the recipe or on the package and bake it in a bundt or tube pan. Then make your favorite cream cheese frosting or use our recipe below. Drizzle the top with frosting and partially fill the center cavity with cream cheese. Place your Monkey Bread in the center of the table and let guests dip pieces in the well of cream cheese frosting.
Here is a recipe for cream cheese frosting:
Cream Cheese Frosting
1/2 brick (4 ounces) cream cheese
1 teaspoons vanilla
2 cups powdered sugar
1. Whip the cream cheese and vanilla with an electric mixer.
2. Add the powdered sugar.
3. Add enough milk to reach the desired consistency.
Double this recipe for lots of frosting for your Monkey Bread.