Chocolate-Caramel Monkey Bread


This warm, gooey monkey bread recipe is the perfect treat on a cool morning. This easy monkey bread will please a crowd at breakfast or brunch.

Chocolate-Caramel Monkey Bread
Photo: Jason Donnelly
Prep Time:
40 mins
Bake Time:
40 mins
Cool Time:
5 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs 25 mins


  • ½ cup sliced almonds or chopped pecans, toasted

  • ¾ cup sugar

  • 2 teaspoon unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 ½ teaspoon ground cinnamon

  • 2 16.3 ounce pkg. refrigerated biscuits (16 total)

  • 32 chocolate-covered caramels (such as Rolo®)

  • ½ cup butter, melted

  • ¼ cup caramel-flavor ice cream topping

  • 1 teaspoon vanilla


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Generously grease a 10-inch nonstick fluted tube pan. Sprinkle 1/4 cup of the almonds in bottom of pan. Combine sugar, cocoa powder and cinnamon.

  2. With kitchen scissors, cut each biscuit into 2 pieces. Using your hands, flatten each piece into a 3-inch round of dough. Place a chocolate covered caramel, in the center of each round. Bring the edge of the dough up and around the caramel to form a ball. Pinch the edges of the dough together to seal firmly.

  3. Dip each ball into the melted butter, then roll it in the sugar mixture. Layer coated balls in the prepared pan. Drizzle with any remaining butter; sprinkle with any remaining sugar mixture.

  4. Stir together ice cream topping and vanilla; drizzle over rolls. Sprinkle with the remaining 1/4 cup almonds.

  5. Bake 40 to 45 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean (If needed, cover bread with foil the last 15 minutes of baking to prevent overbrowning.) Cool bread in pan for 5 minutes. Run a small rubber spatula around edge of the bread to loosen. Invert pan onto a platter; remove pan. Spoon any topping and nuts that remain in pan on bread. Cool slightly. Serve warm.

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

347 Calories
17g Fat
47g Carbs
4g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 347
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 17g 22%
Saturated Fat 7g 35%
Cholesterol 17mg 6%
Sodium 658mg 29%
Total Carbohydrate 47g 17%
Total Sugars 24g
Protein 4g
Calcium 30mg 2%
Iron 1.2mg 7%
Potassium 51mg 1%
Fatty acids, total trans 4g
Folate, total 1.6mcg
Vitamin B-12 0.1mcg

*The % Daily Value (DV) tells you how much a nutrient in a food serving contributes to a daily diet. 2,000 calories a day is used for general nutrition advice.

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