Christmas Morning Monkey Bread


If Christmas morning monkey bread isn't your family tradition, it's about to be! Served warm from the oven this sweet red and green monkey bread recipe is guaranteed to be devored.

Prep Time:
20 mins
Bake Time:
40 mins
Total Time:
1 hrs


  • 2 16.3 ounce refrigerated biscuits (16 total)

  • 16 red candied cherries

  • 16 green candied cherries

  • ½ cup butter, melted

  • ¾ cup granulated sugar

  • 1 cup powdered sugar

  • ½ teaspoon vanilla

  • 1 - 2 tablespoon milk

  • ½ cup sliced almonds, toasted

  • Red and green colored sugar (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Generously coat a 10-inch nonstick fluted tube pan with nonstick cooking spray.

  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 cherry in the center of each round. Bring the edge of the dough up and around the cherry 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 granulated sugar. Layer coated balls in the prepared pan. Drizzle with any remaining butter; sprinkle with any remaining sugar.

  4. 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. Cool slightly.

  5. Meanwhile, in a small bowl combine powdered sugar, vanilla, and milk (1 tablespoon at a time) until desired consistency.

  6. Drizzle icing over warm monkey bread. Top with almonds and, if desired, colored sugar. Serve warm.

    Christmas Morning Monkey Bread
    Hannah Bigot

Nutrition Facts (per serving)

354 Calories
13g Fat
55g Carbs
5g Protein
Nutrition Facts
Servings Per Recipe 16
Calories 354
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 13g 17%
Saturated Fat 5g 25%
Cholesterol 16mg 5%
Sodium 623mg 27%
Total Carbohydrate 55g 20%
Total Sugars 28g
Protein 5g
Vitamin C 0.1mg 1%
Calcium 45mg 3%
Iron 1.6mg 9%
Potassium 118mg 3%
Fatty acids, total trans 2g
Folate, total 34.5mcg

*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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