Snicker’s Monkey Bread
A chocolatey peanut buttery version of everyone’s favorite pull – apart dessert
I love finger food. Anytime I can have a small activity while eating a decadent dessert, I’m in! This is the chocolate, peanut butter monkey bread collab you never knew you needed to try. Store-bought biscuits stuffed with Snicker’s pieces, baked, and then glazed with a salty peanut butter glaze. A perfect treat for the holidays, gathering with friends, or for the local bake sale. My first time making this was in culinary school. I brought it home to my parents’ house for my family to try and we devoured the whole thing. BEWARE, Monkey Bread is addicting!
Top tip, I always keep a can of store-bought biscuit dough on hand. You can do so much with her, sweet or savory. Am I the only one who jumps when trying to open a can of biscuit dough though? Gets me every time. Monkey bread is supposed to be all about the pull. When you cook dough close to each other, it inflates the biscuit pieces creating soft warm pockets of bread that absorb whatever you coat it in. You can dip these in butter and toss them with cinnamon sugar, or you can stuff them with chocolate and coat them with brown sugar glaze to speed things up. One thing I learned is that I will always add a glaze to my monkey bread. This peanut butter glaze is mouthwatering.
Looking to make these for a birthday party? Cut the biscuits smaller. If you’re feeding a lot of people, cut them in quarters. If it’s for a little group, thirds are perfect and not as much work. If you want to serve these for a special occasion, these make for great cupcakes as well. Individual Monkey Bread CUPCAKES!? So cute. Bake these as close to serving as you can. The best part of monkey bread is eating the warm gooey caramel that forms around each piece.
Snicker's Monkey Bread
Serves 6 - 8
10m prep time
25m cook time
For monkey bread:
- 2 cans Pillsbury buttermilk biscuits, cut in thirds
- 6 full-size Snickers bars, cut into 8 pieces
- 3/4 cup butter, melted
- 3/4 cup brown sugar
- 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips
For peanut butter glaze:
- 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 cup peanut butter
- 1/3 cup milk
- Pinch of salt
- Preheat oven to 350° F and prepare a greased Bundt pan.
- Take each piece of snickers and wrap 1 piece of biscuit around the piece. Roll the dough into a ball and set aside. Repeat with each biscuit.
- In a large bowl, whisk together brown sugar and melted butter until combined.
- Gently toss all the monkey bread pieces in the melted butter mixture and then toss to coat all the monkey bread. Place half the pieces into the Bundt pan and top with half of the chocolate chips. Repeat with remaining pieces and chocolate.
- Bake for 20 - 30 minutes or until the edges turn golden. Mix all ingredients for peanut butter glaze in a bowl until smooth and light in color.
- Remove and let cool for 5 minutes, then top with peanut butter glaze.
- MONKEY BREAD!
Recipe adapted from Cooking Panda.