Caramel Monkey Bread

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  • Level: Intermediate
  • Total: 1 hr
  • Prep: 30 min
  • Cook: 30 min
  • Yield: 12 servings
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1 (16 oz.) pkg. Pillsbury® Hot Roll Mix

1 cup hot water, 120 degrees to 130 degrees F

2 tbsps. butter, softened

1 large egg

Crisco® Butter No-Stick Cooking Spray

1/2 cup coarsely chopped nuts

1 cup sugar

1 tbsp. ground cinnamon

1/3 cup butter, melted

2/3 cup Smucker's® Caramel Spoonable Ice Cream Topping

3 tbsps. Hungry Jack® Microwave Ready Butter Flavored Syrup


  1. PREPARE hot roll mix according to package directions using the hot water, softened butter and egg. Proceed through step 3. Allow dough to rest 5 minutes. Coat 12-cup fluted cake pan with no-stick cooking spray. Sprinkle nuts in bottom of prepared pan.
  2. MIX sugar and cinnamon in shallow dish. Cut dough with sharp knife to make about 48, 1-inch balls. Roll in melted butter, then cinnamon-sugar mixture. Layer in pan on top of nuts. Combine caramel topping and syrup. Pour evenly over top of dough.
  3. COVER loosely with plastic wrap and towel. Let rise in warm place 30 minutes or until doubled in size. Remove cover.
  4. HEAT oven to 350 degrees F. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. Immediately invert onto serving plate. Let rest 5 minutes. Remove pan. Serve warm.

Cook’s Note

To make ahead: Prepare as directed through step 2. Cover loosely with plastic wrap and refrigerate up to 24 hours. Let rise at room temperature about 2 hours or until doubled in size. Bake as directed in step 4.