Saturday, September 1, 2012

Cream Cheese Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread

It's halftime during the Arkansas game, so I'm going to post a new recipe really quick.  I don't know about you, but hubs and I are pretty darn happy that it's football season.

This morning, I did a trial run for a cake/monkey bread that I'm bringing to our Sunday School breakfast tomorrow morning.  Of course, I found it on Pinterest.  And ya know, I had to try it out before I fed 30 people.  It was so yummy.  Not so healthy (at all), but delish. 

Cream Cheese Cinnamon Roll Monkey Bread
Adapted from Cookies and Cups

-3 packages of Pillsbury cinnamon rolls (I bought the skinnier tubes)
-1 package of cream cheese
-1 stick of butter
-1 cup of brown sugar
-2 tbsp water

1.  Preheat the oven to 375°.  Meanwhile, grease a bundt pan and cut the cream cheese into little blocks.
2.  Take each cinnamon roll and tear it in half.  Put a little cube of cream cheese in between the two pieces of cinnamon roll and roll into a ball.  Drop it into the bundt pan.  Repeat until you have a can and a half of cinnamon rolls in your bundt pan.
3.  Meanwhile, in a sauce pan, heat the stick of butter over medium heat. As soon as it's melted, add the cup of brown sugar and water. Mix well.  Bring to a good boil.  Remove from heat and pour half of the mixture over the cinnamon rolls in the bundt pan.
4.  Finish rolling out the remaining cinnamon rolls with the cream cheese and pour the rest of the sauce on top.
5.  Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until golden.  Just a tip - this can be very gooey because of the cream cheese, so I baked it for the maximum time.  It came out perfect in my oven.
6.  Let it cool for a few minutes and then dump it onto a plate.
7.  Take the left over containers of cream cheese frosting (that came with your cinnamon rolls) and drizzle it over the top.  I only used 2 of the 3 containers, and I put it in a different bowl and heated it up so that it'd be easier to drizzle.  You don't have to do this step, but I figured why not.  It came with the frosting anyways, might as well use it!
8.  Enjoy and try not to clog your arteries.  

This is very rich, but seriously good.  It's great for a large crowd or for a Thanksgiving/Christmas morning breakfast.  I hope you enjoy!


Cat Simmonds said...

My MIL loves making monkey bread, but tutus recipe brings it to a whole new level! I'm excited to try it :)

Elise said...

Oh my goodness, this looks amazing. I'll be saving this for Christmas! Thanks for sharing.

Stephany said...

I made this the other day! Everyone thought it was delicious. Thanks for sharing!

Veronica Lee Burns said...

Wow this looks amazing! I'm definitely going to have to try it.
*new follower :)