Gorilla Bread for Little Monkeys

Total Time
Prep 15 mins
Cook 30 mins

Here's one for the kiddies to get their toes into! Okay, maybe not the toeses, but how 'bout their little sticky fingers? Oooh, yeah! Take this to church coffee hours, potlucks, picnics, family reunions. You will surely return home with an empty container! (NOTE: wasn't sure of the size of the cans, just get the ones that have 10 biscuits.... *I actually make my biscuits from scratch* !!!)

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. Grease a Bundt or tube pan with BUTTER; set aside.
  2. Pre-heat oven to 400*.
  3. Remove biscuits from tube, flattening each round.
  4. Cut cream cheese brick into 30 small squares; set aside.
  5. In a small bowl, mix white sugar & cinnamon; set aside.
  6. Mix melted butter and brown sugar in another small bowl--it will be grainy; set aside.
  7. ASSEMBLE: place one cheese square into center of each flattened biscuit.
  8. Wrap biscuit dough around each cheese square, pinching edges; roll biscuit ball in dipping cinna-sugar; load into prepared pan.
  9. When you have one layer in the pan, sprinkle about 3 tablespoons of the drizzling butter-sugar mixture over those biscuit balls.
  10. Continue with the next layer & some drizzling mixture, finishing with the drizzling mixture at the top.
  11. Pop the pan into the oven for about 30 minutes -- dough should still be just a teensy doughy (not completely dry).
  12. Flip out of pan immediately; cool.
  13. Best if served while luke-warm.
Most Helpful

I thought this was excellent! I omitted the sugar/cinnamon dip because I was out of sugar. Instead, I just made more "drizzle" and dipped each biscuit in there before layering. It turned out wonderful! It didn't bake evenly though. I had to take the top layer out after 20 minutes (convection), then put the rest back in, then take the top layer off again, etc etc. Next time, I would try to spread them out in a flat pan and hope they would bake more evenly.

Crocheting Mama March 29, 2010

The kids loved this. Ok, I thought it was pretty awesome too!! I followed the recipe exactly. I love the way the brown sugar and butter gets through and there is even some on the bottom (top- if you get time to dump it out before it starts being DEVOURED!!) As you can tell from my pic, I DIDN'T even get to remove it from the pan. The cream cheese adds that extra "umph!" that all others are missing. Thanks so much for this wonderful recipe!

kellychris June 24, 2009