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    Monkey Balls

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    1 hr 5 mins

    30 mins

    35 mins

    Manda's Note:

    Despite the name, these sweet, gooey treats are AWESOME!!! Best when eaten day of making, but can be reheated in the microwave several days later to taste just as great. Every time I make these, I just can't resist ripping off a chunk every time I walk by them. They disappear quickly!! I don't add nuts because my family doesn't care for them, but I'm sure it's equally as great wit

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    1. 1
      Knead dough.
    2. 2
      Mix sugar and cinnamon in small bowl.
    3. 3
      Pinch off dough into walnut-size balls.
    4. 4
      Roll in melted butter, then in sugar-cinnamon mixture.
    5. 5
      Place in butter-greased bundt or angel food pan, in layers.
    6. 6
      Sprinkle nuts over each layer, if desired.
    7. 7
      Pour remaining butter and sugar over top.
    8. 8
      Let rise, about 10 minutes.
    9. 9
      Bake in 325 degree oven for 35 to 45 minutes.
    10. 10
      Invert onto plate while still warm.

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    Ratings & Reviews:

    • on April 05, 2002


      Manda, Nobody has reviewed these yet, What's Up??? Okay, my family Loves nuts, so I kept those, with a nice layer on the bottom, as the recipe is inverted when it's done, so they're on top and in-between layers and it looks as pretty as a picture. I used a half recipe of dough, as I was using the other half for another recipe. I made the full recipe of melted butter, and of the cinnamon/sugar misture, and I noticed our daughter's cinnamon/sugar shaker was a bit heavy on the cinnamon, so I knew that's how she likes it, I do too, so I added a lot more cinnamon. I sprinkled the rest of the cinnamon/sugar mixture on top, then drizzed the remaining butter over everything. Beautiful and to-die-for! Looks like it came out of a magazine! Wow, and I snuck a nice-sized chunk of this into my husband's lunch tomorrow. Daughter also seemed to really like it. Sure reminds me of my mom's cinnamon rolls from scratch! DEFINITE KEEPER! Thank you Manda.

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    • on February 09, 2013


      Apparently it's also called monkey bread i just now found out. Like this name though because of the weird looks i get. Whrn i made it i mixed pure sugar with Brown sugar and it tastes great. A little gooey though because i set the temperature to the one shown on here instead of the one for biscuit dough. Oops.

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    • on June 02, 2009

      I love monkey balls! I learned how to make them long ago from a family member. I've never heard anyone else call this recipe "monkey balls" other than from people in my family (I've gotten lots of weird replies). The only difference from my recipe is the frozen bread dough; I use the Pillsbury buiscuits and cut them into quarters. It fun to get everyone in on it and make an assembly line:)!

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    Nutritional Facts for Monkey Balls

    Serving Size: 1 (319 g)

    Servings Per Recipe: 1

    Amount Per Serving
    % Daily Value
    Calories 1599.6
    Calories from Fat 829
    Total Fat 92.2 g
    Saturated Fat 58.3 g
    Cholesterol 244.0 mg
    Sodium 654.9 mg
    Total Carbohydrate 203.6 g
    Dietary Fiber 2.4 g
    Sugars 199.9 g
    Protein 1.1 g

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    frozen white bread dough

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