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