Hershey's Chocolate Monkey Bread

Recipe by Molly53
READY IN: 1hr 10mins


  • 2
    (16 ounce) packages frozen bread dough (or white bread dough from recipe of your choice)
  • 1
    tablespoon hershey cocoa
  • 1
    teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 12
    cup butter or 1/2 cup margarine, melted and divided (not spread product)
  • 12
    cup packed light brown sugar
  • 14
    cup water
  • semisweet chocolate pieces or milk chocolate pieces


  • Thaw loaves as directed on package; let rise until doubled.
  • Stir together granulated sugar, cocoa and cinnamon.
  • Stir together 1/4 cup butter, brown sugar and water in small microwave-safe bowl.
  • Microwave at HIGH (100%) 30 to 60 seconds or until smooth when stirred.
  • Pour mixture into 12-cup fluted tube pan.
  • Heat oven to 350°F Pinch off pieces of bread dough; form into balls, 1-1/2 inches in diameter, placing 3 baking pieces inside each ball.
  • Dip each ball in remaining 1/4 cup butter; roll in cocoa-sugar mixture.
  • Place balls in prepared pan.
  • Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until golden brown.
  • Cool 20 minutes in pan; invert onto serving plate.
  • Cool until lukewarm.