I made classic monkey bread a few months ago for the first time. Mmmm Why did I wait so long? So back in December when I was at the Rhodes blogger night out and they made Hot CHOCOLATE monkey bread for us I was in HEAVEN! To die for, seriously! I made them for my family right away! And while I’ll make a few changes the next time I try this it is definitely a repeat for us!
This is STUFFED monkey bread, so pick your favorite chocolate for the filling. I used dark chocolate chips, but if you like milk or semi sweet go for it. Next time I’d REALLY like top try a dove bar chopped up.
Stuffed Hot Chocolate Monkey Bread
dough (I used Texas sized Rhodes rolls, but their dinner sized rolls works too, or your favorite homemade dough)
1 1/2 C chocolate (chips or chopped)
1/2 C hot chocolate mix
1/2 C toffee bits
1/2 C butter melted
1/2 C brown sugar
First portion your dough, I cut the Texas size dough into 3, I’d cut a dinner roll into 2… you get the idea
Flatten your dough a bit, fill with 1 tsp of chocolate and wrap it up, pressing it closed. Next time I’d wet the edges a bit because they opened up on me.
Roll your stuffed dough ball in the hot chocolate mixture
Take your pan (sprayed with pam) and cover it with 1/2 the toffee bits and a sprinkling of hot chocolate mixture (I used a bread pan because it was all I had, but we enjoyed it so much I ordered a bundt pan for next time)
place your dough balls in the pan. Mix the butter and brown sugar, microwave to warm it a bit and pour it over your rolls (I got Lego boy to help drizzle in between layers a bit…)
Cover with the rest of the toffee and more of the hot chocolate mixture and let them rise!
you can see as mine rose that they started opening up. I pinched them closed ,but I can see that sealing them next time will help a lot!
Bake in your oven at 350 degrees for 35 mins (mine too longer because of my loaf pan, the bundt pan is going to work SO much better!). Cover with foil for the last 10 mins so they don’t over brown. Invert on a plate and serve!
They were SUPER rich, and delicious. I let the kids each have 2 and that was probably too much! I think this will go over well as a desert for a family party, let it cool a bit and slice it… Maybe with some fresh whipped cream!