‘Monkey Bread’ for hungry college primates

Many recipes nowadays claim that they can cut down on prep time and cooking time if a few simple rules are followed. A woman named Jonna who writes on the website Get off Your Butt and Bake came up with a simple recipe for Monkey Bread, and I decided to try it to see if it was as easy as it sounded.

This recipe is geared toward anybody, but the majority of people who are going to read this are in college so it has been made college friendly. Twelve dinner rolls are needed to start off with. Jonna’s recipe calls for them to be the actual dough, but for this recipe the already baked and buttered rolls were used. The rolls should be cut in half, and then each half should be cut into thirds.

Next, melt one stick of butter in a bowl and then stir in two tablespoons of corn syrup. In another bowl, mix 1 1/4 cup brown sugar and then add two teaspoons cinnamon.

Muffin tins will also be needed, make sure they are well coated in butter spray before you put the rolls in. Then, your oven needs to be set at 350 degrees.

Dip three pieces of the cut-up dinner rolls in the butter mixture and then roll the pieces in the brown sugar and cinnamon mixture. Arrange the three pieces in one muffin cup and repeat until all sections are filled.

The recipe from Get off Your Butt and Bake states that the rolls should then be covered so that they can rise, but the rolls that were used in this recipe were already baked, so that part of the recipe can be skipped. Now all you need to do is place the muffin tins in the preheated oven and cook 15-20 minutes. Let the monkey bread cool for 5-10 minutes after being taken out of the oven.

The cinnamon sugar will crystallize and make a pool of syrup in the bottom of the muffin cups. Make sure that this is able to harden because it makes the bread tastier.

Once monkey bread is done and they are done cooling, they should be topped off with a complementary frosting. The original recipe calls for the frosting to be homemade, but since this recipe has been made more college friendly a store bought frosting is a fine substitute. For the best results, use a store-bought cream cheese frosting. You can even add cinnamon to the frosting to give it a little extra kick.

These delicious morsels will come out of the oven and melt in anyone’s mouth. You’ll most likely need a glass of milk to wash it down with.


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    Hi, this is Jonna from http://www.justgetoffyourbuttandbake.com.rnThanks for including the Mini Monkey bread in your article.rnI thought I better correct something that you mentioned. The Rhodes Roll dough that I used, is not pre-baked bread dough. It is simply balls of frozen Bread dough that you find in the freezer section of the grocery store. It then has to come to room temperature, and rise just like homemade bread dough would need to rise. If you can find Rhodes Roll dough in your grocery store, It is fabulous, and makes wonderful homemade rolls and other creations simple to make, and delicious to eat!

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