Chocolate Caramel Stuffed Monkey Bread

Recipe by MaryJane Robbins

Sweet vanilla yeast dough wraps around tiny bundles of chocolate chips and caramel pieces, then snuggles them together in a Bundt or tube-shaped loaf of melted goodness. A rich butter/vanilla glaze completes this decadent special occasion treat. Each diner gets to pull off sections of this bread, like little monkeys sharing the sticky, sweet confection.

35 mins
25 to 30 mins
3 hrs 35 mins
1 tube or Bundt-shaped loaf
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  1. Weigh your flour; or measure it by gently spooning it into a cup, then sweeping off any excess. Prepare the yeast dough by hand, machine or on the dough cycle of your bread machine. The dough will be soft and smooth.

  2. Allow the dough to rise, covered, for 45 to 60 minutes, or until full and puffy.

  3. Gently deflate the dough and pat to an 8" x 10" rectangle. Cut into 4 equal lengths, then cut each length into 10 pieces.

  4. Taking one piece at a time, create a small well in the dough ball and add a few chocolate chips and caramel pieces. Seal the dough into a ball and place in a well-greased 10-cup Bundt pan or 10” tube pan.

  5. Continue to fill and add dough balls to the pan until all dough is used. Pour the melted butter/vanilla mixture over the dough and cover the pan with plastic wrap. Allow to rise for an additional 45 to 60 minutes or until puffy.

  6. Remove the plastic wrap and bake in a pre-heated 350°F for 25 to 30 minutes or until golden brown and crisp on the outside.

  7. Turn the hot bread out onto a rimmed serving platter. Allow to cool for 10 minutes. Prepare the glaze by whisking the ingredients together until smooth and pourable, adding more cream if needed. Pour over the bread and serve warm.

Tips from our Bakers

  • Why the range in volume for the chips? Use more for an assertive hit of chocolate in every bite; use fewer if you want other flavors, rather than chocolate, to take center stage.