Triple Chocolate Stuffed Monkey Bread (with Milky Way Bites Centers!) ~ Diane's Vintage Zest!

Friday, October 4, 2013

Triple Chocolate Stuffed Monkey Bread (with Milky Way Bites Centers!)

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Oh. Em. Gee.  I'm not typically one for superlatives, but I have made the most delicious, gooey, chocolaty, creamy, and caramel-y monkey bread of my life.  It's so easy to prepare that you'll HAVE to make it immediately.  Honestly, I made it in practically no time, which is perfect for the tailgaiting parties that we're doing every Sunday (now that I'm into football).  And best of all, not only is the bread itself delish, there's a secret weapon inside...  Milky Way Bites!  And lucky you, I'm sharing the recipe AND a coupon for up to $2 off these bites that put the triple in my Triple Chocolate Stuffed Monkey Bread!


Triple Chocolate Stuffed Monkey Bread with Milky Way Bites #shop #gamedaybites

Triple Chocolate Stuffed Monkey Bread with Milky Way Bites #shop #gamedaybites


Really, it's the perfect dessert for game day because your guests can just pop off a piece and enjoy all of the deliciousness with just one hand.  If you don't want to include the sticky chocolate glaze (what's wrong with you?) because it might be too messy for your home (oh yeah...), then it is still ooey-gooey in the middle of each piece of monkey bread.




Really, don't hate me because there is the possibility that you might need to bake two: one for you, and one for your guests... and then let out your pants.  It's a good thing I sew!

Bon appetit!


Triple Chocolate Stuffed Monkey Bread with Milky Way Bites #shop #gamedaybites


Triple Chocolate Stuffed Monkey Bread (with Milky Way Bites Centers!)
A Vintage Zest original


Ingredients

  • 2 packages of Milky Way unwrapped bites (7 oz. each)
  • 2 packages of biscuits (17.3 oz. each)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 Tbsp. butter
  • 2 - 4 Tbsp. milk
  • Powdered sugar, for dusting

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Note 1: Make sure to buy the unwrapped bites, unless you don't mind unwrapping all those bites individually!

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Note 2: I used reduced fat, wheat biscuits and no one noticed AT ALL.  At least you can fool yourself into thinking it's healthy!


Directions

1. Unwrap your biscuits and set them aside to rise.

2. Cut all of the Milky Ways Bites into half.  You will need 24 of them total, making 48 pieces.


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3. Cut each of your 16 biscuits into three equal parts, yielding 48 pieces of dough.


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4. Make a piece of monkey bread by...
A) Placing half of a Milky Ways Bites onto a stretched piece of biscuit dough
B) Smushing the bites slightly into a round-ish shape
C) Stretching the dough over the chocolate
D) Rolling it between your palms to create a nice ball!


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5. Continue for all remaining pieces.


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6. Next, combine the granulated sugar and the cocoa powder in a large resealable plastic bag.


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7. Place all 48 balls of dough in the bag and shake to coat!


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8. Place all of the dough balls a pan sprayed with nonstick spray.  (It's probably best to use a pretty Bundt pan, but mine was out of commission).  Reserve the remaining cocoa powder mixture for the glaze.


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9. Next, in a small saucepan melt the butter.


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10. Add the remaining cocoa powder mixture to the butter, adding 1 tablespoon of the milk at a time, as needed to thin the consistency slightly.


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Here's where the recipe may differ slightly depending on how messy you want your guests to be!

11a. For the less messy version: pour ALL of the glaze on and between the monkey bread pieces.  Make sure it is as coated as possible.

11b. The messier version: Pour about 1/3 of the mixture on the bread just to moisten the pieces up a bit. Reserve the rest for a sticky glaze on top later!  I went with this version for the remaining photos.


12. Bake at 400F for 20 - 25 minutes.  The non-messy version will have a hardened glaze and be firm to the touch.  The messy version will be slightly caramelized on top and crusty.


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13. After cooling, turn onto a serving plate.  For the non-messy version, you are done!  For the messy version, cover with the remaining chocolate glaze, which you will have to warm slightly beforehand.


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14. Sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve!


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By the way, I have an alternative method to serve this dessert for all of you that are interested.  For individual portions, place 2 - 3 of the balls in an oversized muffin tin.  Voila!  Instant portion control!  Well, maybe.


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Really, go ahead and dig in!  Remember, I made this healthy just for you.  ;)


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I think it is a pretty impressive looking dessert for being so quick and so budget-friendly.  Speaking of, here is the link to that coupon so you can make your own game day dessert for even less green!

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I'm sure that this will be a game day favorite around here from now on, based on the empty cake plate about 2 minutes later...

What's your favorite game day recipe?


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26 comments:

  1. I have never made monkey bread before but have always wanted to, sugar high - I'm all for it. Especially when it includes a good dose of Milky Ways!

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  2. Definitely! I'm not sure what happens to them as they're baking, but they make such a nice creamy filling!

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  3. I will send you a million Monopoly dollars if you make me one and send it to me RIGHT NOW!!! Yum!

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    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo
    Raising-Reagan.com

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  4. Oh my goodness, this is my kind of monkey bread! Pinned!

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  5. Ha! It's so easy to make that you'll be whipping them out in no time. Very, very dangerous!

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  6. Good! I was afraid that three kinds of chocolate might be overload!!!

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  7. OMG !!
    That's what I call scrumptious cake!! Just the way I like it :)

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  8. Oh my! I am not sure if I could resist these delicious bites!!! Did you create this recipe? You really make it look easy....

    :)

    hugs x,
    Crystelle

    Crystelle Boutique

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  9. I did create the recipe, inspired by monkey breads that I've seen in the past. None of them used three kinds of chocolate though!

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  10. I am pinning and sharing this recipe and then going to put elastic in my jeans!

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  11. what a great way to use the candy bars!

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  12. Thanks! I have another recipe in store for you soon, also using candy bars that is to die for!

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  13. Sure! I'm glad to share both the coupon and the recipe!

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  14. My goodness Diane,

    Your Triple Chocolate Stuffed Monkey Bread is just fabulous! Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and have a fun weekend!
    Miz Helen

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  15. What a delicious tradition! It'll definitely be a sweet way to start the morning. :)

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  16. Love the surprise inside! #client

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  17. This sounds delicious!!

    Thanks again for joining the Link Up this week!

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  18. Oh yum! Going to be making this asap!
    Come link up with me and share!
    http://thediaryofarealhousewife.blogspot.com

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  19. Wowza that looks good! Thanks for linking up to Gingerly Made's Show & Tell.

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  20. Yum! Thanks Diane I am definitely giving this a try!

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  21. It really is! And somehow the chocolate stays melty, long after it has cooled down. It's crazy good!

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  22. Great! Let me know how it works out between mouthfuls, of course. :)

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  23. Drooling just reading the title! Thanks for sharing to Sunday FUNday!

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