Tuesday, November 30, 2010


By popular demand! I am posting the famous Monkey Bread/Monkey Balls recipe ~ enjoy!
This is the actual picture of the one I baked ~ looks pretty good, hm?  Okay ~ here goes!


1 35 oz. pkg. frozen cinnamon sweet roll dough or dinner roll dough

2/3 c. chopped pecans or walnuts

1/3 c. melted butter
1    c. sugar w/ 1 T. cinnamon mixed in
1/3 c. caramel ice cream topping
1 T. maple flavored syrup

1. Grease a baking sheet. Place frozen rolls 2" apart on the prepared baking sheet.  Chill in refrigerator over night to let dough thaw and begin to rise.

2.  Generously grease a 10" fluted tube pan.  Sprinkle 1/3 c. of the nuts into the bottom of the tube pan.

3.  Preheat oven to 350 deg.   If pkg. of rolls contains 12 rolls, cut them in half or if it is a larger quantity, leave rolls whole.  Dip each roll into melted butter, then roll in sugar-cinnamon mixture and arrange in tube pan.  Drizzle with remaining butter, sprinkle with any remaining sugar mixture, and sprinkle the remaining 1/3 c. nuts on top.

4.  Combine caramel topping and maple syrup - drizzle over the dough. and place tube pan on large baking sheet.

5.  Bake  40-45 min. or until golden brown.  I may have baked longer to make sure the rolls were done in the middle of the pan.  Remove from oven, let stand on wire rack for a minute or two and then invert on large serving platter.  Spoon any remaining topping and nuts from the pan onto the rolls.  Cool slightly and serve warm!  They are wonderfully gooey ~ hope you like them!!! 


Jacque. said...

ohmygosh, Alice. I had forgotten how much I like these! Thanks a lot! {grin} Now I'm going to have to make them.

Anonymous said...

OH Yummy!! thanks for sharing my girls love these....me too :)