Chocolate Chip Monkey Bread Recipe For Easter Brunch

You really don’t have to wait or even celebrate Easter to make this amazingly flavorful and super easy Chocolate Chip Monkey Bread Recipe. In fact, we were anticipating a snow day, so I made the monkey bread after dinner and let it sit out overnight when I knew I would have a little extra time in the morning.

The kids started the morning with a super sweet treat that we will be making again. The first monkey bread I ever tasted was from my neighbor who gives Monkey Bread for neighbor gifts.

ingredient list for chocolate chip monkey bread


The monkey bread is like a cross between a yeast roll and a cinnamon roll. It’s soft on the inside and crispy on the outside. The best part is that it has gooey butter in the middle! I love eating monkey bread with my coffee in the morning or right out of the oven for dessert!

Monkey Bread is a great brunch recipe since you have to make it ahead of time and it rises overnight. You can also freeze it and make it weeks later!


chocolate chip monkey bread recipe

What Do I need to Make Monkey Bread with Chocolate Chips?

  • Frozen dinner rolls
  • chocolate chips
  • sugar cocoa
  • ground cinnamon
  • pecans, optional 
  • butter, melted l
  • light brown sugar

Chocolate Chip Monkey Bread Recipe

If you love monkey bread and you adore chocolate, then this is the recipe for you. The process is the same but the result is a more dense bread that will be screaming for a cup of milk or a warm cup of coffee.


We can’t wait for you to try this tasty breakfast bread at your next brunch or just for fun!

chocolate chip monkey bread recipe


For this recipe, we cut the defrosted, but still cold, frozen rolls in half.


chocolate chip monkey bread recipe


Then stuff them with a few chocolate chips and cover these with the flattened out roll.


chocolate chip monkey bread recipe


Roll the dough in the cocoa and sugar mixture and place it in a bundt pan. Repeat this process with all the rolls then dump the melted butter and cocoa mixture over the rolls. Cover the pan and rolls. and Allow the rolls to rise, we did this overnight.

chocolate chip monkey bread recipe


Bake for about 35 minutes and invert the pan immediately onto a serving dish. Serve to many happy brunch-goers.


chocolate chip monkey bread recipe


Chocolate Chip Monkey Bread Recipe


chocolate chip monkey bread recipe


Yes, you can freeze monkey bread. The best way to freeze monkey bread  before it is baked, is to wrap it in plastic wrap and then foil. You can also place the wrapped bread in a freezer bag or container.

How long unbaked monkey bread last in the freezer?

Unbaked monkey bread should be good for about 6 months in the freezer if wrapped up tightly as suggested above.


chocolate chip monkey bread recipe

Chocolate Chip Monkey Bread

Yield: 10 Servings
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 55 minutes

A chocolate lovers breakfast or brunch dream.  Make this chocolate inspired monkey bread recipe the night before


  • 24 frozen dinner rolls, thawed but cold such as Rhodes
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cocoa
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 cup chopped pecans, optional
  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar


Start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees. Then completely coat the inside of a bundt cake pan with oil or cooking spray.

Roll each bread ball flat. Flatten each of the pieces to allow for 1-3 chocolate chips to be placed in the doughy middle.

Roll each biscuit piece into a ball and set aside. Continue until all of the biscuit pieces are rolled with chocolate chips inside.

In a small bowl, combine the sugar and the cinnamon. Mix and set aside.

Place the dough pieces and sugar-cinnamon mixture into the Ziplock bag. Shake the bag until all the pieces are coated.

Once all the dough balls are covered, remove them and arrange in the coated bundt pan.

Then in a small saucepan, combine the butter and brown sugar. Be sure the mixture doesn’t burn but is completly combined and a rich brown color.

Pour the brown sugar mixture over the pieces in the bundt pan.

Bake in the preheated oven for 40 minutes or until golden brown.

Let stand for 5 minutes before placing a serving plate on top of the pan and flipping the pan. Lightly tap the sides of the pan to loosen the monkey bread.

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Nutrition Information
Yield 10 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 1469Total Fat 55gSaturated Fat 17gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 30gCholesterol 154mgSodium 3105mgCarbohydrates 183gFiber 14gSugar 73gProtein 66g

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