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Simple Monkey Bread Recipe for Halloween

This simple monkey bread recipe is perfect for a quick breakfast or even dessert. We themed ours for Halloween. The whole family will love it!

Simple Monkey Bread Recipe for Halloween

With less than a week until Halloween, I feel like it’s time to do my reading friends a solid. I’m going to show you how to make a simple monkey bread recipe just for the holiday! We’ve made peanut butter monkey bread and apple cinnamon roll monkey bread, and it was time to try something new.

That means the monkey bread is black with Halloween colored icing, and that also means something even more important: this monkey bread recipe looks like you tried really hard.

But it’s so simple to make that you won’t have to try hard at all.

Halloween bread recipe

Canned biscuits are your dough, which makes it nice – you won’t be doing anything from scratch.

Serve this easy monkey bread to the family on Halloween morning, or maybe as a dessert the night before (since they’ll be getting so much candy the night of).

It’s really delicious. And if you are so inclined, the kids can help make it. Enjoy the recipe below!

Halloween Monkey Bread Recipe

Ingredients

  • 2 cans large refrigerated biscuits
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 stick melted butter
  • Black gel food coloring
  • Melting chocolates, melted (I used Wilton’s in green, orange, and white)
  • Sprinkles (optional)

Directions

Preheat your oven to 350ºF. Grease a bundt pan or casserole dish with non stick cooking spray or butter and flour. It’s important that you grease the pan well so the monkey bread does not stick.

Mixing gel food coloring and butter together in a measuring cup with a spoon

Add black food coloring to melted butter. It won’t be a perfect mix but when you dip the biscuits in the butter, the food coloring will stick and make it black. We used gel food coloring.

Biscuit pieces dipped in butter, cinnamon, and sugar in a bundt pan

Combine the sugars and cinnamon in a plastic bag. Cut biscuits into quarters. Dip biscuit pieces into butter, then into cinnamon sugar mixture. Shake bag to cover biscuits. Place into bundt pan.

Black pieces of biscuit dipped in sugar in a bundt pan

Layer all biscuits in bundt pan after you’ve dipped them in the butter/dye mixture and cinnamon/sugar mixture. Pour the rest of the dyed melted butter over the biscuits before placing in the oven.

Place bundt pan on a cookie sheet just in case any butter overflows (you don’t want a fire!)

Halloween monkey bread flipped over into a cast iron pan

Let bake for 35 minutes or until golden brown and no longer dough-y. Let cool for 10 minutes. Flip over onto a plate or into a cast iron pan for serving.

Green icing drizzled over the top of black monkey bread
Orange frosting drizzled on top of the green frosting on Halloween puzzle bread

Cover with melting chocolates and (optional) sprinkles. Serve warm.

Black halloween monkey bread with a piece cut out

This Halloween dessert bread will keep for up to a week if you keep it tightly sealed in the refrigerator, so yes you can make it ahead of time and rewarm it!

halloween themed bread for dessert

If you want to keep for longer, you can freeze this dessert for up to three months. When you take it out of the freezer, let it thaw in the fridge. Then you can heat up and consume as desired.

easy monkey bread recipe for any occasion

Get the printable monkey bread recipe below!

Yield: 10 pieces

Halloween Monkey Bread

Simple Monkey Bread Recipe for Halloween

This simple Halloween bread recipe is perfect for a quick breakfast or even dessert. We themed ours to match the spooky colors of the season. The whole family will love it!

Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes

Ingredients

  • 16 large refrigerated biscuits, (2 cans)
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons cinnamon
  • 1 stick butter, (melted)
  • 15 drops black gel food coloring
  • 6 oz Wilton Candy Melts, (I used Wilton’s in green, orange, and white)
  • sprinkles, optional

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350ºF. Grease a bundt pan or casserole dish with non stick cooking spray or butter and flour. It’s important that you grease the pan well so the monkey bread does not stick.
  2. Add black food coloring to melted butter. It won’t be a perfect mix but when you dip the biscuits in the butter, the food coloring will stick and make it black. We used gel food coloring.
  3. Combine the sugars and cinnamon in a plastic bag. Cut biscuits into quarters. Dip biscuit pieces into butter, then into cinnamon sugar mixture. Shake bag to cover biscuits. Place into bundt pan.
  4. Layer all biscuits in bundt pan after you’ve dipped them in the butter/dye mixture and cinnamon/sugar mixture. Pour the rest of the dyed melted butter over the biscuits before placing in the oven.
  5. Place bundt pan on a cookie sheet just in case any butter overflows (you don’t want a fire!)
  6. Let bake for 35 minutes or until golden brown and no longer dough-y. Let cool for 10 minutes. Flip over onto a plate. Cover with melting chocolates and (optional) sprinkles. Serve warm.

Nutrition Information:

Yield:

10

Serving Size:

1 serving

Amount Per Serving: Calories: 637Total Fat: 25gSaturated Fat: 10gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 13gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 641mgCarbohydrates: 98gFiber: 2gSugar: 51gProtein: 7g

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