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If you are a chocoholic like me, you will love this bread.  I cannot leave it alone once I make it. Serve it with a cup of coffee or with a tall glass of milk and your family and guests will be coming back for more.

2 (7.5 ounce) cans of Pillsbury Country Style Biscuits
1/4 cup sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon
1 teaspoon cocoa
5 tablespoons butter or margarine
3/4 cup brown sugar
1 cup walnuts, chopped
Chocolate chips
Generously spray a bundt pan with cooking spray.  In a bowl combine white sugar, cinnamon and cocoa.  Mix well, set aside.  On the stove, melt butter and brown sugar and set aside. Place half the walnuts in the bottom of the bundt pan.  Pat each biscuit out flat with your hand and cut in half.  Place 2 chocolate chips in each half piece of dough and make into a ball.  Roll half the dough balls in the cinnamon mixture, then place in the bundt pan. Sprinkle the rest of the walnuts and half the brown sugar and butter over the first layer of biscuit dough.  Place the rest of the dough balls in the pan and sprinkle any leftover cinnamon mixture over them. Pour the rest of the butter and brown sugar over the second layer.  Bake in preheated 350 degree oven 45 – 50 minutes.  Let cool in pan 10 – 12 minutes. Turn out onto plate. If any walnuts remain in pan, sprinkle on top. Enjoy!
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  1. Melody Bellinger says:

    Do you use the little bitty pillsbury whomp bisquits

    • The Southern Lady says:

      It is the small cans that usually come 4 to a package. I think they are about 7 ounces and have 10 biscuits.

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  3. To save time, could you just layer everything per your steps, instead of rolling out, cutting, stuffing, etc… similar to a trifle, then bake it? Just curious?

  4. Question: I made this the other day but making the “caramel” early made it turn a little hard and very hard to spread over the biscuits (had to spoon chunks of the mixture over biscuits) What do you recommend? Also, do I need to have that mixture boiling or just till the sugar dissolves?


  5. This looks fabulous! I’m going to substitute a homemade gluten-free biscuit recipe for the canned biscuits.

  6. I have not had monkey bread since I was a little child and I never thought to place chocolate inside. How yummy!

  7. Jessica, I would just make up my biscuits dough, cut it out in biscuits and then go from there. You can find several biscuit recipes on here.

  8. I love monkey bread! since moving out of the states I don’t have access to alot of the foods (like the pillsbury biscuits) Do you know of an alternative way to make this, I guess from scratch that you could suggest? Thanks a million!

  9. Wow, what a wonderful idea to make life yet litlle more chocolatey! Will definetly try it out, my mouth is already mouthwatering!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! Thank you for sharing 🙂

  10. I would definitely NOT be able to leave this one alone. Such a great idea!

  11. Chocoholic? I am so there! This looks fantastic. I’m glad you included the extra pictures showing the steps to make it. It makes it so much easier! I can’t wait to try this. Thanks!

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