A couple of weeks ago I got an email from Amara’s Mommy with a recipe link for Cream Cheese Monkey Bread. The email simply said, “You make this for me.” While Jenna’s request was motivated by her love of cream cheese, she also knows that I am always looking for recipes that Amara and I can make together. And if we happen to make these creations just before she and Justin come to pick Amara up on Sunday mornings and they are forced to eat them, well all the better! It had only been a few weeks since Amara and I last made our Original Monkey Bread for them. That stuff really is addictive!
So I checked the recipe out and it sounded yummy and easy so I promised we would make it the next time Amara spent the night. That was last weekend. I highly recommend you check out the recipe, pictures and her directions. All you will need is:
- 2 cans of 10 count, 12 oz. flaky refrigerator biscuits
- 8 oz. cream cheese brick
- 2/3 cup brown sugar
- 2/3 cup white sugar
- 1 T cinnamon
- 3/4 cup melted butter
Amara and I had a wonderful time putting it together. This recipe doesn’t require all of the rising time so we were able to wait until just before Mommy and Daddy were coming to start it. She had fun patting out the little biscuits. I was responsible for cutting the cream cheese into 20 pieces. The one thing I would do next time is maybe pop that cream cheese in the freezer for a few before cutting it but I had fun licking my fingers afterwards! Amara wrapped those pieces of cream cheese in the biscuits and topped each layer with the brown sugar mixture.
As she was almost finished sprinkling it on she looked down into the bowl that had about a tablespoon of sugar/cinnamon mixture in it and she says, “I think it has enough on it don’t you Grandma?” “Sure, looks good to me.” “Can I eat the rest Grandma?” Didn’t see that one coming or anything!
We timed it perfectly. They arrived about 5 minutes after it came out of the oven. Let me just tell you it really did taste as good as it looks. I should warn you that if you click the photos to see them larger you may drool into your keyboard!
We discussed at length our opinions of this yummy creation and whether we liked it better than our Original Monkey Bread. Amara really like the original better because she wasn’t crazy about the cream cheese center. Her Daddy just scooped it out for her and she liked the bread part! The rest of us agreed that it is just different but equally as good! This one is much quicker to make. The bread is a different texture as it is a biscuit as opposed to bread dough and the brown sugar gives it a different flavor, too. It will just melt in your mouth with its goodness. It does have 8 ounces of cream cheese and 6 ounces of butter after all!
Verdict is we love them both.
This post has been linked to the GRAND Social blogging event at Grandmas Briefs.