Chocolate Filled Monkey Bread

Level: Intermediate
Prep Time: 1 hrs
Cook Time: 30 min
Cooling Time: 20 min
Yields: 18 servings


Chocolate Filled Monkey Bread is great if you need a quick, tasty bread for brunch that’s easy to prepare. Try this 1st Place winning recipe from Brenda Brooks of Greenbelt, MD. Start with thawed dinner rolls, add NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels to the center of each roll and dip in melted butter and sugar. Place in prepared Bundt pan and bake. Enjoy drizzled with Chocolate Flavor NESTLÉ® NESQUIK® Syrup!


  • 18 frozen white dinner rolls, thawed
  • 1 1/2 cups (9 oz.) NESTLÉ® TOLL HOUSE® Semi-Sweet Chocolate Morsels
  • 1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup butterscotch sauce (optional)
  • 1/4 cup NESTLÉ NESQUIK Chocolate Flavor Syrup, (optional)


GREASE 12-inch Bundt pan.

CUT each roll in half. Press each half into 3-inch circle. Place 10 or 11 morsels in center of dough circle, shaping dough into a ball around morsels. Pinch dough to seal. Repeat with remaining dough and morsels. Dip each in melted butter and roll in sugar. Arrange dough balls in prepared pan; seam sides up. Cover; let rise in warm place for 40 minutes or until doubled in size.

PREHEAT oven to 350° F.

BAKE for 30 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in pan on wire rack for 20 minutes. Loosen sides and invert onto serving platter. Drizzle with butterscotch sauce and Nesquik. Serve warm.

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by R. Rose , Independence, WI on Mar. 2010

The grandkids loved it.


by A. Acsa , Hartland, WI on Feb. 2010

Loved it - had to keep the kids away from it so there would be some left for Daddy! It does take a little while to get it together but definitely worth it!

Chocolate-Filled Monkey Bread

by L. Linda , Palm Bay, FL on Feb. 2010

Very easy to make and absolutely delicious! I used milk chocolate chips and caramel bits instead of semi-sweet chips. Use a tube pan instead of a bundt pan--mine overflowed while baking. It was an overwhelming hit at home and at work.


by L. Lynnan , Calgary, AB on Feb. 2010

my family loved it. A definite do again.

fun to do!

by D. Donna , Audubon, NJ on Feb. 2010

I made this and even though it took a while, it was easy and sort of fun to put together. There are many ways that you could change the recipe slightly for new flavors too. I would make it again.


by S. Shelia , Greenville, SC on Feb. 2010

This is a great recipe. Now money bread is even better than ever.

awesome change from monkey bread!

by M. Marcy , Cumberland, RI on Feb. 2010

Made this for ladies night in and it was well received by all! Recipe was passed around to the group too! Will try with different flavored chips.

Quick, easy, good!

by J. Jan , Blytheville, AR on Mar. 2009

This was a great snack for our coffee break at work! Very, very good!

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by L. Lori , BIRMINGHAM, AL on Feb. 2009

OMG this is so easy and good! Everyone who has had it has loved it! Thanks!

Great variation

by L. LINDEN , OLGA, WA on Aug. 2008

This was easy to make and very tasty---a super alternative to traditional monkey bread. I will be making it again.