What says Mardi Gras to you? To me it’s Bourbon Street, King Cake and a parade! Well I can’t take you to Bourbon Street or to a parade but I can provide you with a recipe for Mardi Gras King Cake Monkey Bread. Make it today.
Mardi Gras King Cake Monkey Bread Ingredients
3 – 7.5 oz cans refrigerated cinnamon rolls with cream cheese frosting
1/2 C (1 stick) Unsalted Sweet Cream Butter
1 C brown sugar
1 C sugar
1 bundt pan, sprayed with baking spray
1 pouch each of purple, green and gold nonpareil sprinkles
purple, leaf green and golden yellow gel food coloring
3 disposable piping bags
How to make Mardi Gras King Cake Monkey Bread Directions
Preheat oven to 350º.
Spray your bundt pan with non-stick cooking spray heavily, and set aside.
Open the cinnamon rolls and lay each roll out onto a cutting board
Cut each cinnamon roll into quarters
Add about 1/2 of the cut cinnamon rolls into a large ziplock bag and 1/2 C sugar
Shake until coated
Add the coated cinnamon rolls into the bundt pan
Repeat step with the remaining sugar and cinnamon rolls
In a small sauce pan, combine the butter and brown sugar. mix until melted and combined.
Pour the brown sugar and butter mixture over the dough balls in the bundt pan.
Bake for 30-35 minutes, until dough appears to be a golden brown.
Let the monkey bread sit for about 3-5 minutes before placing your serving dish on top.
Place your serving dish on top of the bundt pan and carefully flip the bundt pan over so that the serving dish is now sitting on the counter.
Leave the bundt pan on top of the monkey bread for about 5-10 minutes before carefully removing is
Once removed let the monkey bread continue to cool while you mix colors.
Using all 3 of the cream cheese frosting, add a few drops of purple gel coloring to one of the cream cheese containers.
Do the same with the green coloring and the golden yellow
Mix until all is combined.
Scoop the cream cheese icings into their own piping bags
Cut the tip off each piping bag
Drizzle each color over the monkey bread
Pour the sprinkles into a bowl and mix so that they are combined
Sprinkle some of the mixed sprinkles on top of the monkey bread
Let the monkey bread cool for about 15 more minutes so that the cream cheese icing can harden a little bit.