For chocolate and peanut butter lovers’, this Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup Monkey Bread is next level! With a mini Reese’s cup inside each bite of monkey bread, and drenched in peanut butter glaze, the decadence is unmatched.
Hi! How’s your Monday? I hope you all had a great weekend, and had more exciting plans than me. True to my word, I made a few bacon and peanut butter recipes, and then I researched AC units for the house, and got my tire patched from the big nail that punctured it. It was a pretty forgettable weekend, I must say. Other than the bacon and PB recipes…
But we’re saving all our energy for a big Memorial Day weekend. We usually head out to the beach for the weekend, and meet up with friends out there. My main agenda will be to unplug and relax. I feel like I’ve been firing on all cylinders a lot for the last few months, and it’s high time to unwind.
About those peanut butter recipes I made over the weekend — this was not one of them. I made this a few months ago, but I did make a monkey bread this past weekend, and that reminded me about this here version.
After all, it’s actually been a minute since I’ve posted a peanut butter recipe on the blog, and it’s overdue that I share one with you. The peanut butter desserts are some of my top posts, so I feel pretty confident that you guys love the nutty stuff as much as I do.
You can’t beat this recipe for ease and decadence. It’s quick & easy monkey bread that starts with refrigerated biscuits. I will never turn down a short-cut. I like to make yeasted breads from-scratch when I have the time and can take a more leisurely approach to baking, but a lot of times, that’s not the case, so I’ll take the short-cut.
Besides, I personally really love refrigerated biscuits, and think they’re flaky, buttery, fluffy, and wonderful.
Each piece of monkey bread is filled with a mini Reese’s Peanut Butter Cup. It’s outrageous. Remember when I did that with Snickers bars for the Snickers Monkey Bread? Same idea. The whole thing is topped with a peanut butter glaze. There’s a lot of chocolate and peanut butter to go around in this dessert.
It’s quick prep – about 15-20 minutes to get it oven-ready, and then it bakes for about 30. You can have this dessert served up in under an hour from beginning to end, and unless you know people that don’t like chocolate and peanut butter (you should unfriend those people), then this will absolutely be a crowd-pleaser!
- 2 - 16 oz. packages refrigerated biscuits, 16 total biscuits (I used Pillsbury Grands Flaky), cut each biscuit in half
- 32 mini Reese's peanut butter cups
- ¾ c. butter, melted
- ¾ c. brown sugar
- 2 c. powdered sugar
- ½ c. creamy peanut butter, melted
- ¼ - ½ c. milk
- 10 -15 mini Reese's peanut butter cups, chopped, for garnish
- Generously spray a 10-inch bundt pan with non-stick spray.
- Wrap a Reese's cup into a biscuit half like a dumpling. Pinch the seams to make sure that the Reese's cup is covered by the biscuit dough. You may need to smoosh and spread the biscuit dough a little into a flat circle about 2-inches in diameter to wrap the Reese's cup.
- Arrange the dough balls in the prepared pan.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together the butter and brown sugar.
- Drizzle it evenly over the dough balls.
- Bake at 325 degrees for 40-50 minutes, or until the edges are golden brown, and when you press toward the center, it should feel 'set'. I use the end of a wooden spoon to press lightly toward the center of the bundt to check for doneness. You don't want it to feel doughy.
- Remove from heat, and cool in pan for 10 minutes. Run a knife or small rubber spatula along the edges to loosen the bread.
- Invert onto a serving platter. Do not wait longer than 10 minutes to invert, or the bread will stick to the pan.
- Prepare peanut butter glaze.
- In a medium bowl, whisk together powdered sugar, melted peanut butter, and ¼ c. milk until smooth, adding additional milk as needed.
- Drizzle evenly over monkey bread.
- Sprinkle with chopped Reese's cups, if desired, for garnish.
- Individual servings reheat easily in the microwave for 20-30 seconds!
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