This recipe is from my Middle Sister’s Kitchen.  She gave it to me several years ago, and it never fails to delight people whenever I make it.  (P-s-s-t! — It’s easy, too!)


Monkey Bread Recipe

3/4 C. Brown Sugar

3/4 C. White Sugar

3/4 C. Vanilla Ice Cream

3/4 C. Margarine (or one stick is just fine, too.  It doesn’t need 3/4 cup.)

3/4 C. Chopped Pecans

Melt together the margarine and ice cream with the sugars. Bring to a boil and boil for a minute.

Spread the chopped pecans in the bottom of a 9″X13″ cake pan. Use either 2 large cans of the buttermilk grande biscuits or 3 cans of the regular size. I use a scissors to cut each large biscuit into six pieces or each small biscuit into 4. Mix another 3/4 C. white sugar with 1 teaspoon cinnamon in a roomy bowl. Toss the pieces of biscuit, with the sugar/cinnamon mixture. (Don’t put too many in there at a time, it will not work!) Spread coated pieces evenly on top of the pecans in the 9″X13″ pan. Pour the sugar/ice cream mixture over the whole thing as evenly as you can. Bake at 375 for 20-25 minutes or until it is evenly brown. Cover pan with tin foil and invert onto a hard surface. Allow the pan to remain for five minutes or so, then remove, making sure that the tin foil forms “sides” so the caramel doesn’t run all over the place. It is best warm, but it won’t last long at any temperature. Pretend that you spent a long time making this wonderful sticky bun creation and enjoy the compliments!



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6 responses to “

  1. It sounds wonderful! My Mother In Law Has a similar recipe, but it doesn’t have ice cream in it. I’ll have to try it!

  2. Mom,I haven’t had those in a long time.. If I came over will you make some for me?~Christina

  3. Leslie got the recipe from my mom and has made it occasionally.  Actually, she just said about 10 minutes ago “I should make some monkey bread sometime.”  🙂

  4. Hello, Ms. Buckeyegirlie!  I read your comment to your eldest and had to chuckle at the vision of you making a grand entrance at the DMV armed with yummy baked goods!!    Wonder if that would actually work??  Somethin’ needs to cheer those people up!!!  In my experience, for some reason the Dover office is more pleasant than G’Town.  Go figure. 

  5. Sounds like one of those perfect recipes, easy, yet so yummy! We have a coating of ice with just a little snow, nothing measurable, yet…..

  6. Thanks for the concern for my pinched nerve!  I was amazed when I had no reflex action in my right leg!!!!  Weird.  I went (hobbled) to the back store today and looked everything over.  There is so much to choose from and I didn’t have ttime tto try anything out.  I am going back tomorrow.  I saw the chair you described and it looks perfect for my computer desk.  Kinda think I need some professional advice on what I should get, though.
    Your recipe sounds delish!  I am going to print it out.  I love those simple recipes that end up being old standbys.  I’ll try to put one of my favorites on my site soon!

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