Get a bit gruesome this Halloween when you serve the family a classic Monkey Bread for breakfast when your make Monkey Brain Bread instead.
Monkey Brain Bread
I am a huge fan of breakfast for any meal of the day. I think that pancakes are perfectly acceptable for dinner and that cereal is perfect any time of day. That’s why I feel that monkey bread is perfect for breakfast, as an after school snack, and for dessert. I’ve seen them served sweet and savory and I don’t think that there’s a bad way to prepare a big serving pf pull apart bread. For this Halloween inspired treat, I paired the biscuit based loaf with sweet strawberry filling for this fun and delicious Monkey Brain Bread.
You can totally go with the traditional cinnamon sugar flavor, but I wanted a bit more of gorey effect, so adding in the red fruit filling was perfect!
Then I poured the pie filling over the loaf for an oozing bloody look!
The candy eyeballs and monkey skeleton I got at Target just made serving it up even better!
Trust me – the kids are going to love it!! I know I did.
It’s simple to stuff your biscuits with pie filling.
Once you quarter your biscuits, simply open them up and add a small amount of strawberry pie filling and then pinch it closed. It’s a process to make them all, but I thought it was totally worth it.
Once it’s baked up, you can see little spots where the filling oozed through but that just adds to the overall effect.
Serve it up with some “spinal fluid” dipping sauce. That’s just more pie filling mixed with whipped cream 🙂 But it’s always fun to pretend.
I think this would be super fun at a Halloween party for the kids. Monkey Brain Bread serves a lot of people, tastes great and is so fun to watch your guests think back to the scene in Indiana Jones when they get served chilled monkey brains for dessert.
I’m evil… I know. You’re welcome!
Happy Halloween! We hope you’re ready for a spooktacular event as we celebrate Halloween with the first annual #HalloweenTreatsWeek event hosted by Angie from Big Bear’s Wife. This haunting week-long event is filled with fantastic Halloween treats, recipes and some frightfully fun giveaways.
“When witches go riding, and black cats are seen, the moon laughs and whispers ‘tis near Halloween.”
For our very first #HalloweenTreatsWeek event we have 30 talented bloggers that are sharing their favorite Halloween recipes throughout the week! There are going to be over 100 Halloween themed recipes shared during this year’s #HalloweenTreatsWeek and we can’t wait for you to see them all!
Plus, don’t forget that we have 5 (five) great giveaways for you this week thanks to our amazing sponsors!
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- Prize #1 — Dixie Crystals is giving away one (1) Instant Pot (8 Qt) to one lucky winner!
- Prize #2 — Adam’s Extract is giving away – 1 Gift Pack – including Pure Vanilla Extract, Ground Cinnamon, Caramel Extract, Almond Extract, Pumpkin Pie Dip Mix and Adam’s Best Twice as strong Vanilla
- Prize #3 —Wilton is giving away a Wilton Gift Pack – including – Halloween Cookie House Bat, Tombstone and Skull 3-Piece Cookie Cutter Set, Halloween Skull Tube Pan, Zombie Cupcake Liners, Skull Sugar Decorations
- Prize #4 — Sweets and Treats Shop is giving away 1 (one) 1.5lb Sprinkle Mix Kit from their shop
- Prize #5 — Treat Street USA is giving away a $25 Visa Gift Card
Giveaway open to US Residents 18 years or older. All entries will be verified. No PO Boxes Please. Prizes will be sent directly from sponsors to winners, bloggers are not responsible for prizes. This giveaway runs from October 1st – October 6th at 12AMEST. Winners will be selected soon afterward and contacted by e-mail. Winners will have 48 hours to respond or a new winner will be chosen. There are a total of 5 (five) prizes and therefore we will have a total of 5 (five) winners. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law.
Disclaimer: These posts and recipes are part of the week-long event, #HalloweenTreatsWeek but all opinions are 100% mine! We would like to Thank our amazing sponsors: Dixie Crystals, Adam’s Extract, Wilton, Sweets and Treats Shop and Treat Street USA ! These wonderful sponsors provided the prize packs for our giveaways and also sent samples and products to the #HalloweenTreatsWeek bloggers to use in their recipes.
Check out the amazing #HalloweenTreatsWeek recipes from our bloggers today!
- Melting Ghost Hot Chocolate from Big Bear’s Wife
- Day of the Dead Mexican Chocolate Cupcakes from Pook’s Pantry
- Devilish Halloween Deviled Eggs from Pastry Chef Online
- Candy Corn Layer Cake from ReciPEAs
- Cauldron Cupcakes from Mrs. Happy Homemaker
- Black Magic Skull Cakes from Sugar Dish Me
- Frankenstein’s Monster Pudding Cups from I am a Honey Bee
- Halloween Sprinkle Cookie Cake from Love and Confections
- Chocolate Dipped Brownie Pops for Halloween from Southern From Scratch
- Creepy Crawly Dirt Cup Pudding Parfaits from 4 Sons R Us
- “Guts” Cinnamon Rolls from A Blender Mom
- Creepy Eyeball Donuts from Daily Dish Recipes
- Mummy Bites from Eat Move Make
- Monkey Brain Bread from Pint Sized Baker
- Halloween Cookie Pizza from Grumpy’s Honeybunch
- Boo Berry Pie from Kudos Kitchen
- Monster Donuts from The Baking Fairy
- Boogeyman Brew from Who Needs A Cape?
- Purple People Eater Thumbprints from The Spiffy Cookie
- Hocus Pocus Halloween Decorated Pretzels from Lady Behind The Curtain
- Black and Orange Cookies from Karen’s Kitchen Stories
- Skeleton Popsicles from A Kitchen Hoor’s Adventures
- Monster Mash Cake from Mildly Meandering
- Graveyard Skillet Brownies from Strawberry Blondie Kitchen
- Blood-Red Pomegranate Margarita from The Redhead Baker
- Halloween Snoballs from The Beard and The Baker
- Halloween Chocolate Cherry Hand Pies from House of Nash Eats
- Halloween Dunkaroo Dip from Savory Experiments
- Bloody Eyeball Cherry Cheesecake Cupcakes from Katie’s Cucina
- Eye Scream Sundae from For the Love of Food
And since you love Monkey Bread so much, here’s a few more flavor ideas for you – Lemon Curd Monkey Bread
- 2 cans of refrigerator biscuit dough
- 1 can of Strawberry Pie Filling
- 1/2 C sugar
- 1/2 C butter, melted
- Wilton candy eyeballs
- 1 C sweetened whipped cream or Cool Whip
- Adam's Extract Red Food Coloring, optional
- Pop open the refrigerator biscuits and try not to scare your self. Cut each of the biscuits into 4 pieces. Set aside.
- Open the pie filling and pour over a strainer. Push the jelly through the strainer into a bowl and reserve the fruit. Open the biscuit pieces and add a small amount of fruit to the center and pinch close. You'll know how much is enough or too much when it oozes out the sides.
- Preheat the oven to 350F and add nonstick baking spray to a large bundt pan.
- Sprinkle the dough pieces with sugar and place them into the bundt pan. Pour the melted butter over top and bake for 45 - 60 minutes.
- Remove from oven and cool for 10 minutes. Turn the monkey bread out on to a serving plate and cool for an hour.
- Use the reserved pie filling jelly and spoon over top of the bread. accessorize with Wilton candy eyeballs.
- Serve with "spinal fluid" by mixing the pie filling jelly with sweetened whipped cream or cool whip.
Don't want to use a can of pie filling? No problem. Simply slice some strawberries up and pop those into the center of the biscuits pieces. To make the "bloody" topping, mix 2 cups powdered sugar, 1 - 3 tablespoons of milk and enough of Adam's Extract Red Food Coloring to make a red glaze. Pour over the monkey bread and serve.