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Chocolate Monkey Bread Recipe

5 from 8 votes

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The name monkey bread comes from the fact that this bread is a pull-apart bread and you would pick it apart with your fingers like a monkey would. This delicious gooey monkey bread is made from scratch. I have used my Zojirushi bread maker to make the dough but you can very easily use a stand mixer with a dough attachment or use your hands to knead it.

If you like this recipe, also try our homemade white bread and our baguette.

If you are not using a bread machine, make sure to knead the dough for 15 to 20 minutes. To make chocolate sauce, use good quality chocolate. I love Ghirardeli baking chocolate because it tastes great but feel free to use any other brand. The great thing about the bread is that you can make it a day ahead. Just be sure to serve it warm to get the gooey chocolate goodness. Enjoy it as a holiday breakfast or as a party dessert!

I use a bundt pan for the recipe to get a beautifully shaped bread but you can use any cake pan or bread pan. Be sure to allow room for the bread to rise.

Chocolate monkey bread recipe
Chocolate monkey bread recipe
Chocolate monkey bread recipe

Chocolate Monkey Bread Recipe

Pull-apart party dessert bread
5 from 8 votes
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Resting time 1 hour 45 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 35 minutes
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 10 people
Calories 342 kcal


Bread Machine


  • cup milk
  • 4 tbsp milk
  • 4 tbsp butter melted
  • 2 eggs beaten
  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tsp active dry yeast
  • 2 tsp salt

For Chocolate Sauce

  • cup brown sugar
  • 4 oz chocolate
  • ½ cup butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • salt to taste


  • In a bread machine, add milk, eggs, and butter.
  • Add flour and make a well.
  • Add yeast, salt, and sugar.
  • Select dough mode and wait for the cycle to complete.
  • If not using a bread machine, knead by hand or in a stand mixer for 20 minutes and rest the dough for an hour.
  • After dough cycle completes, divide dough into about 20 parts, roll them into small balls.
  • Dip the dough balls in chocolate sauce and arrange in a well-greased bundt pan.
  • Cover and rest for about 45 minutes.
  • After 45 minutes, bake in pre-heated oven at 350°F for about 35 to 40 minutes.

Chocolate sauce

  • Combine ingredients for chocolate sauce and microwave to melt the chocolate.
  • Stir to combine well.


Please note that the nutrition information provided below is approximate and meant as a guideline only. Actual numbers may be different from those provided below. If you have health issues, please work with a registered dietician or nutritionist. As an Amazon Associate I earn from qualifying purchases.


Nutrition Facts
Chocolate Monkey Bread Recipe
Amount Per Serving
Calories 342 Calories from Fat 63
% Daily Value*
Fat 7g11%
Saturated Fat 3g19%
Cholesterol 37mg12%
Sodium 514mg22%
Potassium 195mg6%
Carbohydrates 62g21%
Fiber 3g13%
Sugar 22g24%
Protein 9g18%
Calcium 73mg7%
Vitamin A 113IU2%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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By FoodLifeAndMoney in November, 2020

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