Chocolate Monkey Bread Recipe

Chocolate Monkey Bread Recipe

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!

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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.

Monkey bread

Chocolate Monkey Bread Recipe

Pull-apart party dessert bread
5 from 3 votes
Prep Time 15 mins
Cook Time 35 mins
Resting time 1 hr 45 mins
Total Time 2 hrs 35 mins
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.



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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%
Vitamin A 113IU2%
Calcium 73mg7%
Iron 3mg17%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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