When it comes to sweets, there is absolutely nothing better in this world than the combination of chocolate and peanut butter. NOTHING. Whenever given the choice, I will always, 100% of time choose chocolate and peanut butter, in any form: chocolate bar, ice cream, cake, even just a spoonful of peanut butter with chocolate chipits on the top! So it’s no surprise that my all time favorite chocolate bar (well cups) are Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups. It is pure perfection. And the most incredible ice cream I’ve ever had is PC Loads of Chocolatey Peanut Butter Swirl. UNREAL. I don’t think I’ve EVER had a chocolate + peanut butter combo that I haven’t loved. Seriously. 

Reese's Spread & Cream Cheese Monkey Bread

So when I discovered that Reese’s made a chocolate SPREAD of their already incredible chocolate cups, I was sold! I didn’t actually have to try it to know that I would love it. And let me tell you, it didn’t disappoint. I actually got TWO jars of the Reese Spreads and I’m a little bit embarrassed to admit that I ate almost the entire first jar, alone, by myself, just with a spoon! AH! I admit it, I have a bit of a problem when it comes to chocolate + peanut butter. 

So let me just say, Reese Spreads tastes JUST like the peanut butter cups. Exactly! So incredibly delicious. Rich, yet smooth. Chocolatey and creamy. Sweet but salty. Is your mouth watering yet, cause mine sure is just typing this! 

I wanted to create a fun recipe, that the kids could not only help me make but also enjoyed eating. I’ve seen all kinds of monkey bread recipes floating around and yet I’ve never made one before. So I thought I would try to come up with my own take on it, while including this incredible Reese spreads. 

Let me walk you through this step by step and then I’ll have the entire recipe below.

So to start, you need two packages of refrigerator biscuits. Cut each biscuit into four pieces and flatten each piece out.

Reese's Spread & Cream Cheese Monkey Bread

Once flattened, spread some of Reese Spreads onto the biscuit. Next, add in a small piece of cream cheese. Then, fold the biscuit up, making sure all sides are pinched in. Once all sealed, reshape into a ball by rolling in between the palm of your hands. Repeat this for all the biscuit pieces. It’s a bit of a lengthy process but it will be worth it, trust me. It’s also something you can get your kids to help you with. 

Reese's Spread & Cream Cheese Monkey Bread Reese's Spread & Cream Cheese Monkey Bread

Once you’ve stuffed all the biscuits and turned them into balls, roll each ball in a sugar, brown sugar and cocoa coating and toss into a bundt pan.

Reese's Spread & Cream Cheese Monkey Bread

Once the pan is full with all the balls, drizzle with the Reese Spreads glaze. This is a simple glaze, made with the spread and some butter. This is what will bind the bread together when baking.

Reese's Spread & Cream Cheese Monkey BreadBake in the oven for 30-35 minutes and then let cool in pan for about 5-10 minutes. Then drizzle with cream cheese frosting and more Reese Spreads glaze. Final step is to top with crushed Reese’s Pieces and serve with a big glass of milk!

This is a fun recipe for the kids to not only get inovolved with helping, but to also eat because you eat it with your FINGERS! And what child doesn’t love that, right?! Gently pull apart the balls of biscuits and sink your teeth into that ooey-gooey, warm Reese Spreads and cream cheese filling!

Reese's Spread & Cream Cheese Monkey BreadAnd finally, from a purely aesthetical perspective, I love how this dessert fits right in with our current season: Fall | Thanksgiving | Halloween! So why not grab a jar of Reese Spreads from your local grocery store today and include this on your Thanksgiving menu for the kids?! I can almost guarantee you’ll win “Mom of the Year” status with this one!

Reese's Spread & Cream Cheese Monkey Bread

Reese Spreads & Cream Cheese Monkey Bread
Using the new Reese Spreads and cream cheese, we've come up with our own unique version of the classic Monkey Bread that is sinfully delicious!
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Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
55 min
Prep Time
20 min
Cook Time
35 min
Total Time
55 min
Bread
  1. 2 packages of refrigerator biscuits
  2. 1 package of cream cheese (250 grams)
  3. 1 jar of Reese Spreads
Sugar Coating
  1. 1/4 white sugar
  2. 1/4 brown sugar
  3. 1 tbsp cocoa powder
Reese Spreads Glaze
  1. 1/2 cup reese spreads
  2. 2 tbsp butter
Cream Cheese Frosting
  1. 1/2 package of cream cheese (125 grams)
  2. 1 1/2 cups of icing sugar (more or less, depending on taste)
  3. 1 tbsp vanilla
  4. 3 tbsp milk
  5. Crushed Reese's Piece for topping (optional)
Instructions
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  2. Spray bundt pan with a non-stick spray
  3. Remove biscuits from packages and cut each biscuit into four pieces. Also, cut cream cheese into small half-bite sized pieces
  4. Flatten each piece of biscuit
  5. Take 1/4-1/2 tsp of Reese Spreads and spread it onto the biscuit
  6. Then take a small cube of cream cheese and place it on top of the spread
  7. Fold over the biscuit and seal all sides by pinching it. Then form into a ball between the palm of your hands
  8. For the sugar coating, simply mix together both sugars and cocoa in a shallow dish.
  9. Then take each biscuit ball and roll into the sugar coating.
  10. Next place each ball into the pan.
  11. For the Reese spreads glaze, simply microwave the spread and butter for one minute or until a smooth consistency.
  12. Then, drizzle the glaze over the balls in the pan, making sure it gets down into the crevices.
  13. Bake the bread for 30-35 minutes
  14. Remove from oven and let rest in pan for 5-10 minutes
  15. For the cream cheese frosting, beat the cream cheese in an electric mixer, on medium, for 3-4 minutes or until smooth consistency.
  16. Add in icing sugar, vanilla and milk and continue to beat on medium until smooth.
  17. Flip pan upside down onto a plate and remove bread
  18. Drizzle bread with cream cheese frosting
  19. Next, drizzle with remaining Reese Spreads glaze
  20. Finally, top with crushed pieces of Reese's Pieces and serve!
Notes
  1. * Oven times may vary
  2. * You will want to cover the bread after about 15-20 minutes with tin foil, to avoid burning the top
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Wishing all my Canadian readers a VERY Happy Thanksgiving! Hoping you get to spend it with those you love the most, eating ridiculously good food and having a time of rest! And don’t forget to add this dessert to the menu! Happy Baking!

Love & Blessings,

CMartin-Sign

 

 

Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post by Hershey’s Canada and I was compensated both monetarily and with product to create a recipe and review. All thoughts are my own, including the recipe, and are an honest and true reflection of how I feel about the product. 

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19 Comments on Reese Spreads + Cream Cheese Monkey Bread

  1. Lindsay
    October 9, 2015 at 5:05 pm (1 year ago)

    Have a fabulous long weekend Hun!

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  2. Pam
    October 9, 2015 at 9:00 pm (1 year ago)

    Christine!!! You are CRAZY girl!!! That might be the most perfect dessert I have ever seen! Reese is also Greg’s favourite so I’m thinking I might try this recipe for his birthday that is coming up in November! Love it!! Great recipe!!

    Reply
    • Christine
      October 20, 2015 at 3:23 pm (1 year ago)

      Well let me know how he likes it!!! xox

      Reply
  3. Wendie
    October 13, 2015 at 8:41 am (1 year ago)

    O-M-Gah. Sometimes a girl just needs chocolate. And Reeses.

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    • Christine
      October 20, 2015 at 3:22 pm (1 year ago)

      Pretty much, eh?! Enjoy! xox

      Reply
  4. Stephy
    October 13, 2015 at 10:00 am (1 year ago)

    I’m obsessed with peanut butter and chocolate. I am also one to eat a spoonful of peanut butter with chocolate chips (the BEST!) Thanks for the recipe, Im pinning it 🙂

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    • Christine
      October 20, 2015 at 3:19 pm (1 year ago)

      Awesome! Thank YOU! Enjoy!! xox

      Reply
  5. Danielle
    October 13, 2015 at 11:45 am (1 year ago)

    Omg this looks sinfully good. Yum! I love anything chocolate and peanut butter too. I really want to try this!

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    • Christine
      October 20, 2015 at 3:18 pm (1 year ago)

      Sinfully good is bang on! Let me know how it turns out for you! xox

      Reply
  6. Ann
    October 13, 2015 at 1:32 pm (1 year ago)

    OMGGGGGGGG! You are the real MVP. I’m pretty sure my kids would lose their minds over this 🙂

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    • Christine
      October 20, 2015 at 3:18 pm (1 year ago)

      Hah! Mine kinda did! Enjoy Momma! xox

      Reply
  7. Chocolate Mama Loves Vanilla
    October 13, 2015 at 9:44 pm (1 year ago)

    This is a chocoholics Dream! Very creative use of that spread, and a bundt pan! 😀 Thanks for sharing!

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    • Christine
      October 20, 2015 at 3:17 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks! It’s divine! Enjoy! xox

      Reply
  8. Ashleigh
    October 13, 2015 at 11:44 pm (1 year ago)

    This monkey bread looks so darn good! Chocolate, bread and cream cheese in one!! I will for sure be making this for the family. Thank you for the recipe!

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    • Christine
      October 20, 2015 at 3:16 pm (1 year ago)

      Awesome! My pleasure Ashleigh! Let me know how it turns out! xox

      Reply
  9. Victoria S Eaves
    October 14, 2015 at 3:06 am (1 year ago)

    Pinned it, clipped it to my recipe box, and so going to make it this weekend!
    It looks and sounds define!

    Reply
    • Christine
      October 28, 2015 at 1:14 pm (1 year ago)

      Awesome! Let me know how it turned out for you! xox

      Reply
  10. Delaine
    October 31, 2015 at 9:52 am (1 year ago)

    Looks soo delicious but looks sweet too. Will give a try, thanks for sharing.

    Reply

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