Mardi Gras Monkey Bread


For the monkey bread

3 (6-oz) cans refrigerated biscuits

1 stick butter, melted

1 cup sugar

2 teaspoons cinnamon

For the glaze

1 cup powdered sugar

3 tablespoons whole milk

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Purple, green and yellow sugar


Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray 12-cup, star-shaped or fluted tube cake pan with cooking spray (or grease with butter). Separate each can of dough into 10 biscuits; cut each biscuit into quarters and roll into balls.

Dip the balls into melted butter, then place in a resealable plastic bag. Add sugar and cinnamon, then seal and shake until all of the dough balls are covered. Fill cake pan with coated dough balls, packing them in close together.

Bake 28 to 30 minutes or until golden brown. Turn pan upside down to remove the monkey bread. (It should form a domed circle.) Set aside to cool.

Make the Glaze: Whisk powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla together in a medium-sized mixing bowl. Spoon glaze over the cake, covering it completely. Sprinkle with purple, yellow and green sugar.

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