Last weekend a friend of mine had a “chili cookoff” at his house and I was utterly excited because I love chili! I asked if anyone was bringing anything else and he said others would be bringing desserts and apps. I found this recipe a few days before and I wanted to try it out do I asked if I could bring it instead of chili or an app and he kindly said ok.
You have no idea how hard it was to contain myself while it was baking. I just wanted to keep it for myself and show up to the party empty handed. I wanted to do that but instead i put on my patient pants (leggins) & headed out the door with my sweet treat (forgetting my car keys on the counter).
After arriving I was told to let my Monkey bread set up shop on the counter by a few pies, protein cookies, slutty brownies, & a banana pudding. I unveiled my sticky confection of perfection and the smell got the others in the kitchen noticing it right away. I was mingling for about 20 minutes when a guy walked up beside someone standing beside me and said “you’ve got to try this monkey bread! It’s got bacon!”.
The party was great and about 100 people showed up. There was about 50 different chili’s to try and assorted desserts and appetizers, so if anyone left hungry it was their own fault. I’d love to share this recipe but be careful, you may be tempted to fight over the last piece!
2 cans Pillsbury Grands Buttermilk Biscuits(15oz each)
1 cup Dark Brown Sugar
1/2 cup White Sugar
3/4 cup Butter
2 1/2 tbsps Bourbon
1 tsp Cinnamon
Cooking Spray (to grease)
1. Using a sharp knife chop bacon into chunks. In a lightly greased skillet, brown bacon over medium heat until just beginning to crisp, about 10 minutes. Transfer bacon to paper towel lined bowl to cool.
2. While bacon cooks, dice each grands biscuit into four quarters. Combine white sugar and cinnamon in Ziploc bag, then add in grands and shake all ingredients until each biscuit is evenly coated. Set aside.
3. Thoroughly grease a metal bundt pan with cooking spray. When ready, add in about half the biscuits, then sprinkle with a layer of bacon. Further top with remaining biscuits and bacon, then set aside.
4. In small pot melt butter over medium-low heat before whisking in brown sugar and bourbon until smooth. Evenly pour mixture over biscuits, then bake at 350F for 30 minutes until cooked through. Allow to cool slightly, then flip over on cake plate and serve.