Bacon & Bourbon Monkey Bread

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)
8oz Bacon
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.


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25 Responses to Bacon & Bourbon Monkey Bread

  1. Candy says:

    I have never tried this adult version of monkey bread.

  2. Oh holy goodness! This looks amazing!!!

  3. He heee Shhhssss dont tell anybody. I will make this bacon bourbon monkey bread tmr and eat it all by my self…because its right up my street. Thanks a bunch for the recipe he heeee

    • Leslie says:

      Oh it’s so good! I don’t want the bourbon being in it to discourage anyone, you can’t tastes it. But you can eat the entire thing! It just pulls apart, so good!

  4. Jessica says:

    Oh my goodness!! This looks soooo delicious! I want some right now. I’m actually on a diet this month, but I’m saving the recipe for my cheat day next month!! Thanks for sharing the recipe!

    • Leslie says:

      Haha! I’m trying to eat better but it’s so hard when I find recipes like these. Then I take it upon myself to try. Hah. It’s so good! You can’t even taste the bourbon.

  5. Mardene Carr says:

    Okay…this is why I love bloggers because I have never heard of monkey bread…..I learn something everyday

  6. Jessica says:

    Mmm….that sounds super good!

  7. Tonya Marie says:

    “Sticky confection of perfection ” I love that! This looks amazing. I will probably leave the bourbon out of it if I make it because my kids will help me. I know the alcohol cooks out, but still. It looks amazing though! Thanks for sharing!!

  8. Victoria says:

    Well this sounds absolutely fantastic! Thanks for sharing 😀

  9. Ari Adams says:

    This looks so delicious! My mom shared a recipe for monkey bread with me years ago and I’ve been hooked ever since. I’m going to try your recipe for sure!

  10. Lisa says:

    I’ll be honest, I don’t think I’ve ever eaten monkey bread! Its not really a thing around here! But, this recipe looks so delicious and original that its something that could make me bring monkey bread to my corner of the world!!

  11. Jonathan Key says:

    This sounds amazing! And really easy to make too. Maybe I’ll convince the wife to try it out this weekend. Thanks!
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  12. Mrs. AOK says:

    Oh my word!! This sounds so yummy!!
    This would certainly be a hit at any party.

  13. marcela says:

    YUM! The bread looks scrumptious! I totally love the recipe!

  14. Nina McClain says:

    I’ve actually never tried monkey bread. I definitely think I will give your recipe a try though!

  15. First of all … why don’t I have cool friends who have chili cook off parties? Second of all … monkey bread. Mmmmmm. Definitely trying this – it looks amazing! Thanks so much for sharing! 🙂

  16. Oh, I think that I’m headed to the grocery store! This sounds absolutely delicious!

  17. nora says:

    This looks amazing….thanks for sharing

  18. Elizabeth O says:

    All of it sounds and looks delicious… I don’t think I’ve tried Monkey bread yet. YUM! 🙂

  19. Life as Mum says:

    Oh wow this looks really different and quite delicious!
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  20. This looks amazing! Thanks for linking up to #justanotherlinky xx
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