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Little Monkey Bread Bites

In our house, this is a common response when I ask the little ones what they would like for snack.  Followed promptly by monkey/ape sounds and under armpit monkey motions.   For several years I made this snack in a loaf pan , or even in a 9×13 baking dish. But as I because more obsessed with having a stock of quick snacks and meals in my freezer for my growing brood, I converted the recipe to bite size snacks that would be readily and easily accessible anytime from my freezer.  Using a halloween safe cutter knife, my little kitchen helpers get to enjoy both the prep and the eating of this snack!Monkey Bread! Monkey Bread! Monkey Bread!!!

Monkey Bread Bites

lisa @ onceamonthmeals.com


  • 2 cans refrigerated biscuits (10 biscuits per can)
  • .25 cups of sugar
  • 1 Tbsp cinnamon


Preheat oven to 350F.  Grease muffin tin. Combine cinnamon and sugar in shallow bowl.  Cut each biscuit into 4 small pieces.  Roll biscuit pieces in cinnamon/sugar mix until completely coated. Place approximately 6-7 pieces int each muffin tin.  Bake 15-20 minutes or just until tops get firm.

Freezing Directions:

Follow directions above.  Cool bites completely and transfer to a gallon freezer bag.  TO SERVE: Microwave from frozen state 45-60 seconds until warm.

Servings: 12

**conversion chart image provided by Erik Spiekermann

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10 Responses to “Little Monkey Bread Bites”

  1. Jen says:

    when do you use the butter?

    • lisa says:

      Jen -
      Recipe is updated to reflect using no butter. I use it when I am making a big loaf pan recipe – but not the mini ones! Sorry for the mix up!

  2. Mackenzie says:

    LOVE these!! They never made it to the freezer- we ate them all while they were cooling!! I’m making a double batch this time and since biscuits are on sale I’ll be saving a bunch too! Thanks! Posted this great recipe on my blog.

  3. Nicole says:

    What kind of biscuits? Buttermilk?

  4. Emma says:

    what are fridge biscuits – not sure if we have these in Australia?

  5. Rachel says:

    I made these for my daughter a few days back and just took one out of the freezer and heated it up for her. It was pretty hard and tough. I didn’t cook them too long so I’m not sure if this is normal? Would rolling the small pieces in melted butter before the cinnamon sugar make it a little softer?

    • lisa says:

      I have never had them warm up too hard or tough. Depending on your microwave power, you may have cooked them too long? I would try to decrease the time, and possibly even the power to see if that works!

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