Here is another edition of a crockpot dessert. Check out our 4 Ingredient Crockpot Apple Spice Cake for another yummy and easy crockpot dessert. I have said before that I don’t use my crockpot often. I just haven’t found many recipes that I actually like that I have made in the crockpot. But dessert is the exception to this. I really love making desserts in the crockpot. This Crockpot Monkey Bread can be whipped up in no time and it tastes like a delicious version of a cinnamon roll without all of the work.
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Spray the crockpot with non-stick cooking spray or use a handy dandy crockpot liner. Those things are the bomb!
Melt the butter in a microwave-safe bowl in 10-second intervals or you will have a butter explosion in your microwave.
Now grab your biscuits. I would recommend using these specific biscuits for this recipe because I am not sure you will get the same results with a different kind.
Repeat this step until all of your biscuits are cut.
Dip your biscuit pieces, 2 at a time, into the melted butter. Be sure to completely coat them in the butter.
After you coat the pieces in butter, throw them into the bag of cinnamon and sugar.
Once you have all of your biscuit pieces in the bag, zip it up and shake the heck out of it! You want to make sure that every little nugget is coated in that sweet cinnamony goodness.
Pour any of your remaining butter into the bottom of the crockpot and place your sugar-coated biscuit pieces into the bottom of the crockpot. Spread them into an even layer.
While the Monkey Bread is cooking, whip up some gooey cream cheese frosting.
In the mixer, add cream cheese, vanilla, and confectioner’s sugar.
Beat starting on low to avoid a sugar explosion in the kitchen. Once the sugar is incorporated, beat on medium until the frosting is all creamy and dreamy.
At this point, taste the frosting and see if the flavor is right for you. I personally don’t love a strong cream cheese flavor, so I sometimes add another 1/2 cup of confectioner’s sugar. If you like cream cheese then this should be the perfect proportions for you.
Put the frosting in the fridge until the Monkey Bread has 30 minutes left to cook. Remove the frosting from the fridge and allow to come to room temperature.
When your Monkey Bread is done, dollop the frosting right on there.
Using a spatula, spread the frosting all over the Monkey Bread. Be sure to cover every last inch with the delicious frosting.
Oh, my word! Give it about 10 minutes to cool down a bit before you dive right in and burn off all of your taste buds. HaHa. Dig in and enjoy.