Baking

Candied Bacon Monkey Bread

Lodge Cast iron / February 13, 2018

This monkey bread is everything you want in a snack; it’s sweet and salty, smokey, a little bit spicy, and yes, bacon-y! Serve it plain or with your favorite dip for a crowd-pleasing hit. 

Candied Bacon Monkey Bread

Prep Time

35 minutes

Cook Time

35-40 minutes

Servings

12

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • ½ pound center cut bacon (about 6-8 slices)
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 8 ounce cans crescent rolls
  • ½ cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoons ground coriander
  • ½ teaspoons dry mustard
  • pinch (⅛ teaspoon) cayenne pepper 
  • Dipping sauce for serving (optional)
Candied Bacon Monkey Bread

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F and grease fluted cake pan with cooking spray.
  2. Cook bacon until slightly crispy. Drain and cool, then chop finely.
  3. Cut rolls in quarters with a sharp knife and roll each triangle up starting with the longest end, then pinch the ends together to form a ball. 
  4. Mix together salt, sugar and spices and chopped bacon. 
  5. Place ⅓ of dough balls in fluted cake pan, sprinkle with ⅓ sugar mix, pour over ⅓ melted butter and repeat.
  6. Bake 35-40 minutes, or until the sugar is melted and the dough is golden brown. 
  7. Rest 10 minutes, then flip. Enjoy warm with your favorite dipping sauce.
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Candied Bacon Monkey Bread

By Lodge Cast iron

Prep Time: 35 minutes

Cook Time: 35-40 minutes

Servings: 12

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • ½ pound center cut bacon (about 6-8 slices)
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 3 8 ounce cans crescent rolls
  • ½ cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons smoked paprika
  • 1 teaspoons ground coriander
  • ½ teaspoons dry mustard
  • pinch (⅛ teaspoon) cayenne pepper 
  • Dipping sauce for serving (optional)
Candied Bacon Monkey Bread

Preparation

  1. Preheat oven to 350 F and grease fluted cake pan with cooking spray.
  2. Cook bacon until slightly crispy. Drain and cool, then chop finely.
  3. Cut rolls in quarters with a sharp knife and roll each triangle up starting with the longest end, then pinch the ends together to form a ball. 
  4. Mix together salt, sugar and spices and chopped bacon. 
  5. Place ⅓ of dough balls in fluted cake pan, sprinkle with ⅓ sugar mix, pour over ⅓ melted butter and repeat.
  6. Bake 35-40 minutes, or until the sugar is melted and the dough is golden brown. 
  7. Rest 10 minutes, then flip. Enjoy warm with your favorite dipping sauce.

Recipe by Lodge Cast iron for Lodge Cast Iron at http://www.lodgemfg.com/recipe/candied-bacon-monkey-bread