Gorilla Bread

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Easy to make, and enough servings to share with the neighbors!

Servings: 12 to 14 servings
Prep Time: 10 min
Cook Time: 30 min
Difficulty: Easy

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1/2 cup granulated sugar
3 teaspoon cinnamon
1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
1   8-ounce package cream cheese
2   12-ounce cans refrigerated biscuits (10 count)
1 1/2 cup coarsely chopped walnuts





Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.  Spray a bundt pan with nonstick cooking spray.  Mix the granulated sugar and cinnamon.  In a saucepan, melt the butter and brown sugar over low heat, stirring well; set aside.  Cut the cream cheese into 20 equal cubes.  Press the biscuits out with your fingers and sprinkle each with 1/2 teaspoon of cinnamon sugar.  Place a cube of cream cheese in the center of each biscuit, wrapping and sealing the dough around the cream cheese.  Sprinkle 1/2 cup of the nuts into the bottom of the bundt pan.  Place half of the prepared biscuits in the pan.  Sprinkle with cinnamon sugar, pour half of the melted butter mixture over the biscuits, and sprinkle on 1/2 cup of nuts.  Layer the remaining biscuits on top, sprinkle with the remaining cinnamon sugar, pour the remaining butter mixture over the biscuits, and sprinkle with the remaining 1/2 cup of nuts.  Bake for 30 minutes.  Remove from the oven and cool for 5 minutes.  Place a plate on top and invert.

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By lynntodd on July 25, 2013


Love this recipe but why does my brown sugar/butter turn hard & clumpy after baking?

By Karen Crusco on January 27, 2013


i like your recipes there so good and i want to see if you had any thing knew?

By Anonymous on October 06, 2012


This was the best thing I have ever eaten! This was so easy to make and buttery good! I loved it!

By Roseanne on April 22, 2012


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By lupita rios montaño on April 05, 2012


I have renamed this GUERRILLA bread because it overtakes your senses and is bursting with flavor! I used light cream cheese and cut the white sugar to 3/4 cup - no one could tell the difference. I will be adding this to my recipe collection.

By Nafeisa Shukair on February 13, 2012


Cant wait to make the Gorilla Bread watched the show where you made it for President Jimmy Carter, he loved it. Love your show Paula, met you at a book signing in Louisville. Your Awesome & keep up the good work. God bless,XoXo, Sandrau

By Sandra Bevil on February 07, 2012


QUESTION!!!! U say 50-60 min. on ur tv show but the recipie says 30???? Which one, any suggestions??

By jess on February 07, 2012


Hi Paula, I live in a tiny town w/almost all Amish neighbors. Each yr. I bake the children next door a birthday cake. If I didn't give them an ooey gooey dessert they would think I was mad at them. They don't have TV so they don't know who "Paula Deen" is. Thank you for letting me take all the credit for your fabulous desserts! They think I'm the "cats meow" when it comes to baking. Take care D. Cruse

By Debbie Cruse on January 20, 2012


i love it

By alice k on January 15, 2012


@ South Africa: If you don't have refrigerated biscuit dough, just supplement with homemade biscuit dough which is cheap and easy to make, just search "biscuit" on paula's site. good luck.

By laurie on January 11, 2012


had this for Thanksgiving Morning...YUMMY

By Connie on November 30, 2011


I made this yesterday for our church Thanksgiving dinner, and it was a huge hit! It was delicious! But I only had one can of biscuits. They were jumbo so I tore them in Half. It still turned out great! Thanks Paula!

By LeeAnna Forster on November 14, 2011


omg,paula your monkey bread is the best hope you develope more awesome recipes but so far this is my faorite!!!!!!!!!!!!

By katilyn on October 08, 2011


Please help!!!! I'm from South Africa and I would love to make some but don't have cans of refrigerated biscuits, what are they? is there a subtitute??

By Renee Gerber on August 12, 2011


I made it according to directions and it came out gummy. The oven temp is correct for sure because I have a thermometer in there just in case. Looks good, but disappointing.

By Anonymous on August 11, 2011


Just made this but used sweetened condensed milk as the spread instead of cream cheese. Paulas step daughter uses this version and it's truly amazing. Totally different taste. Tastes like heaven I'm told!

By Natalie on July 25, 2011


Just made this but used sweetened condensed milk as the spread instead of cream cheese. Paulas step daughter uses this version and it's truly amazing. Totally different taste. Tastes like heaven I'm told!

By Natalie on July 25, 2011

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