Awesome, Amazing, Easy Dessert
My “monkeybread” recipe has been a hit at many parties, but now I’ve developed an even more amazing, adult, version…
So easy and delicious!!
* 1 package frozen cinnamon rolls
* 3 apples
* a box of dates
* dark chocolate chips
* coffee liqueur
* vanilla flavoring
* Spices: cinnamon, ginger, nutmeg, dried orange peel
Pre-heat oven to 350, grease a 9×13 nonstick cake pan.
Use a pair of sharp kitchen scissors to cut the cinnamon rolls into 4ths (easier to do while slightly frozen) and put into a large mixing bowl. Cut apples into 1/2″ cubes, toss in the mixing bowl. Cut a bunch of dates into 3-4 pieces each (I like lots of dates), and toss them in too. Toss in about a cup of chocolate chips. Add a generous sprinkle of cinnamon, a light dash of nutmeg, a generous tablespoon of vanilla, and a quarter cup of coffee liqueur. Add ginger and orange peel if you want – about half a teaspoon of ginger, and 1-2 tablespoons of dried orange peel. Toss all of this together, mixing thoroughly.
Pour into the greased pan. Add a few slivers of butter on top and tucked in all around. Bake at 350 degrees until golden brown (about 45min – depending on your oven and how frozen the rolls were when you started).
I don’t top with anything, but feel free to add cream cheese frosting, or coffee icing, or…?