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Nutella® Cheesecake Monkey Bread Loaf

nutella® cheesecake monkey bread loaf Dessert
Nutella® Cheesecake Monkey Bread Loaf
  • Prep 30 min
  • Total 1 hr 25 min
  • Servings 8

Picture this: It’s Christmas morning, you’ve got a cup of coffee in one hand and a serving of warm, gooey, chocolate-cream cheese-filled breakfast bread in the other. Who needs presents when you have sweet tender dough pockets to tear into? A twist on the classic monkey bread, this sweet treat will have even the adults waking up early on Christmas day. MORE+ LESS-

Updated August 21, 2019
Pillsbury Crescents
Make with
Pillsbury Crescents

Ingredients

4
oz (from 8-oz package) cream cheese, softened
1/2
cup granulated sugar
1/2
cup Nutella® hazelnut spread with cocoa
2
cans (8 oz each) Pillsbury™ refrigerated crescent dough sheet
1/4
cup butter, melted
1/3
cup firmly packed brown sugar

Steps

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  • 1
    Heat oven to 350°F. Generously spray 9x5-inch loaf pan with baking spray with flour, or grease pan with shortening and lightly flour.
  • 2
    In small bowl, stir together cream cheese and 1/4 cup of the granulated sugar until smooth. Add 1/4 cup of the Nutella® spread; stir until smooth.
  • 3
    Unroll 1 can of dough into 1 large rectangle. Cut rectangle into 6 rows by 3 rows, to make 18 pieces. Place 1 teaspoon cream cheese mixture in middle of each rectangle. Fold dough over filling (do not stretch dough), and gently pinch to seal around filling; roll into ball. Repeat with second can of dough.
  • 4
    In small bowl, place remaining 1/4 cup granulated sugar. Roll dough balls in sugar until coated. Place sugar-coated dough balls in pan. Sprinkle any remaining sugar over dough.
  • 5
    Mix melted butter and brown sugar. Pour butter mixture on top.
  • 6
    Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until deep golden brown and no longer doughy in center. Cool in pan 5 minutes. Loosen from edges of pan with metal spatula. Turn upside down onto serving plate, replacing any biscuit pieces and caramel from pan.
  • 7
    Spoon remaining 1/4 cup Nutella® spread into 1-quart resealable food-storage plastic bag. Cut small opening from 1 corner of bag, and drizzle over top of warm monkey bread. Pull apart to serve. Serve warm.

Expert Tips

  • If you store your Nutella® spread in the refrigerator, let it to come to room temperature first. This makes it much easier to mix in with the softened cream cheese.
  • Be gentle when you’re sealing up your rectangles of dough around the cream cheese mixture. You want to avoid stretching and tearing the dough, if possible.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
460
Calories from Fat
200
% Daily Value
Total Fat
22g
34%
Saturated Fat
9g
47%
Trans Fat
0g
Cholesterol
30mg
10%
Sodium
550mg
23%
Potassium
110mg
3%
Total Carbohydrate
61g
20%
Dietary Fiber
2g
7%
Sugars
36g
Protein
5g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
6%
6%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 3 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 1/2 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
4
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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