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Gorilla Bread

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Easy, gooey, and delicious this rich and tasty gorilla bread is the best! Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls are stuffed with cream cheese before being topped with sugar, butter, and walnuts and baked in a Bundt pan.
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  1. Ingredients for Gorilla Bread
  2. How to Make Gorilla Bread
  3. Baking Gorilla Bread
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This post is sponsored by General Mills, but all opinions are my own. 
 
Gooey and delicious, this pull-apart gorilla bread will satisfy any sweet tooth. Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls are stuffed with cream cheese before being layered with walnuts and baked in a bundt pan smothered in sugar and butter. The perfect special treat for breakfast, brunch, or dessert, this gorilla bread recipe is sure to become a favorite! 

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This awesome sweet treat is easy to make and so tasty! Like it’s cousin monkey bread, this pull-apart recipe is full of flavor and rich, gooey goodness. 
 
But there’s also another surprise inside: cream cheese stuffed into every bite! 
 
A delicious option for breakfast, brunch, or dessert, this gorilla bread will be a family favorite. 
 
Not only does it taste amazing, it’s so easy to make thanks to Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls. 
 
I stock up at Sam’s Club before the holidays so I’m prepared for all the baking I’ll be doing. They have everything I need for my treats, making it an easy stop to get ready. This means I have more time to spend baking and enjoying my family! 
 
I love baking all year, but there is something extra magical about creating goodies during the holidays.
 
Tip from me to you! You can have this for a fun breakfast treat as well. Pair it with the Keurig Wake Up Warm Up K-Cup Collection, Variety Pack (54 ct.) from Sam’s and you’ll be set. What’s better than a fresh cup of coffee and cinnamon rolls? The Wake Up Warm Up K-Cup Collection has a variety of flavors to choose from. 

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Ingredients for Gorilla Bread

  • 16 Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls
  • ½ cup of sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 8-ounces cream cheese, cubed into 16 pieces
  • 4 ounces butter
  • 1 cup walnuts

PRO TIP: You could also use Pillsbury Crescent Rolls for this recipe, but I love the flavor the cinnamon rolls add! 

SUBSTITUTIONS: You could swap out the walnuts for pecans. You could also drizzle with chocolate if you’d like. 

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How to Make Gorilla Bread

STEP ONE: Slightly flatten (by hand or can use a rolling pin) each cinnamon roll from one can. Take one cube of cream cheese and put it in the center of the cinnamon roll and wrap the cinnamon roll around it and seal the edges of the cinnamon roll. Holding it in your hand and rolling it in a ball as you push any cream cheese into the ball helps.

STEP TWO: Prepare a large Bundt pan by coating it well with nonstick spray. Sprinkle ½ cup of the walnuts around the bottom of the pan.

STEP THREE: Place one layer of the stuffed cinnamon roll in the Bundt pan. Sprinkle the remaining ½ cup of walnuts over the first layer of cinnamon rolls.

STEP FOUR: In a small saucepan melt the butter along with the brown sugar and white sugar. Pour half of this melted butter/sugar over this first layer.

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STEP FIVE: Repeat this process with the other can of cinnamon rolls and cubes of cream cheese. Pour the remaining melted butter/sugar mixture over this last layer.

Baking Gorilla Bread

STEP SIX: Bake 350 degrees for 30 minutes. Let it cool 5 minutes before placing a plate on top of the Bundt pan and inverting the gorilla bread onto the plate

PRO TIP: Take the metal lid off the icing and warm the icing tub in the microwave for 8-10 seconds until will drizzle. Drizzle over the entire bread or over individual servings.

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Grab your Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls from Sam’s Club and make this delicious gorilla bread right away — your family will love it! 

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Gorilla Bread

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Easy, gooey, and delicious this rich and tasty gorilla bread is the best! Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls are stuffed with cream cheese before being topped with sugar, butter, and walnuts and baked in a Bundt pan.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 8

Ingredients
  

  • 16 Pillsbury Cinnamon Rolls 2 cans, set icing aside
  • 1 8- ounce cream cheese package cubed into 16 pieces
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup butter melted
  • 1 cup walnuts roughly chopped, divided
  • Icing from the cinnamon roll package optional

Instructions
 

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  • Prepare a large Bundt pan by coating it well with nonstick spray.
  • In a small saucepan melt the butter along with the brown sugar and white sugar. Set aside.
  • Sprinkle ½ cup of the walnuts around the bottom of the pan.
  • Slightly flatten (by hand or can use a rolling pin) each cinnamon roll from one can.
  • Take one cube of cream cheese and put it in the center of the cinnamon roll and wrap the cinnamon roll around it and seal the edges of the cinnamon roll. Holding it in your hand and rolling it in a ball as you push any cream cheese into the ball helps.
  • Place the stuffed cinnamon roll in the Bundt pan. Do this with the rest of the first can placing the cinnamon rolls around the Bundt pan.
  • Sprinkle the remaining ½ cup of walnuts over the first layer of cinnamon rolls.
  • Pour half of the melted butter/sugar over this first layer.
  • Repeat this process with the other can of cinnamon rolls and cubes of cream cheese.
  • Pour the remaining melted butter/sugar mixture over this last layer.
  • Bake for 30 minutes. Let it cool 5 minutes before placing a plate on top of the Bundt pan and inverting the gorilla bread onto the plate
  • Optional: Take the metal lid off the icing and warm the icing tub in the microwave for 8-10 seconds until will drizzle. Drizzle over the entire bread or over individual servings.

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Nutrition

Calories: 466kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 32g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 66mg | Sodium: 226mg | Potassium: 145mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 41g | Vitamin A: 783IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 72mg | Iron: 1mg
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