Saturday, December 31, 2011

Caramel Pull-A-Parts

Caramel Pull-A-Parts are sometimes called Monkey Bread. It's a simple, very easy snack to make. My family used to make a batch for car trips, and we would stop at a rest area and have them for a picnic breakfast. Bread + gooey caramel + finger food...what's not to love? For my little household, I just make enough for an 8 x 8 pan, but you can easily double it, and the baking and rise times stay the same.

Okay, here's what you need:
1 loaf frozen white bread dough (thawed)
1/4 cup margarine
1 small package cook & serve vanilla pudding
1/4 tsp cinnamon
1 tbsp milk
1/2 cup brown sugar

Thaw the bread dough, but don't allow it to raise. Grease an 8 x 8 pan. Tear half the bread loaf into small pieces and drop in the bottom of the pan.

In a small pan, melt margarine. Then add vanilla pudding, cinnamon, milk, and brown sugar. Beat until smooth.

Pour over torn up bread in pan.

Tear second half of the bread loaf, and throw on top. Try to get them in any empty spaces you might have from the bottom layer.

Raise for 2 1/2 to 3 hours.

Bake at 375* for about 30 minutes, until the top is golden brown.

Let cool for 10 - 15 minutes and then turn out onto foil. Try to get it turned out before the caramel really sets and cools too much in the pan.