Mocha Coconut Monkey Bread

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I have a crazy habit of always buying the newest food item.
Hello, yup crazy foodie here:-)

So when Jif came out with their new chocolate spreads,
it was a no brainer that I was going to get some.
I mean it’s chocolate.  It was going in my cart for sure!!!

Since the chocolate one is basically Nutella,  I decided to go with the Mocha Cappuccino.
As soon as I got home, the spoon came out.
What???  It basically begged me to guzzle it right from the jar.
I had to force myself to put it away so there was some left to bake with.

The jar sat hidden in the cupboard for a few weeks…
I just couldn’t decide what I wanted to make from it.
Cookies?  No.  Cake? No. Crescent rolls? No.  Frosting?  No.

Mocha Coconut Monkey Bread | Inside BruCrew Life

Then one day I opened my refrigerator and there right in front of me
sat some refrigerated biscuits that I had gotten for monkey bread.
Monkey bread that I kept putting off making.
And the lightbulbs just started going off.

Mocha Coconut Monkey Bread | Inside BruCrew Life

Monkey bread with a sweet mocha filling and a drizzle of coconut!
This was it!  I knew just how I was going to use the Jif spread!!!
I was drooling just thinking about it.

The first time I made these, I used foil lined cupcake liners.
They were good but I wasn’t wowed!

So a few more weeks went by, and I finally remembered to buy more biscuits.
(yes, I could have attempted to make my own…but I like the convenience of a can)
I had all the ingredients out again…I knew something had to be done differently.
But what could make a cinnamon sugar laden biscuit even better???
Maybe a fun and cute little jar would make the difference.

Mocha Coconut Monkey Bread | Inside BruCrew Life

I knew buying all those different sized canning jars was going to come in handy.
Down to the storage room, I went to dig out the smallest mason jars.
They were the perfect muffin size.

Glass jars meant none of the buttery sugary goodness could escape.
See all of it trapped at the bottom?
Yup, this batch wowed the socks off me!!!
I will never tell now many of the jars I licked clean…nope not gonna tell!

Mocha Coconut Monkey Bread | Inside BruCrew Life

You know you want some of these biscuits filled with mocha filling,
dunked in butter, rolled in sugar, and drizzled in cream coconut…

so, why aren’t you in your kitchen making these now????

Check out more Mocha Coconut goodies:
Mocha Coconut Fudge from How Sweet Eats
Coconut Mocha Cupcakes from My Baking Addiction
Mocha Coconut Monkey Bread

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Yield: 7-8 jars

Mocha Coconut Monkey Bread

Biscuits filled with a mocha spread and rolled in cinnamon sugar.


1 can refrigerated biscuits (10 biscuit size)
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
2 Tablespoons cinnamon
6 Tablespoons butter, melted
1/2 cup Jif Mocha spread
1/4 cup shredded coconut
1/4 cup cream of coconut


  1. Spray small glass canning jars with non stick spray and set aside. Stir together the 2 sugars and the cinnamon in a bowl. Cut each biscuit into 4 pieces. Flatten each piece and place a small amount of the mocha spread in the middle. Fold each corner up and over the spread. Pinch the dough closed to keep the spread in.
  2. Dip in the melted butter and roll in the sugar mixture. Place 5-6 pieces in one jar. Sprinkle the top with a teaspoon of coconut. Continue filling and rolling until all the biscuits have been used.
  3. Place all the jars on a baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-17 minutes.
  4. As soon as the bread comes out of the oven, drizzle the tops of each jar with a little bit of cream of coconut. Let cool slightly before eating. Best served warm. Store sealed. Make 7-8 jars of monkey bread.
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  1. says

    Wow, clearly I am up too late! These look great! I never think to use cute jars to serve food in, ups the cuteness like 20%! Love it!
    Nat :)

  2. says

    GREAT resourcefulness with your jars and ironically I just saw this mocha PB in an Aruban grocery store yesterday but didn’t buy it b/c I accumulated so much nut butter here that I just blogged about but I was *this close* to buying it!

  3. says

    Mmmmm those look good. Thursday I’m putting up a recipe for Mocha cookies using the Jif spread. It was amazing, and made some amazing cookies!! I can only imagine how yummy these were too!

  4. says

    OMG, those look SO tasty! You know I’m a sucker for cinnamon sugar-ANYTHING and cinnamon-sugar-rolled monkey bread that’s stuffed with a mocha and coconut filling? I’m in heaven! Plus those jars look so stinkin’ cute, girl! Love this idea and NEED to get my hands on that spread–don’t know why I didn’t pick it up when I saw it last Friday, ahh!

  5. says

    OH MY GOD. You put monkey bread in jars. 1. That is too cute. 2. I’m going to get the mom-of-the-year award when I make this for Jordan. But I’ll make the mocha ones for me. Because if I buy that spread I’M NOT SHARING.

  6. says

    Jocelyn, you are so smart to make these in jars, I can’t tell you how often I’ve burned my fingers trying to get the drips left in my bundt pan. The only downfall I see with this-the serving size is too small. Oh well, I’ll just have to eat 3!

  7. says

    Okay, I have not seen the mocha PB yet–but you’d better believe I’m on the lookout now. To me, it sounds even better than Nutella (and that’s saying a lot). I LOVE that you used this for Monkey bread–one of my favorite breakfasts/snacks ever! And I’m dying over that last pic–it turned out so great!

  8. says

    I haven’t even heard of Mocha PB, but it sounds yummy! I’m pinning this for later since it looks so yummy~ I found your post from the Blissful and Domestic Linky Party. Thanks for sharing!

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