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Overnight Monkey Bread (Rhodes Rolls Monkey Bread)

Overnight monkey bread made easier by using frozen Rhodes dinner rolls and butterscotch pudding.
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Resting Time1 d
Total Time1 d 35 mins
Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: bread
Servings: 16 servings


  • 24 unbaked frozen yeast dinner rolls *I used Rhodes frozen dinner rolls
  • 1 3-ounce package cook and serve butterscotch pudding mix (do not use instant)
  • 1/2 cup (107 g) packed light brown sugar *dark brown sugar will also work
  • 3/4 cups chopped pecans
  • 1/2 cup (1 stick, 113 g) unsalted butter melted
  • 1 teaspoon cinnamon


  • Grease a 12-cup capacity bundt pan. I like to use cooking spray with flour, but you can also grease with shortening, or regular cooking spray.
  • Sprinkle the pecans into the bottom of the pan.
  • Place the frozen rolls into the pan around and on top of each other over the nuts.
  • Sprinkle the dry pudding mix over the rolls.
  • On a stove over medium low, in a small saucepan, combine the butter, brown sugar, and cinnamon. Stir and heat until melted and combined.
  • Drizzle the melted butter mixture over the rolls.
  • Let rise. To prevent the dough from forming a hard crust while rising cover with a lightly damp tea towel over top, or place a piece of plastic wrap very loosely over the top and allow to hang at the sides (do not make the wrap tight as these will rise to double).Allow to rise for 24 hours in the fridge, covered. Or rise for 2-3 hours at room temperature, then 8-10 hours in the fridge, covered. Or rise 5-6 hours at room temperature.
  • Bake. Near the end of the rising time, position a rack in the center of the oven and pre-heat oven to 350°F (177°C). Place the bundt pan on a baking sheet (lined with foil for easy clean up) to catch drips). Bake for about 35 minutes until tops are golden brown, and internal temperature reaches 190°F. (if rolls are getting too dark on top, tent loosely with foil). Remove the pan from oven and allow to cool for 5 minutes. Turn the pan over and invert onto a serving plate and serve warm.


  • Storage: Store overnight at room temperature covered, or in the fridge, for up to 4 days. 
  • Pan: You can bake this in a tube pan or 2 loaf pans. If baking in loaf pans, you will want to bake for less time. Start checking around 20-25 minutes.