You'll go bananas for this kit! {Product Review and Giveaway}

Thursday, June 24, 2010

I told you that CSN Stores was going to let me review their Monkey Bread Kit and it arrived yesterday! I was so excited when the FedEx man showed up with a package that said CSN Stores on it!

I ripped into the box so fast you would have thought it was Christmas! I have to tell you that the box the kit is in is super cute just by itself :) See...

Inside is a tube pan...

...the Monkey Bread Mix packet (which includes a yeast packet and a cinnamon packet) and instructions on how to prepare the monkey bread. Here's the recipe they gave:

What you'll need:
  • 1 c milk
  • 2 eggs
  • 12 Tbl butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 c pecans, chopped (optional)
  • 1 Monkey Bread Mix packet (included)
  • 1 Yeast packet (included in mix packet)
  • 1 Cinnamon packet (included in mix packet)
  • 1 c brown sugar
  • 2 Tbl heavy whipping cream
Heat 1/4 c milk in microwave until warm but not hot. Empty contents of Yeast packet into milk and stir until dissolved. Let sit 5 minutes.

Add eggs and beat well.

In medium bowl, combine contents of Monkey Bread Mix packet, yeast mixture and remaining milk. Mix thoroughly, using hands if necessary. Cut in 6 Tbl butter and knead until combined. 

Cover dough and allow to rise 1 - 1 1/2 hours in a warm location. Preheat oven to 375° and grease pan. Stir remaining 6 Tbl butter and brown sugar in a small saucepan over low heat until mixture has reached a thick, caramel-like consistency. Stir in whipping cream and vanilla. Pour 1/2 of mixture into the bottom of the pan and sprinkle with pecans (if desired).

Knead dough on a floured surface. Tear off small pieces and roll into 2" clumps. Arrange around the bottom of the pan, layering on top of one another.

Sprinkle with contents of cinnamon packet. Pour remaining caramel mixture over dough and let rise for 20 - 30 minutes. Bake 25 minutes until golden brown.

Invert immediately onto a plate and serve warm.

Oh so gooey and delicious! We just loved them!! Now I know you want a Monkey Bread Kit yourself! I'm going to tell you how to get one (you knew I would didn't you?)

Buy one...

You can buy your own Monkey Bread Kit from CSN Stores site for only $26.99 and if you hurry you can get one on sale for $19.99! Now that's a deal I promise!! Click here to buy your own kit.

Oh but it gets better! One lucky reader will win their own Monkey Bread Kit courtesy of CSN Stores!

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*I received a free Monkey Bread Kit from CSN Stores in order to do this review. I did not receive any further compensation. This giveaway is open to residents of U.S.A. and Canada* 

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