A reader asked me about this recipe (Hi, Susan!) so I figured I would throw it up here today since it is so easy to make.
We call these Monkey Balls. I personally think this was the original name – it’s what everyone that I knew called it, but apparently someone thought that was inappropriate. Which it kinda is, but I think it’s funny (I also like fart jokes). We only have it once a year because that was my husband’s childhood tradition (my chubetto family ate them whenever we felt like it). I pre-make the balls and throw them in a bundt pan on Christmas Eve so that they’re ready to be baked on Christmas morning. This is what we eat to tide us over until lunchtime (we have our big Christmas meal around 1:00) and it is FABULOUS!
- 4 (8-ounce) tubes refrigerated buttermilk biscuits (the cheaper the better)
- 1 tablespoon cinnamon
- 1 tablespoon water
- 2 cups sugar, divided
- 1 cup butter or margarine
- 1 cup brown sugar, firmly packed
- Cut each biscuit into quarters. Combine 1 cup of the sugar with the cinnamon in a large plastic bag. Drop biscuit quarters into bag and shake to thoroughly coat. Place biscuit quarters into a greased bundt pan.
- Combine butter/margarine with remaining 1 cup sugar, brown sugar and water in a sauce pan. Bring to a boil. Pour over biscuits in bundt pan. Bake 30 minutes at 350 degrees. Carefully invert bundt pan onto platter.