Must-Try Monkey Bread Recipes Just in Time for Christmas Brunch

Though your mom might have told you not to play with your food, we’re now giving you full permission to do so.

These two stuffed bread recipes, shown in this video from BuzzFeed, are fun to make and meant to be eaten with your hands — no utensils needed.

The exact origins of the term monkey bread — used to refer to any sticky, sweet, pull-apart bread — aren’t known, it started to appear in American magazines and cookbooks in the 1950s.

Check out how to make a stuffed monkey bread with a chocolate and cream cheese filling and a caramel drizzle. Then watch how to assemble a caramel pumpkin bread layered with pecans and brown sugar. No need to slice either of these — just pull off bite-size pieces and enjoy.

You won’t be able to keep your hands away from these sweet treats. And that’s the point. Sorry, Mom!

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