Chocolate Monkey Bread

1 recipe Good White Bread
3/4 c. sugar
1 T. cocoa
1 t. ground cinnamon
1/2 c. butter, divided
1/2 c. packed brown sugar
1/4 c. water
Chocolate pieces: semi-sweet or milk chocolate chips, mini Hershey's kisses, or your favorite chocolate.

Mix granulated sugar, cocoa and cinnamon, set aside. Mix together 1/4 cup butter, brown sugar and water in small microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on high for 30 to 60 seconds or until smooth when stirred.

Pour mixture into 12-cup fluted tube pan. Heat oven to 350°F. Pinch off pieces of bread dough; form into balls, about 1-1/2 inches in diameter, placing 3 pieces of chocolate inside each ball.

Dip each ball in remaining 1/4 cup melted butter; roll in cocoa-sugar mixture. Place balls in prepared pan.

Bake 45 to 50 minutes or until golden brown. Cool 20 minutes in pan; invert onto serving plate.

Holly's Note:
I found the original recipe at
Hershey's, and modified it to use my own bread recipe.