Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Easy (Tasty) Mardi Gras Fun

Beads? Check.
Masks? Check.
Floats? Okay. That's a little much.

What about food?

Not all of us have tons of time to make special foods for a day like Mardi Gras. But it can be fun to mark the day with a special dessert. And what could be better than something you can make with your kids?

At our house, we have a simple recipe called Monkey Bread. It is easy to modify for Mardi Gras to make a colorful and festive celebration.

Here's the recipe:

Mardi Gras Monkey Bread

2 packages buttermilk biscuits in a can (10 each)
1/4 cup yellow sugar sprinkles
1/4 cup purple sugar sprinkles
1/4 cup green sugar sprinkles
1 cup chopped pecans, divided
1 tsp cinnamon, divided
1/4 cup butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Heat the oven to 350 degrees. Cut the biscuits in thirds and divide them evenly between three tupperware containers. Pour one color of sugar sprinkles in each container, followed by 1/3 tsp cinnamon and 1/3 cup pecans. Cover and shake until all the biscuit pieces are covered. (Great job for the kids!) Place pieces in buttered & floured bundt pan or angel food cake ring, keeping colors separate (one third of the ring should be yellow, green, purple).

In a small saucepan, melt the butter and stir in brown sugar and remaining cinnamon. Cook until it is bubbly and pour over the biscuits. Bake 30-35 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the biscuits comes out clean. Turn out onto a platter and put on a little more sprinkles to make it extra colorful.

We like to eat it warm. It's such a treat!

Give it a try, and have a Happy Mardi Gras!

- Midwest Mom

4 comments:

  1. I may have to make some because I never can resist an excuse to make monkey bread. You are always so creative. I'll bet your kids love it.

    -Abby
    @sweetbabboo

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  2. Oh I have to try this :) thanks for sharing, and for giving me am awesome idea what to make :)

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  3. Ooh I haven't heard of this monkey bread before.. I can't wait to try it!

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  4. Ooh, that sounds so good! I missed it for Mardi Gras, but I'll definitely be trying it.

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