You know when you are huddled around the fire with your family, cooking up something delicious, and taking in a spectacular star-filled sky? It’s hard to beat that scene, especially on chilly winter nights. Whether you’re camping in the backcountry or hanging out in your backyard, changing up the scenery from another night spent on the couch can bring everyone just a little closer.

I firmly believe that this scene cannot be complete without cooking together. There’s something about everyone pitching in to cook something delicious. And when you’re cooking over a fire, everyone has a job and when it’s all ready to gobble up, you know that you earned the delicious treat with all of your hard work.

Hey, cooking over a fire can be a little challenging at times!

I promise Double-Chocolate Skillet Monkey Bread recipe is anything but difficult to make. It’s simple and is a killer dessert, but also makes a great breakfast the next morning! All the chocolate lovers in your family will flip out over all the cocoa goodness.

As a pro camping tip, be sure to measure everything out beforehand and pack in separate containers so you don’t have to worry about bringing extra ingredients to your campsite.

Monkey Bread Skillet - OutThere Colorado
Photo Credit: Meghan Bassett, Cake ‘N Knife.

Double-Chocolate Skillet Money Bread


  • 1 can buttermilk biscuit dough
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 (8 Tbsp) stick salted butter
  • 1/2 cup mini chocolate chips

Unwrap biscuits and cut each one into quarters. Add the biscuit pieces to a large Ziploc bag with the cocoa powder. Shake to coat, and add the dough pieces to a cast iron skillet in an even layer.

In a small pan over the fire, melt butter with sugar. Pour the mixture over the biscuits.

Cover skillet with aluminum foil and place over dying coals, where the temperature should be about 350 to 375 degrees. Bake for 5 minutes. Sprinkle chocolate chips over the monkey bread, cover, and then cook for another 5 minutes.

Wait to serve until slightly cooled, and then dig in with your fingers.


Skillet Monkey Bread - OutThere Colorado
Photo Credit: Meghan Bassett, Cake ‘N Knife.

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