Monkey Bread Bites
Monkey Bread Bites is a solar cooking recipe. It seems that we now live in a world that wants everything made into little bite size pieces. We used to buy the largest watermelon in the stack, but now prefer to buy the watermelon cut up in to pieces. Apples, carrots, and other fruits and veggies can now be purchased already washed and cut and sealed into individual serving bags. Yogurt and ice cream can be purchased in single serve containers instead of large family size containers. The concept of bite size pieces works perfectly in the context of solar cooking because smaller pieces of food cook faster. And these Monkey Bread bites are perfect for the solar oven.
Monkey Bread Bites begins with canned biscuits. Large biscuits or small biscuits — it doesn’t really matter because you will be cutting them up into small pieces. Make a layer of the biscuits in the bottom of a solar safe pot. Since the food in the middle tends to take the longest to heat and cook, place a small glass in the middle of the pan to create a center hole. Sprinkle the butterscotch pudding mix and brown sugar evenly over the top of the biscuits. Finally, cut the butter into small chunks and spread on top.Cover the pot and place into a pre-heated solar cooker. I used the Haines Solar Cooker. My Monkey Bread Bites baked for about 2 hours at 225°. The amount of time needed to cook in a solar cooker will depend on how hot it gets. The temperature is dependent on the type of cooker you are using, the amount of sunshine, and how focused to the sun you keep the solar cooker. Go here for more information on How Long It Takes To Cook In A Solar Oven.
Monkey Bread Bites
- 1 sm tube or ½ large tube of canned refrigerated biscuits, cut into ¼'s or 1//6's depending on size
- 1 sm 3 oz box of Butterscotch pudding (not instant)
- ¾ cup of brown sugar ( or more to your liking)
- ½ stick of butter or margarine
- Set the solar cooker out to pre-heat while preparing the ingredients.
- Cut the biscuits into fourths if using small biscuits, or into sixths if using large biscuits.
- Spray a solar safe pan with cooking spray. Layer the cut biscuits into the bottom of the pan.
- Sprinkle the butterscotch pudding mix evenly over the top of the biscuits.
- Sprinkle the brown sugar evenly over the pudding mix.
- Cut the ½ stick of butter into small pieces and evenly distribute over the mixture.
- Place a tight fitting lid over the top and place in the pre-heated solar oven.
- Let bake until the biscuits are done and the syrup has cooked down, about 2 hours.
To bake in a regular oven, bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes.
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