Hershey’s Chocolate Monkey Bread

INGREDIENTS:

2 (16 ounce) packages frozen bread dough (or white bread dough from recipe of your choice)
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tablespoon hershey cocoa
1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted and divided (not spread product)
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup water
mini hershey milk chocolate candy kisses or semisweet chocolate pieces or milk chocolate pieces

DIRECTIONS:

Thaw loaves as directed on package; let rise until doubled.
Stir together granulated sugar, cocoa and cinnamon.
Stir together 1/4 cup butter, brown sugar and water in small microwave-safe bowl.
Microwave at HIGH (100%) 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, 1-1/2 inches in diameter, placing 3 baking pieces inside each ball.
Dip each ball in remaining 1/4 cup 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.
Cool until lukewarm.

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