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Someone Turned Popular Cheesy ‘Knafeh’ Dessert Into A Pop-Tart

It was only last year when I first discovered the magic of knafeh, the popular Middle Eastern dessert that’s made with rose water, honey, pistachios, cheese, and rice noodles.

In this latest Foodbeast Recipe Challenge, our team was tasked to create a mouthwatering recipe with cheese as the main ingredient.

Foodbeast’s Elie went for it, recreating the iconic Middle Eastern dish with a Pilsbury Twist: he turned it into a Pop Tart.

Check out the video above to see exactly how Elie pulled it off. This week’s challengers also include Adam, Kimberly, Oscar, Costa, and Devin.

As someone who has experienced lactose intolerance for most of his adult life, it breaks my heart not to be able to try any of these recipes. Still, the smiles they’ll bring to others will… nope, still bitter I can’t try them.

Fast Food

Carl’s Jr. Debuts Spicy Chorizo-Loaded Breakfast Biscuits and Burritos


We at Foodbeast hold these truths to be self-evident: that side salads are depressing, that life is too short to eat bad food, and that when deciding a breakfast protein, one must always choose bacon. Unless one of the other options is chorizo.


The spicy seasoned sausage has slowly but steadily creeped onto chain breakfast menus over the years, and is now available at Carl’s Jr. in both biscuit or burrito form. Sandwiched inside a “Made from Scratch” biscuit, the Chorizo, Egg & Cheese Biscuit offers a chorizo crumble-laden egg patty topped with pepperjack. The Chorizo, Egg & Cheese Burrito, on the other hand, stuffs the chorizo crumbles and scrambled eggs inside a soft flour tortilla, along with shredded cheese, hash browns, and pico de gallo.


As an early morning dessert, Carl’s also recently debuted its new monkey bread-style Cinnamon Pull-Aparts. Which are just pull-aparts for fun of course, because God knows we’re not sharing.


This cinnamon roll monkey bread is shaped like a turtle


via pipilot


Here’s How to Make Maple Bacon Monkey Bread

maple bacon monkey bread

This recipe for Maple Bacon Monkey Bread is the evidence you need to prove all the naysayers wrong: Bacon was made for sweet desserts. (Now I understand why I drown my bacon strips in syrup at breakfast.)

This six-ingredient recipe uses a tiny dash of cayenne pepper to kick up the savory quality and stave off the sugar coma. Maybe. You’ll probably end up KO’d on the couch either way.


Maple Bacon Monkey Bread

Yields: 8
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes


  • 2 Tbsp. butter or margarine
  • 2 Tbsp. real maple syrup
  • 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1/4 tsp. ground red pepper (cayenne)
  • 6 slices bacon, crisply cooked, crumbled
  • 2 cans (8 oz. each) Pillsbury refrigerated crescent dinner rolls or 2 cans (8 oz each) Pillsbury Crescent Recipe Creations refrigerated seamless dough sheet


1) Heat oven to 350°F. Spray 8×4-inch loaf pan with cooking spray.

2) In medium microwavable bowl, microwave butter and syrup uncovered on High 30 to 45 seconds or until hot. Stir in brown sugar and red pepper until dissolved. Stir in bacon. Evenly spoon mixture into pan.

3) Unroll each can of dough into 1 large rectangle; if using crescent roll dough, press perforations to seal. Cut each rectangle into 8 rows by 3 rows, to make 24 pieces per rectangle (48 pieces of dough total). Roll each piece of dough into a ball. Arrange balls over butter mixture in pan.

4) Bake 30 to 35 minutes or until golden brown. Cool in pan 5 minutes. Place heatproof serving plate over pan; carefully turn plate and pan over. Remove pan. Serve warm.

Cravings Sweets

Craving: Monkey Bread

Monkey Bread, also known as Hungarian Coffee Cake is normally treated as a sticky, gooey pleasureful item for the breakfast hours. Though the cake varies from recipe to recipe, it’s usually known for its collective pieces being made from sweet yeast dough, baked in a pan at high heat after first being covered in melted butter, cinnamon, sugar and chopped pecans. The segments of the cake are easily torn apart, probably where the origin of the term “monkey bread” can be found. (Thx ICookStuff)