Snicker’s Donuts

A rich, chocolate donut with marshmallow peanut butter nougat topped with peanuts and caramel sauce. You need to make these, they are AMAZING!

A rich, chocolate donut with marshmallow peanut butter nougat topped with peanuts and caramel sauce. You need to make these, they are AMAZING!
Did you see the picture I posted on Instagram yesterday?

This weekend I started my holiday baking. Gasp, I know!

I felt a little strange buying eggnog and candy canes, especially when the cashier said, “I see you’re doing some holiday baking already.” I tried to explain that I have a food blog, but he looked confused. I figured now that its after halloween its somewhat acceptable to buy those things, especially since the store was playing Christmas music while I was shopping.. now that’s too early. When will you start listening to Christmas music?

A rich, chocolate donut with marshmallow peanut butter nougat topped with peanuts and caramel sauce. You need to make these, they are AMAZING!
So, it’s Monday and I have breakfast on my brain – what is your favorite breakfast food?

Some of you are probably thinking of eggs, oatmeal, toast, protein bars..

but you should be thinking SNICKER’S DONUTS! I am sure some of you are guilty of having leftover halloween candy for breakfast (that’s definitely not me). But I’d like to point out that there is milk in those candy bars, that counts as dairy :)

A rich, chocolate donut with marshmallow peanut butter nougat topped with peanuts and caramel sauce. You need to make these, they are AMAZING!
Donuts are a breakfast item, so I figure that any kind of donut is acceptable to eat for breakfast. Even if the donut is stuffed with peanut butter cups or oreos or tastes like a Snicker’s bar. Anyone else like my thinking?

But, as much as I like the idea of eating a snicker’s donut for breakfast, I can’t handle that much sweetness and sugar right away in the morning – I usually opt for peanut butter toast. But for second breakfast, say around 10am, I’d love a donut. Or a 4pm donut snack.. mmm, that sounds pretty delicious. I like to think of donuts as a breakfast food that can be eaten at any time during the day. It’s like brinner – breakfast for dinner.

A rich, chocolate donut with marshmallow peanut butter nougat topped with peanuts and caramel sauce. You need to make these, they are AMAZING!

Snicker’s Donuts

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 10 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

Yield: 6 donuts

Ingredients

    Donuts
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 6 tbsp milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 3 tbsp vegetable/canola oil
  • Snicker’s Topping
  • 1/2 cup marshmallow fluff
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • peanuts
  • caramel sauce, to drizzle

Instructions

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Spray a donut pan with cooking spray, use a paper towel to lightly spread/remove excess spray.
  2. In a large bowl combine the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  3. In another bowl combine the milk, egg, vanilla, and oil. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, mix just until combined.
  4. Transfer the batter to a large piping bag or use a ziploc bag with one corner cut off. Pipe the batter into the donut pan, filling each donut hole about 2/3 full.
  5. Bake the donuts for 10 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Remove from the oven and let the donuts sit in the pan for 10 minutes before moving them to a wire rack.
  6. Combine the marshmallow fluff and peanut butter in a small bowl and mix until smooth. Spread this mixture evenly on the donuts. Top with peanuts and drizzle with caramel sauce.
http://thefirstyearblog.com/snickers-donuts/

A rich, chocolate donut with marshmallow peanut butter nougat topped with peanuts and caramel sauce. You need to make these, they are AMAZING!
So, when would you like to eat a snicker’s donut? For breakfast, second breakfast, snack, or brinner? I think anytime is a good time to have a donut :)

32 Responses to “Snicker’s Donuts”

  1. Mallory @ Chocolate with Grace — November 3, 2014 at 6:55 am

    I would love one of these donuts today at work! I know I need to get on it, but I’m still holding off on the Christmas ingredient shopping. I can’t get over the fact that it’s still two months away!

    • Beth @ The First Year — November 3, 2014 at 7:20 am

      And I’m thinking, in a panic, “AHH!!! It’s only 2 months away!!!”

  2. Amy+@+A+Healthy+Life+For+Me — November 3, 2014 at 7:15 am

    I don’t even have the words… these look so incredible. Who could resist those donuts? NOT ME, that is for sure. Pinning and Drooling!

    • Beth @ The First Year — November 3, 2014 at 7:31 am

      Oh gosh, thank you Amy!!

  3. DessertForTwo — November 3, 2014 at 7:21 am

    Hello, lover! These donuts are calling my name! And since I’m too old to Trick or Treat and get bite-size snickers bars, these are the next best thing!

    • Beth @ The First Year — November 3, 2014 at 7:32 am

      And bite sized snicker’s are my favorite, so sad we can’t trick or treat!

  4. Ashley | The Recipe Rebel — November 3, 2014 at 7:40 am

    Oh. My. Word. I need these! I’ve had a donut pan for a couple years and I have not used it enough. Definitely going to have to pin these to try later!

    • Beth @ The First Year — November 4, 2014 at 9:54 am

      Oh my dear! You need to put that donut pan on display on your kitchen counter!!

  5. Tonia — November 3, 2014 at 8:05 am

    Okay, those look amazing! You are lucky that you can find eggnog and candy canes. I haven’t seen them in the stores yet.

    • Beth @ The First Year — November 4, 2014 at 9:55 am

      I was just about to order candy canes from Amazon and they happened to have them at the store! Actually, Walmart had them.. they seemed to transform their store from halloween to christmas over night.

  6. Beth, I am seriously rethinking my breakfast routine. Because it lacks donuts. I am deeming you the donut queen!!

    • Beth @ The First Year — November 4, 2014 at 9:56 am

      I will proudly accept that title :)

  7. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — November 3, 2014 at 9:07 am

    You come up with the best donuts! Perfect for a second breakfast!

    • Beth @ The First Year — November 4, 2014 at 9:53 am

      I take it your a second breakfast kind of person too? :)

  8. Kirsten — November 3, 2014 at 9:23 am

    Oh my gosh! These look so delicious. Bite size Snickers have been calling me every day since Halloween. Looks like a great recipe. Pinning and stumbling.

    • Beth @ The First Year — November 4, 2014 at 9:52 am

      Thanks for sharing Kirsten!

  9. Christie - Food Done Light — November 3, 2014 at 4:44 pm

    Holy snickers! These donuts look incredible. Oh, it is way too early for Christmas music. I love it but not until Thanksgiving day.

    • Beth @ The First Year — November 4, 2014 at 9:52 am

      Christie, I think I am with you on the music thing – Thanksgiving day is ok :)

  10. Jennifer | Bake or Break — November 3, 2014 at 5:28 pm

    Now that’s my kind of donuts!

    • Beth @ The First Year — November 4, 2014 at 9:51 am

      :) Me too!!

  11. Jessica @ Sweet Menu — November 3, 2014 at 8:30 pm

    You’ve done it again Beth! Another amazing donut recipe – drools!

    • Beth @ The First Year — November 4, 2014 at 9:56 am

      Oh gosh, thank you Jessica!

  12. Lynn @ Order in the Kitchen — November 4, 2014 at 7:59 am

    So much decadence! I loveeee these!

    • Beth @ The First Year — November 4, 2014 at 9:51 am

      Thank you Lynn, they really are delicious!

  13. heather @french press — November 4, 2014 at 10:19 am

    you know how I love a good doughnut, but I;m not ready for the Christmas baking and music just yet – I like to get through Thanksgiving firtst

    • Beth @ The First Year — November 4, 2014 at 9:09 pm

      Even as a food blogger?! You can hold out that long?!!

  14. Kristi @ Inspiration Kitchen — November 4, 2014 at 10:58 am

    Wow – these donuts look right up my alley! Snickers + Donuts – it sounds like a perfect combo to me!

    • Beth @ The First Year — November 4, 2014 at 9:09 pm

      Snickers + anything would be me soo happy :)

  15. Martha@A Family Feast — November 4, 2014 at 7:49 pm

    I saw these in my Instagram feed earlier today – and finally got here to take a closer look! These are amazing!!

    • Beth @ The First Year — November 4, 2014 at 9:05 pm

      I am so glad they enticed you!!

  16. Jocelyn@Brucrewlife — November 8, 2014 at 1:57 am

    This is totally what I want my next breakfast to look like!! ;) These donuts are the bomb dot com!

    • Beth @ The First Year — November 8, 2014 at 6:36 am

      Your comment makes me so happy Jocelyn!!

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