Stuffed Peanut Butter Cup Donuts
Anyone want to come over for breakfast?
We’re having cereal.
We’ll be having donuts stuffed with mini peanut butter cups, topped with chocolate ganache and drizzled with peanut butter.
Or maybe you’re not such a donut for breakfast person (to tell the truth, I’m not – I’m a oatmeal for breakfast girl!) – good thing these donuts make a great 8pm snack!
Confession: I always have peanut butter cups in the house.
For a while they were in the pantry. That became too tempting, I mean I’d be looking for a granola bar and I’d see the peanut butter cups staring at me, so they went in the fridge. But they ended up on the top shelf in the door of the fridge, and I would see them every time I went looking for the ketchup, jelly, or the 50 other condiments we stash in there.
So they moved to the only other place.. the freezer! Now they are hiding way behind the frozen chicken and a bag of french fries. Good thing we don’t seem to interested in eating the french fries.. otherwise hello peanut butter cups!
The easiest and cleanest way to get the donut batter into the pan is to use a piping bag with a wide circle tip. You can also make a piping bag out of a ziplock bag.
Take a look below to see what they look like once they are baked!
Allow the donuts to cool completely before dipping them into the melted chocolate. If the donuts are still warm, they could crumble or break when dipping them.
The peanut butter drizzle is super easy to make – just peanut butter and a little bit of oil melted together.
You could also add a few more chopped reese’s to the tops of the donuts if you’d like.
These would be a fantastic donut to make around Halloween time – it will help you use up leftover halloween candy! Or you could surprise your family with these peanut butter cup donuts as a “let’s get excited for Halloween” treat!
But really, we all know that we want to make these donuts NOW!
- 1 cup all purpose flour
- 3 tbsp granulated sugar
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 6 tbsp milk
- 1 egg
- 1/2 tsp vanilla extract
- 3 tbsp vegetable/canola oil
- 10 mini Reese’s peanut butter cups, chopped
- 2/3 cup chocolate chips
- 1 tbsp vegetable/canola oil
Peanut Butter Drizzle
- 2 tbsp creamy peanut butter
- 1/2 tsp vegetable/canola oil
- Preheat the oven to 325º F. Spray a donut pan with cooking spray, use a paper towel to lightly spread/remove excess spray.
- In a large bowl, combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
- In another bowl, combine the milk, eggs, vanilla, and oil. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients adding the chopped reese's as well, mix just until combined.
- 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.
- 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 5 minutes before removing them from the pan. Cool completely before dipping.
- Combine the chocolate and oil in a shallow microwave safe bowl and microwave on 60% power, stirring every 30 seconds for about 2 minutes. You do not want the chocolate to be too runny. Let the chocolate sit for a few minutes so it can thicken before you dip the donuts into the chocolate. Dip each donut into the chocolate, allowing the excess to fall off. Let the chocolate covered donuts sit for 3-4 minutes before adding the peanut butter drizzle.
Peanut Butter Drizzle
- Combine the peanut butter and oil in a shallow microwave safe bowl, and microwave on 60% power for 1-2 minutes, or until the peanut butter is melted. Drizzle the peanut butter over each donut, using a spoon.
- Serve and enjoy or store in a tupperware container.