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Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Doughnuts

Today is Chocolate Peanut Butter Day, so I made Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Doughnuts to celebrate! Bite sized chocolate doughnuts covered with peanut butter frosting and chocolate covered pretzels. Perfect for the chocolate peanut butter lover in your life.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Doughnuts Recipe, from itsyummi.com

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Mini Doughnuts - Get the recipe from itsyummi.com

This chocolate peanut butter party is hosted by:

Carla from Chocolate Moosey and Miriam from Overtime Cook.

Thirty bloggers and I are sharing our favorite chocolate peanut butter recipes, ranging from cookies and bars to scones and muffins. Follow the hashtag #chocPBday on social media to share your chocolate peanut butter recipes with us. Looking for recipes all in one place? Follow our Pinterest board.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Doughnuts Recipe, from itsyummi.com

 

~ I used a mini doughnut maker to bake these in, but this recipe will also work for making full size cake doughnuts baked up in a doughnut pan.  You’ll just need to bake them at 350 F for 18 minutes or so, until the cake springs back when lightly poked.  Come to think of it, you could even make this recipe in mini muffin tins, or traditional cupcake tins!  However, you’ll want to double the recipe if you’re making larger sized treats.

Because I wanted to cut some of the “naughtiness” out of these doughnuts, I substituted low carb baking mix for the all-purpose flour, and I used a non-GMO, cup-for-cup sugar substitute instead of granulated sugar.

If you don’t mind a few extra calories, use the traditional ingredients.  I won’t tell anyone!

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Doughnuts Recipe, from itsyummi.com

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Doughnuts

Bite-sized chocolate cake doughnuts are covered with peanut butter icing and chocolate covered pretzels. It's a lower carb chocolate peanut butter lover's dream treat!
4.84 from 12 votes
Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 5 mins
Total Time 10 mins
Servings 12
Calories 109 kcal

Ingredients
  

  • 4.4 ounces (1 cup) all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 ounces (1/4 cup) granulated sugar substitute (cup-for-cup variety)
  • 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 large egg plus 1 egg yolk, lightly beaten
  • 1 ounce (2 Tablespoons) butter melted
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 ounces (1/4 liquid cup) unsweetened almond milk or regular milk
  • Peanut Butter Glaze
  • 2 Tablespoons peanut butter
  • 2 Tablespoons heavy whipping cream
  • 2 Tablespoons unsweetened almond milk or regular milk
  • 1 Tablespoon powdered sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup broken chocolate covered pretzels (or regular pretzels)

Instructions
 

  • Use a pastry brush to coat wells of a doughnut maker (or the wells of a doughnut pan.
  • In a large bowl whisk together low carb baking mix, almond flour, cocoa powder, granulated sugar substitute, baking powder, baking soda, salt and xanthan gum. Stir in eggs, melted butter, and vanilla until thoroughly combined. Add almond milk and stir until smooth.
  • Fill wells of doughnut maker, or fill wells of doughnut pan 2/3rds full. Bake according to doughnut maker's instructions, or 18 to 20 minutes if using a doughnut pan, or until set and donuts spring back when touched. Flip out onto a wire rack to cool completely. Repeat with remaining batter.
  • Once doughnuts have cooled, spread with peanut butter frosting and sprinkle with chocolate covered pretzel pieces.
  • Makes 12 mini donuts or about 6 regular sized doughnuts

Nutrition

Calories: 109kcalCarbohydrates: 15gProtein: 3gFat: 5gSaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 21mgSodium: 84mgFiber: 1gSugar: 1g
Tried this recipe? Mention @itsyummi or tag #itsyummirecipe!

 

Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Doughnuts Recipe, from itsyummi.com

If my chocolate peanut butter doughnuts aren’t enough for you, take a look at what the rest of the bloggers made.

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Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Doughnuts - Get the recipe on itsyummi.com

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130 Comments

  1. Homemade chocolate peanut butter balls and peanut butter pie with a chocolate layer between shell and pie

  2. Chocolate and peanut butter everything… my favorite might be peanut butter chocolate chunk cookies. They are my go to cookie, especially warm.

    1. Thanks, Erin! By the way, this recipe will work in a muffin pan just fine! Just bear in mind that the consistency will be more dense than a muffin, so I suggest only filling them 1/3 full. A mini muffin pan would be perfect!

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