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Peanut Butter and Jelly Donuts

Try peanut butter and jelly donuts for breakfast or dessert this week! Classic flavors wrapped in goodness and sprinkled with sugar for oh so goodness! 

peanut butter and jelly donuts

OH MY goodness you must try these peanut butter and jelly donuts! A yummy breakfast or dessert with two of your favorite flavors and sprinkled with sugar. These fry doughnuts are easy to make and it will be hard to stop at just one! (affiliate links present)

  • I’m all about semi-homemade baked goods and these peanut butter and jelly donuts are no different.

The outside uses refrigerated crescent rolls which you can find just about anywhere. The filling I’m sure you have in your house already. You could either fry them in oil or make air fryer donuts too.

Let’s get started……

peanut butter and jelly doughnuts

First let’s get out a cutting board so you can get it all prepared. Then I like to set them on a baking sheet lined with paper towels once they’ve taken a trip inside the oil. It allows some of the oil to be soaked up which is nice. 

Since we’re using ready made refrigerated crescent rolls sheets there is NO need for a mixer or dough hook. This is the EASY way. Waiting for everything to double in size and using yeast is just a little too labor intensive for me. I will say that I’ll go through the extra effort if I taste a BIG difference but I can’t say that I would with these. 

  • The filling listed below is enough to fill 1 tube of crescent rolls. If you want more then just adjust accordingly.

These peanut butter and jelly donuts are fun to make with your kids too!

You will just have to do the frying at the end. Here’s what they look like once you’re preparing them. Just do it assembly line style!

semi homemade donuts

To prepare your peanut butter and jelly donuts you just:

  1. Mix together your peanut butter, cream cheese and sugar in a small bowl
  2. Unroll your crescent roll sheet on to your cutting board & pinch perforations together so it doesn’t leak
    1. Then cut into 8 equal squares
  3. Spoon your peanut butter mixture into the middle of each one
  4. Add a bit of jelly on top
  5. Roll each one up
  6. Pinch ends so they are completely closed on both sides
  7. Wait until you have hot oil on the stovetop
    1. test by dropping a tiny bit of dough into it and if it sizzles right away it’s ready
  8. Fry until golden brown
  9. Cool slightly on a paper towel
  10. Roll in sugar or dust with powdered sugar
    1. could fill a pastry bag with frosting and drizzle across too
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It is best to lay a few paper towels down so when your doughnuts are fried you can lay them on top. This will allow the excess oil to be absorbed by the towels.

From there you can really coat them with whatever you want but white sugar is easiest.

  • You could even melt some chocolate chips like we did with our pressure cooker donuts and spoon some on the top instead.

As you’ll read in that post, the best way to melt chocolate is with a bit of coconut oil. 😉

biscuit donuts

Peanut butter and jelly doughnuts

  1. Peanut butter – creamy
  2. Jelly
  3. Cream cheese
  4. Sugar
    1. and/or confectioners sugar
  5. Refrigerated crescent rolls
  6. Oil
  7. Paper towels 
biscuit donuts 2

After you make these, here are a few other dessert recipes to try:

Our cherry cheesecake egg rolls are heaven too, I’d definitely make those this week! For a savory dish try our peanut butter chicken for dinner too.

We hope you enjoyed these fried peanut butter and jelly donuts too. I am going to try these as air fryer donuts soon and will share the results after I do so. I am totally obsessed with that new kitchen appliance now. 

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Donuts

Try peanut butter and jelly donuts for breakfast or dessert this week! Classic flavors wrapped in goodness and sprinkled with sugar for oh so goodness! 
Course Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword breakfast, dessert, donuts, doughnuts, peanut butter and jelly
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 6 minutes
Total Time 21 minutes
Servings 8
Calories 758kcal
Author The Typical Mom

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Put peanut butter, cream cheese, and 1 tbsp sugar in a microwavable bowl.
  • Microwave for 30 second intervals, stirring after each, until sugar is dissolved and mixture is smooth.
  • Roll crescents out on a non-stick surface. Join all 8 crescents together by pinching the seams, creating a large rectangle.
  • Using a pizza cutter, cut the dough into 8 equal squares. Place 1/8 of peanut butter mixture in the middle of each crescent square.
  • Top peanut butter with 1 tbsp of strawberry jam. Roll each crescent over the filling, gently pinching the end to seal it to the opposite side.
  • Carefully place rolls, two at a time, into hot oil. (About 375 degrees) Fry on each side until golden brown. This will take about 2 minutes total.
  • Remove rolls from pan and place on a baking sheet lined with paper towel. Allow to cool 5 minutes, then roll in remaining sugar.
    Enjoy!
Nutrition Facts
Peanut Butter and Jelly Donuts
Amount Per Serving (3 oz)
Calories 758 Calories from Fat 612
% Daily Value*
Fat 68g105%
Saturated Fat 8g50%
Cholesterol 3mg1%
Sodium 289mg13%
Potassium 91mg3%
Carbohydrates 35g12%
Sugar 21g23%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 50IU1%
Vitamin C 1.9mg2%
Calcium 12mg1%
Iron 0.7mg4%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
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