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Peanut Butter and Jelly Donuts with Crescent Rolls

Try peanut butter and jelly donuts with refrigerated dough are great for breakfast or dessert this week! Classic flavors wrapped in goodness and sprinkled with sugar for oh so goodness! Like our peanut butter and jelly thumbprint cookie recipe but more acceptable to be eaten in the morning than those. 😉

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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, originally published 5/19)

Peanut Butter and Jelly Doughnuts

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.

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Once you get the hang of how these are made you can go further thereafter. Think of all the other things you could stuff inside. You could add any fruit flavor of pie filling in there, nutella with bananas, baked apples, all the things……

peanut butter and jelly doughnuts

Peanut Butter and Jelly Donuts with Crescent Rolls

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.

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

Peanut Butter Donuts

Yes of course you could make your own homemade dough, we are a quick let’s make it fast kinda’ family. Especially if we have a full day ahead of us we want to enjoy the goodness but not take all day. Alternatively you could defrost Rhodes frozen dough and roll those out too.

  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

You don’t want all the insides to leak out of course so make sure you have a good seal all the way around. Once you get this down you can fill with all sorts of other things too like pie filling or bananas and nutella!

rhodes frozen dough recipe

Fried Peanut Butter Donuts

We are going to go with fried lightly here because that would be the most common. Recently we have air fried these until the dough was puffy and baked all the way thru and those were great too.

  1. 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
  2. Fry until golden brown
  3. Cool slightly on a paper towel
  4. Roll in sugar or dust with powdered sugar
    1. could fill a pastry bag with frosting and drizzle across too
easy donut recipe

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 or air fryer apple fritters and spoon some on the top instead.

As you’ll read in that post, the best way to melt chocolate is in the microwave. 😉

biscuit donuts

Peanut Butter Doughnuts

Now you could use any sort of nut butter you preferred. Almond or sunflower work just as well as well as nut free butters for those with allergies. As long as the texture is thick you’re good to go.

  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 

When using refrigerated dough there is no need to wait to rise in a warm area which really cuts down the cooking time overall.

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 with crescent rolls 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

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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!

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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.
Peanut Butter and Jelly Donuts with Crescent Rolls
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