Chocolate Peanut Butter Cinnamon Rolls for #ChocolatePeanutButterDay #chocPBday and a #Giveaway

Ok everyone, get your stretchy pants on. You know how there are a bazillion food holidays? Well, today, March 25th, is one of the best ones evaaaaaah: Chocolate Peanut Butter Day! To properly celebrate this illustrious occasion, I’m honoured to be a part of an incredible food blogging party, hosted by two fabulous ladies: Carla of Chocolate Moosey and Miriam of Overtime Cook. I’m joined by 30 other bloggers and we’re sharing an amazing, tantalizing, sugary list of chocolate peanut butter recipes. I’m getting a sugar high just by reading the titles!

To check out all of the deliciousness, follow the hashtag #chocPBday on social media and join us with your favorite chocolate and peanut butter recipes. We also have a Pinterest board (click here!) packed full of drool worthy recipes that you won’t want to miss.

Most exciting of all? We’re teaming up with some of our favourite brands, OXO, King Arthur Flour, and Peanut Butter & Co. to bring you three fabulous prize packs. Details are at the bottom of this post.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cinnamon Rolls for Chocolate Peanut Butter Day | gotta get baked
So, what did I bring to this virtual dessert table? I love cinnamon rolls. Like, really really really love them. So why not stuff them full of chocolate chips and peanut butter chips and then slather them with a peanut butter topping?
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cinnamon Rolls for Chocolate Peanut Butter Day | gotta get baked
CHOCOLATE PEANUT BUTTER CINNAMON ROLLS

DOUGH (adapted from My Life In Food)

1 cup milk
2 1/2 tsp active dry yeast
1/4 cup sugar
4 tbsp unsalted butter, melted, plus more for greasing the bowl
1 large egg yolk
2 tsp vanilla extract
2 3/4 cups all purpose flour (plus more if needed)
3/4 tsp salt

Warm the milk in a saucepan over low heat until it reaches 110 degrees (or is warm to the touch. You don’t want it hot or it will kill the yeast). Remove from the heat (allow to cool if too hot) and sprinkle the yeast and 1/4 teaspoon of the sugar over top of the milk. Don’t stir. Set aside until it looks foamy (this will take about 5 minutes). Whisk in the melted butter, egg yolk and vanilla.

Whisk the flour, the rest of the sugar, and the salt in the bowl of a stand mixture. Make a well in the centre and pour in the yeast mixture. On low speed, mix with a dough hook until thick and slightly sticky. Knead on medium speed until the dough gathers around the hook (about 5 minutes). If your dough is too sticky, add up to two more tablespoons of flour. The dough should pull away from the sides of the bowl.

Remove the dough and shape it into a ball. Butter a bowl and place the dough into the bowl, turning the ball of dough to coat it in the butter. Cover with a cloth hand towel and let it rise until doubled, about an hour and 15 minutes.

FILLING:

12 tbsp unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
3 tbsp cinnamon
at least 1 cup chocolate chips
at least 1 cup peanut butter chips

To make the filling, mix all of the ingredients in a bowl until it forms a paste.

On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough into a 12 by 14 inch rectangle. Spread the filling all over the dough, leaving a 1/2 inch border on one of the long ends. I didn’t specify an exact amount of chocolate or peanut butter chips because you can use as much or as little as you want (I recommend erring on the side of too much). I used at least one cup of each and made sure to cover the entire rectangle with both types of chips. Roll the dough away from you into a tight tube. With a sharp knife, cut eight equal-size buns.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Cinnamon Rolls for Chocolate Peanut Butter Day | gotta get baked

The newly cut rolls before the first rise.


Butter a 9 by 13 inch baking pan (I used a 9 inch round cake pan). Place the buns cut side down in the pan, leaving space between each. At this point, you can either: 1) cover the pan with a cloth towel and allow the buns to rise until doubled at room temperature (40 minutes to an hour) or 2) cover the pan with plastic wrap and immediately place it in the refrigerator overnight to bake the next morning. I refrigerated my dough overnight (about 14 hours). In the morning, I took the pan out of the fridge and left it on the counter for about 20 minutes before baking.

Preheat the oven to 325 degrees C. Bake the buns until golden for approximately 35 minutes. Allow to cool in the pan for 15 minutes.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cinnamon Rolls for Chocolate Peanut Butter Day | gotta get baked
PEANUT BUTTER TOPPING

1/4 cup heavy or whipping cream
1/4 cup peanut butter (or more according to taste)
3 tbsp icing sugar (or more according to taste)
1/2 tsp salt
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cinnamon Rolls for Chocolate Peanut Butter Day | gotta get baked
I totally winged the peanut butter topping and it tasted amazing! Place the whipping cream and peanut butter in a bowl and whip it with a whisk until combined. Add the icing sugar and salt and whisk until fully incorporated. The mixture should look a bit thick and fluffy. Taste it and add more sugar/peanut butter as desired. This makes about one cup of topping. I stored it in the fridge and only slathered it onto the cinnamon rolls before eating.

I did a very bad thing. I ate the ENTIRE pan of cinnamon rolls by myself. I couldn’t help it. I didn’t have the heart to share these bad boys. The dough of the rolls is so soft and tender, and the filling becomes supremely gooey with all the butter, sugar-cinnamon, chocolate chips and peanut butter chips. I stored these at room temperature and after the second day, they became fairly dry. Just reheat in the microwave before eating and they’re good as new.
Chocolate Peanut Butter Cinnamon Rolls for Chocolate Peanut Butter Day | gotta get baked

Remember I mentioned the 30 other amazing bloggers I’ve teamed up with today? Make sure you check out all of their blogs for more peanut butter chocolate deliciousness!

I saved the best for last, because I know y’all love winning free amazing stuff!
OXO | King Arthur Flour | Peanut Butter & Co. Giveaway
Three lucky winners will win one of the following:

Prize Pack #1: OXO Baking Tool Set: One 3-in-1 Egg Separator, One Bent Icing Knife, One Brownie Spatula, One Cake Tester, One Cookie Spatula, One Cupcake Icing Knife, One Cupcake Corer, One Egg Beater, One Stainless Steel Measuring Cups, One Stainless Steel Measuring Spoons, One Medium Cookie Scoop

Prize Pack #2: King Arthur Flour ingredients: One bag of all-purpose flour, one package of Guittard bittersweet chocolate disks, and one bottle of pure vanilla extract

Prize Pack #3: Peanut Butter and Co. package including: one Dark Chocolate Dreams 6-pack, One Variety 6-pack, and One 31 Days of Dark Chocolate Dreams cookbook

Contest rules: This giveaway is open to US residents only (sorry to my fellow Canadian peeps!) and will be picked from random draw. Giveaway ends Monday March 31 at 11:59 PM. The winners will be notified via email and have 24 hours to respond. If not, the prize is forfeited and another winner will be chosen.

Unfortunately, due to the fact that I’m still using a free WordPress blog (I’ve got big plans for going self-hosted this year) I’m not able to include the Rafflecopter giveaway link here. Just click on the link for any one of my fellow bloggers and you can enter there.

I want to extend a huge thank you to our generous sponsors! Be sure to follow them on social media:

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King Arthur Flour: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram

Peanut Butter & Co: Website | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest| Instagram | YouTube

Disclaimer: OXO, King Arthur Flour and Peanut Butter & Co. are providing the prizes free of charge. I was not compensated in any way for my participation in this event. All opinions stated are my own.

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64 thoughts on “Chocolate Peanut Butter Cinnamon Rolls for #ChocolatePeanutButterDay #chocPBday and a #Giveaway

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  2. Oh I drool at everything you post Nancy! I love love love Cinnamon Rolls but always take the easy way out with the store bought ones.I really have to make them from scratch one of these days :)

  3. I had no idea I missed out on chocolate peanut butter day! I can’t wait to go through all the recipes and make up for it :) Yours especially is blowing my mind – I don’t think I’ve seen peanut butter chocolate cinnamon rolls before but oh my goodness they sound ridiculous! I don’t often make my own cinnamon rolls because they’re so much work and so good/bad that I have to give most of them away but next time I do I’m going to have to try your version!

  4. Daaaammmm girl. I can’t show Jeff this post, as he’ll demand that I make these ASAP. He’s actually the big chocolate and peanut butter fiend in our house. I should have had him make a choc & PB pizza for this holiday. Oh well, next year!

    Don’t be ashamed of eating the whole pan. You deserve it, once in awhile ;)

  5. Oh my gosh Nancy….are you freaking kidding me??! Chocolate peanut butter cinnamon rolls?! I have never heard of such a thing, but now I seriously want some. I LOVE how soft and fluffy they look. You totally nailed these with perfection girl! All of your photos are spot on and salivating inducing!

  6. Fantastic roundup of chocolate and PB. I’ve been drooling seeing these posts recently. But your rolls are incredible! LOVE the chocolate and PB idea in an incredible fluffy roll!! Your creativity always blows me away and your photos are dreamy. Great job for this event, Nancy! xx

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