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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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.

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

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  6. NANCY!!!!! My eyes are pretty much bugging out of my face right now. These sound SOOOO INCREDIBLE. My only question is: how in the world did you keep from sharing these with your husband? I can’t recall if he’s not a fan of chocolate or peanut butter or something but let me tell you–if you were living with me, there’s NO WAY you would have gotten away with eating the entire pan 😉 (also, major props. That is an incredible amount of cinnamon roll consumption and I am very jealous right now). I second this as the best holiday ever!!

  7. omg omg OMGOMG OMG OMG. I swear no one can get me to lose the facility of language quite as fast as you do. I’ve been dreaming of chocolate and cinnamon for weeks now — to slather it in peanut butter TOO? and put it in a cinnamon roll? I LOVE IT. They look sooo good.

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  9. Your sweet rolls look fabulous, Nancy! I especially love that peanut butter topping. Meanwhile, it’s embarrassing to admit but I have been LIVING for the last few years in my stretchy pants.

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  12. I’m laughing that you ate the whole pan by yourself. My husband would not be happy at all if I did that with these cinnamon rolls. Although, I could make them while he is at work. Hmmm…

  13. This truly is the best day, and such a great giveaway. I’m obsessed with a good cinnamon roll, but I rarely make them at home, mostly because I’m too impatient to wait for things to rise and what not.

    Also, I love all these blogging group things you do – I’d love to participate in the next one if possible!

  14. Yum! Too bad I’m gluten free 😦 looks fantastic, thank you for eating mine for me so I wouldn’t get sick, very very thoughtful of you.

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  17. I have a problem with this recipe, my friend….. There’s absolutely NO way I can manage to get that filling wrapped up inside of the dough. I’d eat it straight off of a spoon before it could get that far! 🙂

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  19. You are one creative genius Miss Nancy. Love your idea of winging it…PB and whipped cream are some of the best stuff of life…And as a fellow cinnamon roll bun fan, I can only say why didn’t I think of adding chocolate and PB? Brilliance =)

  20. Nancy!! oh my gawd. . I think you know how much I love chocolate + peanut butter. . these cinnamon rolls are genius. . peanut butter chips and peanut butter frosting?! seriously . . sounds and looks soooo good!!! I seriously wish I could sample one of everything from today!!

  21. Bummer Nancy, I’m reading this the day after Chocolate Peanut Butter Day, so I’m going to have to make up for it all day tomorrow. Cinnamon rolls are my favorite food in the world, and they are only made better by the addition of peanut butter and chocolate. Can’t wait to try this recipe!

  22. Every time I think you can’t get awesomer, you go and do something like this. Girl, you is genius!
    I love me some cinnamon rolls, especially when they’re soft and pillowy and freshly baked. And the fact that you went and added chocolate and peanut butter? Well, that’s just the icing on the cake. Literally. (Seriously, I could probably eat a bowl of that frosting.)

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  25. Nancy, I love your thinking! If there’s one treat that I love to buy from bakeries, it’s chocolate chip cookies and cinnamon rolls. Both are my favorite and desserts that I just don’t make often enough. Which is probably good for my pants size 😉

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