I am so excited to share this special new recipe with you today. JoyofKosher.com asked me to develop a recipe using Goldenberg’s Peanut Chews for the holiday season and I could really only think of one thing…doughnuts! I am addicted to making homemade doughnuts, fritters, birmuelos and any other dough I can fry in hot oil and I had a great time with this one. Goldenberg’s Peanut Chews are chocolaty candy bars filled with crunchy peanuts and a chewy center made from sugar, corn syrup and molasses. Not too hard to find some inspiration from those ingredients, right?!? So I adapted my original baked doughnut recipe, which is one of the most popular recipes on Kitchen Tested, to include molasses and ground nutmeg and I filled the fluffy dough with chopped Peanut Chews. Seriously! And to top it all off, I topped these fresh doughnuts with chocolate glaze and chopped honey roasted peanuts. This is the perfect Chanukah treat but I seriously want to eat these every day.
It all begins with the perfect doughnut dough! If you are looking for the perfect fluffy dough that is easy to roll out and can be baked or fried, this is definitely the recipe for you.
2 hours later, check out that dough! It rises perfectly every time.
I rolled out the dough on a lightly floured surface and cut out doughnut shapes with a cookie cutter. I always love how the dough looks when it’s rolled out. So smooth and pliable!
Now let’s talk about the Peanut Chews for a second! I chopped and snacked at the same time. Check out that chewy center.
This is how easy it is to stuff a doughnut! Just put the filling in the center, brush the dough with coconut milk, soy milk or water and top with another circle of dough. And they are ready to go!
I made a simple and easy traditional chocolate doughnut glaze to mimic the chocolate that surrounds the peanuty center of the Peanut Chews. Then I topped the doughnuts with chopped honey roasted peanuts for some extra crunch.
I am totally in my happy place right now!
Did I mention my happy place? Oh yeah!
*These doughnuts are best fresh but they can be stored in an airtight container for 1 day. If you need to make them a few days in advance, don’t dip them in the chocolate glaze until the day you are serving.
*To make these doughnuts parve, replace the Peanut Chews filling with a parve chocolate candy or a fruit preserve filling.
*Tip from the company is to freeze the Peanut Chews and smash them with a rolling pin, the chopped up peanut chews would work well to top the doughnut too.