Brownie doughnuts are essentially brownies in doughnut form. They are then drenched in a fabulous peanut butter glaze! So good!

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The past few posts were chocked full of veggies. Healthy, delicious and contained not a thing to feel guilty about. There was so much healthiness going on that I promised over the weekend that on Monday… I’d give you chocolate.

Did I mention the chocolate was going to be drenched in a peanut-buttery glaze?

Oh and the sprinkles? They’re just a bonus!

To Make This Peanut Butter Glazed Brownie Doughnuts You Will Need:

for the brownie doughnuts:

  • unbleached all-purpose flour
  • unsweetened cocoa powder
  • baking powder
  • kosher salt
  • bittersweet chocolate
  • unsalted butter
  • granulated sugar
  • dark brown sugar
  • 4 whole eggs

I’m not really sure when it was that I decided to make brownie doughnuts. Maybe it was these cookies that continue to haunt my every thought. But on Saturday morning I decided to take the base of one of my most favorite brownie recipes and spin it into doughnuts. Poof. Magic! Ahhh yes a magically delicious doughnut. A doughnut which crumbs were saved by crook in the second book of The Hunger Games that hasn’t left my grip since I ended the first book Friday night. That’s right… even while I packed boxes, made dinner and drank wine. My life is really rough.

Add the 1-1/4 cups of flour, 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder and 1/2 teaspoon of each baking powder and 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt into a mesh sifter.

Once sifted, set it off to the side for a moment.

Grab the 8 ounces of unsweetened chocolate and give a coarse chop so everything is roughly the same size.

In a sauce pan add 1 stick of unsalted butter along with 8 ounces chopped chocolate. Place it on your stove-top over low heat. Don’t go too far because you’ll need to stir this often.

Once the chocolate is melted and smooth, add in 1 cup granulated and 3/4 cup dark brown sugar. Stir until the sugars are incorporated.

The chocolate should be only slightly warm and not hot. Add the eggs one at a time, stirring well after each addition.

Next you’ll need to grab that bowl of sifted dry ingredients. Gradually add in a few tablespoons, stirring well after each until they are worked in as well.

Preheat your oven to 325° and spray the doughnut pans with nonstick spray.

Now all you have to do is spoon in the batter and smooth it around with the back of your spoon. Fingertips work exceptionally well here… you can trust me on this. Lastly, pop the pan{s} in a 325° oven for 12-14 minutes. Watch closely so you don’t over bake these! When I inserted a tester only a little of the batter came off onto the skewer. Keep in mind that they will continue to cook further as they cool in the pan.

Once the brownie doughnuts out of the oven, let them cool (in the pan) until you can touch them without scorching yourself. About 8-10 minutes.

Turn them out onto a wire rack to finish the cooling process. While that’s happening you can move onto the glaze, which (let’s be honest) is the best dang part.

for the glaze:

  • powdered sugar
  • smooth peanut butter
  • whole milk
  •  real vanilla extract
  • sprinkles, chopped peanut

This is the kind of glaze that will harden as it cools. It will crackle when you bite into it and leave a little behind in the corners of your mouth to enjoy later on {yum!}. It’ss so amazing that I’m thinking about glazing apple slices with it, whatcha think?

In a medium bowl add the 1-1/2 cups of powdered sugar (whisk to break up any clumps), the 4 tablespoons of smooth peanut butter, 1 teaspoon of real vanilla extract and 4 tablespoons of whole milk. Stir it all until it’s smooth. In case you are wondering, there’s really no need to heat the pb up, it will blend nicely when you add in the milk.

Dunk. Drip. Repeat.

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Place them back onto the rack and go grab your sprinkles. Chocolate chips, chopped peanuts or maybe even toasted coconut would be deeeeelicious as well! The sky’s the limit!

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You can be nibble on these babies while sipping on coffee or an ice cold glass of milk and it really doesn’t matter whether it’s morning, noon or night. Sadly this is really the only bonus of being an adult, dessert anytime.

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I think she likes these. What do you think?

Enjoy! And if you give this Brownie Doughnuts recipe a try, let me know! Snap a photo and tag me on twitter or instagram!

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Peanut Butter Glazed Brownie Doughnuts

Brownies in doughnut form, drenched in a fabulous peanut butter glaze!


  • 8 ounces bittersweet chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 4 large eggs, at room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup dark brown sugar
  • unbleached all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt


  • cups powdered sugar
  • 4 tablespoons smooth peanut butter
  • 4 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1 teaspoon real vanilla extract
  • sprinkles, chopped peanuts or toasted coconut, optional



  • Preheat your oven to 325°. Prep your pan with nonstick oil spray (wipe out any excess) or lightly grease with coconut oil.
  • In a sauce pan, place the broken pieces of chocolate and the stick of butter. Melt over low heat, stirring often. Once melted, remove off of the heat and add the sugars, stir and set aside.
  • Next sift the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt into a large bowl and set aside.
  • To the slightly warm chocolate/sugar mixture add in one egg at a time stirring after each additional egg. Then add spoonfuls of the flour/cocoa mixture and stir with a spatula until smooth.
  • Pour batter into prepared doughnut pan and bake in preheated oven for 12-14 minutes or until a tester comes out with a trace amount of batter. It shouldn't be runny.
  • Let cool for 10 minutes in the pan and then remove to a wire rack and prepare the glaze.


  • In a medium sized bowl lightly whisk the powdered sugar to break up any clumps. Add in the peanut butter, vanilla and whole milk. Stir until silky smooth.
  • Dunk the cooled doughnuts into the glaze and turn glaze-side-up back onto the wire rack. Top with chocolate sprinkles, chopped peanuts or toasted coconut if desired.
Serving: 1g, Calories: 417kcal, Carbohydrates: 58g, Protein: 5g, Fat: 20g, Saturated Fat: 10g, Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g, Monounsaturated Fat: 6g, Trans Fat: 1g, Cholesterol: 84mg, Sodium: 173mg, Potassium: 230mg, Fiber: 3g, Sugar: 52g, Vitamin A: 344IU, Calcium: 56mg, Iron: 2mg