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Reeses Peanut Butter Cup Baked Buttermilk Donuts

A couple Sundays ago I has so much fun experimenting in the kitchen. I am still obsessed with my Donut pan by Wilton so I knew I wanted to make another fun baked donut 🙂

I had oodles of Halloween candy around which only meant one thing…..Reeses Peanut Butter Cup! One of my favorite candy bars ever!

This recipe is very similar to my Baked Pumpkin Ice Cream Donuts minus the pumpkin. I added smashed peanut butter cups right into the batter! Yum!

Reeses inside the donuts and on top 🙂

For the filling, mash up 3 fun size Reeeses Peanut Butter Cups.

This fabulous bowl of cups will go into your donut batter.

The consistency is soft, cakey and Reeses Peanut Butter Cup delicious!

Instead of the glaze on my Pumpkin Ice Cream Donuts, I went with a chocolate ganache. Simple.

Once your chips are melted add some heavy cream, stirring until melted and shiny.

Time to dip and top with more chopped peanut butter cups.


Reeses Peanut Butter Cup Baked Buttermilk Donuts

3/4 cup all purpose flour

1 tablespoon baking powder

1/4 teaspoon kosher salt

1/4 cup granulated sugar

1 large egg

1 teaspoon vanilla

3 tablespoons instant vanilla pudding mix

3 Fun size Reeses Peanut Buter Cups

3/4 cup buttermilk

1 cup chocolate chips

2-3 tablespoons heavy cream

3 Fun size Reeses Peanut Butter Cups, chopped to garnish ganache

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and spray donut pan with non-stick cooking spray.

2. Place flour, baking powder, salt, sugar, egg, vanilla and pudding mix into a large mixing bowl. Add smashed Reeses Peanut Butter Cups and pour in the buttermilk, stir to combine.

3. Scoop batter into prepared donut pan (in batches if necessary). Bake for 15-20 minutes, until baked through. Remove and let cool for 10 minutes before removing from pan.

4. To prepare the chocolate ganache, place chocolate into microwave safe bowl and heat until melted, in 30 second intervals. Add cream to chocolate stirring until smooth. Place back in microwave for 15 seconds if needed to thin out. Add more cream if needs thinning out. Dip tops of donuts in chocolate, top with chopped Reeses Peanut Butter Cups and serve!

Makes 9-11 donuts


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  1. 1

    Jenny these look amazing!! I just made baked cinnamon bun donuts yesterday with a cream cheese glaze and have a big carton of buttermilk that I had no idea what I was going to do with all the leftover buttermilk. Ahem…now I know: make these!!

    WOW you outdid yourself…they look..amazing! Reeses in donuts? Be still, my heart 🙂

  2. 2
    Kathryn says:

    These look so delicious, I love that there’s candy both in and also on top of the donuts!

  3. 3

    Ohhhhh boy! So decadent!

  4. 4
    Kim Tavares says:

    For the ganache, how much chocolate do you use to melt?
    Also where do you use the 1 cup of powdered sugar?

  5. 5

    This could be the best looking donut recipe ever!

  6. 6

    Wow.. it’s so sweet.. i want try

  7. 7

    Oh my goodness! You’re a girl after my own heart. Delicious!

  8. 8
    Heather says:

    Yum! I love donuts and Reese’s Peanut Butter cups!!! I have to get that donut pan. 🙂

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    Debbie says:

    Oh yay!! Another reason I have to get a Wilton donut pan 🙂 they look yummy!

    Sara D.- the recipe is called Resses PB Cup BAKED donuts- so I don’t think it is misleading if you understand she is not saying it will taste like A FRIED donut
    Some of us actually prefer the cake type donuts 🙂

  11. 11
    jacqueline musser says:

    Ok….this is so wrong!!Yet I must try making these..and I don’t even like donuts. Anything with Peanut butter cups I have to make. Thanks for the great recipes! (My waistline does not thank you though)

  12. 12

    Anything with Reese’s sounds good to me!

  13. 13

    Oh man. You’re really trying to tell me I need to go out and buy a donut pan, aren’t you?!

  14. 14

    Might you have visited some donuts shops in the past that have given you evil and fun ideas for donuts?? Hee hee. These are so awesome!

  15. 15

    Oh boy… these look awesome! So glad that I have a donut pan =)

  16. 16
    jenna says:

    these look scrumptious!! a fun way to use up halloween candy too!

  17. 17

    I haven’t heard of the Wilton donut pan yet! Where have I been? I think you’re obsession is going to create mine as well. These donuts are incredible. Beat they’d be great with a cup of coffee!

  18. 18

    Um hello these look insane! Insanely delicious!

  19. 19
    Roxana GreenGirl says:

    I’m so weak when it comes to Reeses peanut butter cups. Your donuts look so insanely good!

  20. 20

    Amazingly drool-worthy. I need to get my hands on one of those doughnut pans from Wilton! Soon 😀

  21. 21
    Amanda says:

    Oh my gosh girl, these look absolutely incredible!! Just jaw dropping!! 🙂 Miss you!! xoxo

  22. 22
    nicole says:

    These look amazing! I made the pumpkin cinnamon roll vanilla sheet cake recipe you had on your site recently for a halloween get together. It was awesome. Now it looks I need to get a donut pan!

  23. 23
    Priyanka says:

    Awesome recipe idea….lovely pics 🙂

  24. 24

    O BOY!!!! YUMMM!!!!!! 🙂

  25. 25
    Kristen says:

    How much chocolate and heavy cream did you use for the ganache? It looks so good! I can’t wait to make it.

  26. 26
    Jessica says:

    Ok that’s it.

    I am off to go hunt down some 75% off halloween Reeses! These sound absolutely amazing!

  27. 27
    kimbee says:

    Where does the powedered sugar go? I see it in the list of ingredients but not where it’s included…

  28. 28
    Irishbaker says:

    These look amazing!!

  29. 29

    What a good way to use up halloween candy! Did you find them really rich with the grenache topping? or is it possible to take down a couple in one sitting…not that I’d be likely to do that or anything… haha

  30. 30
    kimbee says:

    Where in the recipe do we add the powdered sugar? I see it in the list of ingredients but I don’t see where it’s included…

  31. 31
    Jennifer @ Mother Thyme says:

    These look insanely good! I love, love, love Reeses and combined with a baked donut, oh my!

  32. 32
    Gisela says:

    Looks really good!

  33. 33

    These look to die for. Sooooooooooo glad I have a Wilton donut pan!

  34. 34

    Now I have to buy a donut pan to make these!

  35. 35

    Yum-O! Two fantastic treats, yay.

  36. 36

    Where were you when i needed you… the Reeses PB Cups are gone!

  37. 37

    I reeeeally hope I get a donut pan for Christmas! I know the first recipe I’ll be making!

  38. 38

    These look amazing! Now I definitely need a doughnut pan!

  39. 39

    OOOOH yummy! I love Reese’s on anything, especially when they get softened up underneath soft serve! There’s a bakery near me tossing everything and anything onto glazed donuts; Cap’n Crunch donuts, anyone? Yours look yummilicious! 🙂

  40. 40
    Mary Beth says:

    Oh my goodness! I need to get serious about buying a doughnut pan. They look amazing!

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    Sally says:

    These look so stinkin’ good! I think these are going to be my pms donuts of choice next go ’round!!

  43. 43
    Patty says:

    I just found your blog and LOVE it – Today I have gone back a year and I am exhausted!(and gained 5 pounds). I love all your creative – and easy ways – to make yummy things. I realize, like most people, you like desserts the best but I can’t wait for more savory foods….I will not survive this wonter with this many desert recipes!!!

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    Just pinned…girl these look AMAZING!

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    Christine says:

    I too, recently got a donut pan and am obsessed! Just made eggnog donuts for my kids, but I think they’ll like this one even more…

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    There’s so much deliciousness in this that I dont even know where to start!

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    These are really rockin my world. You are sorta my hero. 🙂

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    Can you use a mini-cupcake pan? I don’t have a doughnut pan.

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