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Donuts + Holidays = that card. Don’t you agree?
I have a thing for donuts. Ever since I was a little girl I loved heading to the local bakery to get a freshly made vanilla frosted donut with sprinkles. On mornings when I was lucky, Mom would take us to Dunkin Donuts where I’d get a blueberry frosted donut. Now, grown up (sorta) and living in NYC, I’m exposed to some of the best donuts in the world. I have a confession. When I’m out by myself in a new neighborhood I will open Yelp and type in “donuts” to see if there’s any new spots nearby that I haven’t visited. Just a few blocks away from me is the dangerously delicious DOUGH. DOUGH is the best NYC donut spot. No arguments allowed, they are the best! They are these pillowy soft donuts with the best icing. They taste light but you know you just ate a whole meals worth of calories. It’s worth it. When I’m home and craving a sweet, or need to bring a dessert to a party, I usually grab my handy donut pan and get to work. Sometimes I’m feeling vanilla, other times chocolate, and maybe I’m feeling crazy so I add some tea or berries to make a new flavor. If you don’t have a donut pan, buy one, it will be a life changing moment when you make donuts for the first time.
That’s how these Fudgy Milk Chocolate Donuts With Peanut Butter Frosting happened. I needed donuts.
And do you know what donuts need? They need lots of frosting. And what goes best with chocolate? Peanut butter. This peanut butter frosting you guys…. SWOOOOOON!
With the holidays right around the corner (can you believe it?) why not say “Happy Holidays” with some donuts and a Hallmark greeting card to your friends and family? If anyone brings me a chocolate donut and a Snowman greeting card I’ll have hearts in my eyes for days.
Does anyone else spend forever in the greeting card aisle? I spend ages there going through all the cards trying to find the most sillly fun one. I’ll grab 2, then I’ll see another cute one, put one back, pick up another 2 and then I’ll have the hard decision to pick that final one. Usually I can’t decide so I pick 2, one to save for later! Beginning 11/15 (so that’s now!) at-shelf coupons for $2 off/3 card purchase Hallmark products can be found in Walmart stores. Make sure to check the shelves nearby so you can pick up 16 Walmart exclusive Hallmark ornaments too! To get in the holiday spirit to write your cards check out Hallmark’s Pandora station for all your favorite holiday music (it’s on replay here!).
- 3/4 cups all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup white sugar
- 1/4 cup cocoa powder
- 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 5 tablespoons vegetable oil
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup milk
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1/4 cup peanut butter
- 2 tablespoon milk
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray your donut pan with nonstick spray.
- Stir together flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.
- Add oil, vanilla and milk and continue to stir until mixed.
- Pour into donut pan (about 3/4 filled) and bake 11-12 minutes.
- Let cool for 15 minutes.
- Add powdered sugar, peanut butter and 1 tablespoon milk in a bowl and use a hand mixer until it forms into a nice frosting.
- If glaze is too thick add one additional tablespoon of milk.
- Once donuts are cool, carefully take each one out of the donut pan.
- Take a knife and spread a nice amount of frosting on top.
- For the holidays or birthdays add some fun sprinkles on top.
- Servings: 10
- To make your own powdered sugar, mix 1 cup granulated sugar with 1 teaspoon cornstarch in a blender until it is powdered.