Peanut Butter Butterfinger Cups Donuts

As part of a sponsored post for Collective Bias®,  I created these Double Peanut Butter Butterfinger Donuts featuring Nestle’s new Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cups for a treat perfect for breakfast, late night or in between. #NewFavorites #CollectiveBias

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Now that Valentine’s Day is over, I’m fast forwarding to next month.  Not only does March mark the beginning of birthday season in our house – three within two weeks! – it also marks the beginning of marathon sessions in front of the television catching as many basketball games as possible.  I often think my husband is quite the lucky guy that I’m as big of sports fan as he is.  But I digress…

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As much as I love sports, I also love spending time in the kitchen dreaming up treats that we can snack on while watching them.  Because of the crazy amount of games scheduled during the first few weeks of March, tip-off times run the gamut of late morning to even later at night.  What snack would be the perfect go-to choice for any time of day?  DONUTS!

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Donuts for breakfast?  Yes!  Donuts for dessert?  Yes!  Donuts for a late night snack?  Yes!  It’s the perfect three point play!

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While on a recent trip to Walmart, I spied Nestle’s new Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cups.  Two of my favorite candies combined?  My dream of big game worthy, decadent donuts was born!

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Chocolate and peanut butter fans, this one’s for you!  A peanut butter flavored donut chock full of Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cup pieces, dipped in a chocolate glaze and sprinkled with additional candy bits.  What more could you ask for?

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Heaven, I tell you.  Absolute heaven.  It’s like buzzer beating, shot from downtown, nothing but net perfection.

My family must think so as well as the recipe makes 18 donuts and just a few hours later, only five remained.  I think I need to invest in another donut pan! Peanut Butter Butterfinger Cups Donuts  | Melanie Makes #NewFavorites #shop

Peanut Butter Butterfinger Cups Donuts
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Serves: 18 donuts
For the donuts:
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • ¼ cup canola oil
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ½ cup white sugar
  • ⅓ cup brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2-2/3 cups flour
  • 1 cup milk
  • 4 Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cups, chopped
For the glaze:
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup butter
  • 2 tablespoon corn syrup
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla
For the candy topping:
  • 4 Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cups, chopped
  1. Preheat oven to 425 degrees.
  2. Lightly spray donut pans with canola oil.
  3. In the bowl of an electric mixer, cream together butter, oil, peanut butter and sugars.
  4. Add eggs, mixing until combined.
  5. Mix in baking powder, baking soda, salt and vanilla.
  6. Beginning and ending with the flour, alternate adding flour and milk into dough mixture until just combined.
  7. Stir in Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cups being careful not to over mix.
  8. Spoon dough into large freezer bag and snip one corner to create piping bag. Pipe batter into donut wells.
  9. Bake for 10-12 minutes.
  10. Remove from oven and allow to cool 5 minutes before removing to baking rack to cool completely.
  1. In a microwave-safe bowl, add all ingredients. Microwave for one minute and then stir together to create glaze.
  2. If necessary, continue to microwave for an additional 30 seconds.
  3. Immediately dip the top of each donut into the chocolate glaze and sprinkle with additional chopped Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cups.
Nutrition Information
Serving size: 1 donut

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I’ve always loved Butterfingers, but I think these new Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cups have stolen my heart.  The center is soft and creamy, yet you can still taste that distinctive Butterfinger crispy wafers.

Now that I’ve depleted my stash, I need to grab more before game day.  There are more donuts to be made!


  1. Hi Melanie! I think just looking at these has made me gain a few pounds. :-) They look delicious! This is one of those things that I know I couldn’t stop at just one. Love your photos too.

    I was raised in Cleveland and love it! I also used to work in the craft industry (Altered Arts) and still do proofing work for an Altered Arts magazine. I was an avid scrapbooker which is what led me into altered arts.

    Stopping by from 100 Blog Challenge

  2. Those look amazing! I think dessert for breakfast is never a bad thing. I’ve been wondering about the Butterfinger Peanut butter cups since I saw them in the store. Now, I really think we’ll need to give them a try as well as your donut recipe.

    • The Butterfinger Peanut Butter Cups are awesome, Jean! All the taste of a Buterfinger but it doesn’t stick in your teeth!

      If you love Butterfingers, you’ll love these donuts!

  3. ok, i’m gonna have to go buy a donut pan. i love trying out new recipes, and I’ve never made my own donuts before.

    • Yes! Get yourself a donut pan! So much fun to make!

      Looks like more snow for CLE today… Perfect donut making weather. :)

  4. oh hey, just noticed youre a fellow clevelander by transplant! very cool! following along!

  5. oh my gooooodness i need to try these! they look like HEAVEN! need to try.

    I love, love, love your blog design and the simplicity of your header!!

  6. I felt the pounds piling on when I landed on your home page. I tried to resist the subscribe option. I felt my resolve slipping away as I typed. Each recipe I clicked through was like adding butter straight to my hips. I predict, I will be happy here. Happy to find your sweet little space.

  7. wow. You are an evil genius with these peanut buttery chocolately donuts. You might be a bad influence on me……but I love it! I definitely need to be facebook friends with you and get some more of these evil genius ideas….

  8. Oh.My.Goodness. This sounds positively heavenly!!!!! And dangerous!!! How dare you tempt me with this beauty 😉

  9. These. Look. INCREDIBLE. I’m going to Pin this and see if I can make a GF version of it (if I can try to ‘health’ it up a little bit, I’ll try… but I KNOW it still won’t be healthy! Ha!). Also, I’m super impressed with your food pictures. Do you use a light box?

    • Thank you so much for the kind words, Rachel!

      No light box – although I’d like one! I’m blessed with a home that has really great windows for great light on a sunny day. :)

  10. Great ….. now I have to go buy a donut pan! I’m visiting from the BYB challenge, it’s 4:30 am and I am now craving peanut butter butterfinger cup donuts geesh! These look absolutely incredible.

  11. I’m trying to loose weight, so this is not a good place to be .


    This looks absolutely positively DELICIOUS.

    YUM! Pinning!

    Thanks so much for joining us on the blog challenge!

  12. You used some of my favorite things!!!!!!! This has to be great so I will obviously not rest until I try it… Ohh and your pictures are great!
    Visiting from BYB

  13. WOW! What an amazing treat! Delicious! Love your creativity too! #client

  14. Another amazing idea and recipe from an amazing lady! I am SO making these! Thank you! #client

  15. The donuts looks absolutely delicious and dangerous at the same time. They will not last long in our house.

    H.O.P.E. Home School Consulting

  16. I think I gained 5 lbs reading this post! I also think I definitely need to invest in a donut pan.

  17. These look delicious! Anything with peanut butter AND chocolate is a win in my books! Thanks for sharing :)

  18. Oh Wow!!!!!!!!! Those look great!!!! Those would be so fun for an extra treat for the kids!!

  19. Wow, those look so yummy!

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