Chocolate Peanut Butter Sweet Rolls

Chocolate Peanut Butter Sweet Rolls with Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting from…with peanut butter cream cheese frosting. Because seriously, can you make a cinnamon roll-eque recipe without some sort of cream cheese frosting? I think not.

This recipe is actually part of a contest. A peanut butter contest! If you follow my blog, you know I absolutely love peanut butter, and I’ve even guest posted for the National Peanut Board. When they asked me to participate in a peanut butter recipe contest for National Peanut Month, answering no didn’t even cross my mind.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Sweet Rolls with Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting from

I’m normally a cereal or oatmeal for breakfast kind of girl, but I love the occasional obscenely decadent breakfast – like this one. These peanut butter sweet rolls (which I’m calling them because calling them a cinnamon roll seemed wrong, considering they had no cinnamon) can totally be a dessert too. Any excuse to eat cream cheese frosting for breakfast is a good one in my opinion, especially when it contains peanut butter.

Because chocolate and peanut butter are a match made in heaven, I used chocolate peanut butter and mini chocolate chips in mine, but if you want a straight up peanut butter roll, use regular peanut butter and forget the chocolate chips. It’ll be peanut-buttery goodness all around.

Chocolate Peanut Butter Sweet Rolls with Peanut Butter Cream Cheese Frosting from

Now, now. Contest rules. I’m competing against some amazing bloggers, all with drool-worthy recipes. But! It’s not just about the recipes. You, as voters, will have the opportunity to win a Peanut Butter Lover’s Prize Pack and a $25 gift card! So make sure you head over to the National Peanut Board’s Facebook Page by clicking here or on the picture below and cast your vote for the most scrumptious sounding recipe. Oh, and you can vote once a day through November 30th, so make sure that you vote for your favorites daily.


Chocolate Peanut Butter Sweet Rolls
For the dough
  • ¾ cup milk
  • ¼ cup butter, softened
  • 3¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 (.25 ounce) package instant yeast
  • ¼ cup white sugar
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ¼ cup water
  • 1 egg
For the filling
  • ¾ cup chocolate peanut butter (or regular creamy PB)
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • ½ cup mini chocolate chips
For the frosting
  • 4 oz. cream cheese, room temperature
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • ¾ cup powdered sugar
  • 2-4 tablespoons heavy cream
For the rolls
  1. Heat the milk in a small saucepan until it bubbles, then remove from heat. Mix in butter; stir until melted. Let cool until lukewarm.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine 2¼ cup flour, yeast, sugar and salt; mix well. Add water, egg and the milk mixture; beat well. Add the remaining flour, ½ cup at a time, stirring well after each addition. When the dough has just pulled together, turn it out onto a lightly floured surface and knead until smooth, about 5 minutes.
  3. Cover the dough with a damp cloth and let rest for 10 minutes. Meanwhile, in a small bowl, mix together peanut butter and brown sugar.
  4. Roll out dough into a 12x9 inch rectangle. Spread dough with peanut butter mixture. Sprinkle with mini chocolate chips. Roll up dough and pinch seam to seal. Cut into 12 equal size rolls and place cut side up in a greased 9x13 pan. Cover and let rise until doubled, about 30 minutes. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  5. Bake in the preheated oven for 30 minutes, or until browned. Top with frosting.
For the frosting
  1. Cream together the cream cheese and peanut butter in a mixing bowl. Add in the powdered sugar and 2 tablespoons of heavy cream. Beat until completely smooth. Add in more heavy cream if you want a thinner consistency. Spread on the baked rolls and top with more mini chocolate chips if desired. Serve!

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  1. Yummy these loook so delicious. Perfect for breakfast

  2. I’m not a huge fan of pb (weirdo I know) but these are so gorgeous and fluffy I may just have to make an exception! Good luck in the contest, too!

  3. GIIRRRRRL! These look like so so soooo fabulouuus! Delish!

  4. Mary Ann Fotchuk says:

    Looks so yummy. I know what our family is having for breakfast tomorrow.

  5. Oh, Lord. I could eat a whole pan of those! Love the peanut butter with the chocolate chips on top! And the swirly chocolate on the inside! Totally voting for you. :)

  6. Whoa … these rolls sound out of this world. I would have never thought to add peanut butter to cinnamon rolls! Genius! And the chocolate doesn’t hurt either : )

  7. Holy mama, these rolls look delicious! Chocolate and PB is my kryptonite… and sweet rolls are a close second. :) Can’t wait to try these!

  8. These have blown my mind – they sound amazing! Peanut butter is my world.

  9. You mean I can eat chocolate and peanut butter for breakfast?! Sign me up! love how soft and fluffy these sweet rolls look. I will definitely be trying these first chance I get.

    And good luck in the contest!

  10. I can imagine these are amazing straight from the oven, they sound delicious. Good luck in the contest. I’ll be featuring these on my blog on a little feature I do called Baking News. Have a great day Rachel!

  11. Any excuse to eat PB and chocolate for breakfast and I am in! It looks like you put a ton of filling in them, just the way I like it. :)

  12. These look too good! Way to take cinnamon buns to the next level and introduce chocolate to the party!

  13. These peanut butter sweet rolls look delicious and so soft! I love chocolate and peanut butter together and would love to have a few of these for breakfast! Pinning and thanks for sharing these wonderful sweet rolls Rachel :)

  14. Woah – this looks divine! Sweet rolls with PB *and* chocolate is sheer genius. Must be so delicious! Good luck in the contest!

  15. Can I please have a couple of these for breakfast tomorrow! These are some of the most delicious looking rolls that I’ve ever seen, they look scrumptious :D

  16. I’m the same, I generally prefer oatmeal for breakfast or something savoury but once in a while I love treats like these! I love the chocolate chip topping on these sweet rolls. :)

  17. these are incredible, Rachel!! that frosting… ohmygosh! looks so delicious :)

  18. These are just amazing looking. I am in love with the PB cream cheese frosting. I am sure I can eat it just by itself. Voted!!

  19. You are evil! Okay, you’re not evil but these are so dangerous. Definitely pinning and trying sometime over the holidays.

  20. Chocolate pb rolls?! oh you genius! I have a tradition of making sweet rolls at Christmas time and I might have to give these ones a shot this year :)

  21. Wow. I totally feel like baking now. Yum!

  22. Peanut butter is one of my favorite ingredients, especially when paired with chocolate! These rolls are decadent, but sooo worth it!


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