Peanut Butter Rolls: the delicious recipe for making old-fashioned peanut butter pinwheels

Total time: 40 Min
Difficulty: Low
Serves: 10 people
By Cookist

If you’re looking for a new snack and happen to be a peanut butter lover, you’ll love these peanut butter rolls. Don’t confuse them with other old-fashioned peanut butter pinwheels you might have seen online. There is an old-fashioned candy by the same name, often made during the holiday season.

Instead of a sugary, sweet, peanut butter fudge-like texture that melts in your mouth, these peanut butter rolls have a flavorful, yeasty bread roll filled with peanut butter. And best of all, you can have them any time of the year!

They’re easy to make, and just need a quick fry in the pan (no oven necessary). It’s perfect for those times when you have a peanut butter craving, but don’t feel like the same old peanut butter sandwich.

Peanut Butter Pinwheels Ingredients

Milk – use either full-fat or low-fat milk. Dairy-free milk will also work.

Sugar – use granulated sugar (not powdered sugar).

Dry yeast – use active yeast (check the expiry date to make sure it’s still fresh).

Butter – unsalted or salted, it won’t affect the recipe.

Peanut butter – use smooth peanut butter for best results.

Flour – use all-purpose flour.


Tips For Old-Fashioned Peanut Butter Pinwheels

You can eat the Peanut Butter Rolls on their own, or dust with powdered sugar. Alternatively, drizzle with a peanut butter icing glaze. To make a glaze, mix 2 cups powdered sugar, 2 tbsp smooth peanut butter, and ¼ cup espresso.

To make a softer, fluffier dough, you can use mashed potatoes in the dough. Mix together ¼ cup warm water, 1 cup warm milk, 1 packet of yeast, ¼ cup sugar, 1 egg, ½ cup mashed potatoes, ¼ cup melted butter, 4 cups flour.

Like the idea of peanut butter pinwheels, but don’t feel cooking rolls? Make a sweet, no-bake version. For the dough, mix together ½ cup mashed potatoes, ½ cup softened butter, 6 cups powdered sugar, and 1 tsp vanilla extract. Roll out the dough, fill the peanut butter, roll into a log. Refrigerate, then slice.

Serve the peanut butter rolls for a quick snack or with coffee or tea.

How To Store Peanut Butter Rolls

Store the peanut butter rolls in an airtight container for up to 3 days.

You can also freeze them on the same day you made them for optimal freshness. Allow to cool completely, wrap tightly in plastic, and freeze for up to 3 months.

warm milk
120 ml (1/2 cup)
1 tbsp
Active Dry Yeast
7 g
butter, melted
1 tbsp
200 g (1 1/3 cups)
Peanut butter

How To Make Peanut Butter Rolls 

In a bowl mix together warm milk with the sugar and yeast.

Add the flour.

Mix until a dough starts to form.

Add the melted butter and mix again.

Mix until the dough is smooth.

Roll out the dough and spread with peanut butter.

Starting from the shorter end, roll up the dough carefully.

Roll it up not too much tightly.

Use unscented floss or string to cut the thread into slices.

Fry both sides of the rolls for 2 minutes each.

Serve and enjoy!

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