Total Time

Prep: 1 hour + rising Cook: 5 min./batch + standing


5 dozen


1 package (1/4 ounce) active dry yeast1 cup warm 2% milk (110° to 115°)2 tablespoons sugar2 tablespoons shortening1 large egg, room temperature1/2 teaspoon salt3 to 3-1/2 cups all-purpose flourFILLING:4 ounces cream cheese, softened1/2 cup creamy peanut butter6 tablespoons confectioners’ sugar Dash salt Oil for deep-fat fryingGANACHE:1-1/2 cups semisweet chocolate chips3/4 cup heavy whipping cream


In a small bowl, dissolve yeast in warm milk. In a large bowl, combine sugar, shortening, egg, salt, yeast mixture and 2 cups flour; beat on medium speed until smooth. Stir in enough remaining flour to form a soft dough (dough will be sticky). Turn dough onto a floured surface; knead until smooth and elastic, 6-8 minutes. Place in a greased bowl, turning once to grease the top. Cover and let rise in a warm place until doubled, about 1 hour. Punch down dough. Turn onto a lightly floured surface; roll to 3/4-in. thickness. Cut with a floured 1-1/2-in. biscuit cutter. Place 1 in. apart on greased baking sheets. Cover with kitchen towels; let rise in a warm place until almost doubled, about 50 minutes. Meanwhile, in a large bowl, beat cream cheese, peanut butter, confectioners’ sugar and salt until fluffy, 3-5 minutes. Transfer filling to a pastry bag fitted with a small pastry tip; set aside. In an electric skillet or deep fryer, heat oil to 375°. Fry doughnuts, a few at a time, until golden brown, about 1 minute on each side. Drain on paper towels; cool. Cut a small slit with a sharp knife on bottom of each doughnut. Fill each doughnut with peanut butter filling. Place chocolate in a small bowl. In a small saucepan, bring cream just to a boil. Pour over chocolate; let stand 5 minutes. Stir with a whisk until smooth. Dip doughnuts in ganache, filled side down, leaving tops uncovered. Let stand until set. Refrigerate leftovers.

Nutrition Facts

1 donut hole: 95 calories, 6g fat (2g saturated fat), 9mg cholesterol, 42mg sodium, 10g carbohydrate (4g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.