I have been thinking about sweet rolls with chocolate chips for a while and then I saw The Pioneer Woman’s recipe this week and knew I had to make some. I decided the only way to go on the icing was peanut butter and oh boy, that was the right decision. I sometimes wonder if I should have called this blog Chocolate & Peanut Butter, but maybe I will just add a special category for my favorite food combination! I am totally in love with these rolls, I think I could eat them everyday, and I would gain a gazillion pounds. The dough is from the 40 minute hamburger buns from The Best of Country Breads. I use this bread recipe for everything! It’s so easy and reliable. Delightful with a cup of coffee, you know you will love these especially if you love chocolate and peanut butter like I do!
Chocolate Chip Sweet Rolls with Peanut Butter Icing
1 cup plus 2 tablespoons warm water (110-115 degrees)
2 tablespoons yeast
1/4 cup sugar
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 teaspoon salt
3 to 3 1/2 cups all purpose flour
3 tablespoons butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 tablespoon cinnamon
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/3 cup peanut butter
3 oz cream cheese, softened
2 teaspoons milk
1 1/2 cups powdered sugar
In a mixing bowl, dissolve yeast in warm water. Add oil and sugar; let stand for 5 minutes. Add the egg, salt, and enough flour to form a soft dough. Turn onto a floured surface; knead 3-5 minutes. Let dough rest for about 10 minutes, this will let it relax and it will be easier to roll out. On a lightly floured surface roll dough into a rectangle about 1/4″ thick. Spread butter evenly over dough. Sprinkle with cinnamon, brown sugar and chocolate chips. With the palm of your hand, lightly press the filling into the dough. Starting on the long edge, roll up dough, pinching edges to seal. Use a sharp knife, I like to use my bread knife, and slice into 2-inch rolls. Place into a greased 11 x 14 -inch baking dish. Cover with a flour sack towel and let rise thirty minutes to one hour.
While the dough rises, mix cream cheese, peanut butter, milk and powdered sugar together until smooth, set aside.
Bake at 375 degrees for 25-27 minutes or until rolls are lightly browned. Remove from oven and dollop icing over each roll. As the icing starts to melt, smooth around to completely cover tops of rolls. Cool slightly and serve warm or at room temperature.