Peanut Butter and Jelly Hawaiian Roll Cheese Danish

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Peanut Butter and Jelly Hawaiian Roll Cheese Danish recipe is a delightful combination of sweet Hawaiian rolls, cream cheese, peanut butter, jelly, and peanuts. Try this sweet and savory twist on a childhood classic for breakfast, brunch, or snack! It’s delicious!

Peanut Butter and Jelly Hawaiian Roll Cheese Danish topped with crushed nuts, displayed with a garnish of fresh mint leaves.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Hawaiian Roll Cheese Danish

Imagine biting into a soft, fluffy Hawaiian roll topped with a dollop of a cream cheese and peanut butter mixture and a swirl of sweet grape jelly. The contrast of flavors and textures is pure bliss. This easy recipe will quickly become a staple on your table.

A tray of freshly baked Peanut Butter and Jelly Hawaiian Roll Cheese Danish topped with peanuts.


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A close-up of a freshly baked Peanut Butter and Jelly Hawaiian Roll Cheese Danish with fruit jam, nuts, and peanut butter.

How can I make a this Cheesecake Danish without using premade rolls?

To make a Peanut Butter and Jelly Hawaiian Roll Cheese Danish recipe without using premade rolls, you can follow this recipe: Brioche Dinner Rolls Recipe.

Close-up of a pb&j sticky bun topped with chopped nuts and a drizzle of glaze.

What are some tips for making a perfect cheesecake Danish?

To make a perfect Peanut Butter and Jelly Hawaiian Roll Cheese Danish recipe, here are some tips:

  1. Use Quality Ingredients: Ensure you use fresh and high-quality ingredients, especially cream cheese, as it greatly impacts the flavor and texture of the Danish.
  2. Room temperature Ingredients: Your cream cheese will mix more smoothly at room temperature. When cream cheese is cold, it breaks and clumps instead of mixing smoothly.
  3. Adjust Baking Time: Watch the Danish while baking and adjust the time as needed to achieve a golden brown color without overbaking.
Close-up of a pb&j and nut topped pastry with visible layers

How can I make PB&J Hawaiian Cheesecake Danish ahead of time?

To make this recipe ahead of time, you can follow these steps:

  1. Prepare and Assemble: Prepare the Danish as the recipe directs, but stop before baking.
  2. Freeze Before Baking: Once assembled, you can freeze the Danish on a baking sheet until firm, then transfer them to a freezer-safe container or bag. They can be kept frozen for up to a month.
  3. Bake from Frozen: When you’re ready to bake, simply place the frozen Danish on a baking sheet and bake according to the recipe’s instructions, adding a few extra minutes to the baking time if needed.

By following these tips and make-ahead instructions, you can ensure a perfect Peanut Butter and Jelly Cheesecake Danish with the convenience of preparing it in advance.

A tray of freshly baked sweet rolls topped with nuts and a fruit glaze, garnished with mint leaves.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Hawaiian Roll Cheese Danish Cooking Tips

  1. Start by preheating your oven to 350°F (175°C).
  2. Melt the butter in your pan.
  3. Place the rolls on the butter.
  4. Cut a circle or square in the top of the bread going 2/3 of the way down. (You can make croutons with this bread.)
  5. Mix the cream cheese, peanut butter, and sugar.
  6. Fill the hole in the bread with the peanut butter mixture.
  7. Top with jelly.
  8. Bake in the preheated oven for 10-12 minutes, or until the rolls are lightly toasted and the cheese is melted.
  9. Garnish and let them cool slightly before serving and enjoy the deliciousness!
Close-up of a peanut butter and jelly sandwich with visible peanut chunks.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Cheese Danish FAQ

Q: Can I use different types of jelly?
A: Absolutely! Feel free to use your favorite jelly or jam to customize the flavor to your liking.

Q: Can I substitute anything for the peanut butter?
A: Yes, absolutely. You can substitute any nut butter: try almond butter or cashew butter. You can also use Nutella or cookie butter.

Q: Can I use crunchy peanut butter instead of smooth?
A: Yes, you can use either smooth or crunchy peanut butter, depending on your preference.

Close-up of freshly baked fruit rolls topped with crushed nuts.

Freshly baked rolls topped with fruit jam and chopped nuts.

Peanut Butter Cheese Danish Conclusion

This Peanut Butter and Jelly Hawaiian Roll Cheese Danish is a must-try for anyone looking to add a fun and flavorful twist to their breakfast or brunch spread. With its irresistible combination of sweet and savory elements, it’s sure to become a new favorite in your household. So, grab your ingredients and get ready to indulge in this delicious treat!

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Glazed fruit pastries topped with crushed nuts, displayed with a garnish of fresh mint leaves.

Peanut Butter and Jelly Hawaiian Roll Cheese Danish

Peanut Butter and Jelly Hawaiian Roll Cheese Danis is a quick and easy cream cheese Danish recipe hack filled with the flavors of your favorite childhood sandwich combo. 🥜🍇🥐These premade rolls are filled with a cream cheese peanut butter mixture and jelly.
Author: Paula
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Prep Time: 12 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
Total Time: 22 minutes
Servings: 12 servings


  • 3 tablespoons butter melted (for pan)
  • 12 pack Hawaiian sweet rolls King's or this brand
  • 8 ounces cream cheese recommended
  • 4 tablespoon granulated sugar add to your cart
  • cup peanut butter smooth or crunchy
  • cup grape jelly or your favorite jelly
  • ¼ cup salted peanuts coarsely chopped


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  • Preheat the oven to 375°F. Melt 3 tablespoons of butter and spread it evenly in a 7×12-inch baking dish, sheet pan, or another pan with sides.
    3 tablespoons butter
  • Place the rolls over the butter. Cut a chunk out of the rolls about ⅔s down but not completely through the bottom of the rolls. You'll want it large enough to hold about one tablespoon of the peanut butter mixture.
    12 pack Hawaiian sweet rolls
  • Beat the room-temperature cream cheese, peanut butter, and granulated sugar until smooth. Using two small spoons, fill the crevice with the mixture. Then, with the back of one of the spoons, create a well in the mixture to hold the jelly.
    8 ounces cream cheese, 4 tablespoon granulated sugar, ⅓ cup peanut butter
  • Stir the jelly, spoon about 1 teaspoon of the jelly on top of the peanut butter in the well you made.
  • Bake the rolls, uncovered at 350°F for 12 to 15 minutes.
  • Allow the rolls to cool just a couple of minutes before serving. The jelly will be runny while it's hot.
  • Garnish with chopped peanuts. You can drizzle a glaze over the top if you want, I opted not to. ( For a glaze, whisk 1 cup powdered sugar, 2 to 3 tablespoons heavy cream (or milk), and 1 teaspoon vanilla. Drizzle over rolls.)
    ¼ cup salted peanuts
  • Serve warm. Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator. They'll keep 3 to 4 days.


Calories: 196kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 15g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 2g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 27mg | Sodium: 132mg | Potassium: 97mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 10g | Vitamin A: 341IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 0.3mg
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