Chocolate Donut Holes rolled in powdered sugar make a delicious breakfast or after school treat! Perfect homemade donut holes are ready in just 30 minutes and pair perfectly with a cup of coffee or cold glass of milk.
We’re a little bit obsessed with baked donut recipes around here. Make sure to try these Chocolate Glazed Donut Holes too!
Why this Recipe Works
These chocolate donut holes are just as easy to make as muffins, but with a lighter crumb and sweeter taste.
Served for breakfast, brunch, or even dessert, they’re sure to leave a smile (and some powdered sugar!) on your face.
- Baked, not fried!
- 30 minute donut recipe.
- No special equipment needed.
- Decadent chocolate flavor.
- Rolled in powdered sugar just like the ones from the donut shop.
Making today’s recipe is simple enough with ingredients you may already have in your pantry. Be sure to scroll down all the way to the recipe card for a complete list with exact measurements.
- Unsweetened cocoa powder – The cocoa gives these donut holes their chocolate flavor, so try to use a higher quality brand rather than the cheaper varieties. I always love Ghirardelli cocoa for baking!
- Milk – This provides the liquid needed for the batter while adding more rich flavor than plain water. Any kind of unsweetened milk, including nondairy milks work well.
- Powdered sugar – Baked donuts get rolled in this finely processed sugar before serving to give them a dose of extra sweetness and make them look even better!
- Unsalted Butter – You will use this both in the donut batter and in the coating. It makes the donut holes moist and soft, and helps the powdered sugar stick to the outside of the donut.
First, spray a mini muffin pan with plenty of baking spray. Then, mix together all the donut hole ingredients to form a smooth batter.
Baking the donut holes:
Divide the dough into the cavities of the muffin pan and bake for about 8 minutes. Let the donuts cool in the pan for a few minutes, then turn them out onto a wire rack to finish cooling.
Powdered sugar coating:
Now, the final touch! you’ll roll each cooled donut hole in melted butter, then powdered sugar.
They’re ready to eat right away so feel free to pop one of these chocolatey delights right in your mouth after you’ve given them a spin through the confectioner’s sugar!
Tips and Tricks
- Store any donut holes you don’t eat right away in an airtight container at room temperature.
- These donut holes taste best fresh. Try to enjoy all of them the same day they’re baked for best flavor and texture.
- Make clean up easier by placing a sheet of parchment paper under the plate of powdered sugar to catch the excess.
Yes, you can use this recipe to make baked chocolate donuts if you have a donut pan! You will need to add a bit of extra baking time.
You can make this recipe in a regular muffin tin too. They won’t look like donut holes due to the larger size but that doesn’t stop them from tasting delicious.
Press the top of a donut hole gently, then release. If it springs back right away, the donut holes are ready to come out of the oven. These chocolate powdered sugar donut holes take anywhere from 7 to 9 minutes to bake, depending on your oven.
Delight your family with a batch of homemade Chocolate Powdered Sugar Donut Holes this weekend! These sweet bites of donut heaven are made with simple ingredients and baked in a mini muffin tin for an easy breakfast treat.