Over the weekend, I made these tiny candy donuts and I thought I would share the tutorial this morning to kick off the week.
They're really easy to make and look just like mini donuts, but they're not the real deal... They're made of of chocolate (and peanut butter chips) instead. Fun, huh?
These little candies would be great party favors for birthday parties and other special occasions. Or on a dessert table, just as they are. Want to make your own? Here's how...
Supplies + Ingredients:
mini donut silicone mold (available right here on Amazon) // microwave safe bowls in various sizes (for melting chocolate) // small spoon // bamboo skewers (optional) // 1 bag of white chocolate chips + 1 bag of peanut butter or butterscotch chips // food coloring (gel or liquid) // sprinkles
1. Start by creating your donut base. Melt peanut butter and white chocolate chips in a microwave safe bowl, in 20-30 second intervals (stirring in between) until melted.
You can play around with the chips ratio here...I made some donuts strictly from peanut butter chips (for a darker donut base) and some that were a half and half mixture of white chocolate chips and peanut butter chips (for a lighter donut base).
2. Next, pour or scoop the melted chips into the mini donut mold. Then, pop the mold into the freezer for about an hour to harden.
3. Remove the donuts from the mold and let them warm to room temperature again.
4. Next, in three separate bowls, begin melting white chocolate chips the same way you did in step one. Once melted, add a small amount of food coloring to each one (I used pink, purple, and green) and stir, to create the donut icing. Then, using a small spoon, pour the chocolate over the donuts to create an iced donut look. *Work fast for this part - if the chocolate cools to much before pouring, it won't look like donut icing. If you're having trouble, you can add a little bit of vegetable shortening to thin out the chocolate a bit more.
5. Add sprinkles, then place the finished candy donuts back into the fridge or freezer to harden. Once hardening, pull the candies out and poke through the center of each donut shape with a bamboo skewer if any chocolate has covered up the hole. If you're using a cooling rack, that probably won't be an issue. But if you've set your donuts on a plate, like I did, you have a few holes to re-poke.
Note: If you use the same mold that I have, you'll be able to make roughly three batches of mini donuts with two bags of chocolate chips. Which is 54 candy donuts.
Other ideas for these candy donuts... Decorate a plain cake or turn them into the mini version of my donut ice cream sandwiches.
Concept, photography, and styling by Brittni Mehlhoff