Make This: Candy Mini Donuts DIY

By Brittni • Updated on 02/14/2024

Mini Donut Shaped Candy DIY

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…

Mini Donut Candy

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

How to Make Mini Donut Chocolate Candy


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.

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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

31 comments | Click here to reply

Oh my, this is the cutest thing I have ever seen !


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Hello my name is Jessica and I’m from Indonesia.First of all I really like your blog! it’s very colorful and creative. Will you make more donuts as creative as these? because i really like this DIY!


What an adorable idea! So cute, and I love anything to do with peanut butter too!

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These are ADORABLE. I must make these! Thanks for the idea.


These are too cute and totally look just real donuts.


These are the cutest thing! I can’t get over it.. x


Those donuts are really cute and tiny! 😀

Precious Crafts

Oh wow they look so cute!
I’ll make some of these tomorrow. Thanks for the cute inspiration.
Whish you a great day, Liebstes von Herzen 🙂


Mmmm I am so excited to try this.


W0w! They look super yummy <3


So much fun. And so damn cute.

Yolonda j Washington

omg these look amazing- good enough to eat!
Lauren | OhHay Blogs!


Love it!!
Really don’t like donuts but these look delicious and fun


Ahhhh! These are so cute! I’m not sure that I could bear to eat them! How long do you think it took you to make all of these?

Sydney at Twine Interiors

I could see this being a great activity for kids at a party. You could have different toppings and ingredients set up and just let all the kids loose to make their own.


I definitely have to make these next time that I have the party. I have to admit that I’m not a huge fan of eating donuts, but I think that they look so pretty. Since I do love chocolate and peanut butter, these are a great alternative for me.

-Helen Grace

Helen Grace

This is the cutest thing ever! So creative 🙂


Ahhhhhhh these are perfect! So creative!


Thanks Arielle. Definitely give them a try.


these are adorable! can’t wait to try them out. thanks for sharing!

love, arielle
a simple elegance


Thanks Abi.


These look amazing! Great photos too! They’re so well decorated! Abi 🙂

Abi S

How fun, Jenna. These would be great for b-days.


These are so adorable! My sister is obsessed with doughnuts so I’ll have to keep this in mind for her birthday!

Jenna ||


Thanks Danielle. They were really fun to make.


Definitely the cutest thing I have EVER seen! I’m gonna hop over to Amazon and get me some of those molds! Pinned!

Danielle @ Chits and Chats and Chocolate
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