Chocolate Powdered Sugar Donut Holes

Baked Donut Holes ready for breakfast in under 30 minutes. My kids love these Chocolate Powdered Sugar Donut Holes for breakfast, but they are also a great after school treat!

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Chocolate Powdered Sugar Donut Holes: baked and ready in under 30 minutes!

The day is almost here. The day my kids head back to school.

Backpacks are ready. Supplies are bought. We just went to the last open house. Nothing but a weekend between freedom….and school.

And for the first time in many many years (maybe ever?) I’m kinda excited.

Chocolate Powdered Sugar Donut Holes: baked and ready in under 30 minutes!

I’m almost positive the kids are excited too. With moving just over a month ago to this new neighborhood, they have yet to make new friends. Sure we have some friends here from years ago…but not in our neighborhood. And not in their new schools. But I’m sure that will change quickly, as they are all wearing new shirts that say, “please be my friend, I’m new and I’m nice.”

Okay, not really. But I feel a little bad for them. As they awkwardly lumbar to school this week, hoping (maybe a little to eagerly) to make new friends….I will be home enjoying a little peace and quiet. Sitting with my coffee and laptop and getting some much overdue work done (and by work, I mean catching up on some tv shows and eating desserts).

I don’t feel guilty one bit. Cause I made donuts. That makes me cool. And it makes them cool. Because all these new friends they will be making have no idea what they are embarking on in this new friendship. Sleepovers packed with cupcakes, fudge and cinnamon rolls. And many many donut holes.

You may remember back in March or so when I mentioned I had made several different flavors. Well, here is another delicious one for you! It’s a moist chocolate donut hole (I bake them in my mini muffin pan) coated with melted butter and powdered sugar.

I know. I know. I really should send them all the school and save these for myself. That’s what I was thinking too…..

Chocolate Powdered Sugar Donut Holes: baked and ready in under 30 minutes!

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Yield: 36 donut holes

Chocolate Powdered Sugar Donut Holes

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes


For the donut holes:

  • 2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp kosher salt
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted

For the coating:

  • 3 Tbsp unsalted butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup powdered sugar


  1. For the donuts, mix flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda and salt in a large bowl. Add in eggs, milk, vanilla and butter. Beat for 2-3 minutes.
  2. Spray mini muffin pan with baking spray. Fill each muffin cup about 1/2 full and bake in a 325 degree oven for about 7-9 minutes.
  3. Remove and cool in pan about 10 minutes, then cool completely on wire rack.
  4. When cool, dip each donut into the melted butter and roll in powdered sugar. Eat and enjoy!

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Baked Donut Holes ready for breakfast in under 30 minutes. My kids love these Chocolate Powdered Sugar Donut Holes for breakfast, but they are also a great after school treat!


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Posted on August 15, 2014

Comments & Reviews

  1. I’m now calling these ‘amaze balls!’ I made these today with my 2 kids and they came out amazing! Love, love, love! Thank you for this awesome recipe!

  2. Powdered sugar donuts are always one of my favorites to pick up at the donut shop or in those boxes. They’re so addicting, even if there’s that risk with inhaling the powdered sugar on accident and having a white cloud of coughing fit, haha. It’s worth the risk!!

  3. Do you think this would work if I rolled them in powdered sugar while they were still warm, instead of letting them cool and then dipping them in melted butter? I LOVE butter, but if I can save a few calories here and there and not sacrifice flavor, I’m all for it!

    1. I have my answer! I made them today and yes, it does work if you roll them in the powdered sugar while they’re still warm. But…they tasted kinda boring and dry. So I tried the rest with the melted butter and they were awesome! My daughter said they tasted like Oreos, which I considered a huge compliment. Even with the butter, they’re much healthier than regular donut holes, which are fried. Thanks for the great recipe!

      1. Sorry I was delayed in responding. But, glad to hear you figured it out. I mean really, everything is better with butter, right? You could just dip the tops in butter, instead of rolling in butter and add the sugar. Just a thought 🙂 And OREOS? I feel honored 🙂

  4. I hated getting up early for school. However, I would have raced out of bed for these bad boys. They look finger licking good!

  5. I want to ram literally all of those in my face, they look so good.

    Not sure if it’s me, but the ad on the top of the page is mahoosive.

  6. These are the cutest little chocolate donuts. I just love all that powdered sugar around them. All those new friends have no idea how fun it is going to be knowing your kiddos. I know they will do great and have so many new friends in no time. I mean handing out donuts like this is definitely going to score them bonus points. Which totally means bonus cool points for you!

  7. These donut holes look delicious! They remind me of the hostess kind that came in a bag. I used to be crazy about those when I was little!

  8. Your kids must be excited! And nervous. Man, it’s hard to be a kid. I’m sure they’ll love their new school.
    These donut holes are great! Easy and not fried? Sold!

  9. I can’t believe it is almost back to school time!! These lil donuts look amazing! So cute, and so delicious – you can see how moist they are!

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