Bite-Size Chocolate Doughnut Holes

Bite-Size Chocolate Doughnut Holes


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Who didn't love doughnut holes as a kid (and still loves them now)? Read on to see the delectable new recipe that will take them to whole new heights.

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Serving Size / Yield

48 holes


  • 2 3/4 C. all-purpose flour
  • 1 C. unsweetened Dutch-process cocoa
  • 2 tsp. baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp. salt
  • 4 lg. eggs
  • 1 1/2 C. sugar
  • 1/3 C. sour cream
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted and cooled a bit
  • Your fat of choice for frying (solid vegetable shortening or canola, peanut or vegetable oil all do the job)
  • 8 pz. powdered sugar
  • 3 Tbsp. buttermilk
  • 1/8 tsp. vanilla extract

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Whisk flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt together in a large bowl. In a medium one, whisk eggs, sugar, sour cream or buttermilk and butter. Stir wet ingredients into dry until well blended. Chill batter until cold, at least 1 hour and up to 3.

Flour your counter generously and scrape dough onto it. Flour dough. Flour your hands. Gently pat dough out until it is 1/2-inch thick. Dip a 1 1/4 to 1 1/2-inch round cutter into a dish of flour and cut rounds from dough. Pat scraps of dough together and cut them again. If your dough or doughnut holes have gotten too soft or sticky, chill the dough for a few minutes and try again.

Prepare your fryer or fill a 5 to 6-quart with 4 inches of oil. Heat to 375°F (190°C). Fry 6 to 12 doughnut holes at a time, about one full minute on each side. Make sure you bring the oil back to 375°F after each batch.\

Drain doughnut holes on a stack of paper towels. Once cool, roll in glaze and let drain and dry on cooling racks.

Glaze Recipe: Whisk ingredients together until smooth. If you need it thinner, add more water, milk or buttermilk, a few drops at a time.

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