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Peppermint Bark Chocolate Donuts

Peppermint Bark Chocolate Donuts

Peppermint Bark Chocolate Donuts

I love Christmas and I love donuts, so when I was given some peppermint bark as a gift, I immediately knew I wanted to make a Christmas donut! This is a perfect (and easy) baked, donut recipe, using cocoa and semi-sweet chocolate chips, dipped in a dark chocolate glaze and topped with festive, peppermint bark sprinkles. You can always leave the peppermint bark off, but we're making a Christmas donut here! I had these with a glass of milk and with coffee the next morning. Sorry, Santa - you won't be getting milk and cookies this Christmas, you're getting upgraded to Peppermint-Bark Chocolate Donuts!

Peppermint Bark Chocolate Donuts

Peppermint Bark Chocolate Donuts

Makes approximately 10 donuts (Wilton 6-cavity donut pan from Bed Bath & Beyond)

Ingredients

Donuts

Dry Ingredients

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 cup mini chocolate, semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda

Wet Ingredients

  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 6 tablespoons sour cream
  • 1/4 cup whole milk
  • 1/4 cup vegetable oil

Glaze

  • 1 cup dark chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla exctract
  • 1 cup, chopped peppermint bark (Williams-Sonoma)

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 375 degrees F.
  2. Combine the dry ingredients in a large mixing bowl.
  3. Combine the wet ingredients in a medium mixing bowl and whisk.
  4. Add the wet ingredients to the dry, stirring until just combined.
  5. Spray your donut pan with cooking spray
  6. Using a spoon or piping bag, fill each cavity 3/4 of the way full.
  7. Bake for approxiamtely 8 minutes.
  8. Let donuts cool in the pan. THIS IS IMPORTANT. If they're too warm they'll break in half when dipping in the glaze. Hmm, how do I know this?

Glaze

  1. In a medium sauce pan over med-low heat, bring cream to a low simmer.
  2. Remove from heat and pour over chocolate, letting rest for 4-5 minutes.
  3. Add vanilla, then whisk together until you have a shiny smooth glaze.
  4. Dunk tops of donuts allowing excess to drip back into bowl.
  5. Place donuts on rack and sprinkle with peppermint bark. Let set for 10-15 minutes.

Photos ยฉ2017 Jonathan Stiers | Donut recipe from Bunsinmyoven.com | Glaze from The Sweet & Simple Kitchen

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