Chocolate–heath bar crunch mini donut recipe

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For some silly reason, Heath bars are one of the most overlooked candy bars in the candy aisle. But that’s all about to change. With their smooth milk chocolate outside and crunchy toffee inside, they sure do make one outrageous donut!

  • Yield: 30 mini donuts


For Donuts
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour, sifted
  • 1⁄3 cup cocoa powder, sifted
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • 1 large egg
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup whole milk
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 2 tablespoons sour cream
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
For Frosting
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2 tablespoons whole milk
  • 1 tablespoon light corn syrup
  • 2 ounces bittersweet chocolate, roughly chopped
  • 1 cup powdered sugar, sifted
For Topping
  • 1 Heath Bar, chopped
How to Make It
  1. If using an electric donut maker, preheat according to manufacturer’s instructions. If using donut pans, preheat oven to 350°F and grease donut pans.
  2. In a small bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk together egg and sugar. Then add milk, oil, sour cream, and vanilla extract, mixing until thoroughly combined. Gently stir in the flour mixture, stirring until there are no lumps.
  4. If using mini-Donut Pans
  5. Carefully fill each donut indentation ¾ full. Bake for 7–9 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into a donut comes out clean. Transfer donuts to a cooling rack and let cool completely.
  6. If using an Electric mini-Donut maker
  7. Carefully fill each donut indentation ¾ full. Bake according to manufacturer’s instructions or until a toothpick inserted into a donut comes out clean. Remove donuts from appliance, transfer to a cooling rack, and let cool completely.
  8. Place wax paper under a wire rack to collect any drippings for an easy cleanup. Then, in a small saucepan over medium heat, melt butter. Add milk, corn syrup, and chopped chocolate, stirring slowly to allow chocolate to melt completely.
  9. Once melted, remove from heat and whisk in powdered sugar. Immediately dip the top of each donut into the frosting and transfer to a wire rack.
  10. Sprinkle the top of each donut with chopped Heath Bar. Let frosting set for 10 minutes and then serve. Donuts can be stored in an airtight container for up to 2 days but are best when eaten fresh.

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