Chocolate S’mores Donuts

Chocolate S’mores Donuts
Share on Facebook0Pin on Pinterest303Share on Yummly9Tweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+0Share on StumbleUpon80

The classic campfire snack turned into a breakfast treat!  These delicious Chocolate S’mores Donuts are simply baked in a donut pan, topped with a chocolate ganache frosting and sprinkled with marshmallows and graham crackers!  These will be a new favorite anytime you’re in the mood for something sweet!

The classic campfire snack turned into a breakfast treat! These delicious Chocolate S'mores Donuts are simply baked in a donut pan, topped with a chocolate ganache frosting and sprinkled with marshmallows and graham crackers! These will be a new favorite anytime you're in the mood for something sweet!

We are in the last few weeks of summer, and I’m feeling a little ambivalent about it.  My lil’ boy (who’s not so little anymore) is going in to the second grade next week.  Along with school, comes all the busy activities of fall.  As much as I love fall, I feel like the summer got away from us a bit – there was baseball season, and traveling to see family, camps for Harrison and all the other things that kept us busy.  I want to savor those flavors of making s’mores next to the fire pit surrounded by family and friends – these are some of our favorite summer memories.  Making these Chocolate S’mores Donuts are the perfect way to keep the flavors of summer alive!

The classic campfire snack turned into a breakfast treat! These delicious Chocolate S'mores Donuts are simply baked in a donut pan, topped with a chocolate ganache frosting and sprinkled with marshmallows and graham crackers! These will be a new favorite anytime you're in the mood for something sweet!

These donuts are quite simple to make.  I actually adapted my recipe for Coconut Glazed Chocolate Donuts.  The recipe starts with a simple devil’s food cake mix, along with buttermilk, butter and eggs.  You will need at least one donut pan (I highly recommend two!).  I actually have these Wilton Nonstick 6-Cavity Donut Pan pans.  There are 6 donuts to a pan, and it’s nice to have an extra pan to rotate out, while the other set is baking and cooling.

The classic campfire snack turned into a breakfast treat! These delicious Chocolate S'mores Donuts are simply baked in a donut pan, topped with a chocolate ganache frosting and sprinkled with marshmallows and graham crackers! These will be a new favorite anytime you're in the mood for something sweet!

Another REALLY helpful trick I’ve discovered to making donuts is adding the batter to a resealable plastic bag.  Spooning the batter into the cavities, gets a bit messy and tedious, and it’s hard to get the batter even.  To easily pipe the batter into the pan, cut off the corner of the bag (about 1 cm opening) and squeeze out the batter.  You’ll have a perfect no-mess way to getting an even amount of batter into each donut cavity.

The classic campfire snack turned into a breakfast treat! These delicious Chocolate S'mores Donuts are simply baked in a donut pan, topped with a chocolate ganache frosting and sprinkled with marshmallows and graham crackers! These will be a new favorite anytime you're in the mood for something sweet!

Once the donuts are done baking, transfer to a cooling rack.  Mix up the chocolate ganache frosting to spread on to each donut, and top with graham cracker pieces and mini marshmallows.  I’m actually using “marshmallow bits,” which are the extra tiny marshmallows that come in a canister.  (These are located near the rest of the marshmallows at your grocery store.)  If you cannot find the marshmallow bits, feel free to use regular mini marshmallow.

The classic campfire snack turned into a breakfast treat! These delicious Chocolate S'mores Donuts are simply baked in a donut pan, topped with a chocolate ganache frosting and sprinkled with marshmallows and graham crackers! These will be a new favorite anytime you're in the mood for something sweet!

Not only are these donuts the perfect way to savor the fun flavors and memories of summer, they’re also a fantastic treat to go along with your hot chocolate, and would be a really fun breakfast treat to enjoy after a sleep-over with your kids and their friends.

Here’s how this easy, delicious chocolaty treat comes together:

Yields 18 donuts

Chocolate S'mores Donuts

The classic campfire snack turned into a breakfast treat! These delicious Chocolate S'mores Donuts are simply baked in a donut pan, topped with a chocolate ganache frosting and sprinkled with marshmallows and graham crackers! These will be a new favorite anytime you're in the mood for something sweet!

30 minPrep Time

9 minCook Time

39 minTotal Time

Save Recipe

Ingredients

    Donuts:
  • 1 (15.25 oz) Chocolate Devils Food Cake Mix
  • 3/4 c. buttermilk
  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 3 Tbsp. butter, melted
  • Chocolate Ganache frosting:
  • 1 1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 c. heavy cream
  • Toppings:
  • about 3/4 c. broken graham cracker pieces
  • about 1/2 c. mini marshmallow pieces

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Generously spray a non-stick donut pan with non-stick baking spray. (Don't skip this step. If you don't use some type of non-stick ingredient, the donuts will stick to the pan, making it very hard to get out. You can also use butter or shortening.)
  2. In a large mixing bowl, mix together the cake mix, buttermilk, eggs and melted butter. Mix until all ingredients are combined - batter will be thick.
  3. Spoon the batter into a gallon-sized plastic bag. Cut off one of corners, leaving about a 1 cm hole/opening. Use this to pipe the batter into the donut pan cavities. Cavities should be about 1/2 full. Bake the donuts for about 8-9 minutes at 350 degrees.
  4. Remove from oven and let cool in the pan for about 10 minutes. Run a knife around each donut, and gently remove from the pan. Transfer to a cooling rack to let the donuts cool completely before frosting.
  5. For the Chocolate ganache frosting: Place the chocolate chips into a bowl. Heat the heavy cream to a low simmer (either in the microwave, or in a saucepan.) Pour the hot cream over the chocolate chips, and stir until smooth and completely melted. Frost each donut with a generous amount of frosting. Top with the graham cracker pieces and mini marshmallow pieces.
Cuisine: American | Recipe Type: Breakfast
http://delightfulemade.com/2016/08/16/chocolate-smores-donuts/

Enjoy!  ~Erin

 

The classic campfire snack turned into a breakfast treat! These delicious Chocolate S'mores Donuts are simply baked in a donut pan, topped with a chocolate ganache frosting and sprinkled with marshmallows and graham crackers! These will be a new favorite anytime you're in the mood for something sweet!

Share on Facebook0Pin on Pinterest303Share on Yummly9Tweet about this on TwitterShare on Google+0Share on StumbleUpon80

Comments

  1. I’ve never seen a donut pan! And this is a great take on s’mores!

  2. HI! These looks amazing! Thank you for linking up to last week’s Tasty Tuesday linky. I have pinned your recipe to the Tasty Tuesday Pinterest board. I hope you’ll join us again this week.

Trackbacks

  1. […] Chocolate S’mores Donuts from Delightful E Made […]

Speak Your Mind

*