Anyone who runs on Dunkin’ knows the snackable doughnut holes called Munchkins. Instead of running out to Dunkin’ Donuts one morning this week, why not put in a little work in the kitchen and make obscenely chocolatey, glazed, from-scratch Munchkins at home?
Homemade Chocolate Munchkins
Makes 2 to 3 dozen donuts
For the doughnuts:
- 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
- 1 1/2 ounces unsweetened chocolate
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons Dutch-process cocoa powder
- 1/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons sugar
- 3/4 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/4 cup buttermilk
- 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
- 1 large egg
- Oil, for frying
For the glaze:
- 2 cups confectioners’ sugar
- 2 tablespoons milk
- 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
- Water, as needed
Get the instructions and see the full recipe here.
Prepare the dough: you’ll need butter, chocolate, flour, cocoa, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, salt, buttermilk, vanilla, and egg.
Fry the donuts: In a heavy pot with a candy thermometer attached, heat 3 inches of oil to 360° F.
Use a spider or a slotted spoon to lower the dough balls into the oil, four at a time. Remember: don’t crowd the pan.
The doughnut holes look awesome at this stage. But to be called Munchkins, they really need the glaze.
The glaze is simple—just whisk together confectioners’ sugar, milk, and vanilla until smooth.
Transfer the glazed doughnuts to a rack and go in on them homemade Munchkins.
(All photos courtesy of Food52)
This article and recipe originally appeared on Food52.