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Easy Chocolate Sprinkle Doughnuts

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Easy Chocolate Sprinkle Doughnuts
  • Prep 35 min
  • Total 35 min
  • Ingredients 4
  • Servings 8
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These chocolate sprinkle doughnuts are too good not to share. With four simple ingredients, you can serve up soft, fluffy doughnuts from your own kitchen. If you're just now learning how to make chocolate sprinkle doughnuts, it couldn't be easier. Pillsbury™ Grands!™ Flaky Layers Biscuits make this a quick-prep recipe that gives you bakery-fresh flavor in record time. Get your kids in the kitchen and let their creativity shine as they add the finishing touches with colorful sprinkles. It's hard not to smile when making or receiving chocolate frosted doughnuts with sprinkles.
By Arlene Cummings
Updated Apr 24, 2021

Ingredients

Doughnuts

Glaze

  • 3/4 cup chocolate creamy ready-to-spread frosting (from 16-oz container)
  • 1 tablespoon multicolored candy sprinkles

Steps

  • 1
    In 2-quart heavy saucepan or deep fryer, heat oil to 375°F.
  • 2
    Separate dough into 8 biscuits. With 1-inch round cookie cutter, cut hole in center of each biscuit.
  • 3
    Fry biscuits, a few at time, so not to overcrowd pan, in hot oil 1 to 1 1/2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels. Repeat frying with holes.
  • 4
    In small microwavable bowl, place frosting. Microwave uncovered on High 20 to 30 seconds or until warmed and thinner consistency.
  • 5
    Dip each doughnut halfway into warmed frosting; gently shake off excess. Using fork, drizzle holes with remaining frosting. Sprinkle with candy sprinkles. Serve warm.

Tips from the Pillsbury Kitchens

  • tip 1
    Using a candy thermometer/deep-frying thermometer helps to ensure correct temperature when frying to ensure your chocolate sprinkle doughnut will have the best results.
  • tip 2
    Frying biscuits in batches will keep from overcrowding the pan and causing a drop in oil temperature.
  • tip 3
    Watch closely when warming frosting in a microwave. It does not need a lot of time before it starts to melt down into a looser texture that's perfect for dipping your sprinkle doughnut into.
  • tip 4
    Doughnut holes made from these chocolate sprinkle doughnuts can also be coated with powdered sugar or cinnamon-sugar when they come out of the oil. Just give them a shake in a paper or plastic bag filled with powdered sugar or cinnamon-sugar mixture.

Nutrition Information

370 Calories, 19g Total Fat, 4g Protein, 44g Total Carbohydrate, 18g Sugars

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Doughnut and 1 Doughnut Hole
Calories
370
Calories from Fat
180
Total Fat
19g
30%
Saturated Fat
5g
26%
Trans Fat
1g
Cholesterol
0mg
0%
Sodium
520mg
22%
Potassium
330mg
9%
Total Carbohydrate
44g
15%
Dietary Fiber
1g
5%
Sugars
18g
Protein
4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
0%
0%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
0%
0%
Iron
10%
10%
Exchanges:
1 1/2 Starch; 0 Fruit; 1 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
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