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Chocolate Peppermint Donut Holes

Hand-held and delicious these Chocolate Peppermint Donut Holes are a quick, easy and tasty holiday breakfast or dessert recipe. 
Prep Time5 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 36
Calories: 86kcal


  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 6 Tbs milk
  • 1 Tbs butter melted
  • 1 tsp vanilla


  • 7 Tbs butter melted
  • 2 Tbs cocoa powder
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract
  • 3 Tbs milk
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/2 cup crushed candy cane pieces


  • Preheat oven to 400.
  • Spray a 24 count mini muffin pan with non-stick cooking spray, set aside.
  • In medium bowl, whisk together your flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, salt and sugar.
  • Add in your egg, sour cream, milk, butter and vanilla and stir until blended.
  • Add your donut batter to a piping bag and snip the tip off.
  • Pipe into prepared pan about 1/2 way full.
  • Bake for about 10 minutes, remove from oven and let cool.
  • Meanwhile to make your icing, mix together your melted butter, cocoa powder and vanilla until combined.
  • Slowly whisk in your powdered sugar to ensure no lumps (if it appears too thick, microwave it for about 30 seconds).
  • Dip your cooled donut holes in icing and sprinkle with candy cane pieces.
  • Let sit for about 10 minutes to harden.


Calories: 86kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 12mg | Sodium: 43mg | Potassium: 38mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 11g | Vitamin A: 90IU | Calcium: 13mg | Iron: 0.3mg