Chocolate Glazed Biscuit Donuts

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5 from 5 votes
Chocolate glazed biscuit donuts are a revelation. When you want a fresh, hot donut but do not want to leave the house, these are a perfect treat because they only take a few minutes and a few ingredients.
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
A stack of three chocolate glazed biscuit donuts.

Chocolate glazed biscuit donuts are a revelation. When you want a fresh, hot donut but do not want to leave the house, these are a perfect treat because they only take a few minutes and a few ingredients

Chocolate Glazed Biscuit Donuts stacked.

These biscuit donuts are the perfect treat. Truly they are better than the ones you get from most donut shops because you are guaranteed that they are warn, fresh and super delicious. You can also control the ingredients better to make them wonderful for your families needs.

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What We Love About This Donuts from Biscuits Recipe

What makes this recipe great? It is quick, only requires a few ingredients and the kids can help you make them. What could be better? Biscuits have been around a long time, to find out more about their evolution, check here.

  • 15 Minutes: Hot Fresh Donuts in no time at all.
  • Easy Ingredients: All found in pantry and it takes just a few.
  • Family Friendly: Great for breakfast, after school or dessert, kids love to help too.
  • Adaptable: Can make it low-carb, meat free, dairy free, or low calorie etc…
A stack of Chocolate Glazed Biscuit Donuts with a bite taken out.

Ingredient Notes for Air Fryer Biscuit Donuts

  • Can Biscuits: Pillsbury Grands Biscuits or whatever kind you like.
  • Powdered Icing Sugar
  • Cocoa Powder
Biscuits, cocoa and icing sugar.

Equipment Needed for Chocolate Covered Donut

How to Make Chocolate Covered Donuts

These are the basic steps for making chocolate glazed donut. Please refer to the recipe card below for more detailed instructions and nutrition information.

Making the chocolate icing for the donuts.

STEP 1: Preparation

First, place a cooling rack over a baking tray and then place your frying oil in a dutch oven over medium heat. Use a candy thermometer to ensure you bring the oil to 350F.

STEP 2: Make Donuts

Second, cut out the center of each biscuit dough and then stretch the biscuit a bit to make the hole and biscuit donut wider – approximately by 1/2″. Once oil is hot, fry each donut individually for about 1 minute per side,flip, until golden brown and next, set each fried donut on the cooling rack to allow excess oil to drip off from a slotted spoon.

Cutting out the donut.

STEP 3: Ice

Sift the powdered sugar and cocoa powder into a large bowl. Whisk together.Whisk in the milk, vanilla extract and salt.Dip each donut into the chocolate glaze, then place back on the cooling rack until glaze is set, about 30 minutes.

Icing the donuts in chocolate.

Prep and Storage Tips for Biscuit Donut

HOW TO MAKE THIS DOUGHNUTS FROM BISCUITS RECIPE AHEAD OF TIME

Truly, this is a quick and easy recipe to make as you need it, however, you can make a day or two ahead of time if you wish. Fresh is best.

HOW TO STORE THIS CHOCOLATE GLAZED DOUGHNUT RECIPE

Store in an airtight container at room temperature. Properly stored, freshly baked donuts will last for about 2 days at normal room temperature; Freshly baked donuts will keep well for about 1 week in the fridge when properly stored.

HOW TO FREEZE THIS CHOCOLATE GLAZED DOUGHNUTS RECIPE

Of course, try freezing them individually on a baking sheet first and then freezing them all in an airtight container or bag.

Frequently Asked Questions about Canned Biscuit Donuts

WHAT IF I HAVE NO DONUT CUTTER?

Try a small cookie cutter or even cut it out with a knife. They do not have to be perfect.

TYPE OF BISCUITS SHOULD I USE?

Truly, whatever you like or is on sale will be great. Grands, Annie’s or the store brand all work wonderfully.

WHY ARE MY BISCUIT DONUTS GREASY?

Temperature is key! Therefore, invest in a thermometer, they are not that expensive and will really make a difference. If the temperature is not hot enough the donuts will absorb too much oil and if too hot the outside will get done and the inside may be doughy.

BEST OIL FOR FRYING DONUTS?

A light vegetable oil that does not have a lot of flavor is best. Canola is a great choice.

Chocolate Glazed Biscuit Donuts on a white plate

Expert Tips for Making This Donuts From Biscuits Recipe

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: Great recipe for a crowd or for freezing, simply increase the ingredients proportionately and fry as directed.
  • Add Sprinkles: Really sprinkles make everything better, therefore, add jimmies, sprinkles or even mini chocolate chips on top.
  • Short cut tip: Feel free to use chocolate melts with a splash of heavy cream to glaze your donuts.
  • Sugar: Cinnamon-sugar mixture can be used in place of the chocolate dip in a little melted butter. They are perfect for taste.
  • Alternate ingredient: Use gluten free biscuit mix and/or sugar alternative to make the glaze so that it is diet appropriate for your family.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: Air Frying donuts are amazing too and so easy.
  • Vanilla: A vanilla glaze can be made too, it is amazing.
  • Donut Holes: Use the biscuit dough centers to make donut holes for the kiddos.

What to Serve with Chocolate Glazed Biscuit Donuts

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A stack of three chocolate glazed biscuit donuts.
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Chocolate Glazed Biscuit Donuts

Yield: 10 servings
Prep: 5 minutes
Cook: 10 minutes
Total: 15 minutes
Chocolate glazed biscuit donuts are a revelation. When you want a fresh, hot donut but do not want to leave the house, these are a perfect treat because they only take a few minutes and a few ingredients.
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Ingredients

  • 1 can Biscuits
  • 1 1/2 cups Powdered Icing Sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons Cocoa Powder
  • 2 Tablespoons Milk
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1/2 teaspoon Salt

Instructions

  • Place a cooling rack over a baking tray and set aside.
  • Place your frying oil in a dutch oven over medium heat. Use a candy thermometer to ensure you bring the oil to 350F.
  • Cut out the center of each biscuit and then stretch the biscuit a bit to make the hole and biscuit donut wider – approximately by 1/2″.
  • Once oil is hot, fry each donut individually for about 1 minute per side, until golden brown.
  • Set each fried donut on the cooling rack to allow excess oil to drip off.
  • Once all donuts have been fried, turn off the heat for the oil.
  • Sift the powdered sugar and cocoa powder into a large bowl. Whisk together.
  • Whisk in the milk, vanilla extract and salt.
  • Dip each donut into the chocolate glaze, then place back on the cooling rack until glaze is set, about 30 minutes.

Expert Tips

  • This Recipe Can be Doubled: Great recipe for a crowd or for freezing, simply increase the ingredients proportionately and fry as directed.
  • Add Sprinkles: Really sprinkles make everything better, therefore, add jimmies, sprinkles or even mini chocolate chips on top.
  • Short cut tip: Feel free to use chocolate melts with a splash of heavy cream to glaze your donuts.
  • Alternate ingredient: Use gluten free biscuit mix and/or sugar alternative to make the glaze so that it is diet appropriate for your family.
  • Alternate cooking method tip: Air Frying these donuts are amazing too.
 

Estimated Nutritional Information

Calories: 85kcal | Carbohydrates: 20g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 1g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 144mg | Potassium: 26mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 5IU | Calcium: 6mg | Iron: 1mg
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Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: donut

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