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Peppermint Hot Chocolate Donuts


These amazing Peppermint Hot Chocolate Donuts mini donuts are super easy to make and packed with pure holiday flavor. Guaranteed to fill even the biggest Grinch with the Christmas spirit! From www.bobbiskozykitchen.com
I spent the entire day in my kitchen yesterday. Baking, and cooking up some fab holiday food. The smells were insane! 
I am serious. 
Kevin woke up and stumbled down stairs, all bleary eyed, mumbling “What smells so good?”. 
I kinda felt bad (just a smidge), but he grabbed one of these donuts and headed back to bed so I figure he got his payment for the inconvenience. Thanks goodness I had already taken my pictures!


Now I am sitting here, next to my beautiful Christmas tree, with a hot cup of tea and a plate full of these delicious little treats. 
National Lampoon’s Christmas Vacation (hellooooooooo my favorite holiday movie!) is playing, and my holiday candles are burning. If this isn’t Christmas rolled up in a neat little ball and plopped in my living room I don’t know what is. 
Aaahhhh I love this time of the year! 
I have been watching my Christmas movie collection over and over. I have everything from A Christmas Carol and Frosty the Snowman, to Christmas with the Krunks and Jingle all the Way! I have 2 whole shelves in my DVD rack dedicated to nothing but Christmas movies. 
I think that is where the inspiration for this recipe came from. 
Between watching Holiday food shows, and all of my Christmas movies, I went to bed and dreamt of nothing but amazing Christmas themed dishes. 
Breakfasts, lunches, dinners, sweets, you name it and I dreamed it! Thank goodness I keep my food diary on my bedside table because as soon as I woke up I was manically scribbling away!
I knew this had to be the first one I made. I love luuvvvv lurve peppermint and chocolate together. Of course you can add a little booze to that, like my Boozy Hot Chocolate, and make me a very happy camper. But for this recipe, we are strictly booze free and family friendly.
I could have easily gone way overboard on the sweetness scale if I wasn’t too careful. But they are perfect. The cake is light, with a mild hot chocolate flavor. 
Then there is the glaze and crushed peppermint that say, “Hello, thanks for joining the party”. 
It all balances so very well. Kevin has already become quite possessive with them, like he has been with all of my other Christmas treats. But he doesn’t know that I invited the kids over for dinner tonight and am planning on sending at least half home with them! 
Ya, he’ll get over it…..I hope!

Yield: 24 mini donuts

Peppermint Hot Chocolate Donuts

These amazing little mini donuts are super easy to make and packed with pure holiday flavor. Guaranteed to fill even the biggest Grinch with the Christmas spirit!
prep time: 5 MINScook time: 5 MINStotal time: 10 mins


  • 1¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 envelopes of hot chocolate mix (I used Nestle’s Rich Milk Chocolate)
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • 1 egg
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • ¼ cup vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup Powdered Sugar
  • 1 ½ tablespoon milk
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Crushed peppermint candies for topping


  1. Whisk dry ingredients together in mixing bowl. Add egg, buttermilk, vegetable oil and vanilla. Using a hand mixer on medium speed, blend until smooth.
  2. Fill each cooking reservoir in the donut maker with about 2 tablespoons of batter.
  3. Bake about 4 to 5 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into donut comes out clean.
  4. Remove donuts to a cooling rack.
  5. In a small bowl combine the milk, powdered sugar, and vanilla. Stir until smooth. Dip the top of each top into the glaze and spin to smooth.
  6. Top with a sprinkle of crushed peppermint candies
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These amazing Peppermint Hot Chocolate Donuts mini donuts are super easy to make and packed with pure holiday flavor. Guaranteed to fill even the biggest Grinch with the Christmas spirit! From www.bobbiskozykitchen.com
  1. Great recipe! Those look very yummy 🙂

    Happy Blogging!
    Happy Valley Chow

  2. Sounds good! Pinned to my Holiday Food & Wine group board!

  3. Thanks David I am glad you like them, and thanks for the pin!

  4. My kids would love if I made donuts. I need to get a donut maker.

  5. Yum! These look wonderful! Your tree is so pretty. I love colorful lights but my daughter wanted white this year.

  6. I love peppermint and chocolate together, and peppermint hot chocolate is my favorite…I would totally love these.

  7. I am craving doughnuts so bad and I need to start perfecting how to make them.

  8. What a fun flavor combo! And they're so pretty too. I think that these would be the perfect thing to make and share with our neighbors as Christmas "gifts"!

  9. These look amazing and perfect for the holidays…who am I kidding, they would be perfect anytime…lol!!!

  10. Now I want some doughnuts. Me and the kids would have so much fun making these.

  11. I just love doughnuts. These look fabulous. I would eat so many of these!

  12. It looks really good! I would love to make this on Christmas day!

  13. Oh my gosh these look delicious. I want to make this maybe on Christmas Eve!

  14. Yum!!!! I never made donuts at home but my husband LOVES donuts so much. I think he will love this on Christmas!

  15. Oh yum I would never have thought about a peppermint hot chocolate donut but I bet it tastes just wonderful.

  16. I need these in my life. Everything I love about the holidays wrapped up into one amazing treat.

  17. This peppermint hot chocolate donut sounds and looks delicious. I would love to try it. Thanks for sharing.

  18. Your christmas tree is absolutely stunning! these donuts looks so so good! I love baking so this is defo something i could do!

  19. These are such festive donuts! I never thought to try peppermint with donuts! xo, Suzanne

  20. What a great recipe. Perfect for a Christmas Eve treat.

  21. This sound like the perfect Christmas time treat! They look delicious!

  22. I have seen many recipes for homemade donuts and have yet to make any. I do think they would be a lot of fun though. Will have to show this to my daughter and see what she thinks.

  23. I have been looking for some treats to make for the Holidays. I will have to get the ingredients I need to make some this week. I am sure they will be a big hit.

  24. My fav! Will try out for holidays!! 🙂

  25. Wow, another great recipe to add on for Christmas! I will definitely print and include this on my list. Hopefully I can successfully make it! Planning to add some sprinklers on the design though.

  26. Love peppermint! Will surely try to make similar donuts with this one. Delicious!!

  27. WOW! This looks like it will make an amazing recipe for Christmas. I am going to have to try these out.

  28. These look amazing and perfect for the holiday season. Totally need to try and make these myself.

  29. This is brillant! Hot chocolate on your donut 2-n-1 combo yes!

  30. Looks delicious! I tried lots of donut recipes and still can't find the best. I will try this, I think I will love it!

  31. It's a holiday treat! I would.probably do the same and take a bite with that delicious donut! It looked so tasty and worthy of full bite!

  32. I love these peppermint donuts! This is just so perfect for Christmas! Yummmmm

  33. I have always wanted to make donuts myself and lives to add sprinkles on top of it. I don't think I can just add peppermint, gotta add a bit of coconut too

  34. Looks like an easy to follow recipe. 🙂 My family loves donuts and I think I am going to give these a try the next time I plan to bake some.

  35. Great recipe!! looks delicious…. Thanks for sharing

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