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Homemade Doughnut Holes 5 Ways

Cold mornings call for two things: a mug of something warm and a sugary-sweet doughnut. Save yourself a trip to the bakery and make these simple doughnut holes at home.
Homemade Doughnut Holes 5 Ways

Making doughnut holes at home is truly special; the smell alone lets everyone know that something amazing is on its way. Some of my favorite childhood memories include my mom frying up fresh doughnut holes on the stove.

ingredients for homemade doughnut holes

These happy memories are what prompted me to ask the Betty Crocker Kitchens to resurrect a classic 1970s Bisquick recipe for doughnut holes. They got to work updating the recipe and using popular pantry items to develop five new shake-in-the-bag flavor coatings.


Five Fun Doughnut Hole Flavors

  1. Butterscotch: 2 boxes butterscotch instant pudding and pie filling mix 
  2. Pistachio: 2 boxes pistachio instant pudding and pie filling mix + 1 tablespoon red and green sugars 
  3. Mexican Hot Chocolate: 1/2 cup granulated sugar + 2 3/4 teaspoons unsweetened baking cocoa + 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon 
  4. Red Raspberry: 2 boxes raspberry-flavored gelatin
  5. Cookies and Cream: 5 cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies, crushed + 1/2 cup powdered sugar

raspberry jello covered doughnut holes

Since each doughnut has its own distinct flavor, I suggest frying up a big batch of doughnuts and then inviting each family member to grab a paper lunch bag, pick a flavor and get shaking. Talk about a memory making moment! 

*If coating in bowl, gelatin will stain hands. Use a spoon or gloved hands.