Biscuit Donuts with Chocolate Glaze

Homemade donutsHomemade doughnutsDONUTS!!!!!!!! It's exciting. I adore donuts, they are such a fun breakfast treat. But they can be a little difficult and time consuming to make from scratch. An easy alternative is biscuit donuts. What are biscuit donuts, you ask? Well… uh… they're, like, donuts made from store-bought biscuits. Here's how to make your own biscuit donuts with homemade chocolate glaze.

To make the donuts you will need 1-2 canisters of biscuits and enough oil to fill a pot so the donuts can float when frying. The amount of oil can vary greatly depending on your pot. I usually use vegetable or canola oil when frying.Biscuit donutsUse a small biscuit cutter or the top of small bottle or lid to cut holes in each biscuit. You can discard these or make donutholes from them. Guess which I do… yep, donut holes (you know me!). Fry the donuts in oil that is around 350 F. If you don't have a candy thermometer then you can test your oil by using the donut holes. You want the donut to fry in the oil for 2-3 minutes on each side so that it is cook through but not burnt. As you fry your donuts remove to a plate or tray lined with paper towels to remove excess oil.Chocolate donut glazeHomemade chocolate glaze, makes about 2 1/2 cups. Recipe adapted from here.
Needed: 1/2 cup butter, 1/4 cup whole milk, 2 tablespoons light corn syrup, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, 3 1/2 ounces dark chocolate and 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar.Easy homemade donutsIn a small pot over medium heat combine the butter and milk. Stir until melted, then add the corn syrup, vanilla extract and chopped dark chocolate. Stir until completely melted then remove from heat. Whisk in powdered sugar 1/2 cup at a time. Dunk donuts in glaze, add sprinkles if you must. 
Enjoy these with coffee or milk and impress your family with these super easy donuts! xo. Emma
  • I want to make these! The only thing is that I dont know how to form them. Does anyone know?

  • We made these at camp one year, but we covered them in sugar! so yummy can’t wait to try them with chocolate! 🙂

  • One day I was buying biscuits at the market and a cashier told my sister and I to try making donuts out of the biscuits. Well, we tried it and they were delicious with just sugar on them. I have got to try the glaze, though. It sounds wonderfully tasty. You’re lovely, thank you!

  • HOLY MOLY GUACAMOLE!! yes, this recipe made me say that 🙂

  • Being an Aussie, I was confused too! Biscuits to us are cookies to you. Stephanie May, biscuits in America are more like what we would call scones. They are delicious!

  • Oh my goodness, these look mouthwatering! Doughnust are one thing I have not tried to make yet in the pastry department, I always feel just a tad overwhelmed!

  • Wow, these really look phenomenal! I love donuts too, one of my favorite breakfast splurges. Excited to try these out!


  • These look so delicious – making me hungry! x

    Kate {Modette}

  • Gah I’ve been wanting to try this! You make it look so easy, I think I need to make these this weekend!

  • @non-Americans To try and help. The biscuits they are talking about are not cookie type biscuits. The closest thing I would think would exist in other countries would be a scone, but more flakey and savoury.
    You can make your own biscuit recipes like this: but I don’t think the pre-packaged kind they’re referencing can be found outside of North America. At least I haven’t been able to find them in Australia.

  • That is possibly the most idyllic thing ever… <3

  • oh to make donuts. it is on my “to try” list. cannot wait to try these.

  • OMG, these look so good. I grew up making biscuit donuts with my mom and sister. We just added sugar and cinnamon though. I’m going to have to try these out for sure.

    Angel’s Point of View

  • I am so going to have to try this recipe! They look beyond delicious!

  • These are great. As kids, we used to make biscuit donuts with our grandma pretty regularly and would always keep our empty push pop candy tubes for cutting out the middles. Thanks for helping to resurrect that memory.

  • At the beginning of the summer I tried my hand at making biscuit donuts this way! So awesome and these pictures look SO good!

  • These look so good! Donuts are one of my favourite foods, hahaa. One question though, what are biscuits?! I’m from Ireland and the biscuits we have look nothing like these bad boys! xx

  • ahhhhhh can’t wait to try these!! gonna make some this weekend 🙂

  • Holy yum! than look really good.


  • Maybe this is a stupid question, but what do you mean by biscuits? To me that just means “cookie”, but I have a feeling you are being more specific. Can you show a picture of them before you fry them or suggest a brand?

  • Thats so funny I just made this same recipe a few days ago from a post I saw on a food blog called Ya Salam Cooking it was so good.

  • i live in australia and have never heard of biscuit donuts before!! look fantabulous! one Q tho, what sort of biscuits do u mean?

  • I have made these many times! I also love the simplicity (and the cheapness!) and they are so versatile – powdered sugar, regular sugar, cinnamon and sugar….well, you get the idea;) Great post!

    Stephanie May*

  • awesome! these remind me of when my grandma used to buy those pillsbury biscuit dough’s that come in a can, biscuits was the last thing she made with the though, she would use a bottle cap to make a hole in the middle of the divided dough and fry it!, then she would sprinkle with sugar.

  • Oh man, donuts are my weakness! Looks delish~*

  • Oooh, these look so delicious! I must try these sometime!

  • wow, this seems so much simpler than making from scratch, and they look incredible! definitely know what i’m going to be making tomorrow!xxx

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    But some of your newer posts aren’t showing up in my bloglovin feed anymore and I can’t follow because no one claimed it and added it to bloglovin. Would it be too much trouble if you claimed your blog? I’d love to keep getting daily updates from you ladies as I love it.

    Thanks a bunch!

  • I was really confused at first then i remembered the USA and UK version of biscuits is very different!! Thank goodness for ‘Drivers, Dine ins and Dives’ or I would never learn all these quirks … cilantro and scallions to name a few!!


  • i enjoy making these with cinnamon + sugar. but there’s always too many for just husband + me!

  • My parents made these when we were kids, except they usually made doughnut holes that were dipped in cinnamon sugar – so good! 🙂

  • These look so delicious, I’m not even a huge fan of donuts but I must try them soon.

  • I swear I want to make EVERY SINGLE RECIPE you two post. I mean on both blogs. Aaah what will I do with myself?!

  • Yummy! These sound so cute and easy. Love it!
    xo Heather

  • ooooooo… I love a good donut, especially chocolate sprinkle donuts!! We got a deep fryer, and have barely used it; here’s a good excuse! Thanks for the recipe, Emma!

  • My mom used to make these for me and my brothers as kids. They are delicious beyond description fresh out of the oil! I’ve gotta stay clear of this recipe though, I am quarter aged and the donuts would adversely affect the waistline 😉 Can’t stop at one! It’s impossible.

  • Oh wow they look soo delicious!! <3
    They look so good, that I know plan to try some with my boyfriend 😉
    Bisous, Luu

  • I normally don’t like doughnuts, but this actually makes me want one!


  • mmm! thank you for the recipe!

  • Oh they look so pretty and delicious!
    I love doughnuts, and I used to eat one or two when some friends and I went to a local doughnuts shop. There were many doughnuts shops in Japan, and I miss all the delicious doughnuts.
    I must try biscuit doughnuts!

  • These look absolutely incredible. I sent your link to my husband so His mouth could water too!

  • i love making biscuit doughnuts!! maybe it’s a midwest thing? haha i still love the ones from my girl scout days..deep fried and rolled in sugar. i’ve never tried them with chocolate glaze and sprinkles, can’t wait!

  • these look so good and I remember when I was a kid my mom made them ever so occasionally so it took me down child hood lane. thanks for the recipe.

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