Updated: May 20, 2021
As someone who doesn't eat pastries often but can't resist the mildly sweet taste and the warmth of doughnuts and funnel cakes, I made this recipe to be the best of both worlds. Lately I've been curious about desserts and how to make them, especially the easy ones because I love cooking but I also prefer making things that aren't too time consuming. And so, I came to making doughnuts since they are on the easier side to prep and because they have a lot of room for creativity.
These doughnuts are surprisingly light, soft, and fluffy on the inside yet are satisfyingly crisp on the outside. Their unexpected shape is their charm. You won't be able to stop eating them!
-1/2 cup milk (double: 1 cup)
-1 1/2 cups flour (double: 2 cups)
-2 tbs. white sugar
-2 tbs. brown sugar
-1/2 tsp. salt
-1/4 cup melted margarine or butter
-1/2 cup milk chocolate chips, sea salt caramel chips, white chocolate chips or a mixture (double: 1 cup chips)
-1 cup confectioner's sugar (double: 2 cups)
-4 tsp. milk
-2 tsp. vanilla extract
Mix all doughnut ingredients in a bowl except the candy until the batter is thick and smooth. Mix in the candy of your choice. In a separate bowl, mix all ingredients for the glaze.
Heat about 3 cups of vegetable oil in a pot. Scoop about a tablespoon's worth of batter and slowly add to the pot, making sure the pot doesn't get too crowded. Let the doughnuts fry for about 5 minutes on med-high heat until they turn golden brown and crispy. Remove with a slotted spoon and set aside on a plate with paper towels. Repeat this step until all of the batter has been cooked.
Place some parchment paper on a baking pan and add the doughnuts. With tongs, gently dip each doughnut into the glaze and return to the baking pan. Let the glazed doughnuts sit for 10 minutes. Enjoy!