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I love it when science and snack collide. But, of all the things, these Black Hole Donuts blow my mind.
Not only are they simple, and taste amazing, but they’re freaking BLACK HOLES. Get it?
Sigh…I’m such a nerd.
These Black Hole Donuts Blow My Mind
Ok. So, I know this may seem a little late, as the big announcement about the black hole photo was like a week ago.
However, I couldn’t help myself and when the kids asked for a fun after school snack, I just couldn’t resist turning it into a little science thing, too, with these black hole donuts.
Not that I really needed an excuse to make these black hole donuts.
I mean, come on.
Once I thought of the idea, I just wasn’t going to be able to stop myself–that’s how this nerd-thing works.
The best part about these black hole donuts is not the chocolate icing (LIES!) but how easy they are to make.
I literally use a 2-ingredient basic batter that comes together with a few whips of the mixer.
And I pop my batter into a mini-donut maker, but you can use a donut pan, if you want.
If you go the pan route, just put them in at 350-degrees for between 8 and 10 minutes.
For the donut maker, you just pull them out when the maker will open without tearing the donuts apart.
While those were cooking, I put about 1/2 of a cup of white chocolate morsels in a bowl and microwaved them until they melted.
I added some black food coloring and a bit of vegetable oil because the food coloring makes the chocolate solidify weird.
But oil fixes that right up.
With the chocolate ready, I was so into these black hole donuts already…
I decided to dip just one side of the black hole donuts into the black chocolate, but if you wanted, you could coat both sides.
It’s just, I like chocolate, just not THAT much.
I let that chocolate sit until it was hard, but you can also put them in the fridge for 10 minutes.
Then I used a tube of orange icing and a star tip to dab on some, well, stars onto the edge of my black holes.
This was literally the funnest dessert/snack/breakfast treat to make ever.
I mean–BLACK HOLE DONUTS.
The pun makes me giggle.
Oh, man, you’re digging this, aren’t you?
And you totally want to make your own black hole donuts, but you’re all out of orange icing?
That’s totally ok. Just pin this recipe to your favorite nerdy food ideas board, that way you can find it.
Oh, and if you make these amazing black hole donuts and you love them as much as I do, be sure to drop a 5-star rating on the recipe, that way we know you want more awesomely nerdy recipes like this one!
- 2 cups baking mix (I used Bisquick)
- 2 cups milk
- 1 cup white vegan chocolate melting chips
- 1 tube orange decorating icing in a tube
- Black GEL food coloring
- 1-2 tblspn vegetable oil
- Preheat mini-donut maker (you can also cook in a donut pan at 350-degrees).
- Combine baking mix and coconut milk with a hand mixer until smooth. If it’s too thick, add one milk by 1/3 cup increments, stirring between, until you reach pancake batter consistency.
- Spoon into your mini-donut maker or donut pan. If baking, place in the oven for 8 minutes or until browned.
- Remove from the donut maker when slightly browned and the donut maker opens without tearing the donuts. Set aside to cool to the touch.
- Place the white vegan chocolate melting chips in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave them on high 1 minute.
- Stir white vegan chocolate melting chips until they are fully melted.
- Add black GEL food coloring to the melted vegan chocolate. If the chocolate becomes clumpy and not liquidy, add a tablespoon of vegetable oil at a time and stir.
- Dip donuts into the vegan chocolate and set aside to “set”.
- Using a small star tip on the tube of orange decorating icing, on one quadrant of each donut, drop-in 6-10 “stars” around your black hole.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 24 Serving Size: 4
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 127 Total Fat: 6g Saturated Fat: 2g Trans Fat: 0g Unsaturated Fat: 4g Cholesterol: 4mg Sodium: 162mg Carbohydrates: 15g Fiber: 1g Sugar: 7g Protein: 2g