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Decadent Andes Mint Donuts Recipe

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Mint is just one of the best things ever and this Andes Mint Donuts Recipe definitely tops my list of delicious chocolatey mint goodness.

It’s not just that it’s minty and bright, but dulcet tones of chocolate, and then the fact that it’s a cakey donut? What is not to love?!

Check out the rest of my Andes Mint Desser Recipes as well for even more sweet treats!

these doughnuts taste like a thin mint cookie

But back to these particularly beautiful donuts with andes mint topping. I mean, does it ever really get better than that? I hope it’s not just me. And the fact that I seriously love mint.

I sincerely hope these chocolate mint doughnuts really do hit the spot for you, too. If you’re ready, well, it’s time to break out the donut pan or mini donut maker.

And if you’re in love with this whole idea of making your own donuts that are SO superior to the store-bought, well, check out my 20+ of the most perfect recipes for your mini donut maker. You’re definitely going to find a great donut (or two or three) to try.

How to Make Andes Mint Donuts

Preheat your oven to 350 degrees lightly grease two donut pans with cooking spray. Or, preheat your mini-donut maker, just whichever you’re going to use.

Sift together your flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Use granulated sugar, not brown sugar. The brown sugar will give your donuts a more mapely flavor that will throw off the mint.

In a second bowl, whisk together the wet ingredients (milk, egg, melted butter, and peppermint extract).

Add the milk mixture to the dry ingredients and whisk together until combined.

Pipe the batter into each donut cavity all the way around and about 2/3 of the way full.

Bake for about 10 to 12 minutes.

To check the chocolate donuts for doneness, gently touch the top of the centermost donut and see if they bounce back. If they do, they’re done!

Transfer donuts to a wire rack to cool completely.

Make the glaze by whisking together the powdered sugar, cocoa powder, and milk until smooth.

Dip each donut about halfway into the glaze, flipping it over to dry on the wire rack again while you immediately top with chopped chocolate Andes Mint candy.

If you don’t have any Andes Mints, you can always top your baked donuts with mini chocolate chips, but you will lose some of that wonderful mint flavor.

Specialty Ingredients:

The following ingredients are affiliate links on Amazon because they may be a bit hard to find in your normal store.  I wanted you to be able to see exactly which things we are using.

Reminder, not all ingredients in the Andes Mint Donuts Recipe are linked above, just the ones that may be a bit difficult to find or that you might be unsure of what to look for.

donuts with andes mint topping

Must Have Resources:

When making Andes Mint Doughnuts at home, you really need to have the following Amazon affiliate tools on hand.

Make it a Meal:

Main Dish: Blackened Tilapia

Vegetable Side: Roasted Butternut Squash

Starch Side: Oven Sweet Potato Steak Fries

Refreshing Drink: Candy Apple Mocktail

chocolate mint doughnuts

Best Donut Recipes:

Once you make this Andes Mint Donut Recipe, you’ll see how amazingly easy and fun making donuts can be! I mean, so much fun, in fact, that you’re going to want a few more recipes to keep the kids happy (those little monsters eat a lot of donuts, if you let ’em!). So, good news for you, I’ve pulled together some of the best donut recipes you’ll ever find.

delicious chocolate and mint donuts from scratch

More Andes Mint Recipes:

Oh, you’re just here for the mint? Well, that’s just dandy, me too! So, for you, my friend, I’ve pulled together the best Andes Mint recipes that you’re sure to love!

decadent chocolate mint donut recipe with andes garnish

Andes Mint Donut Recipe

Yield: 12
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 25 minutes

If you love mint chocolate, you're going to love these Andes Mint Donuts. Simple and so tasty, this really gets my mint-engine running!

Ingredients

Donuts

  • 1 cup flour
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 teaspoon mint extract

Glaze

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ cup milk
  • ½ cup chopped Andes Mints

Instructions

  1. Preheat your oven to 350 degrees lightly grease two donut pans with cooking spray. Or, preheat your mini-donut maker.
  2. Sift together your flour, sugar, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt.
  3. Combine milk, egg, melted butter, and mint extract in a second bowl.
  4. Add the milk mixture to the dry ingredients and whisk together until combined.
  5. Filling each donut cavity all the way around and about 2/3 of the way full.
  6. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes. To check the donuts for doneness, gently touch the top of the centermost donut and see if they bounce back. If they do, they're done!
  7. Transfer donuts to a wire rack to cool completely.
  8. Make the glaze by whisking together the powdered sugar, cocoa powder, and milk until smooth.
  9. Dip each donut about halfway into the glaze, flipping it over to dry on the wire rack again while you immediately top with chopped chocolate andes mint candy.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 12 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 211Total Fat: 7gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 27mgSodium: 204mgCarbohydrates: 34gFiber: 1gSugar: 22gProtein: 4g

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