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Glazed Donut Hole Brownies


I know, there is no explaining my madness, I just wanted to try this idea. Let’s just say it was a good idea, lol! I do not recommend indulging this dessert on a regular basis, but oh baby if you are having a bad day or just need a good sweet treat, you have got to whip up a batch of these bad boys!

Yes, you heard me right, glazed donut holes πŸ™‚

Transfer those babies to a baking dish.

Pour your prepared brownie batter right on top πŸ™‚

Time to bake!

How fabulous does this look?

Let cool and prepare the ganache.

Whip up a simple ganache over a double boiler.

Spread over top cooled brownies and go to town πŸ™‚Β  Enjoy!

They are absolutely as good as they look.

If we are going donut holes and brownie you might as well add a scoop of ice cream right? xoxo


Glazed Donut Hole Brownies

1 box brownie mix (I used the 8×8 inch size, but the 9×13 inch size works too)

1 15 ounce box Glazed Donut Holes, about 32 (I used Entenmann’s Pop Em’s)

1 cup chocolate chips

2-3 tablespoons heavy cream

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line a 9×13 inch baking dish with foil that has been sprayed with cooking spray.

2. Prepare brownie batter according to package directions. Transfer donut holes to prepared baking pan. Pour brownie mix evenly over top of donut holes. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until brownies are baked through.

3. Remove and let cool. To prepare ganache, place chocolate into the bowl of double boiler. Mix until melted then slowly stir in heavy cream until shiny and smooth. Spread over cooled brownies. Cut into squares and serve.

Makes 12 brownie squares


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  1. 1

    Jenny you are soooo creative! And I love donut holes (I mean, who doesn’t!) but paired with brownies and then the chocolate ganache…holy yum. I want. This is Valentine’s Day + Santa Claus all rolled into one for me πŸ™‚

  2. 2
    Sibylle says:

    Very funny brownies! Thanks for sharing!!!

  3. 3
    Kathryn says:

    I’m pretty sure I’m not going to be able to stop thinking about these until I actually make them!

  4. 4
    yak says:

    pure delicious insanity!

  5. 5
    Priyanka says:

    Very creative. Looks perfect

  6. 6

    Oh my goodness. You’ve outdone yourself, Jenny! This looks like the ultimate decadent dessert. Woah. πŸ˜€

  7. 7

    You are crazy and genius all at the same time!

  8. 8

    i just died…this is INSANE!

  9. 9
    heather bell says:

    My husband might be coming to live at your house!! He loves donuts! I might be coming to live at your house! I love brownies! Best of both worlds.=) Better make this before I have my next baby so that I have an excuse!

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    Now THIS is a recipe that would make Paula Deen proud! It sounds odd but it looks great and makes me want to give these a shot πŸ™‚

  12. 12

    Verryy delicioussss and yummmmyyyy! =)

  13. 13

    Sinful! But I will eat it. πŸ™‚

  14. 14
    brilynn says:

    I kinda feel like today is one of those days that I need a glazed donut hole brownie… Those are awesome!

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    Dawn says:

    Ohhhhh myyyyy!!!!! What have you done? I can’t stop thinking about them. These sound absolutely fantastic. Must. Make. Them. NOW. πŸ™‚

  17. 17
    Jenn says:

    Absolutely Genius! I HAVE to make these… (after I finish eating the pan of gooey white chocolate fluffernutter cake bars I made yesterday) :0)

  18. 18
    Stephanie says:

    OMG – love this idea! Can’t wait to try it.

  19. 19

    This dessert looks great! I would love it if you linked up this recipe to my blog hop for a chance to win a cookbook prize package:

  20. 20
    Cassie says:

    You are hilarious, and brilliant! These are awesome and although I don’t eat doughnuts, as a rule, that rule will definitely be broken for these!

  21. 21

    Donuts + Brownies? I’m convinced!!!

  22. 22
    Sally says:

    so simple and yet, so creative! incredible idea Jenny! πŸ™‚

  23. 23
    C-love says:

    seriously want to devour the whole pan. WOW

  24. 24

    oh my, if you came up with that recipe all on your own, you are seriously a genius! this is incredible, and perfect for those sad days, i agree, not everyday. πŸ™‚ man, your kids and neighbors are so lucky!

  25. 25
    Marti says:

    OMG I have to make these.
    Thanks for sharing

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    Renee says:

    Oh my god… just… no words

  28. 28
    Katie Rose says:

    Oh.Wow. I need these now. Now I have to go to the store.

  29. 29

    HELL YA!!!!!! πŸ™‚

  30. 30

    Oh my lord! These look amazing! I must try these asap! The only thing is I’ll have to use whole donuts, as I haven’t been able to find donut holes since moving to the UK. But really, whole donuts? Who’s complaining!

  31. 31

    This is madness! I’m in love…

  32. 32
    Michelle says:

    Oh my word! This is going to fly around the internet just like your oreo stuffed cookies! But we all know that you are the originator πŸ™‚

  33. 33

    I have NEVER seen anything like this! Wonderful! Wonderful! Wonderful!

  34. 34
    Joss says:

    wow..these look incredibly orgasmic. Everyone should make these for their valentine!!

  35. 35

    Wow, now that is an indulgence! What a creative idea.

  36. 36
    Kelly says:

    I JUST made these today. My donut holes must have been on the larger size, because the amount of brownie batter ended up much, much lower than halfway up the donut holes. So I used two boxes of brownie mix and increased my baking time. I also swapped out the regular donut holes for glazed red velvet ones.

    They turned out AMAZING. In the words of the lovely Leslie Knope from Parks and Rec: “I ate a brownie once. At a party in college. It was kind of indescribable really. I felt like I was floating. It turns out that there wasn’t any marijuana in it, it was just an insanely good brownie.” I am definitely making these again.

  37. 37

    Holy moly, that’s chocolaty explosions — I don’t mind it one bit πŸ˜‰

  38. 38
    KC says:

    I made these last night with cinnamon donut holes and dark chocolate brownie mix. Amazing! I love your creativity!

  39. 39

    Okay..i know i’ve said this about your recipes before..but this one is sheer genius! I’m a brownie fanatic..and i can NOT wait to try this one. LOVE it!

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    lou says:

    this. is. RIDICULOUS!

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    Erin says:

    Cake or yeast doughnut holes? I have to try these!

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    Lisa Mays says:

    Yum! Decadent! Who wouldn’t love a “two in one” dessert!

  43. 43

    These are so fun Jenny!

  44. 44
    Lauren says:

    INSANE!!! In a very good way.

  45. 45

    Just found you on Hello Cotton – these look incredible! Yum πŸ™‚

  46. 46

    I commend you for your self control to not just scarf down the whole box of plain donut holes! These look incredible.

  47. 47
    Allison says:

    You are an EVIL GENIUS!

  48. 48
    Kelly Senyei says:

    Oh. My. Lard. You are indeed an evil GENIUS! Donuts are my favorite food on the planet, so to find them combined with brownies, well, I about lost it. Cannot wait to try this!

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    Sandy says:

    Oh dear.

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    Robin says:

    I think I just got a cavity reading this recipe! πŸ™‚

  51. 51
    Terri says:

    What a great idea. I have ti try these. And now, my mind is working overtime thinking of all the things that I can make into brownies!!! πŸ™‚

  52. 52

    Oh your an evil one Mrs Picky Palate πŸ˜‰ These look and sound like one of those evenings when you need to be by yourself with a bottle of Cab and a tray of sweet goodness, right?? Perfect!
    Take care…

  53. 53
    Connie says:

    I made these for work and everyone loved them! I used Betty Crocker Dark Chocolate brownie mix. I made two 8×8 pans and used one box mix for each. I used just one box of Entemann’s holes. I had to bake them about twice as long as the package said. I did not make a ganache but sprinkled on some Hershey’s dark chocolate chips when the brownies were done and put the pans back in the oven for the chips to melt. The BEST thing I did was to make the in the morning and bringing them in warm from the oven! The donut holes were definitely a surprise for everyone. I will make these again.

  54. 54
    MikeVFMK says:

    It`s like timbits (our famous coffee house small donuts) and brownies and donuts and heaven wrapped into a dessert guaranteed to give you a sugar rush and a smile and memory. Just looking at these has me craving a slice or four. Sooo good Jenny!

  55. 55

    Oh wow! What a great idea…these are just too fun!

  56. 56
    natalie says:

    i just gained 10lbs looking at this…and topping it with the chocolate ice cream. SOLD!

  57. 57
    Jennifer Haigh says:

    just made them and tried them….YUM. Store didn’t have glazed donut holes so bought regular glazed donuts and cut them up.

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    Marie in Va says:

    These look fabulous! Can’t wait to make them!
    When you make these in a 9×13 pan–does the recipe need to be doubled?

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    Hayley says:

    I am so going to try making these! Donuts are totally my BFFs and what a unique way to enjoy them πŸ™‚

  60. 60

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    Lorna says:

    I made these last night for some friends. I was trying to think of a quick and easy dessert and remembered this recipe. I used the 8×8 brownie mix and there didn’t seem like there was enough batter to cover all the donut holes. I took a spoon and scooped up brownie mix from areas that weren’t covering the donuts and made sure they were all covered in brownie mix. Baked it according to brownie directions and it came out looking exactly like your picture. The ganache part, one cup of chocolate chips didn’t seem to be enough to cover the whole brownie pan, I wish I used more. Maybe my chocolate was old because it wasn’t “runny” it was kind of clumpy and the cream made the chocolate harden a bit, so I had to melt it some more. So when I spread it on the brownies – I really had to work to cover the entire pan. The ganache wasn’t pretty, but the brownies were a hit!!! So funny how simple the recipe is and how incredibly good they were. Thank you for the recipe!

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  63. 63
    Nina R. says:

    Made these for work today, my co-workers liked them although some said they were a bit sweet. I may try using reguar cake donut holes next time! Thanks for the recipe.

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    Anna says:

    I made these tonight for our Sunday School class tomorrow and they are AMAZING!!! They have haunted me ever since I saw this recipe and HAD to make them. LOVE THEM!!

  65. 65

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    Terry says:

    You simply slay me Jenny!! I mean, who would have thunk it? Donut holes & brownies!! Wonderful idea!!! I am making brownies for the 4th of July. What is your all-time favorite brownie recipe? Anyone of your fabulous creations stand out to be your favorite? I really want to knock the socks off my friends/family with an amazing brownie. You have so many wonderful choices to pick from…and they all look so good!! I can’t decide which one to make!! Help!!

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    Nikki says:

    Yippee! I’m buying the Timbits (Tim Hortons’ donut holes) today!! I am doing a whole bunch of baking for my mom and her friends for various things, and I knew this one had to be in the mix when I saw it!! Will let you know how they turn out!

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    Nikki says:

    In the oven now! I am leery about the fact that there did not seem to be much brownie batter for this size of pan, but we’ll see – I’ll be back to review!

  69. 69
    Nikki says:

    Alrighty, I’m back. Turned out wonderfully!! Well, the brownies that is… the ganache didn’t make it on the brownies… as the chocolate and cream didn’t really make it to ganache… more like a firm, seized clump of chocolate… both of my two attempts.

  70. 70

    You. Are. Killing. Me! Lol! I think I just gained a couple extra pounds just reading this!

  71. 71

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  72. 72

    Hi, Jenny! I’m stopping by to let you know that I featured your INCREDIBLE Glazed Donut Hole Brownies on my blog today in celebration of National Donut Day! Thanks for sharing the “sweet” recipe! Have a fabulous weekend!!

  73. 73
    Emily says:

    I think you just nailed the perfect combo of all of my pregnancy cravings…now I just have to try to convince my husband to make it for me πŸ˜‰

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