Mini Samoa Donuts

The Girl Scout  favorite is turned into an irresistible mini donut form – and it tastes a million times better than the original!

Mini Samoa Donuts - The Girl Scout favorite is turned into an irresistible mini donut form. And it tastes so much better than the original!

I don’t know about you guys but I am a huge sucker for Girl Scouts Samoas.  Every time those adorable girls set up shop in front of the local grocery store, I have to buy at least 10-12 boxes. It’s my ultimate weakness! But now I’ve found a way to recreate this Girl Scout favorite into an epic mini donut.

Mini Samoa Donuts - The Girl Scout favorite is turned into an irresistible mini donut form. And it tastes so much better than the original!

Mini Samoa Donuts - The Girl Scout favorite is turned into an irresistible mini donut form. And it tastes so much better than the original!

Mini Samoa Donuts - The Girl Scout favorite is turned into an irresistible mini donut form. And it tastes so much better than the original!

Mini Samoa Donuts - The Girl Scout favorite is turned into an irresistible mini donut form. And it tastes so much better than the original!

Mini Samoa Donuts - The Girl Scout favorite is turned into an irresistible mini donut form. And it tastes so much better than the original!

With a simple donut base, these babies get topped off with salted caramel, a sprinkling of toasted coconut and a drizzle of melted chocolate. They taste just like the Girl Scouts Samoas, and their miniature size can make these to be so addicting, making these to be so perfect for a New Year’s Eve party dessert!

Mini Samoa Donuts - The Girl Scout favorite is turned into an irresistible mini donut form. And it tastes so much better than the original!

But don’t be surprised when you end up eating a dozen of these in the blink of an eye! After all, the end of the year means it’s time to indulge, right?

Mini Samoa Donuts - The Girl Scout favorite is turned into an irresistible mini donut form. And it tastes so much better than the original!

Mini Samoa Donuts

Prep Time 25 minutes

Cook Time 5 minutes

Total Time 30 minutes

Yield 12 mini donuts

Mini Samoa Donuts

The Girl Scout favorite is turned into an irresistible mini donut form - and it tastes a million times better than the original!

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons cornstarch
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup plus 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons white vinegar
  • 1 tablespoon unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 large egg
  • For the toppings
  • 1/4 cup salted caramel
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened coconut flakes, toasted
  • 1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips, melted

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 425 degrees F. Coat a mini donut pan with nonstick spray.
  • In a large bowl, combine flour, sugar, cornstarch, baking powder and salt.
  • In a large glass measuring cup or another bowl, whisk together milk, vinegar, butter and egg. Pour mixture over dry ingredients and stir using a rubber spatula just until moist.
  • Scoop batter evenly into donut pan. Place into oven and bake for 4-5 minutes, or until donuts are slightly browned and spring back when touched.
  • When the donuts are done, cool for 10 minutes and dip the top into the salted caramel. Sprinkle with toasted coconut flakes and drizzle with chocolate.
  • Allow chocolate to set before serving.

Notes

Adapted from Pizzazzerie

http://damndelicious.net/2013/12/29/samoa-donuts/