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/


Comments

  1. says

    So beautiful and I can only imagine delicious as well! Sadly, those girl scouts don’t sell Samoa cookies in Canada, so I’ve never actually tried one. But I can imagine the flavours.

  2. says

    This is just too much, I can’t even take the extraordinary amount of awesome coming from your blog right now. I’m obsessed with Samoa cookies. In fact, my mom buys me a CASE every year and I eat every last crumb. I’ll be making these for sure!

  3. Nancy says

    Hmm, what can I say. OMGoodness these are delicious! After reading the recipe I ran over to Hobby Lobby to buy Wilton’s Mini donuts pans. I purchased the last two. Came home, mixed all the ingredients and discovered that I had enough for TWO of the mini donuts pans (not complaining). Mixed up all the yummies and baked as directed.Now, either my Wilton brand pans are mini minis or I am missing something but I made 24 of these decadent desserts.Obviously, others in my household have found and loved them (down to the the last 13 thank you Wilton mini donuts pans for making so many). This is a wonderful dessert!

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