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Chocolate Rudolph Donuts

These baked and iced homemade Chocolate Rudolph Donuts are such a fun Christmas breakfast for the kids! Easy to make and so tasty! Everyone loves them!

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Get ready for some holiday fun with these cute and homemade Rudolph chocolate donuts!

We love baked donuts at our house. Once you have the donut molds, they're easy to mix up and bake. They're perfect for any day of the week and you can make so many different flavors of donuts, icing and top them off with some sprinkles.

These Rudolph donuts are great for Christmas morning, Christmas parties or an afternoon snack around Christmas time. The donuts are soft and the sweet icing tops them off perfectly. 

This recipe is perfect for getting the kiddos in the kitchen too. They can help mix the donut batter and decorate them once they're iced. You can also pick out your favorite Rudolph books, read them together and have a Rudolph snack.

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What are the ingredients in this recipe?

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Scroll down to the printable recipe card for measurements and instructions!

Recipe tips:

  • If you're not serving immediately, you can store in an airtight container for up to two days. Add the antlers and nose just before serving.

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More Christmas recipes you may like:

You can add or substitute with these ingredients:

  • use store bought donuts instead of homemade
  • use red gumdrops for the nose instead of m&m's
  • use raisins for the eyes instead of googly eyes
  • use chocolate chips for the eyes instead of googly eyes


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Supplies you may need:

I hope you enjoy this recipe as much as our family did!


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Yield 12 donuts
Author Sweet Hazel Honey
Prep time
20 Min
Cook time
15 Min
Total time
35 Min

Chocolate Rudolph Donuts


  • Donuts:
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 large eggs
  • ¼ cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • Icing:
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1/3 cup heavy whipping cream
  • 24 googly eye sprinkles
  • 12 pretzels, broke in half
  • 12 red peanut m&m's


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, brown sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  3. In a medium bowl, whisk eggs, butter, milk, and vanilla until well combined.
  4. Mix the dry ingredients into the wet until just combined.
  5. Spoon batter into silicone donut molds and bake for 15 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.
  6. To prepare icing, whisk powdered sugar and heavy cream until smooth. Dip the top of each donut in the icing and set on a wire rack to harden.
  7. While the icing is still wet, stick on googly eye sprinkles.
  8. When icing has hardened, take a pretzel half and poke in the top of the donut on each side for antlers.
  9. Stick the red m&m in the middle of the donut for Rudolph’s nose.
  10. Serve!


If you're not serving immediately, you can store in an airtight container for up to two days. Add the antlers and nose just before serving.

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