Air Fryer Chocolate Donut Holes are amazing! I love making donuts so much, and with this weekend being a holiday weekend, my kids were sleeping in, and I thought, why not!

Air Fryer Chocolate Donut Holes

If you have not made homemade donuts, I am telling you there is nothing easier! They are so good, and once you make donuts, you will never return to the biscuit donuts or store-bought ones again! They are that good!

I love baking in my Air Fryer. I have made everything from donuts to pies to homemade bread. What are you waiting for if you have not baked yet in your air fryer?

I promise you, you will love these donuts, and of course, to put the icing on top and some sprinkles brightened my kid’s day!

If you are looking for even more Air Fryer Donut Recipes, some of my favorites are AIR FRYER BACON SALTED CARAMEL DONUTS, AIR FRYER BANANA DONUTS, and AIR FRYER RASPBERRY LEMON DONUTS.

Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Chocolate Donut Holes

Ingredients Needed For Air Fryer Chocolate Donut Holes
  • All Purpose Flour
  • Cocoa Powder
  • Granulated Sugar
  • Salt
  • Baking Powder
  • Butter
  • Half and Half

How To Make Homemade Chocolate Donut Holes In Air Fryer

Chocolate Batter in Bowl

Mix the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, and salt in a large bowl, add butter, and then add half and half.

Air Fryer Chocolate Donut Holes Batter

Mix well, until the dough forms. Spray your mold with cooking spray.

Air Fryer Chocolate Donut Holes

Then roll the dough and place it into the cavity of the mold. and set in the air fryer basket at 320 degrees F (air fryer setting) for 12 minutes.

Let cool before frosting.

Air Fryer Chocolate Donut Holes

Pro Tips:

  • Spray your baking mold with cooking spray, so the donut holes pop out when done.
  • Use a good quality cocoa powder, like Hershey’s, which will give you many flavors and mix smoothly.
  • I have used the Ninja Foodi, Instant Pot Vortex, and even the Instant Pot Crisp Lid to bake these donuts. The recipe will work in all air fryer baskets or oven models.
  • You can roll the dough into balls if you do not have a donut pan. About 1 to 2 inches thick, and the recipe will work the same.

HOW DO I SHAPE DONUT HOLES

I was lucky enough to find my donut mold at Williams Sonoma, but not everyone has one.

So, I recommend that you roll your dough into balls, about 1 to 2 inches. You do not want to make them too thick. Otherwise, the center will not cook.

The other option would be to roll them out, cut them with biscuit cutters, and use a 1 1/2-inch or cookie cutter for best results.

Air Fryer Chocolate Donut Holes

CAN I FILL THE AIR FRYER CHOCOLATE DONUT HOLES

You can fill it with anything that you love. These are so good, without reloading, but some of my favorites are:

  • Chocolate Frosting
  • Buttercream Frosting
  • Vanilla Pudding
  • Custard
  • Chocolate Sauce

DO I NEED YEAST TO MAKE AIR FRYER DONUT HOLES

No, this is why the donut recipe is perfect. There is no need to wait for your dough to rise. With baking powder and baking soda, your donuts will rise, and you can bake them right away in your air fryer!

A perfect solution and recipe!

CAN I FREEZE THE AIR FRYER DONUT HOLES

You can make a double or triple batch and freeze some later! The key is to let the donuts cool to room temperature and then place them onto a baking sheet, which has been lined with parchment paper.

Place the baking sheet into the freezer until the donut holes are frozen. Then remove and place them into a freezer-safe container or freezer bag.

The donuts will last for about 1 to 2 months.

For best results, please wait until you thaw them on the counter or refrigerator before icing them.

CAN I MAKE AIR FRYER DONUT HOLES AHEAD

Yes, they can be. I often make a batch the night before and then ice them right before I serve them.

Place them into an airtight container after they cool to room temperature, and they will stay fresh for about 1 to 2 days.

Air Fryer Chocolate Donut Holes

WHAT SHOULD I DIP AIR FRYER DONUT HOLES IN

As you might have noticed, I always use a lot of chocolate for my family, but there are so many options.

Some of my favorites are:

  • Powdered Sugar
  • Cinnamon and Sugar Mix
  • Maple Glaze
  • Vanilla Icing
  • Plain is excellent; they don’t need anything!

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Air Fryer Chocolate Donut Holes
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Air Fryer Chocolate Donut Holes

5 from 1 vote
Author: ForkToSpoon.com
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 12 minutes
10 minutes
Total Time: 42 minutes
Servings: 12 Servings

Description

Air Fryer Chocolate Donut Holes are amazing! I love making donuts so much, and with this weekend being a holiday weekend, my kids were sleeping in, and I thought, why not!

Ingredients 

Chocolate Donut Holes:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/3 cup sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 4 tablespoons butter
  • 2/3 cup half and half

Chocolate Icing:

  • 1 1/2 cup powdered sugar
  • 4 tablespoons cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract

Instructions

  • In a large bowl, mix the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, baking powder, and salt.
  • Add the butter.
  • Then add the half and half.
  • Mix well until the dough forms.
  • Spray your mold with cooking spray.
  • Then roll the dough and place it into the cavity of the mold. Set in the air fryer at 320 degrees F (air fryer setting) for 10 to 12 minutes.
  • Make your chocolate icing, dip the donuts, set them on a tray, and sprinkle with sprinkles.
  • Let set for a couple of minutes before serving.
  • Plate, serve and enjoy!

Equipment

  • Air Fryer
  • Donut Pan
  • Cooking Spray

Notes

To Make The Chocolate Icing:
Mix the ingredients all together, and whisk until smooth.

Nutrition

Serving: 1gCalories: 180kcalCarbohydrates: 31gProtein: 2gFat: 6gSaturated Fat: 4gPolyunsaturated Fat: 0.3gMonounsaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0.2gCholesterol: 15mgSodium: 173mgPotassium: 88mgFiber: 2gSugar: 21gVitamin A: 168IUVitamin C: 0.1mgCalcium: 44mgIron: 1mg

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