I don’t make too many recipes that include sweets stuffed inside other sweets. I probably should because they seem to do really well on Pinterest and they always look so damn good. I couldn’t pass this one up as weird as it sounds and looks, a dozen Krispy Kreme mini donuts baked on top of some amazing chocolate brownies. This was fun to make and a true experiment.

Gooey and moist chocolate brownies topped with chocolate Krispy Kreme donuts

Guys, I wasn’t sure about this. The idea blew up in my mind and I really wanted to try it, but I didn’t know how donuts would react in the oven. They stayed prettier than I thought they would, the frosting got a little melty and the sprinkles a tiny bit more colorful but the taste was still there and then some. The donuts fused with the brownie mix but still left a rich layer of chocolate goo, and stayed true to their name, becoming a smidge crispy.

Rich dark chocolate for my donut chocolate brownies

This is a decadent treat and I was yelling surrender after a half-sized brownie, but just cut them smaller and I promise you’ll get some gasps when you take these to the office, or wherever you conduct your business. The chocolate brownie is a good enough reason to make these, it’s really rich and easily halved to fit into an 8×8 brownie pan. Do something irresponsible this weekend and make donut chocolate brownies!

Amazing chocolate brownie batter

Gooey and moist chocolate brownies topped with chocolate Krispy Kreme donuts

 Gooey and moist chocolate brownies topped with chocolate Krispy Kreme donuts

Gooey and moist chocolate brownies topped with chocolate Krispy Kreme donuts

Krispy Kreme Chocolate Brownies

Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Servings: 12 Brownies
A rich dark chocolate brownie with a Krispy Kreme donut topping.
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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 tablespoons Hershey cocoa powder
  • 10 ounces dark chocolate chips or chunks
  • 2 sticks unsalted butter 8 ozs
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 6 large eggs
  • 12 mini Krispy Kreme donuts I used chocolate but you could use any other variety

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly butter a 13x9 inch baking pan and set aside
  • Mix the flour and the cocoa powder in a large bowl and set aside..
  • Melt the butter in a large saucepan
  • Once the butter has melted, add the chocolate and heat stirring until fully melted.
  • Add both kinds of sugars and whisk until the sugar has dissolved.
  • Add the eggs two at a time whisking well after each addition.
  • Whisk in the vanilla extract.
  • Add the chocolate batter to the flour mixture and mix with a wooden spoon until there are no visible lumps.
  • Pour the brownie batter into the prepared baking pan and smooth it out with a spatula.
  • Place the donuts on top of the batter in a 4x3 pattern and gently push down until the donuts are halfway in the batter.
  • Bake in the oven for 30-35 minutes. Let cool for at least one hour before slicing with a sharp knife.