My brother is a huge Star Wars fan. He collected figurines, Lego battle ships, and has probably played Lego Star Wars at least twice completely. So being home this past weekend and spending time with him made me want to make a little something to cheer his mood up.
What better way to tame the unruly teenage mood swings than with donuts! Typhoon Lagoon and Disney Blue Springs have the best mini-donuts, and though my donuts are no exact copy, I think they’re still super fluffy and ever so satisfying.
Most of you probably already have the ingredients needed to make these easy donuts. The secret is Pillsbury Homestyle Biscuits! Now, if you have a donut recipe you absolute love, then use it! These donuts are an easy recipe for game nights, Star Wars watch parties, or just because you’re craving donuts.
I made Chewbacca, BB8 and R2D2 in donut form; however, you can make whatever Star Wars character you want. Have fun with the donuts!
- Chocolate melting wafers- milk chocolate
- Bright white candy melts
- Light blue candy melts
- Orange candy melts
- Black candy melts
- Pillsbury Homestyle Biscuits
- #2 Piping Tip + Piping bags (or Ziploc bags)
- Oil for frying
- Fill a nonstick deep pot about halfway with oil and let it heat up but not boil (medium heat).
- Take each biscuit and cut a hole in the middle so it can resemble the donut shape.*
- Using kitchen tongs, carefully place each donut in the oil and let each side cook for about four minutes (or until the whole donut is golden brown).
- Place the donuts in a cooling rack to chill. In the meantime, melt the milk chocolate and white candy melts in separate bowls until smooth.
- Take half of your donuts and dip them in the white candy melts. Dip the other half in the milk chocolate.
- Let the donuts settle with the chocolate. Melt the blue, black and orange candy melts and place them each in piping or Ziploc bags. If using a piping bag, make sure you place a tip before adding the chocolate or just snip the end off.
- Slowly, begin drawing the designs on the donuts to form the characters with the baggies.
- And you’re done! Enjoy!
*Bonus: Use the leftover biscuit dough to make donut holes! Roll it in a sugar/cinnamon mixture and you have classic donut holes.
Alternatively, if you want to make these donuts even simpler, just dip them all in the black candy melts and draw little white dots to make the Star Wars galaxy.