Bears are Made of Donuts!? Mexican Chocolate Donut Bears

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Sometimes you just have to make food fun, and my boys and I love to make food fun! Even if it means pumping them full of sugar and letting my finicky shark have a little gluten-I love to let them live a little.

One evening after work, my family and I went to run a quick errand at a small shopping strip. As we were leaving, my oldest son Angel spotted a Boba shop. Well this Boba shop, like a large amount of Boba shops near us, also sold donuts. I don’t know about you, but Boba and Donuts are like my carb addiction of choice. I like those big specialty donuts and my most recent favorite Taro Boba.

Well my husband ordered a HUGE Bear Claw donut. My finicky shark, in all his autistic genius innocence questioned, “Bears are Made of Donuts!?”

Which rendered me this brilliant Cooking with Kids post for Mexican Chocolate Donut Bears. I borrowed a Bisquick recipe for this one! I love all these unique flavor choices and will definitely be making some raspberry and pistachio ones. This is Bisquick’s photo here.

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This simple list of ingredients is you need:
For the Donuts:
2 cups Original Bisquick Mix
2 Tb sugar
1/4 tsp nutmeg
1/4 cup milk
1 tsp vanilla
1 egg beaten
For the Chocolate Coating:
1/2 cup sugar
2 3/4 tsp unsweetened baking cocoa
1/2 tsp cinnamon

Oil for frying
For the Décor:
1/4 cup Wilton baking chips, melted
2 Tb chocolate chips
1 Tb decorating sprinkles
Toothpicks if needed
Small paper bag

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Whisk all the dry donut ingredients together.

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Pour in the milk, egg and vanilla and mix well, but lightly.

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Using Bisquick floured hands and a small spoon, scoop out 16 one inch balls and 32 quarter inch balls.  This will make 8 donut bears including 8 heads, 8 bodies and 4 paws for each bear.

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Heat oil in a large pan to 2 inches or a deep fryer to 375F. Test a bear paw. If it browns too quickly, the donut will not cook through and if it browns too slowly, the donut will be too greasy.

Cook the donuts in small batches until browned evenly, about 3-4 minutes.

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Combine the Chocolate Coating ingredients in a small paper bag. As you cook the donuts in batches, drop them into the coating and shake. Remove to a paper towel or another paper bag cut open.

This frog insisted on photo bombing my photo. Or maybe he wanted to steal some donuts, I just don’t know.

Is your kitchen table covered in children’s toys too?

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Get your decorating ingredients out. Melt the baking chocolate to use as “glue”.

Use chocolate chips for eyes, noses, ears, a tail, buttons, whatever you fancy.

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Get the whole spread ready and call out the kids!

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Have them go at it! Use toothpicks to secure the bear paws until it is set.

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Each of my boys inhaled their bears and really LOVED this Sunday morning project.

Mexican Chocolate Donut Bears

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 15 minutes

Total Time: 45 minutes

Number of servings: 8

Per Serving 284 calories

Fat 12 g

Carbs 40 g

Protein 5 g

8

Mexican Chocolate Donut Bears

Weight Watchers PointsPlus®: 8

*Nutritional value may vary depending upon which ingredients are used.

*PointsPlus® calculated by Famished Fish and in no way endorsed by Weight Watchers International, Inc.

Ingredients

    For the Donuts

  • 2 cups Original Bisquick Mix
  • 2 Tb sugar
  • 1/4 tsp nutmeg
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 egg beaten
  • Oil for frying
  • For the Chocolate Coating

  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 3/4 tsp unsweetened baking cocoa
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • For the Décor

  • 1/4 cup Wilton baking chips, melted
  • 2 Tb chocolate chips
  • 1 Tb decorating sprinkles

Instructions

  1. Whisk all the dry donut ingredients together.
  2. Pour in the milk, egg and vanilla and mix well, but lightly.
  3. Using Bisquick floured hands and a small spoon, scoop out 16 one inch balls and 32 quarter inch balls. This will make 8 donut bears including 8 heads, 8 bodies and 4 paws for each bear.
  4. Heat oil in a large pan to 2 inches or a deep fryer to 375F. Test a bear paw. If it browns too quickly, the donut will not cook through and if it browns too slowly, the donut will be too greasy.
  5. Cook the donuts in small batches until browned evenly, about 3-4 minutes.
  6. Combine the Chocolate Coating ingredients in a small paper bag. As you cook the donuts in batches, drop them into the coating and shake. Remove to a paper towel or another paper bag cut open.
  7. Melt the baking chocolate to use as “glue”.
  8. Use chocolate chips for eyes, noses, ears, a tail, buttons, whatever you fancy.
  9. Use toothpicks to secure the bear paws until it is set.

Notes

Additional equipment: toothpicks, two paper bags

What will you decorate your bear with?

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