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glazed chocolate donut holes made in an air fryer in white bowl

Air Fryer Glazed Chocolate Donut Holes Recipe

Course: Breakfast, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 12 people
Calories: 215kcal
These homemade chocolate donut holes are so delicious, and super easy to make thanks to the air fryer. They taste just like store bought and are coated with a perfectly sweet glaze.
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  • 1 cup all-purpose flour 120 grams
  • cup unsweetened cocoa powder 56 grams
  • ½ cup granulated sugar 100 grams
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder 4 grams
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 4 grams
  • 4 tablespoons salted butter 57 grams (½ stick)
  • 1 cup heavy whipping cream 227 grams, divided
  • ¼ cup chocolate chips 43 grams
  • ½ cup powdered sugar 57 grams


  • In a large mixing bowl, stir the flour, cocoa powder, sugar, and baking powder together.
    1 cup all-purpose flour, ⅔ cup unsweetened cocoa powder, ½ cup granulated sugar, 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • Add the vanilla extract, salted butter, and ⅔ cup heavy whipping cream. Whisk until the batter is smooth.
    1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract, 4 tablespoons salted butter, 1 cup heavy whipping cream
  • Fold in the chocolate chips.
    ¼ cup chocolate chips
  • Pour the batter to a silicone mold, filling up ¾ of the way. Place into the air fryer and set to 350°F. Cook for 10 minutes.
  • While the donut holes are cooking, prepare the glaze. Add the powdered sugar and 4 tablespoons heavy whipping cream to a small bowl and whisk to combine.
    ½ cup powdered sugar
  • Let the donuts cool on a wire rack for 5 minutes. Remove donut holes from the mold, toss in the glaze, and place on a wire cooling rack to allow excess glaze to drip off. Let set for 5 minutes and serve.


  • We tested this recipe without a mold and it will work, but the donuts will lose cylindrical shape and be flattened on the bottom.
  • I like to use salted butter. You can use unsalted, but add in ¼ teaspoon of kosher salt for the best flavor.
Storage: Store glazed chocolate donut holes in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days, in the refrigerator for up to 1 week, or in the freezer for up to 2 months.


Calories: 215kcal | Carbohydrates: 26g | Protein: 3g | Fat: 12g | Saturated Fat: 8g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 33mg | Sodium: 73mg | Potassium: 105mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 15g | Vitamin A: 408IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 1mg