Salted Caramel Glazed Doughnut Holes

There are a few food in life that I need to stay away from. Let’s just add these doughnut holes to the list, shall we?

Salted Caramel Doughnut Holes

Those foods are:

  • Cinnamon Rolls
  • Burgers
  • French Fries
  • Chick O Sticks
  • Bite Sized Candy Bars
  • Cheesy Garlic Bread
  • Jetts Pizza
  • Pancakes
  • Belgian Waffles
  • Doughnuts
  • Cheesecake
  • Anything from Pappaduex
  • Lemon Heads
  • Club Sandwiches
  • BBQ
  • Nachos
  • Cheesy Fries

And this list goes on. But I have something new to add to the list. These doughnut holes. I love doughnuts and I love salted caramel. Both of them together, not good for my hips, thighs, and other voluptuous body parts. The thing about doughnut holes is that you don’t think that you are doing much damage because they are so small so you keep eating them. Almost like those 100 calorie packs of Oreo’s.  What you forget is that although each pack is 100 calories, eating 4 of them at a time is 400 calories. You might as well eat the real thing from the package. Anyway, I guarantee you that whatever your list is of foods that you need to stay away from these will be added to the list. I ate 3 in 2 minutes. I wonder how many you will eat?





Salted Caramel Glazed Doughnut Holes


  • • 1-¼ cup Flour
  • • ⅓ cups Sugar
  • • 2 teaspoons Baking Powder
  • • ½ teaspoons Nutmeg
  • • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • • ½ teaspoons Salt
  • • 1 whole Egg
  • • ½ cups Milk
  • • 2 Tablespoons Melted Butter
  • • Vegetable Oil, For Frying
  • • 2 cups Powdered Sugar
  • • ¾ cups Salted Caramel Sauce
  • • 3 Tablespoons Milk


  1. While you begin to put together the batter for the doughnut holes, pour the vegetable oil in the deep fryer and begin to heat it according to manufacturer’s instructions. It won’t take you long to prepare the batter.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, combine all the ingredients for the doughnut holes (flour, sugar, baking powder, nutmeg, vanilla extract, salt, egg, milk and melted butter). Blend with a handheld mixer or wooden spoon until all the ingredients until well mixed.
  3. Your oil should be ready now. When the oil is ready place teaspoon sized scoops of the doughnut hole batter into the hot oil and fry for about 2 minutes on both sides or until golden brown on both sides. Remove from oil when finished and place on paper towels to absorb all the excess oil. Repeat this process until all the batter is gone.
  4. Note about the salted caramel: You can buy salted caramel sauce already made, or you can make your own sauce, or you can buy regular caramel sauce and add 2 teaspoons of sea salt to the 3/4 cup of caramel that is required for this glaze. You can add more salt if that isn’t enough balance of salt and sweet for you.
  5. Preparing the glaze: In a small bowl, add the powdered sugar, salted caramel sauce, and milk and stir until smooth. As your doughnut holes cool off, place them in the glaze and then on a cooling rack. I dipped my doughnut holes in the glaze twice. If you have enough feel free to do the same thing. Repeat this process until the holes are completely covered.



      • says

        Just found your blog through Kath Eats and I LOVE every bit of it! Runner, mama, fidooe yes, please. That apple butter sounds perfect, so simple and so tempting me to go out and buy some apple juice and a crock pot to make some. The pumpkin donuts recipe sounds so good and I’ve got all the ingredients for that guy!Happy Wednesday!

    • brownsugarma says

      You can make doughnut holes with just a regular glaze without the caramel but they wont taste like these. They are really good. I encourage you to give it a shot.

  1. Tara says

    I’ve made this recipe a few times and the doughnuts are always delicious! I’ve modified it by adding vanilla bean to the batter and using a simple powdered sugar glaze, but it’s still wonderful. Do you have any suggestions for how to drop the batter into the oil? I’ve found that using a teaspoon isn’t so easy, as there will be “spikes” on the doughnuts where the batter dripped off the spoon. I’m trying to find a way to get perfectly round dollops into the hot oil, but no such luck yet.

    • brownsugarma says


      I’m glad to hear that you are exploring different flavors with the doughnut holes. That is what cooking and baking is about. As far as the doughnut holes, I recommend trying a mini ice cream scooper and see if that helps you to make them more round. It is something that I am trying to figure out myself. Let me know what ends up working for you.


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