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Krispy Kreme Just Turned Our Favorite Desserts Into Mini Doughnuts

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Krispy Kreme is taking some timeless treats and miniaturizing them into fried dough form in a new batch of mini doughnuts.

The new Mini Dessert Doughnut collection just dropped in stores across the country. Some shops in Canada might also be considered participating locations, so Canadians might want to check their local store to see if they carry them as well.

Each creation is inspired by one of our favorite desserts, whether it be chocolate chip cookies, birthday cakes, strawberry cheesecake, or the luscious lemon bar.

Krispy Kreme’s Chocolate Chip Cookie mini doughnut features chocolate icing, a cookie dough filling topping (it’s not inside the doughnut), chocolate drizzle, and mini chocolate chips. The Birthday Cake one has confetti cake crumbles, birthday cake buttercream and sprinkles, while the Strawberry Cheesecake flavor features a cream cheese icing, graham cracker crumble, cheesecake Kreme, and a strawberry drizzle. Finally, the Lemon Bar variant comes with yellow icing, shortbread crumbles, powdered sugar, and a lemon curd swirl.

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Since this is a collection, the entire set of donuts comes as a 4-pack box. Think of it as sampling bits of each dessert at a dinner party without indulging in a full portion of each. For those looking to share, a 16-pack is also available.

The Mini Dessert Doughnut collection marks the first limited-edition set of flavors in Krispy Kreme’s mini doughnut lineup. Krispy Kreme first started carrying mini doughnuts, including their Original Glazed flavor, as a permanent item back in early 2020.

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Froot Loops Mini Donuts Will Be Back On Carl’s Jr. Menus Soon

Last year, Carl’s Jr. and Hardee’s brought a taste of childhood nostalgia to life in the form of Froot Loops mini donuts. Apparently, they were such a success that the chain has decided to bring them back.

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Just like last time, the pastel-colored rainbow of mini donuts will be priced at $1.99 for a set of five.

They will come in the recognizable Froot Loops colors, with shades of red, blue, green, purple, and yellow being encased within the little box.

Hardee’s customers will have a chance to get these a couple of days before Carl’s Jr. fans, as they will start selling them February 25, while Carl’s Jr. is going to have them available starting February 27.

The Froot Loops mini donuts sold out in just a few weeks last time around, so you probably have about that long to get your hands on them for this second round.

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Hole-In-The-Wall Shop Serves The Cutest Mini Donuts Ever

Miniature donuts were one of my favorite snacks as a kids. One mini donut shop regularly set up tents at the local swim meets I swam at, making it easy to feed my growing addiction for these light, airy treats. Mini donuts tend to be lighter and fluffier than a traditional donut, but also pack more of a yeasty flavor and make for a great shareable snack.

What’s the secret to the unique texture of a mini-donut? Their smaller size allows them to cook quicker and absorb much less oil, which keeps the donut’s inside light and fluffy.

I haven’t had mini donuts in a long time, but this little hole-in-the-wall in downtown Santa Ana is definitely the place for me to refuel my obsession for these cute little treats.

Downtown Donuts, nestled into a tiny little corner in Downtown Santa Ana, makes some of the lightest and fluffiest mini-donuts I’ve ever tried. A dozen of these dainty donuts cost just six bucks here, making for an affordable and fun breakfast on the go.

Downtown Donuts specializes in these mini-donuts, but also utilizes a variety of toppings and dips to make each donut experience unique and fun. These are simple add-ons, like a blackberry jam or powdered sugar, but they add the little extra dimension to the mini-donut experience to keep you coming back.

The hole-in-the-wall also makes specialized frosted donuts with all kinds of glittery sprinkles, adding a touch of art to an otherwise humble little donut.

If you’re looking for a fun, new spin on the traditional donut, give Downtown Donuts a go.

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These chocolate mini donuts look small enough for Barbie herself. I’m down for a handful? (PicThx Kirbie)