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Mini Heart Doughnuts with Strawberry Sauce

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These easy mini heart doughnuts are really tasty on their own, but I’ve got a recipe for a Sweet Strawberry Balsamic dipping sauce that really sends them over the top!

Mini Heart Doughnuts with Strawberry Sauce - Somewhat Simple

This recipe is something you need to add to your Valentine’s Day arsenal, but they can really be made anytime of the year. The sauce sounds fancy, but it’s not hard to make, and you just might want to keep some extra on hand for drizzling over ice cream or pound cake with berries. 

Since this is so easy and fun to make, let the kiddos help! They can shape them or shake them in the granulated sugar before serving. Here’s how to make them:

mini heart doughnuts

Mini Heart Doughnuts with Strawberry Balsamic Sauce

INGREDIENTS: 

For the Strawberry Balsamic Sauce – 

  • 1 cup frozen Strawberries
  • 2 Tablespoons dry White Wine
  • 2 teaspoons Balsamic Vinegar
  • 1/2 cup Sweetened Condensed Milk

For the Doughnuts – 

  • 1 can Refrigerated Biscuit Dough (use smaller biscuits)
  • 1/2 cup granulated Sugar
  • Oil for frying

DIRECTIONS:

For the Strawberry Balsamic Sauce – 

  1. Place a small saucepan over medium heat. Add in the strawberries and white wine.
  2. Simmer until the strawberries begin to break down, mashing with a fork or potato masher to help them.
  3. Cook until reduced and thickened, about 5 minutes. Take off the heat and add balsamic vinegar.
  4. Stir to combine, then swirl into sweetened condensed milk. Set aside.

mini heart doughnuts

For the Doughnuts –

  1. Heat about 2 inches of oil in a heavy pot over medium high heat until it reaches 350 degrees.
  2. Place granulated sugar in a paper bag or a small bowl.
  3. Meanwhile, cut doughnuts into heart shapes. Start by flattening the dough circles a little, then cutting them into fourths. Cut a small slit into the rounded part of the dough and press cut edges into heart shape with fingers or the tip of a knife.
  4. Drop into hot oil and fry for about a minute on each side, or until golden.
  5. Drain on paper towels and shake or roll in granulated sugar.

mini heart doughnuts

mini heart doughnuts

mini heart doughnuts

Serve warm with the dipping sauce.

mini heart doughnuts

*Tip- Drop the little doughnuts into the oil by the bottom point of the heart to get an elongated heart shape.

ENJOY!!