I have to say I always have loved Chanukah. The holiday brings about the excitement of lights (even the Christmas ones!) and the house smelling of frying latkes. One of my fondest memories of the holiday is when my mother gave me a blue tracksuit. I think I was so excited and thought it was absolutely the coolest thing. I’m glad to say that I no longer sport tracksuits, but I have replaced them with leggings. As far as presents go this year, I hit the motherload. For my birthday my family bought me a kitchen-aid. I don’t think they could have picked out anything better. I cried immediately after ripping the wrapping paper off of the box. I then continued my hysterics upon the discovery of finding my mixer being yellow and have a matching banana cover. It was Hannah’s Bananas galore. I had so many ideas of what would be the best thing to first make with my mixer. My family’s coveted pound cake recipe? Or maybe cookie dough for my cookie monster? And then it hit me−DOUGHNUTS!  

*Recipe Adapted from Ina Garten’s Cinnamon Baked Doughnuts

Chocolate and Potato Chip Doughnuts


18 doughnuts


  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 ½ cups granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg, beaten
  • 1 ¼ cups of milk
  • 2 tablespoon of unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • Topping:
  • 1 cup of semi sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ cup of milk
  • 1 tablespoon of corn syrup
  • ½ cup of crushed potato chips (plain flavored)


  1. In a large bowl combine the sugar, flour, salt, and baking powder. In a mixing bowl combine the egg, milk, butter, and vanilla.
  2. In small batches, add the dry ingredients into the wet ones. Stir in the chocolate chips.
  3. Spray your doughnut pan with baking spray, and spoon batter in each cavity, about ¾ of the way full. Bake at 350 degrees for 17 minutes, or until golden brown.
  4. Allow the doughnuts to cool on a wire baking rack.
  5. While the doughnuts cool, make the topping. Either stove top or in a microwave, melt the chocolate and milk together. Once the chocolate is melted, stir in the corn syrup.
  6. Dip each doughnut in the melted chocolate and spin to ensure an even and smooth coating. Sprinkle crushed potato chips on top and then return the doughnut to the wire rack and allow the topping to set.
  7. Enjoy!