Delicious Donut Sticks with Decadent Chocolate Sauce

Do you ever find yourself craving something sweet and indulgent? Donut Sticks With Chocolate Sauce Recipe is the answer to your prayers. This recipe satisfies your inner foodie, giving you the perfect treat to indulge in after a long day. Whether you are a fan of baking or just enjoy trying new foods, this recipe is a must-try on your list.

The combination of flaky pastry and intense chocolate sauce is what makes these donut sticks an irresistible treat! Not only do they taste fantastic, but they look great too, making them perfect for serving guests or enjoying by yourself.

Not everyone has access to deep fryers, and that’s okay because this recipe can also be made in an air fryer or baked. They are quick and easy to make, so why not try this recipe today? You deserve a treat!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

Donut Sticks With Chocolate Sauce
Donut Sticks With Chocolate Sauce

Imagine biting into a crispy, sweet doughnut stick that’s dusted with cinnamon sugar and dipped in a rich and indulgent chocolate sauce. Sounds like heaven, right? That’s why I know you’ll fall head over heels for this donut sticks with chocolate sauce recipe!

But why is this recipe so great? Well, let me tell you.

First off, these doughnut sticks are super easy to make. With just a few simple ingredients and some basic kitchen tools, you can whip up a batch of these delicious treats in no time. Plus, there are multiple ways to fry them up – whether in an air fryer, or deep-frying in peanut oil – making it even more accessible.

But what really takes this recipe to the next level is the chocolate dipping sauce. Made with dark brown sugar, light corn syrup, heavy cream, vanilla extract and cayenne pepper, it’s the perfect balance of sweet and spicy. And don’t worry if you’re not a fan of spicy; the cayenne pepper adds just a subtle kick that enhances the rich chocolate flavor.

And what’s more – this recipe is versatile! You can make it low-carb by substituting crescent rolls with keto-friendly alternatives, or add your own twist by experimenting with different dipping sauces such as marshmallow or spicy chocolate.

In short, this donut sticks with chocolate sauce recipe is quick, easy and highly customizable. It’ll satisfy any sweet cravings and bring an indulgent dessert-style treat right to your fingertips whenever you need it!

Ingredient List

“Donut sticks with chocolaty dreamscape sauce will make your heart skip a beat!”

Here are the ingredients that you need:

  • Unsalted butter, 4 tablespoons
  • Vanilla extract, 1 teaspoon
  • Cayenne pepper, ground cinnamon and dark brown sugar, 1/4 teaspoon each
  • Light corn syrup, 2 tablespoons
  • Heavy cream, 1/2 cup
  • Ground cinnamon and sugar, for dusting
  • Donut sticks (recipe or store-bought)
  • Chocolate sauce:
    • Chocolate dipping sauce:
      • 1 cup of heavy cream
      • 2 cups of semisweet chocolate chips or chunks
    • Spicy chocolate dipping sauce:
      • 1 cup of heavy cream
      • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips or chunks
      • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper and ground cinnamon

You can find the recipe for the air fryer donut sticks on If you prefer baked donuts, we recommend using this recipe from Chew Boom to make mini cinnamon-sugar donuts. You can also make your own keto donuts using this super yummy low carb copycat McDonald’s donut stick recipe from

Make sure to use a good quality peanut oil for frying (1-4 cups depending on the size of your frying vessel) and crescent rolls recommended by Mc Donald’s for the best flavor. You can also make a yummy dipping sauce using marshmallow sauce or Mcdonald’s chocolate dipping sauce!

The Recipe How-To

Get Your Ingredients Ready

Before starting the recipe, make sure that you have gathered all the ingredients needed to make this super yummy and easy recipe. These include:

  • 2 crescent rolls recommended
  • 1/2 cup of granulated sugar
  • 2 tsp ground cinnamon
  • 4 cups of peanut oil for frying
  • Extra sugar for dusting (1/4 cup recommended)
  • Chocolate dipping sauce ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup of heavy cream
  • 2 tbsp light corn syrup
  • 8 oz. of dark chocolate (chopped)

Making the Doughnut Sticks

  1. Start by unrolling the crescent dough and pressing along the perforations to form a rectangle.
  2. Cut the dough into strips, somewhere around two fingers wide.
  3. Carefully put each strip of dough into hot peanut oil, frying only one to four strips at a time, until both sides are golden brown.
  4. Drain on paper towels, then roll liberally in a mixture of sugar/cinnamon while still hot.

Making the Hot Chocolate Sauce

While making the doughnut sticks, you can start preparing the hot chocolate dipping sauce.

  1. Boil heavy cream in a small pot.
  2. Remove from heat and add chopped dark chocolate into it.
  3. Add light corn syrup and mix well until it turns into an even mixture.
  4. Finally, add a pinch of cayenne pepper to give it that spicy kick.

Congratulations! You just made yourself an indulgent batch of Donut Sticks with Spicy Chocolate Sauce that will surely satisfy any sweet cravings you may have had today!

Substitutions and Variations

Are you looking to shake things up with your donut sticks and chocolate sauce recipe? Here are some substitutions and variations that you can try:

– Chocolate Dipping Sauce: While the recipe above calls for a classic chocolate dipping sauce, you can experiment with different flavors by adding spices such as cayenne pepper, cinnamon, or even a touch of vanilla extract.

– Baked Cinnamon Mini Donuts: If you’re looking for a healthier alternative to deep-fried donut sticks, try making baked cinnamon mini-donuts. You can use the same dough as described in the recipe but instead of frying it, use a mini-donut pan and bake them in the oven until golden brown. Sprinkle them lightly with cinnamon sugar for added flavor.

– Marshmallow Sauce: For those who want to take their sweet tooth to the next level, try swapping out the chocolate sauce for a homemade marshmallow sauce. Combine 1 cup of granulated sugar and ½ cup of light corn syrup in a small saucepan over medium heat until the sugar dissolves. Then bring it to a boil and whisk constantly for about 1 minute. In another bowl, whip two egg whites until stiff peaks form. Slowly pour the hot sugar mixture onto the egg whites while whisking constantly until smooth and glossy.

– Keto Donuts: If you’re following a low-carb diet or looking to cut back on sugar, there are many keto-friendly recipes out there for donuts that still taste just as delicious as their carb-loaded counterparts. Chew Boom has an excellent recipe for low-carb churros that you can easily transform into mini-donut sticks.

Don’t be afraid to get creative with your donut sticks and chocolate sauce recipe – there are plenty of ways to make it your own!

Serving and Pairing

Now that you’ve mastered the art of making these delicious donut sticks with chocolate sauce, it’s time to get creative with how you serve and pair them.

One classic way to serve donut sticks is by pairing them with a warm cup of hot chocolate. The combination of the crispy fried dough and the rich and velvety chocolate is pure perfection. You can also experiment with dipping sauces to complement the sweetness of the donuts. Some popular options include caramel sauce, marshmallow sauce, or even a spicy chocolate dipping sauce for a unique twist.

For an added touch, you can also incorporate different dustings and toppings. A dusting of cinnamon sugar or powdered sugar is always a crowd-pleaser, as well as sprinkles for a fun and colorful option. Another idea is to add chopped nuts, such as pistachios or almonds, for some texture and crunch.

If you’re feeling extra fancy, try serving the donut sticks on a platter with some fresh fruit, like strawberries or raspberries, for a balanced and refreshing contrast to the richness of the chocolate sauce.

In terms of drinks, coffee or tea are great options for those who prefer something less sweet than hot chocolate. For an alcoholic pairing, try a dessert wine like port or sherry to complement the sweetness of the donuts.

No matter how you choose to serve and pair them, these donut sticks are sure to be a hit at any gathering or occasion. So go ahead and indulge in this super yummy dessert!

Make-Ahead, Storing and Reheating

Preparing donut sticks can be a great way to start your morning, but sometimes you may not have the time to create them fresh daily. Luckily, with the right storage and reheating methods, you can make them ahead of time and still enjoy their deliciousness later on.

To make these donut sticks ahead of time, all you need to do is follow the recipe instructions up to the point where you would fry them. Then, instead of cooking them right away, place them onto a baking sheet and flash freeze them for about 20 minutes. Once they are frozen, move them into an airtight container and store them in the freezer for up to two weeks.

When you’re ready to enjoy your pre-made donut sticks, simply heat some peanut oil in a deep skillet or air fryer until it reaches 350°F. Take out as many donut sticks as you plan on serving and drop them into the hot oil. Cook for 2-3 minutes or until they are golden brown all over.

If you have leftover donut sticks that were not coated with the chocolate sauce yet, they can be stored in an airtight container at room temperature for up to two days. To reheat them, simply pop them into the oven at 350°F for about five minutes or until they are warm throughout.

If your donuts are already coated with chocolate sauce, they should be refrigerated in an airtight container for up to three days. To reheat them properly without melting the chocolate sauce too much, we recommend reheating them in an oven preheated to 300°F for about 15 minutes.

By using these tips and tricks for making ahead, storing and reheating, you’ll be able to enjoy these scrumptious donut sticks any time of day without having to sacrifice flavor or quality.

Tips for Perfect Results

Now that we have gone through the recipe, let me provide you with some helpful tips that guarantee a perfect outcome.

Firstly, make sure to use unsalted butter as it helps control the salt content in the recipe. Secondly, always use high-quality vanilla extract as it adds depth and richness to the flavor of the donut sticks.

A handy tip to vary the intensity of your chocolate dipping sauce is to add cayenne pepper or extra cinnamon powder. The spiciness adds an interesting element to your dish, but make sure not to overdo it!

When coating your donut sticks with sugar and cinnamon, be generous, but not too much. A light dusting of these ingredients is sufficient for that perfect aroma and taste.

To avoid a greasy texture on your donut sticks or air fryer donuts, make sure to keep the oil temperature consistent when frying. Stirring frequently will help distribute heat evenly and prevent them from sticking together.

If you want to impress your guests with fancier plating and presentation, try serving your donut sticks in a glass or mug with hot chocolate on the side. This works great for winter gatherings or cozy family movie nights.

Finally, feel free to experiment with other variations of dipping sauces like marshmallow sauce or even peanut butter frosting for added taste and indulgence.

With these helpful tips and tricks in mind, I’m confident you’ll nail this recipe and enjoy yummy donut sticks with a mouth-watering chocolate dipping sauce every time!

Bottom Line

In conclusion, these donut sticks with chocolate sauce are an absolute must-try for anyone looking for a quick and delicious treat. Whether you’re in the mood for something sweet or spicy, there’s a variation of this recipe that will surely satisfy your cravings. With these donuts sticks, you can unleash your inner culinary explorer and experiment with different dipping sauces and dustings.

And the best part is, this recipe is quick, easy, and uses readily available ingredients that you probably already have in your kitchen. So what are you waiting for? Get your fryer or air fryer ready, grab some peanut oil or any other frying oil recommended, and whip up a batch of these super yummy donut sticks with chocolate sauce. Trust me; your tastebuds will thank you for it!

Donut Sticks With Chocolate Sauce

Donut Sticks With Chocolate Sauce Recipe

Really crunchy and delicious. I used the full 2 quarts of peanut oil in my deep fryer. Use as much as your pan needs. I found the strips (twisted or not) difficult to turn so I started cutting them in circles, keeping the round dough in tack. Delicious with or without the chocolate sauce. Compliments of The Neelys.
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Prep Time 5 mins
Cook Time 15 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 32 donuts
Calories 600.3 kcal


  • 2 quarts peanut oil, for frying
  • 1/4 cup sugar, for dusting
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground cinnamon, for dusting
  • 2 (8 ounce) cans crescent rolls (recommended -- Pillsbury)
  • chocolate sauce
  • 1 cup heavy cream
  • 2 tablespoons light corn syrup
  • 1/3 cup packed dark brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon cayenne pepper
  • 6 ounces semisweet chocolate, finely chopped
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons unsalted butter


  • In a deep-fryer or heavy-bottomed pot, heat enough peanut oil to come halfway up the sides of the pot, to 375 degrees F.
  • Mix together the sugar and cinnamon in a small bowl and set aside.
  • Slice the seamless dough sheets into 1-inch strips from the shorter length of the dough.
  • Make sure that the strips are not longer than your deep-fryer is wide.
  • Twist each dough strip, and then drop, 3 at a time, into the fryer. Fry the donut sticks until golden brown and crisp, about 1 1/2 to 2 minutes, flipping with tongs about half way through.
  • Remove the donuts from the fryer and dust with the cinnamon-.
  • sugar mixture.
  • In a heavy saucepan over medium heat, combine the first 6 chocolate sauce ingredients and bring to a simmer.
  • Whisk in the chocolate, vanilla, and butter and stir until the sauce is
  • smooth.
  • Serve chocolate sauce on the side for dipping.

Your Own Notes


Serving: 2819gCalories: 600.3kcalCarbohydrates: 14.5gProtein: 2.3gFat: 61.3gSaturated Fat: 13.3gCholesterol: 19.2mgSodium: 83.4mgFiber: 1.7gSugar: 4.8g
Keyword < 30 Mins, Dessert, Low Protein
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