Kuromi Chocolate Donuts

Did you know that Kuromi loves to cook? So get ready to cause havoc in the kitchen with Kuromi and Bento Monsters! Haha, just kidding… no trick here! 

This delicious Kuromi inspired donut recipe from Li Ming Lee is a perfect treat for any upcoming Halloween celebration.



Li Ming Lee is a stay-at-home mom who first began making character bentos when her son started school. Over the years, making cute food has turned into a hobby for her, which she indulges in her free time. She shares her creations on her blog, Bento Monsters, and on Instagram.


Kuromi Donuts Recipe

(Makes 6 donuts)

1 cup pancake mix
½ cup + 1 tbsp soy milk or milk
1 egg
3 tbsp honey
1 tbsp cold pressed coconut oil/vegetable oil/melted butter
12 crackers
3/4 cup chocolate
2 tbsp pink chocolate/Wilton pink icing coloring
¼ cups white chocolate



1. Put pancake mix, milk, egg, honey and coconut oil in a bowl and mix until all the ingredients are evenly distributed.
2. Lightly grease donut pan with melted butter. Spoon mixture into donut mold until around 80% full. Bake in preheated oven at 350 °F for 15 minutes.



3. Remove donuts from mold and leave to cool down fully on a wire rack.


4. Using a knife, make a slit on the donut to slot in the crackers for Kuromi’s ears. 

5. Melt chocolate over a water bath or in a microwave. Dip the donuts in the chocolate. Leave in the fridge for the chocolate to harden.


6. Melt white chocolate and pink chocolate over a water bath and fill into piping bags (or fill zip lock bag and snip off a corner). Snip off the tips of the piping bag with scissors and pipe out Kuromi’s face and skull on a piece of wax paper. Leave the chocolate in the fridge for 10 minutes to harden.



7. Place Kuromi’s face and skull onto the donut and draw on the rest of Kuromi’s features using melted chocolate.


Thank you, Ming for sharing this devilishly delicious recipe! Be sure to check out her blog and follow Bento Monsters on Instagram and Twitter to find more recipes and tutorials for aspiring bento artists. She has also published a book titled "Yummy Kawaii Bentoto help parents who are interested in packing character bentos, but have no idea where to begin.

Blog: www.bentomonsters.com
Instagram: www.instagram.com/bentomonsters
Twitter: twitter.com/bentomonsters 

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