Aebelskivers are Danish pancakes in the shape of donut holes and are an excellent way to use up leftover Halloween candy. And by “leftover” we mean the stuff that goes on sale the day after Halloween. Unlike pancakes or donuts, they are filled while cooking, resulting in delicious, melty, gooey centers. We recommend stuffing one batch with a few different kinds of candy so that kids or guests can have a fun surprise.
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time25 minutes
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- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 2 teaspoons sugar
- 1/4 teaspoon kosher salt
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 large eggs, separated
- 1/2 cup 2% milk
- 1/2 cup buttermilk
- 3 tablespoons (plus one teaspoon) unsalted butter, divided
- 20 small pieces of candy, about 1/4 to 1/2" squares. Our favorites include mini peanut butter cups and pieces of salted caramel!
- In a large bowl, mix flour, sugar, salt and baking powder.
- Crack egg whites into a separate bowl and set aside. Add yolks to a measuring cup with 2% milk, buttermilk, and 2 tablespoons melted butter. Beat lightly.
- Add milk mixture to dry mixture and fold together with a spatula until hydrated- some lumps are okay!
- Preheat cast iron aebelskiver pan over medium for 3 minutes. Medium works well for electric stoves, but use medium-low for gas ranges.
- Meanwhile, beat egg whites until soft peaks form. Gently fold egg whites into the rest of the batter.
- Place ¼ teaspoon cold butter into three molds, then fill them with 1 tablespoon batter. Drop candy in as soon as possible, then cover with another 1 tablespoon of batter. Repeat with remaining four molds.
- Cook over medium about 4 minutes on the first side, then flip Ebelskivers carefully with a knife or chopsticks when the edges are golden and there are plenty of bubbles on top. Cook an additional 3-4 minutes on the second side.
- Serve immediately with powdered sugar or chocolate syrup.