How to Make Double Chocolate Donuts

“Hey guys, I’m Stephanie from I am a Food Blog. When Aerie asked me to create something inspired by their b&w collection, I immediately thought of panda donuts! My favorite black and white animal is a panda. There’s something so cute about their furry little faces. And, they’re always dressed to impress!”

How to Make Double Chocolate Donuts

“These donuts are baked – no messy frying and healthier to boot. Candy melts make it easy to glaze and pipe little faces and the oreo ears are just adorable.”

 

How to Make Double Chocolate Donuts Panda Baked Double Chocolate Donuts
makes 6 panda donuts
• cooking spray, for the donut pan
• 3/4 cup all purpose flour
• 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
• 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
• 1/4 teaspoon salt
• 3 tablespoons unsalted butter, warmed
• 3 ounces dark chocolate chips
• 1/2 cup brown sugar
• 1 large egg yolk
• 1/2 cup buttermilk
• 6 mini oreos, halved
• 1 cup white candy melts
• 1/4 cup black or brown candy melts

1. Preheat the oven to 400°F. Lightly spray a 6 count donut pan with cooking spray.

2. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt.

How to Make Double Chocolate Donuts

3. In a separate large bowl, add the chocolate chips to the melted butter. Stir until the chocolate is melted completely. Stir in the sugar and egg yolk until well mixed. Add the buttermilk and mix until smooth.

4. Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix until there are no streaks of flour, being careful not to overmix. Pipe evenly into the donut pan. Bake for 7-10 minutes or until firm.

How to Make Double Chocolate Donuts

5.Cool in the pan for 1 minute, then flip the pan and gently coax the donuts onto a cooling rack. Let the donuts cool completely.

How to Make Double Chocolate Donuts

6. Melt the candy melts according the instructions. Dip the donuts in the white and let set. Pipe on eyes and a mouth. Gently use a knife to cut slits into the doughnut where the ears should go. Dip the oreos into a tiny bit of candy melt and slide into position.

How to Make Double Chocolate Donuts

How to Make Double Chocolate Donuts

Enjoy!

Stephanie

How to Make Double Chocolate Donuts

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How to Style a Jumpsuit

One & only! Caitlyn from How Do You Wear That goes black to the white in our Print Jumpsuit and matching Half United Wrap Bracelet. How to Style a Jumpsuit“It officially feels like summer! Absolutely love it. Summer style means super light fabrics that you can throw on right out of the shower, ocean or pool and look put together with little-to-no maintenance, accessories and layers. Which is kind of funny because I am usually all about the layering. This easiest way to achieve this super casual & low maintenance look is with jumpsuits, rompers & dresses in light breezy fabrics like gauze, chiffon, cotton.  Ah, I could honestly eat, sleep, work, beach it and everything in between in this jumpsuit I am currently wearing. SO comfy + the print is fun, but not too overwhelming. & the best part – it is so light!”

How to Style a Jumpsuit“In this look, I was coming from a long weekend down at the beach and just finished up my jammed packed work day so I wanted to throw on something comfy I could relax in for dinner. I paired it with my reversible American Eagle tote bag (literally been living out of this! Perfect color combo of black or tan!) and a delicate necklace (that can ALSO be worn as a bracelet. Oh, also –  if you purchase one it feeds 7 meals to children in need. You really cannot beat that…) So awesome. Aerie + American Eagle are so practical and carry relatable (and wearable!) pieces for everyone. I  l o v e  it!

How to Style a JumpsuitShop Caitlyn’s Look: Print Jumpsuit | Half United Wrap Bracelet | Street Level Reversible Tote

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How to Style an Off-The-Shoulder Top

Off-The-Shoulder Tops are one of our favorite trends this summer! Mollie from A Stylish Side Project paired our Off-the-Shoulder Crop Tee with a matching Soft Short for a monochromatic look that can take her from day to night seamlessly.

How to Style a Off-The-Shoulder Crop Tee“Now that summer is officially here, you can find me down the Jersey Shore on any given weekend (and no, it’s nothing like the show!!). Since lugging a huge bag to Penn Station every Friday just doesn’t work for me, it’s important to find pieces that can take me from day to night seamlessly. I’m loving this Aerie two piece set because it does just that! The gauzy material is lightweight and breezy, making it the perfect beach coverup. The trendy off the shoulder style and fun print make it ideal for meeting up with friends post-beach as well. Throw on your favorite wedges, add lipstick, and you’re ready to go!”

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Moxie a Fashion Blog Loves the Swim She’s In!

Christine from Moxie a Fashion Blog is confident & loving the swim she’s in! Share your unretouched swim photos or videos with #AerieREAL & we’ll donate $1 (up to $30,000) to NEDA.

Moxie a Fashion Blog Loves the Swim She's In!

“When I was asked to partner with Aerie (American Eagle) for their Real Campaign, I was SO excited. Not just about the product I would be featuring but about the cause. I am so so so passionate about girls, young and old loving their bodies. They challenged people to post unretouched photos of them in a swimsuit to show what girls’ bodies everywhere can look like. It’s so easy to get caught up looking at magazines and wishing we had something we don’t, whether it be the clothes we’re looking at or the body of the model wearing them. I kind of love how social media blogging has put advertising into the hands of everyday girls to try to eliminate the gap that’s sometimes felt when someone looks at a model in a magazine. Learning to love your body is one of the most freeing things ever. And so my hope is that every girl everywhere can learn to do the same.”
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Shop Christine’s Look: Hi-Neck One-Piece Swimsuit

Moxie a Fashion Blog Loves the Swim She's In!Now it’s your turn! Share your unretouched swim photos or videos with #AerieREAL & we’ll donate $1 (up to $30,000) to NEDA. Then tag 2 friends & challenge them to share!

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The Curvy Blogger Loves the Swim She’s In!

Mandy from The Curvy Blogger is summer-ready & loving the swim she’s in! Share your unretouched swim photos or videos with #AerieREAL & we’ll donate $1 (up to $30,000) to NEDA.

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“It took me so long to feel comfortable in swimwear. I used to avoid pool parties, and beach vacations with friends. I am so glad I am over that phase in my life! Now it’s all about the swimwear, I go for pieces that make me feel good and a little bit sexy. This suit from aerie is perfectly my style, and fits like a dream!”Aerie_7

Shop Mandy’s Look: Hi Neck Crop Bikini Top | Hi-Rise Bikini Bottom
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Now it’s your turn! Share your unretouched swim photos or videos with #AerieREAL & we’ll donate $1 (up to $30,000) to NEDA. Then tag 2 friends & challenge them to share!

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AEO Laguna Beach Travel Guide

Laguna Beach is absolutely one of my favorite places in Southern California. From its beautiful crystal clear beaches to its abundant art and music scene, it is definitely a locale to put on your travel list. Lauren, MK and I went on a day trip to explore the town, its beautiful scenery and all the culture it has to offer.

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We started with a short hike to Table Rock, a beach with a beautiful little cove. The weather was amazing and we explored the area and had some fun before we headed to The Montage Resort. Just below the resort was another beach cove and we took the opportunity to snap some photos before we grabbed lunch at La Sirena.

AEO Laguna Beach Travel Guide

Next up was a fun little flower shop named Browne’s Flowers. One of the best things about California is the abundance of fresh flowers and flower shops. After snagging a few bouquets we headed down the road to Main Beach. With amazing views including a Gazebo perched on top of one of the many sea cliffs it’s no wonder this is one of the most popular beaches in Laguna.

AEO Laguna Beach Travel Guide

We rinsed the sand off our feet and were off to our third beach of the day, Crescent Bay. This is one of my favorite areas in Laguna. Perched up on the cliffs we took in the majestic views of turquoise colored water, white beach sand, and countless tall palm trees making it one of the most amazing photo spots.
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We drove along the coastline to Newport Coast for ice cream at B.Candy. With its bright and vibrant exterior you can’t miss it! With ice cream cones in hand, we continued along the coast and had to stop when we saw a gorgeous bright orange old school VW bus. We chatted up the owner as he talked about the hard work he had put into restoring it. Talk about the ultimate road trip vehicle!

Our day was coming to a close but we couldn’t leave Laguna without having dinner at Brussels Bistro.

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Laguna Beach may seem like just another beach town but it is one of my favorite places to visit. Have you ever been to Laguna? If so, tell me some of your favorite spots in the comments! Or, share your favorite beach destination for a perfect getaway adventure below!

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