Take a Bite of the Country's Most Over-the-Top Doughnuts

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Doughnuts are always a good idea, no matter the time of day. And while everyone is familiar with this sweet breakfast treat, rest assured you haven't seen or tasted doughnuts like the dozen below. A far cry from classic glazed or powdered, these creative confections are more like art—if art were crusted in cereal and rock candy, of course. 

① Birdies (Los Angeles, CA)

Rock candy on a doughnut?! Leave it to Birdies, where childhood fantasies turn into grown-up realities.

② Queens Comfort (Astoria, NY)

Does a chocolate chip banana bread doughnut that's topped with crushed Nilla Wafers and drizzled with peanut butter and Nutella qualify as breakfast or dessert? Who cares! It's delicious either way.   

③ District Donuts (New Orleans, LA)

Inside the Dirt Cake Donut: homemade chocolate pudding that's been spiked with wafer cookies.  

④ Crumbs Doughnuts (Orange, CA)

May the glaze be with you; these galaxy-inspired sweets are out of this world.

⑤ Voodoo Doughnut (Portland, OR)

Meet the Voodoo Doll, a raised-yeast doughnut filled with raspberry jelly and finished with chocolate frosting, decorative icing and a pretzel "stake."

⑥ DK's Donuts (Santa Monica, CA)

As if an ube (purple yam) doughnut with cream cheese frosting isn't enticing enough, DK's Donuts adds bacon.  

⑦ PVDonuts (Providence, RI)

Specialty sweets—like the brioche doughnuts with taro-milk glaze, matcha drizzle and house-made sesame lace cookies—keep the crowds going back for more.  

⑧ Poqet Donuts (Irvine, CA)

Because chocolate-drizzled caramel corn makes everything better—even doughnuts. 

⑨ Pinkbox Doughnuts (Las Vegas, NV)

The best way to say happy birthday? This celebration-worthy birthday cake doughnut.

⑩ Sidecar Doughnuts (Santa Monica, CA)

If you like Mexican hot chocolate, you'll love these spiced chocolate cake doughnuts with house-made chipotle powder, cayenne pepper-spiked chocolate glaze and a roast marshmallow.

⑪ Honeybee Doughnuts (Miami, FL)

We can't say no to the raspberry coulis doughnut—a pretty sweet menu staple. 

⑫ Twisted Donuts & Coffee (San Francisco, CA)

This double-decker creation, with chocolate cake and cookies-and-cream doughnuts, is as good as it looks.