I travel every year for Thanksgiving (for fun – not to spend time with out of town family), so I usually just sort of skip over it and go right into Christmas as soon as Halloween is over. For me, the fall season basically just consists of October and I am ok with it. I mean, my heat is already on so we might as well just call it winter, right? Anyhow since I was feeling fall-y the other day (because it was 70 degrees in Boston on November 1st…..WHAT??) I decided to make some Donut Hole Acorns.
They are just what they sound like – acorns made out of donut holes (or munchkins if you’re from around these parts). They are easy to make and they’re pretty darn festive if I do say so myself.
Donut Hole Acorns
Here’s what you need:
- Donut Holes
- Milk chocolate morsels or chocolate almond bark (about ½ cup for every 6-8 donut Holes)
- Chocolate jimmies/sprinkles
- Pretzel sticks
Here’s what you do:
1. Prepare a plate or baking sheet with waxed paper.
2. Cut each pretzel stick into six pieces. These will be the stem of the acorn. Set aside.
3. In the microwave, melt the milk chocolate morsels in a small microwave-safe bowl on high in 30 second increments, stirring well between each cycle and giving special care not to overheat the candy. If the chocolate is overheated or comes in contact with water, it will seize up and be unusable.
4. Dip the cut end of the donut Holes into the melted chocolate to coat about ¼ inch of the cookie. Immediately dip in chocolate jimmies.
Pro tip: Stick a toothpick into the donut hole to make the dipping easier.
5. Place a piece of pretzel stick into the middle of the donut side you dipped. You may need to shift the jimmies slightly to make space.
6. Put the acorn cookie on the waxed paper. When all donuts are dipped and decorated, place in the refrigerator or freezer until the chocolate is set.
Store your donut hole acorns in an airtight container at room temperature.
These Donut Hole Acorns area fun fall snack idea. They are incredibly easy to make and are lots of fun to gobble up!
Hope you like these donut hole acorns are much as my family did.