Nov 072018
 

These Donut Hole Acorns area fun fall snack idea. They are an incredibly easy treat to make and are lots of fun to gobble up!

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

These Donut Hole Acorns area fun fall snack idea. They are an incredibly easy treat to make and are lots of fun to gobble up!

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.

These Donut Hole Acorns area fun fall snack idea. They are an incredibly easy treat to make and are lots of fun to gobble up!

Pro tip: Stick a toothpick into the donut hole to make the dipping easier.

These Donut Hole Acorns area fun fall snack idea. They are an incredibly easy treat to make and are lots of fun to gobble up!

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.

These Donut Hole Acorns area fun fall snack idea. They are an incredibly easy treat to make and are lots of fun to gobble up!

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.

These Donut Hole Acorns area fun fall snack idea. They are an incredibly easy treat to make and are lots of fun to gobble up!

Store your donut hole acorns in an airtight container at room temperature.

These Donut Hole Acorns area fun fall snack idea. They are an incredibly easy treat to make and are lots of fun to gobble up!

These Donut Hole Acorns area fun fall snack idea. They are incredibly easy to make and are lots of fun to gobble up!

These Donut Hole Acorns area fun fall snack idea. They are an incredibly easy treat to make and are lots of fun to gobble up!

Hope you like these donut hole acorns are much as my family did.

  33 Responses to “Donut Hole Acorns”

  1. I love that these are easy enough to do, kids could do it for an activity!! And they’re so cute!!

  2. What a fun idea. I would have hide the donut holes too be able get this done

  3. Aww this look soo cute. I would hesitate to eat them because they are just so pretty to look at 🙂

  4. These are creative! They are almost too neat to eat. But I so would 😉 I love donut holes. My daughter would get a kick out of these.

  5. These are creative but simple! Very adorable for the Thanksgiving season. These would be cute to bring to my son’s school.

  6. These look awesome! I know my kids will love them and they’ll make really cute desserts for Thanksgiving!

  7. L love those cute acorns and they are a great fall treat for the kids. I will try and make these for when the cousins come over.

  8. I love these little acorns! They are so cute looking and perfectly fall-inspired!

  9. Cute AND simple. This is the cutest snack idea to welcome Fall. This would be a great idea for the kids

  10. How fun is this idea?! This recipe would be perfect for my kiddos to enjoy after the school.

  11. This is the best fall treat I’ve seen to date! Those are adorable, and I know they have to be delicious.

  12. These are absolutely the cutest! They would be great for a fall themed party. My kids would definitely like them.

  13. This is a great idea to “recycle” those donut holes. I will make this on the weekend for my grandchildren. They are sure to love it and they’ll have loads of fun eating them.

  14. This has to be one of the cutest things ive seen all day- my kids would love to make these together during the holiday season!

  15. Well, if those aren’t the cutest fall treat, then I don’t know what is! Maybe I’ll make a batch with my girls this weekend.

  16. These are adorable! What a fun fall treat. It would be perfect for the kids to make in the next few weeks or around Thanksgiving.

  17. So easy and yet so smart! I love these, they make me think of the Scrat from the Ice Age movies!

  18. These are so cute! I love hos simple it is to make them, but they are still a fun and yummy fall treat. Thanks for the idea!

  19. Oh my word. These are absolutely darling! I think my girls would love to make these!

  20. These look adorable!! And I bet they taste even better! I need to make these soon!!

  21. These are too cute! I’ll have to make them!

  22. Id make these for my kids table on Thanksgiving. I think it would be fun to let them make them on their own.

  23. This is such a cute idea!! A perfect treat for everyone!

  24. These holes are so cute. An I am sure they are super delicious! Mouth watering here….

  25. Oh wow. You have such a good eye for creating/re-designing food to make it look so appetizing! My little nephews and nieces would love these donut hole acorns. I am saving the recipe and making a huge batch of this when we go for our annual family reunion in early December.

  26. These are adorable and a great craft/food idea for a day spent inside. Thanks for sharing!

  27. What a great idea! It involves two of my favorite foods…donuts and chocolate. What’s not to love!

  28. It would be so hard for me to actually get any of these finished. I love donut holes!

  29. This is extremely creative. I would of never thought to make donut holes into acorns but it makes so cute sense and cute!

  30. These are so very cute! I know that my kids would really love these.

  31. Robin..those donuts look great indeed! I certainly will try it and my kids will remember NYC instantly 🙂

  32. This is a very cute idea! Thanks for the recipe! I’ll try it later.

  33. Those are cute, and easy to make. I bet they’d even be good for Thanksgiving time.

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