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Acorn Donut Holes

Easy-to-make acorn donut holes. These donut holes are made to look like acorns by dipping the top of the donut in melted chocolate and topping with a stick pretzel.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword acorn donut holes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Setting Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12 acorn donut holes
Calories 168 kcal

Ingredients

  • dozen glazed donut holes
  • 1 tablespoon coconut oil
  • 1 cup melted chocolate OR Nutella (Note 1)
  • pretzel sticks, broken in half
  • Topping ideas: chocolate jimmies sprinkles, assorted leaf/Fall themed sprinkles, crushed pretzels, crushed nuts, Heath toffee bits, or miniature chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. PREP: Pour any prepared toppings you're wanting to use (chocolate jimmies sprinkles, assorted leaf/Fall themed sprinkles, crushed pretzels, crushed nuts, Heath toffee bits, OR miniature chocolate chips) into small individual bowls. Line a large sheet pan with parchment paper and set aside. Halve the stick pretzels by breaking in the middle.

  2. CHOCOLATE/NUTELLA: In a small bowl, add coconut oil to melted chocolate and whisk to combine. Place Nutella in a bowl and warm through in the microwave for 20-40 seconds (check often and stir often).

  3. ASSEMBLE: Hold the donut hole and dip the top 1/3 of the donut hole in the melted chocolate or nutella. Shake off any excess and then immediately dip into prepared toppings. Insert a broken pretzel stick into the center of the chocolate-dipped side of the donut hole.

  4. DRY: Let donut holes sit for about 10-20 minutes (on the prepared baking sheet) to fully set up and harden.

Recipe Notes

Note 1: I use milk chocolate chips; semi-sweet or dark chocolate also works -- just whatever you prefer!