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Acorn Donut Holes

Easy-to-make Acorn Donut Holes look like acorns! Make these fall treats by dipping the top of the donut in melted chocolate and topping with a pretzel stick.
Course Dessert, Snack, Vegetarian
Cuisine American
Keyword acorn donut holes
Prep Time 20 minutes
Setting Time 20 minutes
Total Time 40 minutes
Servings 12 acorn donut holes
Calories 168kcal
Cost $4.49

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, toffee bits, or miniature chocolate chips

Instructions

  • PREP: Pour any prepared toppings (chocolate jimmies sprinkles, assorted leaf/fall-themed sprinkles, crushed pretzels, crushed nuts, toffee bits, or miniature chocolate chips) into small individual bowls. Line a large sheet pan with parchment paper and set aside. Halve the pretzel sticks by breaking in the middle.
  • 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 and stir often).
  • ASSEMBLE: Hold the donut hole and dip the top 1/3 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.
  • DRY: Let donut holes sit for about 10-20 minutes on the prepared baking sheet to fully set up and harden.

Notes

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

Nutrition

Serving: 12acorn donut holes | Calories: 168kcal | Carbohydrates: 19.4g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 10.1g | Cholesterol: 2.7mg | Sodium: 46.7mg | Fiber: 1.6g | Sugar: 14.5g