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The most adorable autumn treat you can eat! These acorn donut holes are perfect for get togethers, refreshments and school lunches. These aren’t just delicious, they’re one of the easiest snacks I’ve ever thrown together! For those with little ones at home, they’ll be overjoyed to find these cute snacks in their lunch kits. Better yet, they can help make them themselves.
Adorable Autumn Themed Acorn Donut Holes
Make these scrumptious acorn treats for a sweet and simple treat this fall! They’re great for entertaining, too. Since they only take a few minutes to make, you don’t have to make them ahead of time, or worry about running out on the spot. Treat your guests to some of the cutest, tastiest delights in your spread. And, don’t be surprised to see it pop up on their instagram, either!
Do I Need to Use Icing in a Can for These Donut Holes?
Definitely not, you can use whatever type you prefer. We recommend using ready-made chocolate icing simply because it seriously cuts down on prep time for these acorn donut holes. That being said, there’s nothing stopping you from whipping up your favorite type of icing to adorn these little treats with!
Just make sure you come up with something that’s thick, otherwise you’ll have rather sad looking acorns goodies to put out! It should be able to stand up to a coating of chocolate sprinkles, which helps complete the look! If you want to make acorns with different flavors, fell free to switch it up! Vanilla icing with chocolate sprinkles would make for a cool look, and a slightly different flavor alongside your chocolate covered donut holes. These treats are all about fun, so feel free to experiment! Generally speaking, cupcake icing does the job really well.
What Donut Holes Should I Use?
If you’re not lucky enough to live somewhere with a coffee chain on every corner that sells them, you might need to improvise! Bakeries, and grocery stores are always worth a shot, too. If you’re really fresh out of luck on finding these little fried delights, here’s an easy recipe on how to make your own!
If you’re able to find them fresh, look for ‘plain’ or ‘old fashioned’. These will let the icing and sprinkles shine, not to mention stick to them a bit easier. If you can’t find any of those, frosted ones will do. Just be a bit careful making them since these ones might squish a bit easier than regular donut holes.
When to Serve These Delicious Treats
You’ll love these donut holes for any occasion! Obviously, they’re perfectly suited for a fall/autumn themed get together. Personally, I’m adding these to my Thanksgiving dessert spread! They’re perfect for adding to a plate of pumpkin pie, or on their own as an evening treat for visitors. Once they’re made, these donut holes keep perfectly well for a while. That being said, they’re so quick to make you can whip them up as you need them!
- Donut Holes (we chose old fashioned/plain)
- Chocolate frosting
- Chocolate jimmies/sprinkles
- Pretzel sticks
How to Make Acorn Donut Holes
Dress the top end of your donut hole with chocolate frosting. You can simply dip it directly into the frosting or apply it with a butter knife for a more precise application.
Dip the frosted tip of your donut hole into the chocolate sprinkles.
Insert the pretzel stick in the center of your acorn chocolate cap.
By now you should have something that resembles a finished acorn! Dress them up, and set them out for your guests to enjoy as a light and delicious sweet treat!
- Dress the top end of your donut hole with chocolate frosting. You can simply dip it directly into the frosting or apply it with a butter knife for a more precise application.
- Dip the frosted tip of your donut hole into the chocolate sprinkles.
- Insert the pretzel stick in the center of your acorn chocolate cap.
- By now you should have something that resembles a finished acorn! Dress them up, and set them out for your guests to enjoy as a light and delicious sweet treat!
Finished Acorn Desserts!