Adorable Acorn Donut Treats

Sometime last year I saw these donut treats floating around the internet and I made a mental note that I would be whipping up a batch of them this year. These Adorable Acorn Donut Treats were easy peasy to put together, using many topping items from my pantry. All I needed were the donuts.

Adorable Acorn Donut Treats

There really isn't a recipe for this, as the process only requires a little bit of melting in the microwave and dipping donut holes into yummy toppings. It's a great treat for your littles to help you with and makes a fun after school snack or fall treat to take to parties.

Adorable Acorn Donut Treats

Here's what you'll need: donut holes (I got the cake-like ones at Wal-mart), microwavable candy melts, chocolate jimmies, sliced almonds, toffee bits (basically any kind of topping you want), and pretzel sticks for stems.

Adorable Acorn Donut Treats

Melt some of the chocolate in the microwave per instructions on the bag. Gently dip the top of a donut hole into the chocolate being careful not to crush the bottom of the "acorn". By the way, I didn't try this, but I wonder if using Cookie Butter or Nutella as the "glue" on the cap of these acorn treats would be good. I might have to try it next time!

Adorable Acorn Donut Treats

Dip the "acorn" into topping of choice, making sure to cover all of the melted chocolate.

Adorable Acorn Donut Treats

Break the pretzel sticks in half, unless you want really long stems. Stick the jagged end into the top of the donut hole to create the stem of the acorn cap.

Adorable Acorn Donut Treats

 Allow the "acorns" to cool and the chocolate to set up before serving.

Adorable Acorn Donut Treats

Plate them up with some faux leaves and serve immediately. You don't want to run the risk of soggy pretzel stems... trust me on this. 

These Adorable Acorn Donut Treats start with store-bought donut holes! A fun dessert or addition to your brunch table for the fall season!

Fun enough for the young ones in your life and pretty enough to put on a fall dessert table, these Adorable Acorn Donut Treats are such a simple little dessert to usher in the fall season. I couldn't decide which topping I liked best. Which do you think you'd prefer?
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27 comments:

  1. Those are really cute & I would bet, delicious too! I'd love to make these for my kids.

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  2. Nici, these are so so adorable! Gonna make them when all the kids come home! Thanks!

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  3. These are so cute! They would be a fun Thanksgiving appetizer. We always do a sweet app and a salty one!

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  4. Nici these are darling!!! Perfect for a fall party or what a treat for an after school snack! Thanks so much for inspiring us at Twirl and Take a Bow! ox

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  5. Adorable as always. I love how easy that is!

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  6. These look so cute! I could probably eat 10 of these no problem.

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  7. These are seriously the cutest acorn donuts ever!!
    Can't wait to make them with my little ones :0)
    Thanks for sharing,
    Suzanne

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  8. Hi, a friend sent me a link to this post because I love acorns. These are absolutely darling! I have a link party, Share Your Cup Thursday. It's about sharing the things that make you happy. I'd love if you shared these! The party starts at 4 p.m. mst today.
    hugs,
    Jann

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  9. Oh Nici,, if these aren't the cutest acorns ever! My grands will have a fun time making these. Thanks for the inspiration.

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  10. How simply brilliant! What fun to make and share, and who feels guilty if it's just one little donut hole?
    Jenna

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  11. Too cute! Pinned!
    I can't wait to make these for the other teachers at my school...and our halloween party!

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  12. Great Halloween Party treat. Or at each place setting for Thanksgiving! Pinned!

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  13. So cute! I'm a sucker for adorable treats like these!

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  14. Adorable! Such a cute idea. Pinning to remember :-)

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  15. Oh these are so cute!!!!! So making these for my daughters class!!!

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  16. These look cute... and tasty. :)

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  17. Nici these are the cutest treats ever!! Pinning and planning now to make some too!!
    Thanks so much for sharing your Great Idea with us at Project Inspire{d}!

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  18. So, so cute!! What a great ideas!

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  19. So cute! My kids would love these for a treat!

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  20. Great idea! I'd totally be popping these into my mouth for breakfast....no dessert table for me :) They look so pretty laid out on the white plate with leaves.

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  21. These are so cute! I know my kids would love them! Going to feature tomorrow when my Sundays at Home party goes live!

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  22. Nici, these are so cute & clever! Love it! Blessings, Cecilia

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  23. Oh Nici!!!! They look soooo pretty and delicious!!

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  24. I highlighted your acorn donut holes today on Centerpiece Wednesday! They are so cute!! Thanks for linking up and sharing your idea with us! http://thestylesisters.blogspot.com/2014/10/centerpiece-wednesday_14.html
    Karin

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  25. Nici, these look so yummy! Thank you for sharing. You are one of the features at the Make it Pretty Monday party at The Dedicated House. Here is the link to this week's party. http://www.thededicatedhouse.com/2014/10/make-it-pretty-monday-week-117.html Hope to see you again at the bash! Toodles, Kathryn @TheDedicatedHouse

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  26. Oh, I can't wait to share your acorns on Twitter. They are adorable!

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  27. Oh my goodness, these are sooooooo cute!!!!! I love this idea!!! So fun for fall, and so delicious too, I bet!!! Love it!

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