Theresa's Mixed Nuts: Jack-O-Lantern Doughnut Holes

Monday, October 23, 2017

Jack-O-Lantern Doughnut Holes

I was pretty disappointed with the Halloween baking selection in the stores this year, so I had to rack my brain on something fun that I could make with Allison that didn't involve any holiday bake ware. As I was buying my usual Sunday doughnut after my grocery run, I looked over and saw a container of doughnut holes and thought they would make the cutest little breakfast treats if we turned them into pumpkins. I figured if we coated them in a bit of orange candy melts and added a face with black decorator icing, they'd be super easy to whip up together and would make for a fun Halloween treat.

doughnut holes

So, I bought that container, brought it home, and we had a grand time that afternoon making our doughnut hole jack-o-lanterns.

Dought Hole Pumpkins

The decorator icing ended up being a terrible idea because it was too thin and ran down the candy melt coating. So, I tinted plain cake frosting black and we drew the faces on with food grade paintbrushes. To finish them off, we put a little stem in the top by using broken pretzel pieces.

Adding to the holiday fun, I bought the seasonal Orange Scream Flavored Milk and poured it into some juice glasses that we decorated with black vinyl to look like pumpkins. You could also use orange juice, but Allison does love the milk that tastes like a dreamsicle, so we went with that instead.

Pumpkin Glasses

Overall, we thought it was a fun way to craft together and share in a tasty Halloween treat.

Pumpkin Doughnut Holes

halloween breakfast


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32 comments:

  1. I bet you had great fun making them! Love the orange plate too under them! I bet you could turn these into cake pops as well!

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    1. It's a candy corn shaped dish and so cute, but I didn't photo the whole thing. You know, I have never made a cake pop in my life. I know they are popular, but it's something I have never had before.

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    2. well you just stick these on a stick and that's it :PPP It is easier for dipping them into coating and glaze, it is only important to first dip the top of the stick into the glaze and leave it dry so that the cake pop wouldn't slide of it later on.

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  2. That is sure a neat idea indeed. And far less mess than actual pumpkins. Win for my ocd.

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    1. I cannot stand gutting a pumpkin. So slimy and gross!

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  3. Those turned out cute! I needed this last week when Mica was to have a doughnut every breakfast for his diet for Science class. Now he's on a healthy diet for 2 weeks. He is mostly gluten free and a vegetarian.

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    1. I can't wait to see his findings on the experiment. I am sure he's feeling much better this week with his healthy eating plan.

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  4. I seriously cannot stand how cute these are. I LOVE them. My kids will love them, too.

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  5. What a cute idea...and now I want donuts.

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  6. Those are super cute! You can't beat donut holes covered in even more deliciousness! I can't wait to make these!

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  7. I totally love this idea!! Super cute and really simple for giving kids a perfect halloween treat! You nailed it!

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  8. Oh I am making this! So freakin adorable and easy! Perfect for our Halloween party.

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  9. Haha, these are so fun! Using he pretzels as stems was brilliant. I think these would be a blast to make.

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  10. That's is such a fun idea that my daughter will love for sure! I think the pumpkins are adorable!!!

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  11. It's really nice when you decide to make your own treats, without the hassle of baking. I think these are awesome! I love the pumpkins!

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  12. I would love to make this for the boys! I'm sure they're going to love it so much! The best part is that it's also not that difficult to make.

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  13. These are so cute. What a perfect treat for a Halloween party or get together.

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  14. Oh my gosh, these are so cute! I would have never thought of this before. Gotta be one of the most creative ideas for Halloween snacking!

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  15. What a great idea! These look super yummy, I'm so making these for the kiddies this week!

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  16. What a yummy treat idea! I love fun snack ideas like this for the holidays. My son would have so much fun making these. We will have to try them out!

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  17. This is really cute! I love that it is so easy to make!

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  18. That is so cute, and looks so easy! I am ashamed to say that I'm way behind on the Halloween curveball this year - I haven't even hung out my Happy Halloween black cat sign on the front door. :( It's just been hectic, and every time I think about it, I keep telling myself I'll get to it later...and I still haven't. Sigh! So - on that front, no treats have been baked either.

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  19. This is really cute! Love it!

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  20. That's a fun way to make the doughnut holes festive. Halloween is almost here, yippee!

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  21. So cute! Such fun! More things that would be great for a Halloween party at school with second an third graders!

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