These Easy Acorn Doughnut Holes are a perfect Fall treat to serve to friends and family who need a little somethin’ sweet to munch on. They’re fun to make, and even more fun to eat!
You may think I’m a little nuts for saying this, but I may or may not have already brought out
a few all of my fall decorations and put them on display throughout my house. I know, I know. It’s only August, but my heart is saying it’s November!
Life in south Alabama is hot and humid for a ridiculously long portion of the year, so I long for those blissful few weeks when fall shines it’s light and it’s cool and comfortable outside. My home is surrounded by a ton of pine trees (which stay green ALL year long,) so seeing autumn in full bloom is basically what my dreams are made up of.
It may never really look like fall in my neck of the woods (with the exception of a few oaks trees that do actually change colors,) but that’s alright! I find joy in decorating and filling my home with fun fall themed pretties and making sweet confections that remind me of the glories of autumn weather!
During a recent shopping trip at Walmart, I happened to walk by the “oops we baked too much” section in the back of the store and see a box full of glazed doughnut holes staring back at me. I would like to say that I normally am able to avoid such temptations, but they were basically begging me to throw them in my cart so they could party next to the pumpkin spice coffee creamer and cans of pumpkin pie filling. BIG fan of pumpkin, by the way! 😉
After bringing them home (and sampling a few,) I started trying to think of a way to really turn them into something fun and festive for the upcoming season. The roundness of the doughnut holes reminded me of a nut, so I dragged out my dipping chocolate and sprinkles and tried my hand at turning these little balls of baked deliciousness into cute little acorns!
To make these Easy Acorn Doughnut Holes, you’ll need the following:
1 packaged pre-made doughnut holes (or make your own from scratch!)
1 package melting chocolate or semisweet morsels (I used these)
Simply melt the chocolate according to the package instructions. Dip the end of each doughnut hole in the chocolate and set on a piece of wax paper. Coat with sprinkles and place half of a pretzel stick into the top. Allow to dry for a few minutes before digging in!
Make sure to store them in an airtight container so they don’t become stale. That’s it! Easy peasy, huh? If you love celebrating the arrival of fall weather, or if you have an upcoming fall party that you need to make a quick treat for, go pick up a package of doughnut holes and make these cute little acorns! I guarantee people will go nuts over them! 😉