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Acorn Donut Holes

Acorn donut holes are a sweet and salty snack that decorates pre-made donut holes with chocolate and pretzels to make them look just like adorable, edible acorns. They’re the perfect treat for fall!

As you may all know by now, I have a sweet tooth. Actually, I’ve been told I have several of them! I love making fun, sweet treats for family, friends, and yes, myself. And I love it even more when they have a fun theme! This time of year, everyone is making Halloween treats, which are so much fun to make. Heck, I have several on the site, but sometimes  fall desserts are often overshadowed by Halloween ones. That’s why I love these acorn donut holes. They’re decorated to look just like acorns, making them a sweet, delicious fall treat to serve at any get-together or even as a delightful weeknight dessert or afternoon snack. How cute would these look on your Thanksgiving dessert table? So cute! Oh, so yummy for sure!

 

Acorn Donut Holes

These delicious bites start with pre-made donut holes. Use your favorite variety. I take these little bites and dip the tops of them in melted chocolate. Then, I top them with sprinkles and insert half of a small pretzel rod. When I’m all done, I have a plateful of “acorns” that make a sweet, fall treat for any occasion. Everyone loves their deliciously sweet flavor, and I love how ridiculously easy they are to make.  You can’t beat that!

Why You’ll Love This Recipe

  • It only uses a handful of simple ingredients to make. 
  • It’s a quick and easy recipe that you’ll finish in no time. 
  • It’s a delicious, fall-themed treat perfect for parties, desserts, or just because! 

Ingredients

It only takes a few simple ingredients to make this recipe, and you’ll find them all easily at your local grocery store – even the donut holes! 

How to Make Acorn Donut Holes

Making these acorn donut holes is a breeze. It only takes a few minutes and a few simple steps. You’ll be in and out of the kitchen in no time. 

1: Combine the chocolate chips and oil in a microwaveable bowl and heat for 30 seconds. Stir and continue heating at 20-second intervals until the chocolate is melted and smooth. 

2: Dip the top of a donut hole into the chocolate and hold it over the chocolate for a second to allow any excess to drip off. Then, dip the chocolate coated part of the donut into your favorite sprinkles. 

3: Insert 1/2 of the pretzel stick through the sprinkles and chocolate and a little bit into the donut hole to hold it in place. 

4: Place the finished acorn donut hole into a mini cupcake pan to set and repeat until all the donut holes are done. 

5: Refrigerate for 10 minutes to fully set and enjoy! Best when eaten the same day or refrigerate up to 3 days.

 

 

 

 

Substitutions and Variations

  • Use your favorite brand and variety of donut holes for these acorn donut holes. 
  • You can use avocado oil in place of coconut oil. 
  • Use your favorite sprinkles for this recipe. 
  • You can make this recipe with homemade donut holes if you’re feeling fancy. 

Equipment

  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Microwaveable bowl
  • Small bowl
  • Mini cupcake pan

Storage

Room Temperature: Store these in a cool, dry place for up to 3 days. 

Refrigerator: Store for up to a week in an air-tight container. 

Freezer: Store for up to a month in an air-tight, freezer-safe container. 

What to Serve with Acorn Donut Holes

These are delicious with a glass of milk or a cup of coffee or tea. They also make a great addition to any dessert spread with all of your other favorite sweet treats for any holiday or fall party. 

Tips

  • Stir thoroughly between melting intervals to ensure that your chocolate and oil thoroughly combine. 
  • It’s important to let the excess chocolate drip off so you don’t get a globby top. 
  • Dip your chocolate-covered donut holes in a bowl of sprinkles rather than sprinkling them on top for an even coating. 

 

More Donut Recipes

If you like donuts, then you’re going to love these recipes! 

 

FAQ

Why do you add oil to chocolate? 

Adding oil to chocolate when you melt it helps keep it smooth and uniform without the need to temper it. 

What is the best oil for melting chocolate? 

Coconut, vegetable, and avocado oils are best for combining with melted chocolate to keep them smooth and uniform. 

What are the best donut holes?  Dunkin Donuts donut holes are consistently ranked the highest when it comes to lists of the best donut holes. But, the store bought donut holes are really good like the ones for this recipe. 

Acorn Donut Holes

Look how cute these turned out. It's a fun food craft you and the kids will enjoy making and oh yeah, these taste so yummy. The best of sweet and salty. Put these on your Thanksgiving table, everyone will surely want a couple.

Course Brunch, Breakfast, Dessert, Snack, Thanksgiving Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword Acorn Donut Holes, Donut, Donut Holes, No Bake Desserts
Prep Time 10 minutes
cool down time 10 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 32 acorn donut holes
Author Pam

Ingredients

Instructions

  1. 1. Combine the chocolate chips and oil in a microwaveable bowl and heat for 30 seconds. Stir and continue heating at 20-second intervals until the chocolate is melted and smooth. 

    2: Dip the top of a donut hole into the chocolate and hold it over the chocolate for a second to allow any excess to drip off. Then, dip the chocolate coated part of the donut into your favorite sprinkles. 

    3: Insert 1/2 of the pretzel stick through the sprinkles and chocolate and a little bit into the donut hole to hold it in place. 

    4: Place the finished acorn donut hole into a mini cupcake pan to set and repeat until all the donut holes are done. 

    5: Refrigerate for 10 minutes to fully set and enjoy! 

 

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