Source: Grosse Pointe News Online

Create autumn snack from doughnut holes

by the Grosse Pointe News

October 31, 2013

Doughnuts are all the rage this time of year (with cider and all). This week I’m bringing a fun take on doughnuts, holes that is. Little rounds dipped in chocolate then with nuts or chocolate sprinkles.

With the help of a small pretzel stick these tasty snackers look just like acorns. Really. You can make as few or many as you like. Perfect for Halloween or any get togethers during this autumn season.


Sweet “Acorn” Bites

glazed doughnut holes

small pretzel sticks, broken in half

chocolate sprinkles

finely chopped nuts (walnuts or pecans)

1 small jar Sanders dark chocolate hot fudge

Begin by carefully inserting a half pretzel stick into each doughnut hole, leaving about a half exposed. Place chocolate sprinkles and chopped nuts each in their own small bowl.

Put about ½ cup of the fudge into a bowl and heat in the microwave for 30 seconds. (Or heat

the fudge on a low burner until hot.)

Dip top of the doughnut holes into fudge and then into either sprinkles or the nuts then

place on a tray while the fudge cools. Repeat with all doughnut holes.

My creative cousin Michelle shared this fun recipe and it’s worth passing on. Even the little touch of salt on the pretzel adds flavor.

These deliciously dipped doughnut holes are just enough to satisfy that autumn doughnut craving without over eating. (Unless you can’t stop at one!) P.S. They’re great for a tailgate.