Thanksgiving Donut Pops

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At exactly 2:43 p.m. this afternoon, I rolled the door of our minivan open, waving my children frantically inside. I felt like a getaway driver. An accomplice to three days of school truancy. Guilty of keeping beloved babes prisoner for the holiday.

Of course, school is officially out and the kids won’t be missing anything at all. But, having them home, Home, HOME! for the rest of the week feels like a wicked indulgence. I plan to steal every possible moment with them. I hate sharing them with teachers and schedules and other such responsible endeavors. I’m a total thug that way.

The holiday season has begun, and I couldn’t be more grateful. We’ve big plans to spend the week together. Just me, the hubs, the kids. Shopping, chopping, whisking, baking, stirring, tasting. I anticipate a weekend so full of family fun you could call it a felony.

A weekend to which I say: Lock me up and throw away the key. This is one life sentence I’m more than happy to serve.Photobucket

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Thanksgiving Donut Hole Pops

Ingredients:

FOR ALL THE DONUT POPS:
1 box plain donut holes
1 package of Candiquik chocolate flavored candy melt
15-20 long, thin wooden popscicle sticks

ALSO NEEDED FOR BASIC DONUT POPS:
1/5 cup chocolate sprinkles

ALSO NEEDED FOR THE TURKEY DONUT POPS:
2 tablespoons mini white chocolate chips
1 tablespoon blue or green flat, circular sprinkles
15-20 candy corns
15-20 red Jelly Belly jellybeans or red licorice candies

ALSO NEEDED FOR THE ACORN POPS:
5 pretzel sticks, broken into half-inch pieces
1/4 cup chopped nuts

Directions:

FOR BASIC DONUT POPS:
For basic chocolate covered donut pops, melt the Candiquik according to package directions. Carefully press a wooden popscicle stick into the center of a donut hole, then roll it around gently until covered with chocolate coating. Allow any excess chocolate to drip off of the donut pop. Decorate immediately using any of the three techniques below.

TO MAKE THE BASIC POPS:
2 tablespoons chocolate sprinkles
Follow the basic directions, coating the donut holes one at a time, and decorating them immediately, before the chocolate hardens. To decorate: a) Sprinkle lightly with choclate sprinkles. b)Stick donut pops into a block of styrofoam and allow time to cool & hardened.

TO MAKE THE TURKEY DONUT POPS:
Follow the basic directions, coating the donut holes one at a time, and decorating them immediately, before the chocolate hardens. To decorate: a) press one candy corn into the center of the donut hole to make a 'beak,' b) gently place two mini white chocolate chips tip-side down for the eyes. c) Dip the tip of a jelly bean into the melted chocolate coating, then press it gently into place below the candy corns. Stick donut pop into a block of styrofoam until hardened. d) Once hardened, melt a tablespoon of white chocolate chips in a ziploc bag, snip off a very tiny part of the corner, and pipe a bit of melted chocolate onto the 'eyes' then quickly press a sprinkle atop to make the colored part of the eye. Allow chocolate to harden before serving.

TO MAKE THE ACORN POPS:
Follow the basic directions, coating the donut holes one at a time, and decorating them immediately, before the chocolate hardens. To decorate: a) press a wooden popscicle stick into the center of the donut holes. b) dip only the top half of each donut, immediately coating them with chopped nuts and pressing a pretzel stick into the stop part of the donut. c) Stand donut pops upright on a piece of styrofoam. Allow chocolate coating to harden before serving.

22 Responses to “Thanksgiving Donut Pops”

  1. ♥peachkins♥ says:

    Happy Thanksgiving!

  2. Kate says:

    beautiful pops! Happy Thanksgiving to you :)

  3. Karina says:

    Love the acorn pops, so cute and creative! Happy Thanksgiving!

  4. AmberRose says:

    what a cute idea!

  5. baking.serendipity says:

    These are adorable! I've never seen donut pops before…how creative! Enjoy the extra time with your family and your Thanksgiving :)

  6. Miss Candiquik says:

    Love, love, love 'em! And Amen to donut hole pops – a few less steps than cake pops ;) perfect for this busy time of year.

    Sarah at http://blog.candiquik.com

  7. smalltownoven says:

    Those acorns are positively adorable! Happy Thanksgiving!!

  8. Diana says:

    Adorable! What a great idea for doughnut holes!

  9. Jennifer (Savor) says:

    Oh honey – thank you for the reminder of using a donut hole shortcut!!

  10. theblogisthenewblack says:

    I especially love the acorns! Great job!

  11. Cupcake Activist says:

    I love this idea and it's so much easier than cake pops!

  12. honeybeecooksjackfruit says:

    Those are adorable!!! Happy Thanksgiving

  13. Diana says:

    A really great idea and so unique – i bet the kids really loved them!!

  14. Shaina says:

    These are absolutely adorable!

  15. Stephanie says:

    Too cute! Love the acorns – very clever.

  16. Just Liz says:

    The acorns are just too cute! I have to try these as soon as possible!

  17. marla@familyfreshcooking.com says:

    You are so freakin' creative & these pops are to die for. Hope you had a great time being locked up with the kids for the super long weekend.
    Happy to read you did not smash a cake to make these babies. xo

  18. Leslie says:

    Totally adorbs!

  19. Ali @ His Birdie's Nest says:

    OMGoodness I LOVE your Acorn Donut Hole Pops!!!! TOO CUTE!

  20. Lesley says:

    I was in the grocery just this week and saw the doughnut holes. I turned to my daughter and said that these would make amazing cakepops, lol! I absolutely love your blog. I’ve made a few things from your recipe index and my family and friends love them. Thanks for inspiring me to push myself.

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