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Donut Hole Acorns

These Donut Hole Acorns are the perfect easy and fun fall treat for children! These would make a great addition to a classroom party or even your Thanksgiving table!
Prep Time15 minutes
Cook Time4 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16
Calories: 74kcal
Author: Wendy


  • Parchment Paper
  • Baking Sheet
  • microwave-safe bowl


  • 16 each donut holes

    I used glazed donut holes
  • 1 pkg Light brown candy melts

  • 1 Fall Colored Sprinkles
  • ½ Cup Chopped nuts

    This is optional
  • ½ cup Thin Pretzel Sticks


  • Place the candy melts into a microwave safe bowl. Heat the candy on the defrost setting of the microwave for 1 minute at a time, stopping to stir after each round of cooking. Continue to cook in the microwave until the candy is completely melted and smooth.

  • Shape each donut hole into a rough acorn shape. You can do this by squeezing the sides in slightly, and flattening the top a bit.

  • Holding the pointed end of each donut hole, dip the top of it into the melted candy to create the cap of the acorn.

  • Add some fall colored sprinkles or chopped nut to the melted candy on each dipped donut hole, and place them onto a parchment lined baking sheet to dry.

  • Insert Thin Pretzel Stick broken into halves into top to make the stem
  • Place the dipped donut hole acorns into the fridge for a minimum of 30 minutes to set, and then serve.


You can use any type of sprinkles that you have on hand to make these. 


Serving: 1Donut Hole | Calories: 74kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 5g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 32mg | Potassium: 39mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 5g | Calcium: 18mg | Iron: 1mg