Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Happy Thanksgiving - Donut style!!!

The Wednesday Nut

As though we needed another reason to celebrate this week, other than donuts being the best blob of dough ever invented; it's Thanksgiving. And, as we humans tend to wrap every holiday possible in all manner of food, why not bring donuts? Or in this case, Donut Pops. So, I searched high and low for a wonderful new way to celebrate this holiday of feasting donut style, and found this wonderful recipe from the folks at Cheeky Kitchen, taken from Bakerella, the masters of all things cake pop!

I'm looking forward to trying these myself and wish you all Happy Thanksgiving!

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:

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.
Add 2 tablespoons chocolate sprinkles






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.