New year, new post full of doughnut-y goodness! While everyone else is out there making new year’s resolutions to eat healthier foods or exercise more regularly, I’m over here thinking about fitness… Namely how I can fitness this doughnut and ALL the doughnuts into my mouth!
Ok, I kid, I kid. Anyone that knows me know my real fitness plan is to pawn all of my baked goods off onto family, friends and co-workers so they don’t lie around looking all delicious and whispering things like “I’m so tasty. Eeeeeeeeeeeat meeeeee.” Seriously guys, it’s a problem.
Of course, some of you super logical folks might be sitting out there thinking, “If it’s hard to resist the sweets, why make them in the first place?” to which I would say
- Where’s the fun in that?
- Decorated doughnuts are kinda’ my jam right now (in case the cat doughnuts, chick doughnuts and bat doughnuts weren’t a dead give away)
- Have you ever noticed how much cute food delights people?
Seriously, it’s delightful. And there are few things more delightful than showing up to an office on a Monday morning and being like “What did I do with my weekend? I baked you adorable doughnuts. ‘Cause I love your face.” You want to make your coworkers love you? This is how it’s done. Or they hate you because you’re ruining their newly resolved diet. It’s a toss up this time of year.
But I just couldn’t resist. I found myself thinking back to the cute polar bear marshmallows I made a few years ago wondering “Why aren’t these doughnuts yet? And more importantly, will they doughnut?” Yes, yes they will.
- 12 doughnuts
- 48 almonds
- 24 pumpkin seeds
- 10 oz white candy melts
- Large black non pareils
- Pink powdered food coloring
- Make (or buy) 12 of your favorite doughnuts like these mango doughnuts or these cinnamon toast crunch doughnuts. Once the doughnuts have cooled completely, using a small paring knife to cut four slits at 2 o'clock, 4 o'clock, 8 o'clock and 10 o'clock. Insert an almond into each slit, turning slightly to widen the cut.
- Melt your white candy melts. Dip the narrow end of your almonds into the melted candy and secure them in the slits you just cut. Dip your pumpkin seeds and press them into the tops of the doughnuts where the ears would be. Once the chocolate holding the seeds/nuts has hardened, dip the top of each doughnut into the white candy melts, making sure the almonds and pumpkin seeds are completely covered. Pour the remaining white chocolate into a piping bag and pipe the snout. Press a black non pareil into the doughnut to make a nose and two eyes. Pipe a little white chocolate onto the eyes.
- Once the candy coating has hardened, brush a little pink powdered food coloring on the cheek area.