The Cutest Polar Bear Doughnuts

These easy polar bear doughnuts are sure to brighten up even the darkest winter day!

  • Author: Claire of The Simple, Sweet Life
  • Prep Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 20 minutes
  • Yield: 12 doughnuts 1x
  • Category: Breakfast
  • Cuisine: American


  • 12 doughnuts
  • 48 almonds
  • 24 pumpkin seeds
  • 10 oz white candy melts
  • Large black non pareils
  • Pink powdered food coloring


  1. 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.
  2. 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.
  3. Once the candy coating has hardened, brush a little pink powdered food coloring on the cheek area.