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Pusheen Valentine Doughnuts

red donut with sprinkles with cat donut hole in the middle surrounded by other donuts, a glass of milk and a bowl of sprinkles

Your Valentine’s Day is sure to start with a smile when you serve these sweet Pusheen doughnuts for breakfast. And with just a few store-bought products, these adorable doughnuts come together in no time!

  • Author: The Simple, Sweet Life
  • Prep Time: 30 minutes
  • Total Time: 30 minutes
  • Yield: 12 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Cuisine: American

Ingredients

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  • 12 doughnuts and doughnut holes
  • 48 almonds
  • 10 oz red candy melts
  • 5 oz white candy melts
  • 1 oz black candy melts
  • Heart’s Desire sprinkle mix
  • 1/4 cup frosting
  • Black food gel coloring

Instructions

  1. Make or buy your doughnuts and doughnut holes. If you’re looking for a doughnut recipe, I personally like this one. If you’re buying doughnuts, make sure they’re unglazed, unpowdered and unfrosted.
  2. Melt your red candy melts in the microwave using 10 second increments.
  3. Dip your doughnuts into the candy melts, shaking the excess back into the bowl.
  4. Roll the sides of the candy coated doughnuts in Sprinkle Pop’s Heart’s Desire Sprinkle Mix.
  5. Combine the black and white candy melts in a small bowl and melt in a microwave using 10 second increments.
  6. Using a small pairing knife, cut two slits on the top (ears) and two slits on the front of the doughnut holes (paws/arms).
  7. Dip the wide end of the almonds in the grey candy melts and stick them in the slits. Allow to set until the chocolate has hardened.
  8. Dip the front of the doughnut holes into the remaining grey candy melts, gently shaking the doughnut holes so that the excess runs off into the bowl.
  9. Tint the frosting/icing black and use it to pipe Pusheen’s face onto the doughnut holes.
  10. Grab some of the heart sprinkles out of the sprinkle mix and use the leftover icing/frosting to “glue” the hearts between Pusheen’s arms/paws.

Notes

  • If the candy melt coating is too thick to “glaze” the doughnuts, you can thin it with a teaspoon of vegetable shortening.
  • The secret to a perfectly smooth candy coating is gentle tapping or shaking so that the coating becomes a smooth. Don’t be afraid to gently tap the bottom of your doughnuts against the counter until the coating has a smooth finish.
  • Leftovers: If you end up with leftovers, the best way to store them is in a paper bag. Whatever you do, don’t refrigerate them or put them in plastic.
  • Reviving stale doughnuts: If you wound up with leftovers and they’ve gotten stale, no worries! You can soften them back up by microwaving them in 5-10 second increments until soft. Just watch out for melting icing.

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