Mini Rudolph Donuts – easy holiday treats to make with kids!
We are in full holiday mode around here. The kids are out of school for Christmas break and things are finally slowing down. These last few weeks of the year are my favorite. Once the holiday shopping is done and the gifts are wrapped things tend to calm down. It’s when we put all of our focus on family and enjoying our holiday traditions. I often wish I could make a fun daily advent calendar to do everyday in December but sometimes it’s just not possible with how busy we get. This year I made a small candy advent calendar for the month of December and wrote out a countdown to Christmas to start once school was out. It’s a lot easier for us to accomplish everything on our list when we only have a week of activities to do until Christmas. It may not be a lot of time but we pack our days filled with holiday traditions like baking treats for our neighbors, caroling, Christmas movie marathons and a hot cocoa bar. This year we’re making these mini Rudolph donuts for our neighbors and to enjoy with our hot cocoa bar.
Hostess donuts are great for making holidays treats with. We like to make snowman donuts with the powdered donettes and Rudolph donuts with the chocolate donettes. You can also use sno-balls to make a snowman. I’m always looking for easy treat ideas to make with the kids and these are perfect for kids of all ages. For the Rudolph donuts we added edible eyes, a red candy nose, and pretzels for the antlers. They take about a minute to make, which makes this easy treat a winner in my book.
Mini Rudolph Donuts
- Hostess donettes
- Red candy pieces
- Edible eyes
- 1/2 cup chocolate chips
- Melt chocolate chips over a double boiler or in microwave.
- Use melted chocolate and a toothpick to add edible eyes and nose.
- Break mini pretzel in half and press into the top of the donut. Dip pretzel in chocolate before placing inside the donut to help keep it in place.
- Allow chocolate to set for about 15 minutes.
You could also use a piping bag instead of dipping a toothpick into the melted chocolate.You can watch a quick video below on how I added the eyes and nose.
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