This is a sponsored post written by me on behalf of Huggies®. As always, all opinions are my own.
I’m struggling with what to call this new recipe-it’s a big pile of homemade donut holes covered in whatever you like. Hot fudge, caramel, peanut butter, candy, whipped cream, sprinkles. You can make it whatever you want. But I’ll tell you now that when you eat it it’s delightful, so we’ll just call it Donut Hole Delight!
Seriously! You want that-don’t you?
This was something fun for me and my kids to do together with me in the kitchen AND to eat together as a family during our weekly family night and it was a huge hit!
I started with a big pile of homemade donut holes that the kiddos helped make:
(And I’ll just tell you now that even if you stopped right there you’d have something yummy on your hands!)
Then we topped the donut holes with some of our favorites. And the beauty of this is that you can top it with whatever you want-or even better, do it buffet style and let each person grab a few donuts and top the donuts themselves with their choice of toppings. You can’t go wrong!
Donut Holes Recipe:
Let me start out by showing you how to make the donut holes.
- 1 package biscuit dough
- Powdered Sugar
- Vegetable Oil
- Plastic Bags
- Huggies® Wipes for easy cleanup
Pour a couple of inches of vegetable oil into a small pan. Turn it on about medium heat and let it start to heat up.
Open your biscuit dough and break it into pieces and make little balls with it. This is where little hands can really help and have fun:
Get a plate ready for the cooked donuts. It’s best to line it with paper towels or napkins to help drain the grease.
Now it’s time to start cooking! Let the little ones watch from a safe distance away as you cook the little dough balls.
Now, when your oil seems to be pretty hot, test it out by putting one donut hole in it. You are going to want the oil to start popping and the donut to start cooking but NOT TOO FAST. If it’s cooking too fast, the outside will get done but the inside will be doughy. So if it’s browning too quickly, turn your temperature down and wait for a few minutes. If, on the other hand it’s not cooking, you’ll need to turn it up and wait a few minutes. I always test one or two out (even cut them open to make sure they are cooking well) before I really start cooking the whole batch to make sure the temperature is right.
Once the temperature is good, start cooking all of the little dough balls. Flip them with tongs frequently so that they cook evenly.
Pull them out and set them on your plate till they cool down.
Now here’s where the kiddos can help. Fill a plastic bag with your powdered sugar (just about a cup will be good) and toss the donut holes in:
Zip it up and let those little hands shake:
This little set of hands got kind of messy in the process so we kept some Huggies® Wipes on hand for him to clean his hands off quick and easy!
Once all of your donuts are powdered and ready, you can top them!
I think creating a topping bar would be fun. Here’s some ideas of toppings to use:
- Hot Fudge
- Caramel Sauce
- Melted Peanut Butter
- Fruit Sauces (strawberry, raspberry, etc)
- Chopped up Candy
- Whipped Cream
Pile it all on:
And dig in!
But I will warn you-these get messy!
Again, no worries, we grabbed our Huggies® Wipes for quick cleanup. I seriously love having these on hand because it’s so easy to wipe those little hands and faces and makes it so that we can do fun, messy projects and eat fun, messy foods and not worry about it.
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