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How To: Make Elf Donuts For Elf On The Shelf

While I don’t have kids on my own, I love spending Christmas with my family and the joy and deeper meaning behind the latest craze, “Elf on the Shelf.”

Just like Santa, his helpers need snacks and treats to keep them happy and full during the busy Holiday season. So when I saw this cute idea over on The Londoner, I just had to create these tiny little doughnuts myself! Here’s how to make a dozen elf doughnuts.


   

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Supplies Needed

  • Cheerios (I used the honey-nut kind)
  • Powdered sugar
  • Sprinkles
  • Nutella
  • Caramel frosting
  • 1 tbsp each cinnamon & brown sugar, mixed
  • The lid of a ring box or the base of a matchbox (for the doughnut box)
  • Optional: Tweezers or chopsticks to help hold the Cheerio while you craft
  • Optional: A sewing needle or straightened out paperclip to clean out the hole in the Cheerio

Instructions

Powdered-Sugar Donuts

  • Grab a handful of Cheerios out of the box. Discard (or eat) the ones that have two stuck together.
  • Lick one side of a single Cheerio then dunk into powdered sugar (or it dabble onto a damp paper towel to get it wet).
  • Use a sewing needle or straightened paperclip to clear powdered sugar out of the Cheerio hole.
  • Place into your “donut box.”
  • Repeat 3 more times.

Chocolate & Sprinkles Donuts

  • Grab a handful of Cheerios out of the box. Discard (or eat) the ones that have two stuck together.
  • Dunk one side of the Cheerio into Nutella. *Tip* You may need to soften the Nutella by putting it into the microwave for a few seconds.
  • Dunk Nutella-covered Cheerio into sprinkles.
  • Use a sewing needle or straightened paperclip to clear Nutella & sprinkles out of the Cheerio hole.
  • Place into your “donut box.”
  • Repeat 3 more times.

Caramel & Cinnamon Sugar Donuts

  • Grab a handful of Cheerios out of the box. Discard (or eat) the ones that have two stuck together.
  • Dunk one side of the Cheerio into caramel frosting. *Tip* You may need to soften the frosting by putting it into the microwave for a few seconds.
  • Dunk caramel-covered Cheerio into cinnamon and brown sugar mixture.
  • Use a sewing needle or straightened paperclip to clear frosting & toppings out of the Cheerio hole.
  • Place into your “donut box.”
  • Repeat 3 more times.

Plain Glazed Donuts

  • Simply put a few Honey Nut Cheerios in the box! The honey on these cheerios give them a somewhat glazed look, but be careful – smart children will identify them as Cheerios!

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