Tis’ the season for easy sweet treats like these adorable Wreath Christmas Donuts desserts. This holiday hack features store-bought donuts designed with icing & festive add-ons to make quick and fun holiday party treats.
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Christmastime is my all-time favorite time of the year. I love the colors, the lights, the togetherness, and the all the sweet treats. My kids love to come home from school and enjoy yummy creations like this Christmas Donuts.
Holiday Donut Hack
These donuts are what I like to refer to as a holiday hack because I used our family’s favorite honey coated store-bought donuts. Each pack of 12 is only $3 making it a time-saving steal.
We decorated our store-bought donuts with green icing, a small star tip, sprinkles, and my favorite- Color It Candy™ Holiday Mix Sixlets and Pearls.
If you are not familiar with Color It Candy™, they produce the ultimate assortment of Shimmer Pearls, Shimmer Sixlets, and solid colored Pearls and Sixlets. They have a color shade for literally every party theme or occasion.
Personally, I am a traditionalist around this time of year, so the red, green, and white Holiday Mix Pearls and Sixlets were perfect for decorating my Wreath Donuts. However, the Shimmer Mint colored Sixlets were equally pretty and I will be using those for some yummy cookies soon.
- Color It Candy™ Holiday Mix Sixlets and Pearls candies
- Wilton Green frosting Can
- Holiday sprinkles
- Fruit by the Foot red (2 rolls)
- Mini Gingerbread cookies
- Piping bag
- Star tip (small, for piping)
- Baking rack
Make Christmas Donuts
Making these holiday donuts was quick and easy thanks to the store-bought donuts I used. The longest part of making these donuts which was not too bad was, cutting out and forming the little wreath bows and scarves.
I thought the fruit snack bows gave the wreaths a cute and tasty touch! We always have these fruit snacks on-hand because my kids enjoy them. I have used them in the past to make cupcake bows which worked out really well.
The green frosting was also a nice hack because I didn’t have to break out my food gels. During the holiday season, many brands like Wilton and Cake Deco make easy to use white, green, and red frostings. They are perfect for busy moms like myself to create cute sweets without the hassle.
But, if you think these Christmas Donuts are cute, wait until you see Dawn over at Cutefetti’s adorable Gingerbread Cookies. I love the pink touch she gave them! Way too cute to eat!
- Baking rack
- Piping Bag
- Small Star Tip
- 12 donuts
- 6 ounces green frosting
- 2 tbsps holiday sprinkles
- 3 tbsps Holiday Mix Sixlets
- 2 tbsps Holiday Mix Pearls
- 1 roll Fruit By The Foot you should have 2 on-hand just in case you need more
- Cut Fruit by the Foot into 4 inches strips. These will be for the bows and scarves.
- Cut 4 inch strips in half the long way so you have two thin strips.
- Unwrap one strip and bring the ends together to form the bow base.
- Cut about 1/2 from the strip to make the bow knot.
- Cut the remaining strip in two equal length parts for the bow bottoms.
- Using your scissors, cut a small triangle out of the bowl bottom to make the edges.
- Repeat until you have 6 bows.
- For the scarves, you also use the 4 inches strips.
- Cut them in half the long way and fringe the edges with your scissors.
- Place around the Gingerbread people; set aside.
- Add the star tip, and green frosting to the pastry bag.
- Pipe little short spurts of icing into a wreath pattern on all donuts.
- Add bows to your wreaths.
- Sprinkles donuts with Christmas sprinkles.
- Add Pearls and Sixlets to your desired design.
- Add gingerbread people and wreath bows.
- Add a tiny bit of icing to the Pearls to adhere to the Gingerbread men.