Fall is here! Oh, how I love fall…and donuts (doughnuts?)…and hot chocolate. So, you can imagine my excitement when Fancy That got Stonewall Kitchen’s Apple Cider Doughnut Mix and Treehouse Chocolate’s CAMP Drinking Chocolate in the shop! I knew it was my duty to taste test these products – it’s a hard job, but someone’s got to do it, right?
The apple cider doughnut’s were so easy! If you want to make them according to the directions on the box you will need a doughnut pan. Unfortunately, I do not own a doughnut pan (how, with my love of doughnut’s, do I not own a doughnut pan?! I’ve added it to my Christmas wish list. Anyway…). So, I improvised and made doughnut holes and instead of baking them I fried them. Doughnut holes are all the rage now anyway you know.
Okay, let’s get started! Here is what you’ll need.
First you’ll want to start heating your oil. Pour about 2 inches of oil in a medium pot. Heat the oil to 350 degrees.
To make the doughnut batter follow the directions on the back of the box.
Use a thermometer to check the temperature of the oil. Once it’s hot enough drop in a test scoop of batter. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes until golden brown.
Take the doughnut out and cut it in half to make sure it’s cooked all the way through. Adjust your cook time accordingly. If the doughnuts are browning to fast, lower the oil temperature.
Place the cooked doughnuts on a paper towel lined plate.
Once you’ve cooked all the doughnuts open the packet of cinnamon sugar and pour in a bowl. Roll the doughnut holes in the cinnamon sugar mixture. Serve ASAP (or before you eat them all – remember sharing is caring)!
These doughnuts are so so so so good! The cinnamon sugar even has an apple cider spice to it. Seriously, so good. Did I mention how good these are?!
If you really feel like indulging pick up a couple packs of Treehouse Chocolate’s CAMP Drinking Chocolate. There are several other flavors available at Fancy That too! The one I had was like a super delicious mocha! Add a dollop of fresh whipped cream and you will be in creamy chocolate heaven!
Doughnuts and chocolate are perfect for breakfast, brunch, dessert, a snack…
Really, when aren’t doughnuts and chocolate perfect to eat?
They’re also the perfect gift! Stonewall’s Apple Cider Doughnut Mix, two packs of Treehouse Chocolate’s CAMP Drinking Chocolate and 2 fancy mugs – whoever you gift that to will totally be your BFF! I know I would!
First step, blow up the balloons – either all at once or as you paint them. I’m not going to lie, they are a little tricky to blow up. At first it will seem like only one half of the balloon will inflate, but just keep blowing and eventually the whole thing fills up.
After you’ve filled the balloons you can start to paint! I used a Neon Coral and Robins Egg Blue for the frosting on my balloons (Love the color of these balloons? You can find the paint at the store with the big red bulls eye). Using a medium sized artists paint brush paint a layer all around the front of the balloon leaving some white space in the middle and along the outer edges. Let dry for 15 to 20 minutes.
Now that your balloons are dry you can paint a second coat of paint. Let dry for at least 20 to 30 minutes.
Sprinkle time! In addition to the Neon Coral and Robins Egg Blue, I used Neon Pink and White paint for the sprinkles. Using a small brush pick up a little glob of paint and paint a short line onto the balloon wherever you like, however you like. I also used gold metallic tape – I cut little pieces of that and stuck it to the balloons.
And there you have it! Your very own custom donut balloons.
This was such a fun project – even my kiddos got into it!
So, donut wait any longer (Ha I’m so punny!) – stop at Fancy That to pick up your donut balloons and get your craft on!
We want to see what you made! Tag Fancy That in your donut balloon pic or post directly to our Facebook page!