Sparkling Donut Hole Pops

Celebrate the Times Square Ball Drop with these sparkling donut hole pops! Donut holes come in all shapes, sizes and flavors. Look for your favorite flavor cake donut holes that are perfectly round, as they will make the best-looking pops.

Sparkling Donut Hole Pops

Sparkling Donut Hole Pops

Celebrate the Times Square Ball Drop with these sparkling donut hole pops! Donut holes come in all shapes, sizes and flavors. Look for your favorite flavor cake donut holes that are perfectly round, as they will make the best-looking pops.

Photo by: Heather Baird SprinkleBakes.com

Heather Baird SprinkleBakes.com

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Ingredients

  • 12 donut holes
  • 6 ounces semisweet or dark chocolate
  • 1/2 cup gold sanding sugar
  • 1/2 cup silver sanding sugar
  • 1/2 cup 3mm silver dragees
  • 1/2 cup 3mm gold dragees
  • 12 lollipop sticks or sturdy paper straws
  • Yield: 1 dozen

Instructions

Cover a work surface with a large sheet of parchment paper. Have all supplies ready to hand before melting the chocolate: donut holes, pop sticks and sparkling sugars placed in separate bowls.

Sparkling Donut Hole Pops: Step 1

Sparkling Donut Hole Pops: Step 1

Cover a work surface with a large sheet of parchment paper. Have all supplies ready to hand before melting the chocolate: donut holes, pop sticks, and sparkling sugars placed in separate bowls. 12 donut holes 6 ounces semisweet or dark chocolate 1/2 cup gold sanding sugar 1/2 cup silver sanding sugar 1/2 cup 3mm silver dragees 1/2 cup 3mm gold dragees 12 lollipop sticks or sturdy paper straws

Photo by: Heather Baird SprinkleBakes.com

Heather Baird SprinkleBakes.com

Melt the chocolate in a medium bowl at 100 percent power at 30 second intervals until the chocolate can be stirred smooth (about 1 minute total).

Dip one end of a pop stick into the chocolate (Image 1) and insert into a donut hole so the straw stands upright (Image 2). Repeat with all donut holes. Allow the chocolate to set completely before proceeding.

Dip each donut hole into the chocolate and rotate until completely covered. Hold the dipped donut hole over the bowl so the excess chocolate drips back into the bowl.

Sparkling Donut Hole Pops: Step 4

Sparkling Donut Hole Pops: Step 4

Dip one end of a pop stick into the chocolate and insert into a donut hole so that the straw stands upright. Repeat with all donut holes. Allow the chocolate to set completely before proceeding.

Photo by: Heather Baird SprinkleBakes.com

Heather Baird SprinkleBakes.com

Dip each donut hole into the sanding sugar and use a spoon to cover it completely (Image 1). Place on the parchment sheet to dry (Image 2). Repeat process with remaining donut holes using various metallic sugars and dragees. Allow to dry completely on the parchment paper, about 20 minutes. You may also speed setting by placing them in the refrigerator. Display your completed pops as part of your NYE spread so guests can easily grab one for a sweet snack (Image 3).

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