I had a sudden epiphany the other day as I was walking through the grocery store bakery: When it comes down to it, the difference between the cake pops that are so popular right now and frosted doughnuts is fairly negligible. Both are sweet, yummy cake confections that are covered in chocolate. And both are made even more fun by being served on a lollipop stick!
These little doughnut pops are so quick and easy, it’s almost silly. We’re talking 15 minutes of active time to make the pops, plus a half hour or so to dress them up a bit. I think these little gems will be the perfect treat for my kiddos to give their friends this Valentine’s Day!
Start by gathering your supplies.
Store-bought chocolate frosted doughnuts
White chocolate chips (or white candy coating)
Small treat bags
To make the tags for my pops, I used brand-new dies just released today from the Lifestyle Crafts Sweetheart line. Cute!!
All of the dies in this line are downright adorable, but something about that sprinkled doughnut from the Baked Goods Dies really speaks to me. 🙂 For the base of my tags, I used heart shapes from the Nesting Eyelet Heart Dies. Easy peasy! Once my doughnuts were adhered to the front of the tags, I wrote a clever little message on the back of each one:
“Donut” you wanna be my Valentine?
To assemble the pops, simply melt 1/4 cup or so of the the white chocolate chips in the microwave at 50% power for about 45 seconds. Dip your lollipop sticks into the melted chocolate, and push one up through the middle of each of your doughnuts.
Once all of your sticks are in place, pour your remaining melted chocolate into a zip-top bag (or a piping bag, if you’re feeling particularly fancy) and snip off the corner. Drizzle the chocolate over the pops to add a decorative touch.
Allow your chocolate to harden completely before placing your pops in the treat bags. Twist the bags around the lollipop stick and secure with a ribbon, threading the ribbon through your tags to tie them to your pops.
If you want to dress these up even further, you could even affix a heart-shaped candy to the center of your doughnut with the melted chocolate. The possibilities are endless here!
As always, my lovely readers will receive 20% off the dies you see here and other Lifestyle Crafts products simply be entering the code SPLENDID at checkout!
And, all of the Lifestyle crafts dies are compatible with any manual cutting machine, so even if you have a Cuttlebug, Big Shot, or other machine, you can still play along!
Some other projects I’ve done using Lifestyle Crafts products…
Have a sweet day! 🙂