Day 25 Sweet Treat: Mini Doughnut Recipe (perfect for Elf on the Shelf)

Mini Doughnuts Recipe

Day 25 of my 50 DIY DaysMini Doughnut Recipe

I shared this little recipe a couple of years ago, but it’s so cute I wanted put it back on the blog for this year’s 50 DIY Days. I made these mini doughnuts for one of our Elf on the Shelf nights and my daughter thought it was so funny. I propped up the doughnut poker chip “plate” right next to her elf and in the morning my kiddo got a little sweet treat, courtesy of our elf.

They’re easy to make, check out the “recipe” below.


  • Store bought frosting
  • Sprinkles
  • O’s cereal
  • Toothpicks
  • Optional: a poker chip for a plate


Mini Doughnuts Recipe

Step 1: Pick out a couple dozen O’s.

Step 2: Use the toothpick to scoop a tiny amount of frosting out of the container, then spread it onto the tops of the O’s.

Step 3: Pour some sprinkles onto a plate. Dip the frosted side of the O into the sprinkles. Use your finger to gently secure the sprinkles onto the frosted O.

Mini Doughnuts Recipe

Step 4: Use a toothpick to poke a hole through the frosted side of the O (to clear the hole of frosting).

Step 5: Repeat the above steps until you have enough doughnuts! Let the doughnuts sit for a couple hours until the frosting is hard.

Step 6: To serve these mini doughnuts, you can place them on a poker chip “plate”, or maybe create a tiny box out of cardstock paper.


Mini Doughnuts Recipe

Are you wondering what the 50 DIY Days is? Each year I share a bunch of holiday DIY ideas, recipes, and guides to inspire you during the Fall. Now, through early December, you’ll find a ton of great ideas to get you ready for Halloween, Thanksgiving, Christmas, and any sort of holiday gift giving. You can check out this link to explore past DIY Days.

– Chelsey

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