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Groundhog Day Donut

  • Prep 5 min
  • Total 10 min
  • Servings 1

A breakfast treat that's delicious no matter how long winter lasts. MORE + LESS -

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January 12, 2015

Ingredients

1
plain store-bought doughnut
1/4
cup Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy chocolate frosting
1
Oreo™ cookie, finely crushed
Chocolate rock candy
1
Milano™ cookie
1
brown M&M'S™ minis chocolate candy
2
almond slices
1
black edible marker
1
white heart sprinkles

Steps

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  • 1
    Frost the top of the donut with chocolate frosting, and then sprinkle frosting with crushed Oreo™.
  • 2
    On one end of the cookie, push the almond slices into the filling of the cookie for the ears. Draw eyes and mouth onto cookie with the black edible marker.
  • 3
    Attach mini M&M™ with frosting for the nose. Turn the white heart sprinkle upside down and attach with frosting for the teeth.
  • 4
    Push cookie in the middle of the donut hole. Decorate with the chocolate rock candy around the donut.

Expert Tips

  • If the almond ears are too brittle to push into the cookie, attach them with a little frosting or melted chocolate.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
580
Calories from Fat
240
% Daily Value
Total Fat
27g
41%
Saturated Fat
10g
49%
Trans Fat
2g
Cholesterol
20mg
7%
Sodium
370mg
16%
Potassium
230mg
7%
Total Carbohydrate
81g
27%
Dietary Fiber
2g
9%
Sugars
50g
Protein
4g
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%
2%
Vitamin C
0%
0%
Calcium
4%
4%
Iron
15%
15%
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 4 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 5 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choice
5 1/2
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.
More About This Recipe
  • Whether it's early spring or a long winter, this Groundhog Day donut is a fun breakfast treat. 

    I kinda sorta love Groundhog Day. Maybe because here in Seattle we have to hope that spring is right around the corner. It's usually been raining sideways for 6 months and we worry we won’t see the sun before July 5th.

    Or maybe because I just think that those groundhogs are so darn cute.

    When my kids were small, we would have these cute groundhog donuts for breakfast while watching the news to see if he saw his shadow or not! These adorable donuts coupled with a cup of hot cocoa was a fun tradition and it made you feel warm and fuzzy inside – even if it meant 6 more weeks of winter!

    Let’s pop on over and see how to make this super silly breakfast starring our favorite fuzzy wintertime friend!

    You’ll need a donut, chocolate frosting, cookies, sliced almonds, a heart sprinkle and an edible marker.

    Frost the donut (I like LOTS of frosting) and sprinkle a crushed Oreo on top.

    Push almonds in the Milano™ cookie for ears and make two dots for eyes on the cookie using a black edible marker.

    Attach the M&M™ Mini for the nose and the upside down heart sprinkle for the teeth with a toothpick dipped in frosting.

    Stick the groundhog cookie in the donut’s hole so he is popping out. Put some chocolate rock candy around the donut too.

    Come on Phil! Don’t let us down! We need an early spring!
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