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Valentine’s Day Inspired treats + Easy Decorating Station for Kids!

These Valentine inspired donuts are absolutely perfect for celebrating the month of LOVE!  A Valentine’s day morning breakfast, treats for a fun school party, or just a fun activity to do with the kids.  Valentine’s day is less than a month away and we are working to simplify our holidays this year through planning ahead.  So now’s the time to get inspired early and start planning the fun for your family.   Note: You can add just about any fun little decoration to these donuts, such as sprinkles, mini chocolates, etc.  We just thought these rock candies would be super fun for the kiddos!

Also check out our  FREE  donut Valentine template  it’s easy to use for school friends or your neighbor treats!

Have fun and enjoy +  Remember LESS IS MORE 🙂  xxo

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Recipe:

  • 5 TBSP unsalted butter, softened
  • ½ cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ cup milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tsp baking powder
  • pinch salt
  • 1½ cups all-purpose flour

Directions:

In a medium bowl with a hand mixer or in the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together the butter and sugar until fluffy. Add the egg, milk, and vanilla and mix until just combined

Add in the baking powder and the salt and mix until just incorporated. Mix in the flour just until combined. You don’t want to overmix this batter.

Bake at 325ºF for 8-10 minutes

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Place dough in a ziploc baggie, push the dough to one side of the bag, snip the end off, this will make it a breeze to fill the donut pan.

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Fill the pan and bake these little babes until they are golden brown! Let them rest before icing them.

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Tip: You can use any type of candy to make these donuts, but if you happen to be using the free printable I suggest using rock candies, or pop rocks as sprinkles! IMG_89701

 

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Take the mini donuts and dip them gently into a dish of frosting. You can use a knife to help spread any uneven-ness.

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Set up a fun decorating station like we did for your kids to help you decorate these yummy treats!

Tip: use a drying rack, that way all the icing can drip off instead of pooling around the donut and making it soggy.

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Download, print, cut the donut Valentine template! Bag the donuts and now you have a cute little treat you made with your kids to hand out!

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