Seriously, where did the summer go? Time has flown by for us and I can’t believe Quinn goes back to school tomorrow!! We spent today enjoying the few last moments of summer break and also prepping for the 1st day of school! I have a “1st day of 2nd grade” paper printed and ready for first day pictures tomorrow. Quinn picked out his 1st day of school outfit and helped packed his lunch. I think we are ready for tomorrow.
With back to school season here, there’s always fun new “school” related ideas to share from teacher gifts to special school lunches. I had a friend ask if we planned on doing a celebratory 1st day of school dinner or treat yesterday and honestly in all the craziness I hadn’t thought about it much.
Luckily these red apple donut holes are so easy to make and would make a fun breakfast on the first day of school or after school treat! They are semi-homemade using a can of refrigerated biscuits as a base. Heck you could even buy a box of donut holes at the bakery if you want to just decorate them – just don’t tell anyone. 😉
Red Apple Donut Hole Ingredients
- 4 cups vegetable oil (for frying)
- 1 can refrigerated biscuits (like Pillsbury Grands)
- 1/4 cup granulated sugar
- 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
- 1/2 cup Wilton red chocolate melts
- pretzel sticks – (cut in half)
- green Swedish fish – to use for apple leaf
- red sprinkles
1. Heat vegetable oil to 335 degrees.
2. Add sugar and cinnamon into a ziplock or paper bag.
2. Divide each biscuit into 4 pieces and roll into balls.
3. Drop each ball into the hot oil and fry for around 90 seconds or until golden brown.
4. Remove the donut holes and drain on a paper towel for one minute.
5. Drop in paper bag and shake to coat evenly with the cinnamon sugar mixture.
6. Place the sugared donut holes on a baking sheet lined with parchment or wax paper. Insert 1/2 pretzel stick into the top of each donut hole to resemble an apple stem.
7. Microwave 1/2 cup of the red Wilton chocolate melts for 30 seconds. Remove from microwave and keep stirring until completely melted. Let set for 1 minute to thicken.
8. Spoon the melted chocolate over each donut hole.
9. Cut out leaf shapes from the green Swedish fish candies and push into the top of each donut hole before the coating dries.
10. Optional: sprinkle with red sprinkles
I think these would make a fun treat to drop off in the office for teachers and staff as well! Do you celebrate the first day of school with a special breakfast or after school snack?