We loved making these pot of gold donut holes for St. Patrick’s Day. These easy and no-bake desserts are great for classroom snacks or lunchbox treats. Easy to make with just donut holes, candy melts, and sprinkles!
This is probably one of the easiest St. Patrick’s Day treats we have ever made and oh so delicious!
I’ve been looking for more easy St. Patrick’s Day desserts and when I saw this idea I thought, how hard can it be?
If you love cake pops but the idea of making them sounds messy or overwhelming, all you need are some donut holes and about 20 minutes!
Check out how we made these cute pot of gold donut holes and add them to your St. Paddy’s day menu along with these green hot chocolate bombs and green bagels!
Pot of Gold Donut Hole Cake Pop Supplies
I’m a big fan of cute food and these pot of gold donuts would go perfectly with our Leprechaun gnome cookie cups. To make these treats you will need:
- Donut holes
- Cake pop sticks
- Black candy melts
- Yellow candy melts
- Gold sprinkles
- Wax paper
How to Make Pot of Gold Donut Holes
Get started by pushing a cake pop stick into each donut hole. You can serve them like this or remove them to serve on a plate.
Once you have all your donuts ready to dip, melt the black candy melts 30 seconds at a time, stirring each time. Add crisco to thin out the candy and prevent seizing.
Then dip the donuts and let dry standing up on wax paper. This gives a cute little lip for the pot when dry.
When dry, carefully remove your cake pops and add a dollop of melted yellow candy to the top.
Then dip in gold sprinkles and let dry right side up.
Note: if you don’t have a cake pop stand, poke a few small holes in a cardboard box and it works the same!
Enjoy right away or save them for a cute classroom treat.
My kids love this kind of thing in their lunch at school so I’m going to be adding them along with these fun St. Patrick’s Day jokes!
They will be super easy to include without the sticks and I found that they stand up pretty well on their own this way too.
But does it even matter? We know these won’t last long!
For more St. Patrick’s Day snack ideas, you may enjoy the following posts:
- Leprechaun Hat St. Patrick’s Day Hat Treats
- Rainbow Cereal Treats
- St. Patrick’s Day Snack Ideas
- Green Pancakes
- The Best St. Patrick’s Day Cocktails (for grown-ups!)
- St. Patrick’s Day Popcorn Mix
Tuesday 14th of March 2023
How many does this make? And how much Crisco? Can I use coconut oil instead of Crisco? Thanks!