Pot of Gold Donut Holes

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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 hole pot of gold supplies

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.

dipped donutsOnce 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.

dipped donuts

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!

yellow candy melt on donut

pot of gold donut pops

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!

POT OF GOLD DONUT HOLES 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: 

pot of gold donut pops

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About Andrea Updyke

Andrea Updyke is a married mom of two boys living in Raleigh, NC. She is a published author and blogger of more than 18 years and loves to celebrate the little things that make life awesome.

Whether she's sharing tasty recipes, traveling or hanging with the family, Andrea's goal is to help make your days a little easier and a lot more fun! Email inquiries to andreaupdyke@gmail.com.

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