November 8, 2010

Donut Acorns


Scrumptious acorns are popping up all over the blogosphere. I adore these buckeye acorns @ The Stories of A to Z and these hershey kiss acorns @ Lipstick and Laundry are so cute! But it was donut hole acorns which spoke to me today. So we swung by Dunkin Donuts after school and bought a bag of munchins for our afternoon snack.

I love this treat because it is easy and fast. Just spread a little peanut butter on the end of the donut to make a "hat." Dip the peanut butter end in a bowl of chopped peanuts.


Insert a piece of pretzel stick into the peanutty end for the stem.


Voila! An adorable, edible acorn even a child can make! And let me tell you: they were delicious!




Dot & Jabber and the Great Acorn Mystery by Ellen Stoll Walsh

Dot & Jabber and the Great Acorn MysteryYou'll recognize these little guys from Mouse Shapes and Mouse Paint. They are just as cute in this "mystery" story about an acorn and an oak tree.

Dot and Jabber need a mystery to solve. When they see a young oak tree far from the great oak tree, they try to discover how the acorn which sprouted the young oak traveled so far. After some investigation, they determine that a squirrel carried the acorn... then they snack on the evidence!

The story is simple but engaging enough for toddlers and young preschoolers. It's the illustrations, however, that make the book. I just can't get enough of Walsh's torn-paper mice!

16 comments:

  1. Now that's a snack to got NUTS over! (hee! hee!)

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  2. My 3 year old just saw these and said "MOM you HAVE to make those" LOL. These are so awsome. I will have to try these. I don't actually know if you can buy dounut holes at the grocery store here and there is not a donut place here. (We live on an island in the middle of the Bering Sea...moved here 2 months ago) So if not guess I need to figure out a way to make homemade donut holes LOL.

    -Amanda

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  3. Oh those will be a Big hit over here!!!

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  4. What a SWEET little SNACK!!! My kids would love them!!! I'd love them too... if only I could partake in such sweetness!!! Hope your move prep is going GOOD... so much work, so little time. Maybe you'll be done before the holidays??! :)

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  5. I think the kids could pull this one off on their own - if they didn't eat all the donuts first - great idea!

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  6. Mmm... chocolate donut holes, PB caps... my mouth is watering! We're planning a leaf walk this week - might be a nice after-walk snack!

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  7. What a great reason to stop Dunkin Donuts! These look great!

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  8. I'm in love with these acorns! What a fun, easy idea for a fall treat!

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  9. What a clever idea. They do look very yummy.

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  10. My kids would love that snack!

    Ellen Stoll Walsh is a genius! We love all of her books.

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  11. I totally need to make these donut hole acorns! they look too yummy!

    Thanks for the great idea and the great book! :)

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  12. Super-cute!! And now I'm totally craving donuts! :-)

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  13. I want to make these for MC, Christianne! :)

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  14. Yum! We did this, too, on our acorn theme day using toffee on top!

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  15. How did I miss these?! TOO CUTE, I LOVE! Bookmarking for next year:)

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