Tomorrow is Valentine's Day! Eek! Isn't it crazy how holidays are on the same day each year yet they always seem to sneak up on us? You planned to make this Valentine's special for your family, now you find yourself scrolling Pinterest looking for something fast that will make people think you slaved all weekend. Donut look any further! (Ha, see what I did there?)
I had grand plans of making donuts from scratch for our Valentine's brunch, but who was I kidding? I am a busy mom of three girls, I don't have time for all that. Instead, I picked up a couple dozen old fashioned plain donuts from Tim Horton's and whipped these together in minutes. Literally, minutes. What's lost in nutrition is certainly made up in time.
For the icing I used candy melts. They can be found in a variety of colours or can be coloured with Wilton icing colour. Walmart has a great Wilton selection. Candy Melts can be melted on a double broiler or in the microwave. Once heated, stir until smooth then dip the donut until evenly coated and set to dry.
Kids can help with adding the final touches. The coconut dip were a favourite at the girlfriend's brunch!
Or add some melted candy melts to an icing bag or ziploc, cut a small hole in the corner and add xo's or swirls. So simple and oh so lovely!
I'm not sure what my kids liked more, making the donuts or eating them. Either way, they were a hit for adults and kids alike.
What are you waiting for? Go get your Martha on, and don't worry, if you don't tell how easy these donuts are to make, neither will I :)