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St. Nicholas Day Donuts

My husband served in the Army for over 20 years. During his time in service we picked up a wonderful tradition in our home called St Nicholas Day! St Nicholas Day is celebrated December the 6th each and every year!
This is one of the most treasured blessings of our travels and time in the Military – learning to embrace other traditions, cultures and people! St. Nicholas is where we tell the story of the Santa most kids nowadays know and love. I enjoy sharing with my kids his story as we do our Christmas Around the World Studies!
Through this tradition and story, my kids have learned that the gift of giving is one meant to be passed down. They love giving to others throughout the holiday season whether it is giving a gift to a sibling, a grandparent, helping a neighbor, taking food to those working on post when Dad was still Active Duty, inviting and receiving into our home Soldiers who could not go home for the holidays or serving at the local Veterans home.
So I thought I would share with you this lovely recipe called St. Nicholas Donuts. I hope you enjoy the sweet and lovely taste, but most importantly, I hope you enjoy this holiday season and what St. Nicholas represents. Just a note too- this recipe is PERFECT to get those kids in the kitchen with you to make memories!
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St. Nicholas Day Donuts ​​Ingredients

 
    • 1 box of cake mix
    • 2 Eggs
    • 2/3 Cup of Water
    • 1/3 Cup of Vegetable Oil
    • White Wilton Candy Melts
    • Red Frosting
    • White Frosting
    • Mini Chocolate Chips
    • Red M&M’s
    • Shredded Coconut
    • Wilton Donut Pan

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St. Nicholas Day Donuts Directions

 
– Mix together the cake mix, water, vegetable oil and eggs according to the cake mix box.
– Spray the donut pan with cooking spray.
– Pour the donut mix into a measuring cup for easy pouring. Pour the donut mix into the donut pan. If you fill over the center hole, it’s okay as you’ll be covering it!
– Bake for 12 minutes at 350 degrees.
– Let cool for 5 minutes.

– Melt the white candy melts in microwave or with this Wilton Melting Pot below-

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– Dip the top of the donuts in the white melts.The melts harden quickly so place shredded coconut at the bottom of the donut for Santa’s beard.

– Above the beard, place a red M&M for a nose and 2 mini chocolate chips for eyes.
– Use white frosting to ice a line above the eyes to be the brim of the Santa hat.
– Use red frosting to ice his Santa hat above the white brim.
– Merry Christmas, Ho Ho Ho!
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St. Nicholas Day Donuts
Author: Laura
Ingredients
  • 1 box of cake mix
  • 2 Eggs
  • 2/3 Cup of Water
  • 1/3 Cup of Vegetable Oil
  • White Wilton Candy Melts
  • Red Frosting
  • White Frosting
  • Mini Chocolate Chips
  • Red M&M’s
  • Shredded Coconut
  • Wilton Donut Pan
Instructions
  1. Mix together the cake mix, water, vegetable oil and eggs according to the cake mix box.
  2. Spray the donut pan with cooking spray.
  3. Pour the donut mix into a measuring cup for easy pouring. Pour the donut mix into the donut pan. If you fill over the center hole, it’s okay as you’ll be covering it!
  4.  Bake for 12 minutes at 350 degrees.
  5. Let cool for 5 minutes.
  6.  Melt the white candy melts in microwave
  7. Dip the top of the donuts in the white melts.The melts harden quickly so place shredded coconut at the bottom of the donut for Santa’s beard.
  8. Above the beard, place a red M&M for a nose and 2 mini chocolate chips for eyes.
  9. Use white frosting to ice a line above the eyes to be the brim of the Santa hat.
  10. Use red frosting to ice his Santa hat above the white brim.
  11.  Merry Christmas, Ho Ho Ho!
Laura Awe Filled Homemaker

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