Chocolate Doughnut Delights

When you go visiting on Christmas morning, surprise and delight family and friends with a gift of decorated donuts they can enjoy while opening presents.



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Ingredients
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    1 1/2  cups 
    bittersweet chocolate pieces
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    1   tablespoon 
    shortening
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    1   teaspoon 
    ground cinnamon
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    24   
    glazed doughnut holes
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    Shredded coconut, assorted sprinkles, nonpareils, and/or edible glitter
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    Powdered Sugar Icing
Powdered Sugar Icing
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    1   cup 
    powdered sugar icing
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    1   tablespoon 
    milk plus more
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    1/4  teaspoon 
    vanilla
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Directions
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In a medium microwave-safe bowl place chocolate pieces and shortening. Microwave on 50 percent power (medium) for 1 to 2 minutes or until chocolate is melted and smooth, stirring after each minute. Stir in cinnamon.
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Arrange doughnut holes on a tray or baking sheet lined with waxed paper. Spoon chocolate over each doughnut hole and sprinkle with coconut, sprinkles, nonpareils, and/or edible glitter. Let stand about 30 minutes or until set.
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Arrange doughnut holes on a tray or baking sheet lined with waxed paper. Spoon chocolate over each doughnut hole and sprinkle with coconut, sprinkles, nonpareils and/or edible glitter. Let stand about 30 minutes or until set. Or drizzle or pipe powdered sugar icing over chocolate covered balls. Decorate as desired. To serve, arrange doughnut holes in a serving bowl or platter. Makes 24 doughnut holes.
Powdered Sugar Icing
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In a small bowl combine powdered sugar, milk, and vanilla. Stir in additional milk, 1 teaspoon at a time, until icing reaches desired piping or drizzling consistency. If desired, tint icing with food coloring to desired color.

Nutrition information
Per Serving: cal. (kcal) 121, Fat, total (g) 7, chol. (mg) 1, sat. fat (g) 3, carb. (g) 13, Monosaturated fat (g) 3, Polyunsaturated fat (g) 1, fiber (g) 1, sugar (g) 6, pro. (g) 2, vit. A (IU) 0, vit. C (mg) 0, Thiamin (mg) 0.19, Riboflavin (mg) 0.02, Niacin (mg) 0.2, Pyridoxine (Vit. B6) (mg) 0.02, Folate (g) 4.03, Cobalamin (Vit. B12) (g) 0, sodium (mg) 82, Potassium (mg) 50, calcium (mg) 10.1, iron (mg) 0.36, Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet
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