Time Required :
About 30 minutes
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back to school apple doughnuts

Start your morning off right with these adorable Apple a Day Doughnuts. A fun back to school gift for teachers, these vanilla doughnuts are decorated to look like bright, cheery apples. Use red nonpareils and jimmies to add texture to your treats, then top them off with fondant leaves and a pretzel stem for a morning treat that is sure to earn you some extra credit!
Step 1

Prepare the doughnut batter following recipe instructions. Bake and cool.

Step 2

Combine 2 cups confectioners’ sugar with 4 tablespoons milk. Mix until combined. Using Red icing colour, tint glaze red.

Step 3

In separate bowls, separate red jimmies and red nonpareils from 6 cells.

Step 4

Carefully break pretzels into 1¼" [3.18 cm] sticks. Insert one pretzel on top of each doughnut.

Step 5

Dip tops of doughnuts in red glaze, tapping slightly to smooth. Transfer to cooling grid. Immediately top with red nonpareils and red jimmies. Reserve remaining glaze for later.

Step 6

Roll 3/8" [0.95 cm] ball of green fondant into cone shape. Flatten with finger, forming leaf shape. Using a food-safe knife, form indent in leaf. Repeat, forming 12 leaves (one per doughnut).

Step 7
Using a food-safe knife, cut a small slit in the doughnut, near the pretzel stem. Dip bottom of the leaf into remaining red glaze, then insert into slit.
Note: Makes 12 doughnuts.

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