Having a Halloween Party? Donuts and apple juice are always a classic combination. And a donut tree is a fun way to display your treats. Here are the steps for making your own donut tree.
Supplies: 24″ styrofoam cone, 12 ounce bag of semi-sweet chocolate chips, basting brush, 45-50 donuts, toothpicks.
Directions: Melt a 12 ounce package of chocolate chips in the microwave in a microwave safe bowl, stirring every 30 seconds. Once the chocolate is all melted, apply the melted chocolate to the styrofoam cone. It’s easiest to use a basting brush. Once the whole cone is covered in chocolate, carefully smooth the chocolate with your fingers (make sure your fingers are clean). If you have freezer space, store the chocolate covered cone in your freezer until you are ready to attach the donuts. Starting at the bottom, use 2 toothpicks per donut to securely attach each donut to the cone. Work your way up the cone until the whole cone is covered in donuts and your donut tree is complete. You’ll need about 45 donuts, depending on their size. Secure any donuts that need a little extra support with additional toothpicks.
Photos by Nicole Hill Gerulat.