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Elf Donuts – Elf on the Shelf Ideas

Looking for Elf on the Shelf ideas? Try these super cute edible Elf Donuts!

It’s that time of the year again and the Elf is back! Coming up new ideas every year can be hard work so here’s one you can try; super cute Elf Donuts. And they’re actually edible too.

For these Elf Donuts you will need:

  • Cheerios
  • Icing Sugar
  • Sprinkles

And also a small food skewer or cocktail stick and a box to put the donuts in.

Firstly add the icing sugar to a bowl with a small splash of water and mix until all the lumps have disappeared.

You want to make the icing as thick as possible which will help the sprinkles to stick.

Use the food skewer to dip one side of the cheerio into the icing and then dip into the sprinkles.

Repeat with however many elf donuts you want to make.

Put the elf donuts aside to harden for 10 minutes.

Then add them to a small box or container and they’re ready to surprise the kids in the morning!

If you liked this idea you may also enjoy my Mini Christmas Cookie Houses


Elf Donuts – Elf on the Shelf Ideas

  • Author: Ciara Attwell
  • Prep Time: 4 minutes
  • Total Time: 4 minutes
  • Yield: 1
  • Category: Christmas


Looking for Elf on the Shelf ideas? Try these super cute Elf Donuts!


  • cheerios
  • icing sugar
  • water
  • sprinkles


  1. Add the icing sugar to a small bowl with a tiny splash of water. Mix together with a spoon until there are no lumps left. You want the icing to be as thick as possible.
  2. Use a food skewer or toothpick to up pick a cheerio and dip one side in the icing.
  3. Then dip into the sprinkles and set aside for 10 minutes to harden.
  4. Repeat depending on how many Elf Donuts you want to make.

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