Instead I will be writing about something I DO have, an elf on the shelf. This is not a placement idea blog. This is our first year with Tim (our elf) so I have not yet documented enough ideas to write a post about. Hopefully next year.
Last night I was scrolling through a friend's Facebook page looking at the photos of his elf on the shelf. One night he caught his elf polishing off the last of a box of doughnuts. I loved the idea. It was cute and a little mischievous just like our elf Tim.
But I did not have a mostly empty box of doughnuts in my house. What I did have were tiny elf sized doughnuts waiting to be made. And by that I mean Cheerios!
Here is how I made some elf sized "doughnuts" with only on hand materials for Tim to devour tonight.
First I took a ramekin (any small dis would do) and sprinkled in a little bit icing sugar. It doesnt take much so no need to fill your whole dish with sugar.
|Just a bit of icing sugar|
|Paper towel dampened with milk|
Taking a Cheerio I pressed both sides into the damp paper towel. Not too hard or the Cheerio will crush.
|Moistening the Cheerios|
|Easy peasy, lemon squeezy!|
|"Powdered doughnuts" done|
I did this with hot coca mix as well. And then again with some sprinkles. (For the sprinkles to stay on I had to mix a bit of the icing sugar with water and dip the Cheerios in that mixture first)
Then I melted a bit of chocolate and dipped a few Cheerios into it.
I ended up with four varieties of Elf doughnuts for $0 in about 15 minutes.
Seriously, how cute are these?!
|Adorable Elf doughnuts!|