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An Adorable, Easy Christmas Craft Your Kids Will Love

Created January 10, 2017
Santa isn’t the only guy on Christmas who loves sweets! His hardworking elves deserve some love, and these super cute Elf Doughnuts (made from Cheerios!) are just the ticket!

It’s tradition to leave Santa cookies to devour before he sneaks back up the chimney, but what about his hardworking elves, who spend months making all of those toys in the North Pole? Don’t they deserve a sweet treat, too? Show them love with these insanely cute Elf Doughnuts, made for tiny helpers, by tiny helpers.


What you’ll need:

(What you use to decorate your Elf Doughnuts is completely up to you. We used the following ingredients and loved the outcome.) 

  • 1 matchbox
  • Cheerios (we used Honey Nut Cheerios, Chocolate Cheerios and Fruity Cheerios)
  • Chopsticks (or a small tool for decorating)
  • Powdered sugar (in small ramekin)
  • Small round festive sprinkles
  • Betty Crocker Rich and Creamy Chocolate Frosting
  • Betty Crocker Rich and Creamy Vanilla Frosting


For a powdered sugar doughnut, simply slide the Cheerio onto the chopstick and dunk into the small ramekin filled with powdered sugar. The powdered sugar will stick on the Cheerios—making the perfect match to that classic doughnut flavor.

If your elves prefer to make (and eat!) chocolate or vanilla glazed doughnuts, put the chopstick into either frosting flavor, and frost the top of your “doughnuts”. To add sprinkles, just take a pinch and decorate accordingly.

To finish, add your doughnuts to the matchbox, serve with a tiny glass of milk and pat yourself on the back for a job well done!