Christmas Donut Tree

Christmas Donut Tree has become one of my family’s newest traditions! You start with a Styrofoam cone foundation and using simple toothpicks, attach grocery bakery donut holes. I like to embellish mine with fresh rosemary sprigs and dots of pomegranate arils.

Christmas time is rich with recipe traditions and I have a few that I know you’ll love! My Christmas Tree Cheese and Cracker Tray would be perfect for any party. Peppermint Bark Cookies are my oldest son’s favorite so we make sure to bake them every year. Chocolate Star Bread is so easy to make and would be great for a holiday brunch.

Two Christmas Trees made out of donut holes for breakfast.

Christmas Breakfast

Ever since I got married, we’ve had the exact same Christmas Breakfast. It’s been Cinnamon Pull Aparts, sausage links and orange slices. The pull aparts are a recipe from my mother in law that I loved so much.

Christmas Donut Tree with rosemary and pomegranate.

I was at the store and saw a beautiful edible tree made from donuts on a cover of a magazine. I knew instantly I had to recreate my very own at home.

Our local grocery store, HEB has the best donut holes in their bakery sections. I picked up both Sour Cream and Powdered Sugar donut holes and then swung by the nearest craft store to buy two Styrofoam cones. I didn’t have instructions to go off so here is what I came up with.

Styrofoam cones with toothpicks and plastic wrap.

How To Make Christmas Donut Trees

Here’s what you will need:

  • 80-90 Donut Holes Powdered Sugar or Sour Cream
  • Fresh Rosemary Sprigs
  • 1/4 Cup Pomegranate Arils
  • 1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 90 Toothpicks
  • 12 inch Styrofoam Cone
  • Plastic Wrap
Rosemary and pomegranate arils.
  • Wrap the styrofoam cone ins two layers of plastic wrap.
  • With the cone in an upright position, push in a toothpick in about half way in starting at the bottom of the cone.
Styrofoam cone
  • Gently push a donut hole into the toothpick.
  • Be sure to make the donut hole lines up to the bottom of the cone.
  • Push another toothpick close to, but not right next to the donut hole. You want to allow space for the next donut hole.
Styrofoam cone
  • Place another donut hole on the toothpick.
  • Work your way around the base going in a straight line meeting up with the first donut hole.
Christmas Donut Holes
  • For the next rows, be sure to tuck the donut holes in between to help fill in the gaps.
  • Once you’ve covered the cone completely, trim short pieces of the rosemary springs.
Christmas Donut Trees made with Sour Cream donut holes.
  • Place the rosemary in spots where you may need to fill in the gaps.
  • Embellish with pomegranate arils throughout and dust with powdered sugar.
Christmas Donut Trees dusted with powdered sugar.

If you need any other holiday recipes, I’ve got them!

Christmas Donut Tree Recipe

Christmas Donut Tree

Amy Williams mynameissnickerdoodle.com
Christmas Donut Tree has become one of my family's newest traditions! Easily created with a Styrofoam cone, simple toothpicks and grocery bakery donut holes.
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Course: Breakfast
Cuisine: American
Keyword: brunch, Christmas, Christmas Morning, doughnuts, powdered sugar
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
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Total Time: 20 minutes
Servings: 12 Servings

Ingredients

  • 80-90 Donut Holes Powdered Sugar or Sour Cream
  • Fresh Rosemary Sprigs
  • 1/4 Cup Pomegranate Arils
  • 1/2 Cup Powdered Sugar
  • 90 Toothpicks
  • 12 inch Styrofoam Cone
  • Plastic Wrap

Instructions

  • Wrap the styrofoam cone ins two layers of plastic wrap.
  • With the cone in an upright position, push in a toothpick in about half way in starting at the bottom of the cone.
  • Gently push a donut hole into the toothpick.
  • Be sure to make the donut hole lines up to the bottom of the cone.
  • Push another toothpick close to, but not right next to the donut hole. You want to allow space for the next donut hole.
  • Place another donut hole on the toothpick.
  • Work your way around the base going in a straight line meeting up with the first donut hole.
  • For the next rows, be sure to tuck the donut holes in between to help fill in the gaps.
  • Once you've covered the cone completely, trim short pieces of the rosemary springs.
  • Place the rosemary in spots where you may need to fill in the gaps.
  • Embellish with pomegranate arils throughout and dust with powdered sugar.
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