Donut Hole Acorns (The Healthy Version)

I was at a work event recently and someone brought donut hole acorn balls that looked something like this.  (This image is credited to Evi-Enjoying-Life from Pinterest)Evi-enjoying-life Acorn Balls

I thought they were so cute! I had never seen them before. My coworker told me it was just a donut hole, Nutella spread over the top, nuts or sprinkles and then a pretzel stick for the stem.

Unfortunately for my family, whenever I find a yummy, fun recipe, I always find a way to suck the fun right out of it. I figure they will thank me some day (or not) when they learn for themselves that being healthy IS the fun part. But for now, they need to eat what I serve.

My version of the acorn is a pumpkin bread ball with almond butter and granola. A stick of apple will be the stem.

I just used a pumpkin bread mix.

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If you want to get crazy, you can add ground flax or chia seeds to your bread batter before baking.

Then I used almond butter and a pumpkin granola mix. I sliced an apple into sticks.

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If you have a cake pop pan, they are the best for making ball shapes.

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Once the bread is baked, let cool and then spread a layer of almond butter over the top.

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Then immediately dip the almond buttery side around in a small bowl of granola to coat the top.

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Poke the tip of a small, sharp knife into the top to make a small hole and insert an apple stick to make the stem.

Now you have a beautiful, healthy acorn treat!

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Enjoy!

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Decorative Container Ideas

I can’t seem to stop myself from saving these yogurt containers. They are a great size and are so sturdy.

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Because we go through so many of them, the growing stack was making me eligible to appear on Hoarders, so I needed to do something with them- and quick.

I didn’t know exactly what to do so I decided to decorate them and then go from there. Since fall is here, I went with a jute wrap.

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I also used white yarn for contrast.

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I just covered the container with glue (as I went, not all at once) and then just wrapped around.

This is a pretty simple project but I thought I would share. There are actually a lot of things you can do with these containers.

I used a couple to store picnic items.

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And filled some with fall mums.

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I used some for small random toys. The plastic lids are great, if you remember to save them.

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I might still be eligible for Hoarders, I’m not sure. Is it still considered hoarding trash if it’s decorated?

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Fall Apple Cider Cup

Now that fall is here, I’ve been seeing more and more of these cute little apple cups.

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They didn’t seem very practical but I thought they would make for cute pictures.

After my daughter chugged the juice in it then started chomping on the apple, I realized they actually were pretty practical….and fun.

It’s pretty self explanatory but just cut a section out of the top of your apple and then use a small spoon to scoop out most of the apple.

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Fill it with warm or cold apple cider or juice. You can add a cinnamon stick to make a fun straw if you want.

Then just let the family drink, eat, and be merry.

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Happy fall.

Apple Cup Collage

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