Adorable Love Bugs Made Out of Donut Holes!

 

These cute little Love Bugs will be sure to give your little ones a huge smile on Valentine’s Day. Make them for a party, set up a station in your child’s classroom for all the children to make, or make them to surprise your children for a sweet little Valentine’s treat!

***A huge thank you to my friends Katina and Janelle from Comfy in the Kitchen who made this post!!

What you’ll need: Pop’em Glazed Donut Holes; Vanilla Frosting; Mini Chocolate Chips; Strawberry Heart-Shaped Marshmallows; Flaked Coconut; Red Food Coloring; Nonpareils; Cherry Airheads

Spread the icing all over the donut hole.


Cover the iced donut hole with nonpareils.

For the feet, put a small amount of icing on top of the heart-shaped marshmallow and place the donut hole on top.

Use a toothpick to dab the icing for the eyes & nose. Place mini chocolate chips on top of icing.

Cut an Airhead to use for the antennas.

Curl over the tops of the antennas. Use a toothpick to poke 2 small holes on top of the donut and place a small amount of icing in them to help hold the antennas.

Place antennas inside of the holes.

To make another variation, mix a small amount of red food coloring in with the coconut. Roll the iced donut hole in the red coconut, and follow the same instructions as above.

Mr. and Mrs. Love Bug!

LOVE Bugs {A recipe from Katina}
Ingredients

  • Pop’em Glazed Donut Holes
  • Vanilla Frosting
  • Mini Chocolate Chips
  • Strawberry Heart-Shaped Marshmallows
  • Flaked Coconut
  • Red Food Coloring
  • Nonpareils
  • Cherry Airheads 
Instructions
  1. Spread the icing all over the donut hole.
  2. Cover the iced donut hole with nonpareils
  3. For the feet, put a small amount of icing on top of the heart-shaped marshmallow and place the donut hole on top.
  4. Use a toothpick to dab the icing for the eyes & nose. Place mini chocolate chips on top of icing.
  5. Cut an Airhead to use for the antennas.
  6. Curl over the tops of the antennas. Use a toothpick to poke 2 small holes on top of the donut and place a small amount of icing in them to help hold the antennas.
  7. Place antennas inside of the holes.
  8. To make another variation, mix a small amount of red food coloring in with the coconut. Roll the iced donut hole in the red coconut, and follow the same instructions as above.

 These are adorable!!! Thank you so much Janelle and Katina for a fun Valentine’s Day Treat!!!!

Walk with the King,

 

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Janelle

Janelle is a Christian, a Wife, a Stay at Home Mom of 3 young children and a proud- to- claim- it “Foodie”. She absolutely loves to cook and typically has an audience of 3 children, pulled up on chairs, taking turns pouring ingredients into bowls. Her spiritual gifts are a mix of “hospitality and evangelism” and is here in the center of God’s will hoping to help you get a little more “comfy in your kitchen”! You can find her displaying step-by-step photos of her recipes, giving devotionals,and sharing meal ministry stories on her blog.

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Comments

  1. Chris says

    This is SUGAR INSANITY! Just look at the ingredients?! Often we think that blessing our famliy has to be over-sugarly sweet – do we really want to be pumping our kids full of sugar like this? Yes, Valentines is a special occasion, but perhaps we should consider the message we’re sending our kids about showing love in sugary food at the holidays that occur every couple months – think about the overemphasis we have on on candy & sweets – Halloween (all about candy) , XMAS (cookies, candy, desserts) , Valentines (just read this post and look at the stores – everything valentines is CANDY), EAster (choc bunnies, jelly beans, choc eggs….) – is everything special in life really all about candy? Do we even realize what we’re doing here? Then, we wonder why today’s kids are obese and so unhealthy that they are beginning to expeirence what used to be considered ‘middle age diseases’ starting in their teens. Not to mention eating disorders running rampant through our teens & adults….Sugar is literally like poison to our bodies – perhaps we should consider some more healthy ways to bless those we love – that can still be considered “special” but healthy too.

    • Katina says

      Chris,
      Thank you for sharing! I’m a nurse, so I completely understand and appreciate your thoughts. I agree that some people feed their kids too much junk, but I also believe that it is ok to have special treats in moderation. Treats, such as these Love Bugs, are made for my children’s classroom parties….which only happen about 4-5 times a year. We all have different convictions and, for me, moderation is key!

      God Bless!
      Katina

    • Kathleen says

      Love the recipe. And by the way Chris, I don’t believe it is sugar ‘INSANITY’ if you only have 2 pieces… Teaching moderation is key as our children will be exposed to sugar in the world when they leave our nest. I knew a Mom who kept sugar completely from her four children their whole lives; and then that child became my roommate in college. Guess what she ate every other day? Sugary, fattening foods because of the deprivation and lack of moderation in their household. The obesity problem in the US is likely caused by so many working Moms, lack of good home-cooked meals, and fast-food mentality nation. I live in Italy now and these Italians are the thinest people you’ve seen…who eat biscotti, tiramisu, AND lots of veggies, olive oil, fish, and all that good stuff. This recipe is great!

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