Nutella Donuts: Acorn Donut Holes

These Nutella Donuts are a perfect sweet breakfast for the fall season! Whether the weather is starting to get cool for the year or you love cute donut ideas, these tasty little acorns are sure to hit the spot!

If you love Nutella or all things hazelnut you definitely won’t be able to resist eating more than one of these delicious acorn treats. The sweet hazelnut flavor mixed with the salty crunch of the pretzels is a match made in heaven.

So don’t wait until Autumn to give into your sweet treat cravings. Grab the kids and make a fun morning activity of it! Making your own breakfast has never been so easy (or adorable)!

Why I Love These Nutella Donuts

Aside from their yummy taste, I love these sweet little Nutella donuts so much because I am a big ol’ sucker for a theme. Whether we’re studying fall, nature, or throwing the best camping party, these donut holes work perfectly.

They really couldn’t be any easier to make, but everyone always ooohs and ahhhs over them. And the Nutella with chocolate sprinkles is definitely a show-stopper. Just make sure you have some napkins handy because these babies can get pretty messy!

How To Make Nutella Donuts

No spooning Nutella filling into a piping bag for you! This easy recipe doesn’t need messy donut filling.

They not only uses premade donut holes, the Nutella spread is used to dip the donuts before adding chocolate jimmies. The final step is adding a cute little stem in the form of a pretzel stick piece.

If you’re adding that up, that’s only four ingredients and a few bucks to make these super adorable Nutella donuts.

This recipe makes a total of 30 Nutella donut acorns. It only takes about 30 minutes to make a batch so you can quickly whip these up for a get-together.

Or keep them all to yourself. No one says you have to share!

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Yield: 30 Donuts

Acorn Nutella Donuts

Acorn Nutella Donuts

Whether the weather is starting to get cooler or you love cute donut ideas, these tasty little Nutella donuts are sure to hit the spot!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Total Time 15 minutes


  • 1 cup Nutella hazelnut spread
  • ½ cup Chocolate jimmie sprinkles
  • 30 Donut holes
  • 15 Pretzel sticks


  1. Take a each donut hole and spread Nutella across the top half of each donut.
  2. Dip and twist them in the chocolate sprinkles, making sure the Nutella is covered with the sprinkles.
  3. Break each of the pretzel sticks in half to make a stem for the acorns.
  4. Take one of your broken pretzel sticks and stick it in the center of the top of the donut in the center of the Nutella and sprinkles.
  5. Serve and enjoy!

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