Chef’s Corner: HoliDDay Edition – Part 2

By Molly DeHahn, Research and Development Technologist for Dunkin’ Brands

To continue our holiDDay celebration, we created a simple and delicious recipe that you can use for a gift idea, as well as a fun (and edible!) holiday decoration to brighten your festive gathering this year. First, we will walk you through how to create a Munchkins® Donut Hole Treats Holiday Tree using Dunkin’ Munchkins and topped with a Holiday Star Donut. Then, we’ll show you how to make two fudge sauces that you can gift to your family, friends and colleagues this season. Using some of our new and favorite holiday beverages, including Peppermint Mocha Latte and Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate, these fudge sauces can be used with fondue, ice cream sundaes and more!                                                                                                                                                            

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Munchkins® Donut Hole Treats Holiday Tree

Ingredients/Materials:

• 1 50-Count Box of Munchkins Donut Hole Treats (you can use a variety, but we used all Red Velvet Munchkins with our tree)

• 1 Dunkin’ Donuts Holiday Star Donut

• 1 Styrofoam-Shaped Cone

• 1 50-Count Package of 4-inch Lollipop Sticks 

• Decorative ribbons and pipe cleaners 

• Green Felt (to make a tree skirt)

Instructions: 

1. Cut your 4-inch lollipop sticks in half so they are 2 inches long. 

2. Start from the bottom of the cone, and place each lollipop stick in the cone followed by the Munchkin. Continue to do this around the cone until you reach the top.

3. Wrap your tree with decorative ribbon and pipe cleaners.

4. Place a lollipop stick on the top of the cone, and then place the HoliDDay Star Donut on top of it. 

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Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate Caramel Sauce

Ingredients: 

• 1 Bag of Caramels (unwrapped)

• 1 Small Dunkin’ Donuts Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate 

Instructions: 

1. Place caramels and 4 fl oz. of Dunkin’ Donuts Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate in a small sauce pan over low heat.

2. Melt caramels while enjoying the rest of your DD Salted Caramel Hot Chocolate, stirring occasionally.

3. Once melted, pour into a mason jar and decorate with a bow.

Peppermint Mocha Fudge Sauce

Ingredients: 

• 3 Cups Milk Chocolate Chips

• 1 Small Dunkin’ Donuts Peppermint Mocha Latte

Instructions:

1. Place Chocolate chips in a bowl.

2. Pour 4 fl oz. of Dunkin’ Donuts Peppermint Mocha Latte over chocolate chips and stir until smooth (microwave for 30 seconds at a time if needed).

3. Once melted, pour into a mason jar and decorate with a bow.

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If you’re looking for a recipe to make during the holidays, be sure to check out Part 1 of our holiday series for recipes including a twist on classic fondue and a poke cake.


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