Simple Donut Hole Christmas Trees

Donut Christmas Trees

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This super easy donut Christmas tree is one of those recipes that looks very time-consuming and complicated, but is actually a breeze! It would be a great choice for a holiday brunch and can even double as a centerpiece!




  • Foam cone(s)
  • Saran Wrap (recommended) or aluminum foil
  • Toothpicks (each cone requires about 75-100)


  • 75100 donut holes per cone
  • Optional: Pomegranates, raspberries, or cranberries for berry accents
  • Optional: Rosemary sprigs for tree accents
  • Optional: Powdered sugar for snow effect


  • Wrap the styrofoam cone in Saran Wrap and trim off any extra on the bottom with scissors.
  • Stick one toothpick in each donut hole. Start at the base of the foam tree and insert the donut holes with toothpicks right next to each other.
  • Repeat and work your way up and around the cone until it is entirely covered.
  • Add pomegranates, raspberries, or cranberries as berry garnishes. You can also add rosemary sprigs to look like evergreen branches.
  • Sprinkle with powdered sugar for a snow effect


Note: I wrapped the styrofoam cones in aluminum foil, but I would recommend clear Saran Wrap instead. This would have been less noticeable than the silver foil once some donuts were eaten.

Keywords: Christmas brunch, holiday dessert, edible centerpiece