Donut Hole Kabobs

These Donut Hole Kabobs are a sweet dessert full of sweet flavors, not work. This simple recipe satisfies any sweet tooth and is easy enough for any occasion. These kabobs are a hit at any and all occasions! Double the recipe because they fly off the plate!

Overhead shot of donut hole kabobs on plate

If you love sweet treats, we have a winner for you today. This easy, semi-homemade recipe combines store-bought donut holes, cream cheese frosting, chocolate glaze, and fresh strawberries. Yum!

❤️ Why You’ll Love This Recipe

It’s simple, for one, and we all love simple. It’s also one of those desserts that you can tailor to fit any occasion. You’ll notice that these particular donut holes are obviously intended for Independence Day, but all you have to do is use different colors, and you’ve got kabobs for any holiday! And did we mention they’re easy?

These Donut Hole Kabobs are so cute, and they’re really good too!  They’re so easy to make, and they’d be great at a party, when a few friends are over, or a family gathering.  No matter when you decide to serve these, they’re sure to be a favorite.  They’re fun to make, and fun to eat.  Make sure you put this one in your favorites!

  • This is an easy, semi-homemade recipe that even beginners can make.
  • You can easily tailor it to fit any holiday or special occasion.
  • Donut holes!
Closeup shot of donut hole kabobs stacked atop one another on plate


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For the Donut Hole Kabobs

  • Donut holes
  • Strawberries
  • Cream cheese frosting
  • Wooden BBQ skewers
  • White chocolate – melted
  • Red, White, and Blue sprinkle mix

For the Blue Glaze Dip

  • Powdered sugar
  • Vanilla coffee creamer
  • Blue food coloring gel

See the recipe card below for quantities.

Overhead shot of blue donut holes, strawberries, kabob sticks and sprinkles

🔪 How to Make Donut Hole Kabobs

Making these kabobs is incredibly simple. It’s mostly a matter of melting, coloring, dipping, and poking. It’s super simple!

Step 1: Prep the Strawberries

Rinse the strawberries with cool water in a colander. Then place them on paper towels to drain. Set aside.

Step 2: Make the Glaze

Mix the powdered sugar, coffee cream, and blue food coloring gel in a medium bowl. Add as much or as little food coloring gel as you like to adjust the vividness of the blue color.

Step 3: Dip the Donuts

Dip the donut holes in the glaze and lay them on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper to set. Then, chill them in the refrigerator. If you want a more vivid blue, dip the chilled donut holes again and place them back in the refrigerator to chill.

Step 4: Pre-Construction Prep

When the glaze on the donut holes is set, place the frosting in a pastry bag with a star tip. Then, slice the strawberries in half lengthwise and remove the green stem.

Step 5: Assemble the Kabobs

Place a donut hole on the skewer, then pipe some frosting underneath it. Then, add a strawberry. Repeat this combination until you have 3 donut holes and 3 strawberries separated by frosting on the skewer. Lay the skewers on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper.

Donut hole, frosting, and strawberry on kabob

Step 6: Decorate the Kabobs

Melt the white chocolate in the microwave and drizzle it over the skewers with a spoon. Then, while the chocolate is still melted, sprinkle the red, white, and blue sprinkles over the skewers so they stick to the melted chocolate. Chill until ready to serve!

Donut hole kabobs being drizzled with white chocolate


Do you want to change up this recipe and make it your own? Here are some ways that you can do that!

  • Frosting: You can use buttercream or vanilla frosting in place of cream cheese frosting.
  • Your Favorite Donut Holes: You can use your favorite variety and brand of donut holes.
  • Any Color: Adjust the color of the glaze to fit any occasion from Christmas to baby showers.

Although this recipe can be made for any occasion, this particular version is obviously for the 4th. In that spirit, check out this other sweet 4th of July treat!

🥄 Equipment

It takes almost nothing to make this recipe. It’s so incredibly easy, and so is the equipment list.

  • Skewers
  • Microwaveable bowl
  • Baking sheet
  • Parchment paper
  • Measuring cups
Closeup shot of donut hole kabobs on plate

🥫 Storage

You can store these leftover kabobs in an air-tight container in the refrigerator for up to 3 days. That’s about how long the strawberries will last after being cut.

💭 Tips

There’s not much to remember when making these kabobs. They’re easy enough for beginners, so they’re almost fool-proof. The only major tip we have is that you don’t add too much frosting between the donut holes and the strawberries. You want just enough to add a nice layer but not so much that it falls off the skewer.

⁉️ FAQ

Do you have questions about this recipe? Here are the answers to the most commonly asked questions.

Where do donut holes come from?

They were invented in Maine by a ship captain named Hanson Gregory. When he was a teenager, he decided to cut holes out of the donut dough used to make the traditional, twisted version of the first donuts. This helped the entire dough cook evenly on the outside and the inside, limiting the grease that the twisted donut dough tended to absorb.

What kind of donut holes should I use?

Any kind will work. Fried, cake, chocolate, or vanilla. The only thing I don’t recommend is using powdered sugar donut holes. It’s harder for the chocolate glaze to stick to them.

How can I make these kabobs for other occasions?

Just change the color of your glaze. Any food coloring will work in the glaze, so you can make these for everything from Halloween to Christmas or even baby showers.

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Donut Hole Kabobs

These Donut Hole Kabobs take delicious donut holes, cover them in a sweet glaze, and combines them with fresh strawberries and frosting!
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 0 minutes
Servings: 8 Servings
Calories: 430kcal
Author: Rob


  • Skewers
  • Microwaveable Bowl
  • baking sheet
  • parchment paper
  • Measuring cups


  • 24 Donut Holes
  • 1 16 ounce package Strawberries
  • 1 16 ounce container Cream Cheese Frosting
  • ½ cup White Chocolate – melted
  • Red White, and Blue Sprinkle Mix


  • 2 cups Powdered Sugar
  • 5 drops Vanilla Coffee Creamer (or more)
  • 3 drops Blue Food Coloring Gel (or 1 more drop)


  • Place the Strawberries in a Colander, and rinse well under cool water. Lay on paper towels to drain.
  • In a Medium size bowl, mix the Powdered Sugar, Coffee Creamer, and Blue Food Coloring Gel, and stir well to mix. If the Glaze isn’t bright blue enough, add a few more drops of the Food Coloring Gel, and stir well to mix.
  • Drop the Donut Holes into the Blue Glaze, and lay on a Parchment Paper lined Cookie Sheet to allow the Glaze to set, or firm.
  • When all the Donut Holes have been dipped, place the Cookie Sheet in the Refrigerator. If the Donut Holes need to be dipped again to make sure they’re bright blue, let them get cold in the refrigerator, and dip them again, then place them back on the parchment paper, and back in the refrigerator.
  • When the Glaze is set on the Donut Holes, open the container of Frosting and place the Frosting in a pastry bag with a star tip.
  • Cut the Strawberries in half, length wise, removing the green stem. When ready to assemble, place a Donut Hole on the Skewer first, then pipe the Frosting underneath, and Skewer a Strawberry, and repeat until you have three Donut Holes, and Three Strawberries between Frosting on the Skewer – see photo.
  • Lay the Skewers on a Parchment paper lined Cookie Sheet.
  • Melt the White Chocolate in the microwave, and drizzle with a spoon over the Skewers. Immediately Sprinkle the Red, White and Blue Sprinkle Mix over the Skewers, allowing it to stick to the melted White Chocolate.
  • Place the Skewers back in the Refrigerator until time to serve. Serve, and Enjoy!


Any nutritional data I provide is an approximation and actual dietary information can vary based on ingredients and proportion sizes


Calories: 430kcal | Carbohydrates: 80g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 4g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Cholesterol: 2mg | Sodium: 124mg | Potassium: 137mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 75g | Vitamin A: 10IU | Vitamin C: 35mg | Calcium: 28mg | Iron: 0.4mg

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