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Groundhog Day Donut

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  • Prep 5min
  • Total10min
  • Servings1

A breakfast treat that's delicious no matter how long winter lasts.MORE+LESS-

ByParty Pinching

Updated September 6, 2017



plain store-bought doughnut


cup Betty Crocker™ Rich & Creamy chocolate frosting


Oreo cookie, finely crushed


brown M&M's® minis chocolate candy


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    Frost the top of the donut with chocolate frosting, and then sprinkle frosting with crushed Oreo™.

  • 2

    On one end of the cookie, push the almond slices into the filling of the cookie for the ears. Draw eyes and mouth onto cookie with the black edible marker.

  • 3

    Attach mini M&M™ with frosting for the nose. Turn the white heart sprinkle upside down and attach with frosting for the teeth.

  • 4

    Push cookie in the middle of the donut hole. Decorate with the chocolate rock candy around the donut.

Nutrition Information

Nutrition Facts

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories from Fat
% Daily Value
Total Fat
Saturated Fat
Trans Fat
Total Carbohydrate
Dietary Fiber
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
Vitamin C

1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 4 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 5 1/2 Fat;

Carbohydrate Choice

5 1/2

*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

More About This Recipe

  • Whether it's early spring or a long winter, this Groundhog Day donut is a fun breakfast treat.I kinda sorta love Groundhog Day. Maybe because here in Seattle we have to hope that spring is right around the corner. It's usually been raining sideways for 6 months and we worry we won’t see the sun before July 5th.Or maybe because I just think that those groundhogs are so darn cute.When my kids were small, we would have these cute groundhog donuts for breakfast while watching the news to see if he saw his shadow or not! These adorable donuts coupled with a cup of hot cocoa was a fun tradition and it made you feel warm and fuzzy inside – even if it meant 6 more weeks of winter!Make this super silly breakfast starring our favorite fuzzy wintertime friend! Come on Phil! Don’t let us down! We need an early spring!

Groundhog Day Menu

Be prepared for anything when Punxsutawney Phil comes out of his hole this Groundhog Day. Whether he sees his shadow and proclaims the doldrums of winter will continue or scurries around in a jovial spring-will-be-here-before-you-know-it jig, this mix of cold-weather comfort food and pre-warm-weather dishes are sure to be a hit.

Stay warm with Alton’s Baked Macaroni and Cheese. In cold weather, nothing is better than gooey macaroni topped with a crispy layer of cheese and bread crumbs. Save leftovers for fried macaroni and cheese.

Food Network Magazine’s Smoky Pork Calzones (pictured above) are an easy weeknight meal. Ground pork, smoked paprika and shredded mozzarella put a hearty spin on the typical pizza-dough calzone.

You’d never guess this Spicy Vegetarian Chili is seasoned with cocoa powder and coffee. Make an extra-large batch and freeze the leftovers.

Food Network Magazine’s Bucatini With Pesto and Shrimp is the perfect dish for the transitioning seasons.

Pretend it's summer and use a grill-pan to cook up blade steak for a Grilled Steak Salad.

Use a skillet to stir-fry Chicken and Broccolini at home. Scallions add extra crunch while red jalapeno peppers bring just a touch of heat. Top with sliced almonds or cashews.

Try a new dish at brunch: Chicken and Asparagus Crepes. Fill store-bought crepes with ricotta cheese, shallots, chicken and herbs for a decadent meal no matter what groundhog Phil decides.

Do-It-Yourself Crafts:

1. Groundhog Day Felt Playset

Recreate Punxsutawney and Gobbler’s Knob with a felt playset. This easy craft only requires three materials: felt, scissors, and googly eyes!

2. Groundhog Shadows

Credit: All Kids Network

On a day where we anxiously await to find out if Phil sees his shadow, it’s only fitting to complete a craft that celebrates just that. Try out this groundhog shadow activity that lets kids decide Phil’s prediction.

3. Paper Heart Groundhog

Credit: Lucky Me Crafts and Kids

If you heart Groundhog Day as much as we do, this craft is right up your alley! Using paper hearts, assemble your own groundhog and try to guess his prediction.

4. Peek-A-Boo Handprint Groundhog

Credit: Fun Hand Print Art Blog

Little ones looking to join in the crafting action will love seeing their handprint transformed into a groundhog. Once complete, set the stage and let them share Phil’s story!

Groundhog Day Cupcakes

Happy Groundhog Day. I know it’s late in the game to make these little guys, but I had a last minute idea for them this weekend using some fave candies and I didn’t want to a year to see how they might turn out. Bookmark these cuties if you want to make them next year for Groundhog Day… or I guess if you need any Beaver cupcake inspiration, then the faces could come in handy for that too. )

Now, I couldn’t be more ready for Spring. I’m hoping for a cloudy morning when Punxsutawney Phil pokes his little head out this morning. If he sees his shadow, then he’s predicted another six weeks of wintery weather.

But regardless if he’s right are not, I hope these little guys make you smile.

You can use the chocolate cupcake and frosting recipe below to get started.

Then you just need to organize your candies to decorate.

  • Hershey’s Chocolate Drops for cheeks and paws
  • Brown M&M’s for ears
  • Reese’s peanut butter cups for heads
  • Black coated sunflower seeds for noses
  • Chocolate wafer cookies crumbled up for dirt

  • To make the faces, first separate the peanut butter cups from the wrappers, but leave on so you can move them around without getting chocolate on your fingers.
  • Use a toothpick dipped in some melted chocolate coating to act as glue and attach the candies. Place two Hershey’s Drops in the middle.
  • Then dot on more coating and attach the nose, and two candy eyes.
  • For the teeth, take the marshmallow bits, press them together flat for teeth and attach them with melted coating.
  • Draw on eyes using a black edible ink pen and let dry.
  • If they cups started to warm up from your touch, place them in the fridge for a few minutes while you frost the cupcakes.

  • Frost the cupcakes using an offset spatula. Apply the frosting around the sides of the cupcake with a downward motion using the offset spatula, leaving a “well” in the center.
  • Roll or press the frosted sides of the cupcake into chocolate wafer cookie crumbs for the soil.
  • Place a groundhog face gently in the center until secure. You can coerce the crumb coated frosting around the base to help hold it in place if necessary.
  • Then attach two M&M’s in position for ears with more melted chocolate as glue and let dry.

Finally, take two more Hershey’s drops and place on each side of the groundhog’s face for paws.

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Apparently most people still haven't caught on that PETA is not actually an animal-rights activism group but rather a long-running practical joke. It has to be, right? Surely a group that gets witless celebutantes to undress for anti-fur campaigns and tries to get people to call fish "sea kittens"--even as it euthanizes 85 percent of the animals it rescues--is conducting some elaborate social experiment.

As if to remove any doubt that the organization is just a bunch of merry pranksters, the People for the Ethical Treatment of Animals have come up with their most ridiculous stunt yet: demanding that Punxsutawney Phil, the famous weather-predicting Pennsylvania groundhog, be replaced with a robot.

The organization's form letter on the subject suggests that Phil and other groundhogs could be sent to a sanctuary--which sounds awfully similar to the "farm out in the country" cover story parents tell children just before they take an out-of-control dog to a PETA shelter to be put down. And even if Phil weren't euthanized, he would have to live the rest of his life knowing he was replaced by a robot, as if he were just another Detroit auto worker.

Phil hasn't been laid off yet. Today, he saw his shadow, meaning we're in for another six weeks of winter. But if animatronic rodents do replace groundhogs for the February 2 Groundhog Day tradition, groundhogs (also known as woodchucks) will still be useful for one thing: good eatin'! Following are a few recipes using the critters.

First of all, you'll need to clean the critter. Here's's suggested cleaning method.

Woodchuck, also known as groundhog, should be handled in accordance with the general rules for game in the field. The blood should be drained, and the entrails removed and the body cavity wiped clean. When hung for 48 hours, they are ready to the skinned and cooked. Woodchuck meat is dark, but mild flavored and tender. It does not require soaking however, many people like to soak it overnight in salt water. If the woodchuck is caught just before he begins his winter sleep, there is an insulating fat layer under the skin. Remove excess fat. remove 7 to 9 "kernels" (scent glands) in the small of the back and under the forearms. Parboil the meat of older animals cook by recipes calling for chicken or rabbit.

Woodchuck Stew (via
1 woodchuck
2 onions, sliced
1/2 cup celery, sliced
Vinegar and water
Salt and pepper

Clean woodchuck remove glands cut into serving pieces. Soak overnight in a solution of equal parts of water and vinegar with addition of one sliced onion and a little salt. Drain, wash, and wipe. Parboil 20 minutes, drain, and cover with fresh boiling water. Add one sliced onion, celery, a few cloves, and salt and pepper to taste. Cook until tender thicken gravy with flour.

Dave's Groundhog Sliders (modification of Groundhog Patties recipe at Frugal Yankee)
After cleaning and cutting, remove meat from bones and grind. Add bread crumbs, onion, salt, pepper, egg, and fat mix thoroughly. Form into patties dip into egg then dip in bread crumbs. Fry in hot fat until brown. Cover with currant jelly sauce and place in slow oven for 1 hour. Serve on Hawaiian Sweet Rolls.

Contry-Style [sic] Groundhog (via
1. 1 groundhog
2. 1/2 c. flour
3. 1/4 tsp. salt
4. 1/4 tsp. pepper
5. 1/4 tsp. soda
6. 1/4 c. cooking oil
7. 1/2 tsp. sugar

NOTE:Clean and skin as soon as possible. Remove all sent [sic] glands. Cut off head, feet and tail. Cure in cool place by suspending from hook approximately 4 days. When ready to cook, lard according to recipe. Dress groundhog as for rabbit, removing the small sacs in the back and under the forearm. Soak groundhog overnight in salted water to remove wild flavor. Combine flour, salt, pepper and sada rub into groundhog pieces. Brown grounhog in hot oil in skillet sprinkle with sugar. Reduce heat add 1/2 cup water. Cover simmer for about 30 minutes or until tender. Remove cover cook for 10 minutes longer.

Oriental Groundhog (via Frugal Yankee)
1 Groundhog
2 qts Water
1/4c Salt
1/2c Soy sauce
2 whole Garlic cloves
1 jalpeno pepper
1/4 Onion
2T Chili powder
1/4 bunch Parsley
4 Beef bouillon cubes
1/4t Freshly-ground pepper
1 cup Beef or chicken broth
Teriyaki glaze
Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

Cut meat into serving pieces. Soak in 1 quart water and salt for 3 hours. Transfer meat to 1 quart clear water and soak 4 hours. Drain and dry meat. Place meat in a baking pan. Add beef broth, soy sauce, garlic cloves, jalapeno, onion, chili powder, parsley, bouillon cubes and white pepper. Cover and bake at 350º for 1 to 1 1/2 hours. Baste frequently. Brush with teriyaki glaze while cooking.

Recipe By: Hunters Information Service

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