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Cereal Donut Holes

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Cereal Donut Holes
  • Prep Time 10 min
  • Total Time 30 min
  • Servings 10
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Cereal Donut Holes

Tasty donut holes flavored inside and out with cereals like Trix™, Cinnamon Toast Crunch™, and Cocoa Puffs™.


1 1/2
cups crushed cereal (Trix™ cereal, Cocoa Puffs™ Cereal , or Cinnamon Toast Crunch™ cereal)
cup flour
teaspoon baking powder
teaspoon salt
cup milk
tablespoons melted butter


cup milk
cups powdered sugar


  • 1 Make the glaze: Warm the 1/2 cup of milk, and whisk in the powdered sugar.
  • 2 Heat frying oil to 350°F. Make sure to use a sturdy pot and a deep fry thermometer.
  • 3 Mix the dry ingredients.
  • 4 Whisk together the wet ingredients.
  • 5 Add the wet to the dry and mix well. Immediately form balls and fry until crisp and fully cooked, about 5 minutes.
  • 6 Dip the balls in the glaze and top with more of the cereal.
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Cereal Donut Holes

As prepared by The Food in my Beard,

After I got the idea of fried cereal donut holes in my head, I knew it wouldn't leave until I actually made the things.

You know, like when a song gets stuck in your head and you have to listen to it to get rid of it? The problem here was I couldn’t just press play on my stereo and be satisfied. I not only had to make cereal donut holes, I had to FIGURE OUT HOW to make them!

What did I need to do to hold cereal together in a spherical shape that wouldn't fall apart in a fryer?

After doing a bunch of research, I finally took inspiration from a doughnut. I coarsely ground up some cereal and used it in place of flour in a doughnut recipe and the Cereal Donut Holes came out perfect! Crisp on the outside with tons of cereal flavor packed in the middle.

The best thing: after we had them for dessert that night, I ate the rest in the morning with my coffee.

Cereal ready to pulse

The first step is to crush up some cereal. You don't want to fully turn it into powder, just chunks about 1/8th the original size.

Trix ready to pulse

To do this I pulsed it in the food processor about 20 times.

Ground up cereal

Each batch of this makes 10 balls. I made 3 batches with 3 different cereals for a total of 30 balls.

Mixing ingredients together

Once you have the cereal in one bowl with a little flour and baking powder, and the egg, milk and melted butter in the other, mix them together.

Ingredients mixed together, ready to make balls with

Quickly fry these after you mix the wet ingredients in. Otherwise they will get soggy.

Deep frying the balls

Fry them about 5 minutes at 350F. Make sure to roll them around in the oil so they fry evenly.

Deep fried cereal balls on cooling rack

Let them cool on a rack.

Dipping cereal balls in glaze

Then just glaze and top with more cereal. Tasty!

Fried Cereal Balls with cup of coffee

As I mentioned, I made thirty of these, and my roommates and I didn't have a problem finishing them off by the next morning.Trix Fried Cereal Ball split open

Since they were inspired by doughnuts, they actually tasted great in the morning with coffee!

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Dan Whalen has been blogging for over 4 years at The Food in My Beard; check Dan's Tablespoon profile often to try his recipes with creative international spins!
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