A bit of frosting, a bit of crunchy cereal, and POP!
You know those ideas that are so simple and brilliant, you see them on Pinterest and think, “Of course! Why didn’t I think of that?!”
Well, this here recipe is one of those there ideas. It’s so quick and easy (and adorable!) you can make a whole batch in minutes because... they start with ready-made mini donuts and just get cuter from there!
I started with some simple coconut crumb donuts, but a box of plain mini donuts works even better.
Alternately, you can pick up a box of plain donut holes and simply frost the top half. There’s nothing but options here. Lots and lots of delicious donut options.
As with regular cake pops, you’re going to spear each donut with a sucker stick that’s been dipped in melted chocolate. This will keep your donuts securely sticking to the sticks – they won’t slide down when the chocolate hardens up and holds them in place.
Now it’s already time to frost! Betty Crocker™ chocolate and vanilla frosting can be used as-is, or tinted to any color you please.
You’ll simply spread a small amount of chocolate frosting on top of each donut, then grab a box of favorite breakfast cereal for décor.
Here’s how we matched our frosting/topping flavor combos:
- Chocolate frosting + Chocolate Lucky Charms™ cereal
- White frosting + Cinnamon Toast Crunch™ cereal
- Pink vanilla frosting + Fruity Cheerioes™ cereal
The colors of the frosting and flavors of the cereals made a great match, but there are dozens of flavor combos.
I’d love to hear (in the comments section below) how you decide to frost and sprinkle your donut pops!
Serve the pops standing upright in jelly-bean filled pots for a color fest – or coffee-bean filled pots for a super cute breakfast or brunch presentation. Party ready!
Or serve the them on a platter for parties, bake sales, brunches or midnight snacking.
Then call in the crew. These donut pops are too cute to keep to yourself!
Brooke blogs at Cheeky Kitchen, where she shares crazy simple, healthy family recipes. She joined Tablespoon to share some of her best, so keep an eye on Brooke's Tablespoon profile to see what she cooks up next!