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Cereal Donut Holes

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  • Prep 10 min
  • Total 30 min
  • Servings 10
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Tasty donut holes flavored inside and out with cereals like Trix™, Cinnamon Toast Crunch™, and Cocoa Puffs™.
by: The Food in My Beard
Updated May 3, 2017
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  • 1 1/2 cups crushed cereal (Trix™ cereal, Cocoa Puffs™ Cereal , or Cinnamon Toast Crunch™ cereal)
  • 1/2 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter


  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 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.
  • 6
    Immediately form balls and fry until crisp and fully cooked, about 5 minutes.
  • 7
    Dip the balls in the glaze and top with more of the cereal.

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More About This Recipe

  • 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.I made thirty of these, and my roommates and I didn't have a problem finishing them off by the next morning. Since they were inspired by doughnuts, they actually tasted great in the morning with coffee!
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