Rainbow Donuts

Rainbow Donuts – these fun donuts are made using fruity pebbles, white chocolate and shredded coconut!

Rainbow Donuts - these fun donuts are made using fruity pebbles, white chocolate and shredded coconut!Did you see this picture I posted on instagram about a week ago? If you haven’t, take a look at the picture below..

Rainbow-Donuts-ZI captioned it, “This seemed like a good idea an hour ago. #help”.

Rainbow Donuts - these fun donuts are made using fruity pebbles, white chocolate and shredded coconut!

Rainbow Donuts - these fun donuts are made using fruity pebbles, white chocolate and shredded coconut!It really did seem like a good idea when I was brainstorming recipes for St. Patrick’s Day. Some how my brain must have forgotten that fruity pebbles come in one large jumbled box of colorfulness, not neatly pre-sorted by color.

But, I learned a few things while separating fruity pebbles.

First, there is a serious shortage of purple and blue fruity pebbles.

Second, fruity pebbles are suppose to be pebbles, not fruity clumps. I encountered a lot of clumps that I had to carefully pull apart color by color.

Third, fruity pebbles make ridiculously cute rainbows, especially rainbows on donuts :)

Rainbow Donuts - these fun donuts are made using fruity pebbles, white chocolate and shredded coconut!I may be a bad food blogger because I am sharing a recipe that is quite ridiculous and time consuming. Between you and me, I don’t actually expect you to make this one. I know! Why would I share something so cute but so ridiculous? Well let’s reintroduce ourselves.. Hi I’m Beth and I like making over the top recipes.

If you do make these super adorable rainbow donuts, you need to send me a picture because you totally deserve an award. I’ll even write you a letter and tell you how awesome you are. :)

Rainbow Donuts - these fun donuts are made using fruity pebbles, white chocolate and shredded coconut!We have another recipe in store that uses fruity pebbles, but I promise you won’t have to sort them by color :)

Rainbow Donuts

Yield: 6 donuts

Total Time: 2 hours

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup flour
  • 3 tbsp sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 6 tbsp milk
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 3 tbsp vegetable/canola oil
  • 4 rectangles of vanilla candiquik
  • 1 tbsp vegetable shortening
  • Fruity pebbles, sorted by color (you don’t need to sort the entire box)
  • Shredded coconut, small amount
  • Paint brush, new – never used before

Directions:

Donuts

  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees F. Spray a donut pan with cooking spray, use a paper towel to lightly spread/remove excess spray.
  2. In a large bowl combine the flour, sugar, baking powder and salt.
  3. In another bowl combine the milk, egg, vanilla, and oil until well blended. Stir the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients, mix just until combined.
  4. Transfer the batter to a large piping bag or use a ziploc bag with one corner cut off. Pipe the batter into the donut pan, filling each donut hole about 2/3 full.
  5. Bake the donuts for 10 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean. Remove from the oven and let the donuts sit in the pan for 10 minutes before moving them to a wire rack to cool.
  6. Remove the donuts from the donut pan and place them on a wire rack to cool.

FOR THE BASE ICING OF THE DONUTS

  1. Melt the vanilla candiquik with the vegetable shortening in a microwave safe bowl. I like to place the candiquik and vegetable shortening in a small saucepan over low heat and melt the chocolate that way. You could microwave the candiquik and vegetable shortening on 50% power for 2 minutes, stirring every 20-30 seconds, until melted.
  2. For dipping the donuts, it’s easiest to transfer the melted chocolate to a small shallow dish, but large enough to fit a donut in. While hanging onto the edges of the donut, dip each donut into the chocolate and pause for a few seconds while the donut is upside down to allow to excess to fall off. Allow the donuts to cool on a cooling rack completely before adding the fruity pebbles.

FRUITY PEBBLES

  1. Keep the chocolate warm during this process. The melted chocolate will act as ‘glue’ to hold the fruity pebbles on. Beginning with the red fruity pebbles, paint on a small amount of white chocolate then stick the red pebbles on. Continue this process until all of the red pebbles are on. Repeat with the rest of the colors – orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple.
  2. Once the rainbow is finished, paint on some white chocolate underneath both ends of the rainbow and add the shredded coconut.
  3. Enjoy and store the extras in an air tight container.
Rainbow Donuts - these fun donuts are made using fruity pebbles, white chocolate and shredded coconut!
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53 Responses to “Rainbow Donuts”

  1. Aimee @ ShugarySweets — February 24, 2015 at 6:57 am

    I can’t even imagine having the patience to separate the cereal! But the end result is adorable! PINNED :)

    • Beth @ The First Year — February 24, 2015 at 9:19 pm

      Pretty sure I took a break half through way to reassess the situation :)

  2. TidyMom — February 24, 2015 at 7:28 am

    Beth these are adorable!! I can just see you sorting all the colors lol Pinned

    • Beth @ The First Year — February 24, 2015 at 9:19 pm

      And the whole time I was thinking, why aren’t there more purple and blue pebbles!

  3. Christie — February 24, 2015 at 7:57 am

    These are absolutely adorable. My daughter would be gaga for them.

    • Beth @ The First Year — February 24, 2015 at 9:20 pm

      Thank you Christie!

  4. These are officially your cutest donuts yet!!! Pinning away!

    • Beth @ The First Year — February 24, 2015 at 9:17 pm

      :) Thanks for pinning Jaren!

  5. Jen @ Baked by an Introvert — February 24, 2015 at 8:18 am

    These are way too cute, Beth! This would be a fun recipe to do with kids. Let them do the hard work of sorting out the colors and then they can decorate their own donut. A great way to keep them busy and out of trouble also. ;-)

    • Beth @ The First Year — February 24, 2015 at 9:17 pm

      Oh yes! A very excellent project for the kids!

  6. Susie Gall — February 24, 2015 at 8:39 am

    Darling, darling idea and terrific presentation. My granddaughter will love these.

    • Beth @ The First Year — February 24, 2015 at 9:17 pm

      Thanks Susie!

  7. Jocelyn (Grandbaby cakes) — February 24, 2015 at 8:41 am

    OMG these are soooo darling! I am so in love with them. Gosh you are so creative!

    • Beth @ The First Year — February 26, 2015 at 4:36 pm

      Jocelyn, you made my day!!

  8. Danielle | Krafted Koch — February 24, 2015 at 10:23 am

    These are too adorable!!! What kid wouldn’t love this on St. Patrick’s Day, or any day for that matter!

    • Beth @ The First Year — February 26, 2015 at 4:27 pm

      You are so right! Rainbow donuts would be the best thing to wake up to!

  9. GiGi Eats — February 24, 2015 at 10:34 am

    THESE ARE SO FRIGGIN’ CUTE! Perfect for St. Patty’s DAY! Anything rainbow always catches my attention!!!! :D Ah I am in love!

    • Beth @ The First Year — February 24, 2015 at 9:16 pm

      Thanks Gigi, it makes me happy that you love them!

  10. Julianne @ Beyond Frosting — February 24, 2015 at 12:10 pm

    Beth these are AWESOME! I love them, even if they are time consuming.

    • Beth @ The First Year — February 26, 2015 at 4:28 pm

      I love them too! Thanks Julianne!

  11. Justine | Cooking and Beer — February 24, 2015 at 1:25 pm

    OMG, I so wish I had your imagination and your patience! Holy cow, girl! That is some serious dedication. I have a feeling it’s totally, 100% worth it though! Pinned!

    • Beth @ The First Year — February 24, 2015 at 9:23 pm

      In the end, yes it was totally worth it!

  12. Laura O @PetiteAllergyTreats — February 24, 2015 at 2:21 pm

    These are just so stinking CUTE! And I would make these but only for my kids and not a share single beautiful donut. :-P

    • Beth @ The First Year — February 24, 2015 at 9:16 pm

      I bet your kiddos would love them!!!

  13. Becky | The Cookie Rookie — February 24, 2015 at 3:21 pm

    WOW!! These might just be the cutest thing I’ve ever seen! What an incredibly creative (and delicious) idea!

    • Beth @ The First Year — February 24, 2015 at 9:16 pm

      Thank you Becky!

  14. Carla — February 24, 2015 at 5:25 pm

    These are really fun and awesome doughnuts! Now I’m going to be sorting my fruity pebbles by color haha

    • Beth @ The First Year — February 26, 2015 at 4:26 pm

      Call your family or friends for help :)

  15. Deb @ Cooking on the Front Burner — February 24, 2015 at 5:32 pm

    Beth, these are so adorable!! You always have the fun looking recipes!!

    • Beth @ The First Year — February 24, 2015 at 9:15 pm

      Haha, time consuming but fun!

  16. Catherine — February 24, 2015 at 5:48 pm

    Dear Beth, I am loving all your St. Patty’s treats and look forward to what is to come! The cookies are adorable and these donuts are just as wonderful! Pinning. xo, Catherine

    • Beth @ The First Year — February 24, 2015 at 9:15 pm

      The cookies and donuts go hand in hand :) Thanks for pinning Catherine!

  17. Jamie — February 24, 2015 at 7:41 pm

    These are awesome! Totally worth the zillion hours it must have taken you to sort all those pebbles!

    • Beth @ The First Year — February 24, 2015 at 9:23 pm

      Jamie, you are so sweet! Thank you!

  18. lisa@hooplapalooza — February 24, 2015 at 8:48 pm

    over the top?!? hours to separate colors?!?! aaaand rainbows?!?! why these may be my fave donuts EVER! :>D

    • Beth @ The First Year — February 24, 2015 at 9:24 pm

      *does happy dance* :)

  19. Ashlyn @ Belle of the Kitchen — February 25, 2015 at 12:38 am

    I can’t even handle how incredibly adorable these are! Perfect for St. Patty’s Day!

    • Beth @ The First Year — February 26, 2015 at 4:25 pm

      I’m not sure if I can eat them.. they’re just too cute!

  20. Sofia de la Torre — February 25, 2015 at 12:39 am

    They are really cute. I already follow you on Instagram and will follow you here to see your recipes, thanks a lot.

    • Beth @ The First Year — February 26, 2015 at 4:25 pm

      Thanks for following us and for stopping by!

  21. Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction — February 25, 2015 at 10:36 am

    You and your donuts! Love your creativity!

    • Beth @ The First Year — February 26, 2015 at 4:24 pm

      Hehe :) Thanks Jessica!

  22. Mary @chattavore — February 25, 2015 at 7:44 pm

    I wish I had Fruity Pebbles & CandiQuik because if I did I would make these right now-I’ve been wanting a doughnut all week and these look great!

    • Beth @ The First Year — February 26, 2015 at 4:24 pm

      Oh gosh, I want donuts all. the. time. :)

  23. Andi @ The Weary Chef — February 26, 2015 at 9:12 am

    You outdid yourself on these, Beth. Adorable!!

    • Beth @ The First Year — February 26, 2015 at 4:16 pm

      :) :) Thanks Andi!

  24. Christine — February 26, 2015 at 9:13 am

    Absolutely AMAZING Miss Beth!!!!!

    • Beth @ The First Year — February 26, 2015 at 4:16 pm

      Awww, thanks Christine!

  25. LaRosa — February 26, 2015 at 3:38 pm

    Hi Beth, these are sooo cute!!!!! I was wondering can I use almond bark instead?

    • Beth @ The First Year — February 26, 2015 at 4:26 pm

      Yep, you most definitely can!

  26. These are so cute Beth! I think if I had kids, I’d give them the whole color separating job – great practice with knowing your colors, right? Fun, tasty and educational. :)

    • Beth @ The First Year — March 4, 2015 at 5:42 pm

      Lindsay, that is the best idea ever. All in the name of education of course!

  27. Irresistibird — September 28, 2015 at 3:06 pm

    This is NOT ridiculous at all. It’s so cute!!! I love the idea.
    Shame we don’t have those cereals in France. I’ll have to find another way to make those lovely rainbow donuts :))

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