Rainbow Donuts

Rainbow Donuts – these fun donuts are made using fruity pebbles, white chocolate and shredded coconut! You won’t be able to get your hand off these delicious donuts!
Rainbow Donuts with white chocolate, coconut shavings and fruity pebbles on a wooden table.

Did you see this picture I posted on instagram about a week ago? If you haven’t, take a look at the picture below..

Separating fruity pebbles into separate colors.

I captioned it, “This seemed like a good idea an hour ago. #help”.

Six homemade Rainbow Donuts on a wooden table. Four easy Rainbow Donuts surrounded by colorful fruity pebbles on a wooden table.

Rainbow Donuts

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 donuts :)

Six Rainbow Donuts next to two bowls of fruity pebbles on a wooden table.

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 these rainbow donuts. 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. :)

Five homemade Rainbow Donuts covered in white chocolate, coconut shavings and fruity pebbles on a wooden table.

We have another recipe in store that uses fruity pebbles, but I promise you won’t have to sort them by color like these rainbow donuts :)

Rainbow Donuts

Rainbow Donuts

Yield: 6 donuts
Additional Time: 2 hours
Total Time: 2 hours


  • 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



  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.


  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.


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

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

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

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

  5. 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. ;-)

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

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

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

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

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

  11. 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!

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

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

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

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

  16. 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

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

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

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

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

  21. You and your donuts! Love your creativity!

  22. 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!

  23. You outdid yourself on these, Beth. Adorable!!

  24. Absolutely AMAZING Miss Beth!!!!!

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

  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. :)

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

  27. 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 :))

  28. Wow, awesome recipe, my kids really love your recipes. It’s so cute!!! :)

  29. Thanks for sharing the recipe, I really like and would love to try it. 5 stars for this recipe because I like it <3

  30. Awesome idea! So yummy! Thanks for sharing. My first time on your blog

  31. So these are truly totes adorbs but I have a large crew for this party and I feel like I would be here for days and days for as many donuts as I would need. So Im gonna cheat, I will buy mini plain cake donuts, then use your dip. Have my grand-kids separate the fruity pebbles and then they will get first dibs on donuts when they are done. :)

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