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Did you know it’s almost Kids’ Choice Awards Time? It’s coming up on Saturday, March 28th. My kids always like to watch. This year Capri Sun Roarin’ Waters is the official drink sponsor of the Kids’ Choice Awards, and it’s one of my kids favorite drinks (mine, too!). I decided to come up with fun little snack for our little watching party – Tie Dyed Mini Donuts! And what’s even better? They’re on a stick!
I’m all about easy desserts, and these donuts are just that. They’re made from a basic white cake mix with the addition of butter, evaporated milk, and eggs. I used a mini donut pan, which uses next to nothing for the batter, so one cake mix will make a ton of mini donuts.
I split the batter into 6 bowls and used red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple food coloring gels. I wanted bright colors, which is why I picked gel colors over drops. Once I had the colors set, I transferred each color to a small freezer bag. I like to use them for piping because they are usually as stiff as the pastry bags, and I can seal the top closed.
I sprayed my donut pan with canola oil ahead of time. Then, I piped a tiny bit of each colored batter. My mini donut pan said to only fill each donut 1/3 of the way full, and I have to agree since I overfilled one batch and they were ginormous.
After filling each donut just 1/3 full, I swirled my finger around each one, and then I dropped the donut pan onto the counter from about 1 above to get out any air bubbles. My first two batches did not come out how I wanted. The first batch was too full, and the second batch had lots of air bubbles. Once I swirled the batter and then dropped it, my donuts came out perfect.
These bake for just 5 minutes. Let them cool for a minute or two before dropping them onto parchment paper. I decided to dip mine in lavender and lime green chocolate melts. I dipped about half in lavender and half in lime green, and then used the other color to drizzle on top.
Easy and quick mini donuts tie dyed and made from cake mix!
15 minPrep Time
5 minCook Time
20 minTotal Time
- 1 box white cake mix
- 1 cup evaporated milk
- 2 eggs
- 1 stick of butter, softened
- red, orange, yellow, green, blue, and purple food coloring
- Preheat oven to 350 and spray mini donut pan with canola oil spray.
- Combine cake mix, eggs, milk, and butter with an electric mixer until smooth.
- Separate the batter into 6 parts and add food coloring to each one.
- Once thoroughly mixed, transfer the colored batters each into a small ziplock freezer bag or pastry bag.
- Add a little squirt of each color to the donut pan. Make sure to fill each donut just 1/3 full.
- Bake for 4-6 minutes.
- Remove from oven and cool for a moment before dumping out the donuts onto parchment paper.
- Choose a fun candy melt color and dip the donuts into it.
- Serve and enjoy!
I thought this fun little treat would go perfectly with Capri Sun Roarin’ Waters. They’re one of my favorites for something easy for my kids to drink. It’s a lightly fruit-flavored water beverage, and it’s only 30 calories with no artificial colors or flavors. I like to switch between bottled water and Capri Sun Roarin’ Waters in my kids’ lunches.
When I was at Walmart earlier this week, they had Team Packs with 3 boxes together of Capri Sun Roarin’ Waters in Tropical Fruit flavor. I like to drink it and so do my kids, so I picked up a couple packs. Make sure you look for the special display for the Kids Choice Awards. They’re perfect to have on hand and for our Kids Choice Awards watching party!