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World’s Most Adorable Unicorn Donuts

My kids were asking for a fun snack the other day and I made the world’s most adorable Unicorn Donuts!

Sometimes, I just don’t know what’s going to happen when I start baking–and this time I surprised myself, for sure.

My kids were asking for a fun snack the other day and I made the world's most adorable Unicorn Donuts! #unicorn #unicornfood #unicorndonuts

World’s Most Adorable Unicorn Donuts

When my kids asked for a snack, I seriously had no idea what I was going to make.

They wanted “something new” and “something we’ve never had before.

I don’t know where they get these ideas…

My kids were asking for a fun snack the other day and I made the world's most adorable Unicorn Donuts! #unicorn #unicornfood #unicorndonuts

But, when I came up with a plate of the world’s most adorable unicorn donuts–they were super excited, to say the least.

And me? I was kind of excited, too, because these are surprisingly easy and fun to make!

I just made a really simple donut batter.

My kids were asking for a fun snack the other day and I made the world's most adorable Unicorn Donuts! #unicorn #unicornfood #unicorndonuts

Now, I used our little donut maker, because I have one.

But if you don’t have a donut maker, you can just use a donut pan in the oven–just bake for about 8-10 minutes at 350-degrees.

My kids were asking for a fun snack the other day and I made the world's most adorable Unicorn Donuts! #unicorn #unicornfood #unicorndonuts

Once the donuts were done, it was time to turn them into unicorn donuts!

I melted about a 1/2 cup of white chocolate morsels in the microwave on one-minute increments, then dipped one side of the donuts into the chocolate.

My kids were asking for a fun snack the other day and I made the world's most adorable Unicorn Donuts! #unicorn #unicornfood #unicorndonuts

While the chocolate was drying/cooling on some wax paper, I let my creative juices flow!

To really make these unicorn donuts, they needed a horn.

So, I grabbed some yellow Starburst candies and popped them in the microwave for 5 seconds to make them a little malleable.

My kids were asking for a fun snack the other day and I made the world's most adorable Unicorn Donuts! #unicorn #unicornfood #unicorndonuts

I used 1/2 of a Starburst for each unicorn donut.

To make the horn, I started by rolling 1/2 Starburst candy into a tube/snake.

My kids were asking for a fun snack the other day and I made the world's most adorable Unicorn Donuts! #unicorn #unicornfood #unicorndonuts

Then I folded that in half–but that’s all I did. I didn’t mash the two halves together or anything, just folded.

That’s important for the next step.

My kids were asking for a fun snack the other day and I made the world's most adorable Unicorn Donuts! #unicorn #unicornfood #unicorndonuts

Because I just mushed the end and twisted up to the top–this is what creates the swirly horn look.

Isn’t it fab?!

I was so impressed, I thought about stopping there.

My kids were asking for a fun snack the other day and I made the world's most adorable Unicorn Donuts! #unicorn #unicornfood #unicorndonuts

But why stop when you can add flowers?!

Just 1/2 of each of the orange, pink and red Starburst candies, rolled into the tube and then curled into a flower made such a cute bouquet under the horn!

My kids were asking for a fun snack the other day and I made the world's most adorable Unicorn Donuts! #unicorn #unicornfood #unicorndonuts

And I simply couldn’t stop there.

So I grabbed a little tube of black sparkle gel icing and drew on some closed eyes onto our unicorn donuts.

Now, I did practice a few times before I did the drawing–freehand is hard.

I recommend you do the same. LOL!

My kids were asking for a fun snack the other day and I made the world's most adorable Unicorn Donuts! #unicorn #unicornfood #unicorndonuts

From there, it was time to get our snack on!

And I just could not have been more impressed with how these unicorn donuts turned out.

My kids were asking for a fun snack the other day and I made the world's most adorable Unicorn Donuts! #unicorn #unicornfood #unicorndonuts

I seriously feel like, if we do a unicorn party in the near future, that these will feature in our unicorn treats.

Or if we have a reason for another special snack. LOL!

My kids were asking for a fun snack the other day and I made the world's most adorable Unicorn Donuts! #unicorn #unicornfood #unicorndonuts

Dude, if you’re ready, but you’re all out of Starburst, don’t be upset!

You can just pin this to your favorite unicorn food ideas board so you can find it when you get back from the store.

My kids were asking for a fun snack the other day and I made the world's most adorable Unicorn Donuts! #unicorn #unicornfood #unicorndonuts

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Unicorn Donuts

Unicorn Donuts

Yield: 24
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Additional Time: 10 minutes
Total Time: 23 minutes

Ingredients

  • Donuts
  • 2 cups baking mix (I used Bisquick)
  • 2 cups coconut milk
  • 2 tblspn sugar
  • Icing:
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate morsels
  • Starburst candies, 12 in each color
  • Black GEL icing in a tube

Instructions

  1. Preheat mini-donut maker (you can also cook in a donut pan at 350-degrees).
  2. Combine baking mix and coconut milk with a hand mixer until smooth. If it’s too thick, add one milk by 1/3 cup increments, stirring between, until you reach pancake batter consistency.
  3. Spoon into your mini-donut maker or donut pan. If baking, place in the oven for 8 minutes or until browned.
  4. Remove from the donut maker when slightly browned and the donut maker opens without tearing the donuts. Set aside to cool to the touch.
  5. Melt chocolate by placing it in a microwave-safe bowl and microwaving them in 30-second increments, stirring between.
  6. Dip one side of each donut in the chocolate and set aside to harden. You can place them in the refrigerator for 10 minutes to speed this process.
  7. Unwrap and microwave yellow Starburst candies, working with 1 at a time, for five seconds.
  8. Tear the Starburst candy in half, then mash the Starburst candies into a long tube by rolling it between your hands.
  9. Fold the tube in half.
  10. Smush one end of the folded tube between two fingers, twisting the remaining and shaping it into a slight cone, making a horn.
  11. Mush this gently onto a donut on one side, pointing outward.
  12. Repeat making a horn for every donut.
  13. Unwrap and microwave pink Starburst candies, working with 1 at a time, for five seconds.
  14. Tear the Starburst candy in half, then mash the Starburst candies into a long tube by rolling it between your hands.
  15. Roll the tube up into a spiral, forming a flower
  16. Mush this gently onto a donut, at the base of the horn.
  17. Repeat making a pink flower for every donut.
  18. Repeat steps above for making an orange and red flower for every donut.
  19. Using your black GEL icing, draw on a closed eye and eyelash on each side of the donut hole on each donut.
  20. Serve immediately or refrigerate.
Nutrition Information:
Yield: 24 Serving Size: 4
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 126Total Fat: 8gSaturated Fat: 5gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 145mgCarbohydrates: 13gFiber: 0gSugar: 6gProtein: 2g
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