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Crispy Rice Cereal Donut Treats
Excerpted from Super Cute Crispy Treats by Ashley Fox Whipple
When guests first lay their eyes on these treats, they’ll find it hard to believe that they aren’t actual donuts. The delicious buttercream frosting and sprinkles go a long way toward pulling off the disguise.
Yield: 12 donuts
Time: 30 minutes active, 20 minutes cooling
Difficulty level: Easy
3 tbsp margarine
1 10-ounce (280 g) bag mini marshmallows
6 cups (150 g) crisp rice cereal
1½ cups (285 g) Buttercream Frosting, tinted color(s) of choice
Equipment: Donut baking pan
Melt margarine over low heat in a 5-quart or larger saucepan. Add marshmallows, and stir. Let marshmallows melt completely, stirring occasionally. Remove from heat.
Stir in crisp rice cereal until covered with marshmallow. As soon as mixture is cool enough to handle, press into a greased donut baking pan to form donut-shaped treats. (If necessary, turn out formed treats onto a greased baking sheet and reuse donut pan until all of the mixture has been used.) Let cool completely.
Frost donuts with buttercream frosting and top with sprinkles. Store in an airtight container in the refrigerator and serve within 24 hours.
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