An easy and quick Easter treat that the whole family can help with! Decorate store-bought donuts with a simple homemade frosting to make "nests" you can fill with marshmallow Peeps and chocolate eggs.
1. I used Entenmann's brand of chocolate frosted donuts that come in an 8 pack. Depending on how much frosting you use on each donut and the size of the donuts you are using, you may be able to frost up to 10 - 11 donuts. If you want to make more, you can always make a double batch of frosting.
2. Powdered donuts are not recommended as it may make the frosting harder to adhere to the donut.
3. ***If serving these donuts to young children: the Cadbury Mini Eggs I used are not recommended for young children as they pose a choking hazard.***
4. If your frosting ends up too runny or too stiff, don't worry, here's what to do: For too thin frosting, just sprinkle in a small amount of extra powdered sugar (start with about 1 tablespoon). Whisk that in and add a little more if needed, until the frosting holds its shape well on the whisk or beater. For too thick frosting, add only a couple drops of extra milk at a time, whisking or beating in between, until the correct consistency is achieved. A very small amount of liquid can change a lot, so go slow!
5. The frosting can be made 3 - 4 days ahead of time, stored in an airtight container in the fridge. Before using, let the frosting come to room temperature and then whisk it well.
6. The nutrition information below was calculated using 1 Peep as the filling for each donut. This nutrition information is an estimate only, provided by an online nutrition calculator. This information should not be considered a substitute for professional medical, health, or nutritional advice. See our full disclosure policy.
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