Friday, April 25, 2014

Fruit Punch Doughnuts Recipe















What dessert reminds you most of your childhood? You know, that delicious dish that takes you back to sunny summer days at the park, after school activities, and exciting night games with the neighborhood kids.

For me, nothing makes me feel more like a kid than doughnuts. Well, doughnuts and bright red fruit punch! But what if you could combine both? No, I'm not talking about dunking doughnuts in a big pitcher of fruit punch. I'm talking about using those delicious punch mixes you loved as a kid to create light, fluffy, rounded treats the kid inside of you will enjoy! Too good to be true? Not for Honeyville Drink Mixes!












Today we'll take our delicious Fruit Punch Drink Mix and our refreshing Grape Drink Mix and make a delicious, frosted doughnut that is sure to bring the kid out in us all. Best of all, you can enjoy these any time during the year, rain or shine! Get ready, it's time to make some Fruit Punch Doughnuts!

Ingredients (Doughnuts):
1/2 cup Honeyville Fruit Punch Drink Mix
3 Eggs
1/4 cup Sugar
1/2 tsp Salt
2 tsp Baking Powder
1 1/2 cups Milk
3 2/3 cups Honeyville All Purpose Flour

(Grape Frosting):
1/2 cup Milk
1 cup Powdered Sugar
1/4 cup Honeyville Grape Drink Mix
1 tsp Vanilla
1/4 cup Butter, softened

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees.












In a large bowl, combine fruit punch drink mix, eggs, sugar, salt, baking powder, milk, and flour, and mix together until a soft, sticky batter forms.

Transfer batter to a large freezer bag, cut a whole in the corner, then pipe batter into molds on a doughnut baking pan. Bake in the oven at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes.












Remove and allow to cool on a wire rack.












Your doughnuts will be a light red, pinkish color and will feel soft and spongy.

Now, it's time to make your frosting.












In a large bowl combine milk, butter, powdered sugar, vanilla, and grape drink mix, and mix with an electric hand mixer until frosting forms. You'll want your frosting just a little runny.












Dip your doughnuts in the frosting, then let stand on a wire rack until frosting stiffens up on doughnuts.












These doughnuts are like nothing you've ever tasted before. Not only do they bake up super light and fluffy, they are packed full of delicious fruit punch flavor. The frosting gives it that perfect grape drink mix, with just the right amount of creaminess, thanks in part to the butter. Serve these bad boys up as the perfect after-school snack, a fun and unique breakfast treat, or just an exciting family night dessert. No matter where you have them, you're sure to get compliments on how well these doughnuts not only taste, but look!












It's time to bring the kid out in all of us, and what better way than delicious, fruit punch flavored doughnuts!

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