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Tasty Toadstools in 20 Minutes
This adorable recipe is super easy and can be ready in just 20 minutes!
These whimsical little treats are sure to put a smile on even the grouchiest face.
Whip them up for themed parties, showers, sleepover extravaganzas, or just as a surprise after school snack.
Pair them with our magical toadstool cupcakes!
You’ll want to serve them immediately because the donuts dry out relatively quickly. However, you could coat them in frosting to lock in the moisture.
That step will add to your prep time and increase the sugar and calorie content but could be worth it depending on your needs.
Experiment with different colored frostings, sprinkles, donut hole flavors, and edible glitters to create a magical grove of toadstools.
Easy Fairy Toadstool Recipe
- 12 plain donut holes
- 24 Tootsie Rolls
- Red Wilton Sparkle Gel
- Orange Wilton Sparkle Gel
- Yellow Wilton Sparkle Gel
- Light green Wilton Sparkle Gel
- Dark green Wilton Sparkle Gel
- Cut donut holes in half with a bread knife.
- Unwrap, but do not remove, Tootsie Rolls.
- Place 3 at a time in the microwave and microwave for 5 seconds.
- Discard wrappers and shape Tootsie Rolls into a mushroom stem.
- Set on a flat surface to harden.
- Gently press donut hole halves into each stem.
- Decorate with color gels. TIP: The trick is to use a little color gel, not a lot, otherwise it will run down the donut.
Coconut Grass Garnish
- Place coconut into a resealable sandwich bag.
- Add 1 teaspoon of water to a small bowl. Add 4 drops green food coloring and mix well.
- Add to coconut.
- Seal bag and knead until color is evenly distributed through coconut.
- Place toadstools onto a plate and add coconut grass/moss. Serve immediately.
You'll want to serve these pretty quickly as the donut holes will dry out.
Please note that these nutrition facts are an estimate based on similar ingredients. To calculate this approximation, cupcakes were used in place of donut holes.
Serving Size:12 toadstools
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 122 Saturated Fat: 1g Cholesterol: 2mg Sodium: 64mg Carbohydrates: 21g Sugar: 16g Protein: 1g
For every donut hole, you’ll want two Tootsie Rolls. So, if you need 50 toadstools, get 25 donut holes and 50 Tootsie Rolls.
Other Magical Ideas
- Try using Tootsie Fruit Chews for the stems to add fruity flavors and rainbow colors to your yummy woodland display.
- Decorate gummy worms to look like caterpillars and stage them atop the toadstools for an Alice in Wonderland theme.
- Create a garden of chaos with these recipes for unicorn bark, unicorn crackers, and unicorn poop cookies.
- If you end up with an excess of donut holes, check out this recipe for unicorn donut holes!
- Go the Super Mario route and make these power-ups for the littles.
- Don’t forget the props. We love these fun trees, pretty fairies, unicorns, and yoga gnomes–yes, yoga gnomes.
Make these fairy toadstools and let us know what you did to make them unique!
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