I’m working Pillsbury® in a sponsored campaign and created this recipe with the samples they sent me. My opinions are my own.
Pillsbury® sent me three samples of each flavor,
Pillsbury® Funfetti Vanilla Glazed Lil’ Donut Kit
Pillsbury® Funfetti Maple Glazed Lil’ Donut Kit
Pillsbury® Funfetti Glazed Chocolate Lil’ Donut Kit
I’ve been watching Cup Cake Wars on TV with my kids at night and decided that I wanted to make more than just the box recipe. So I threw out the sprinkles that come with it, made the donuts, the maple glaze and cooked up some bacon and mixed it with cream cheese and powdered sugar.
I stuffed the donuts with the cream cheese mixture, glazed the donuts and sprinkled remaining bacon over the donuts.
Pillsbury also asked me to come up with three entertaining tips to share with you using the Pillsbury Funfetti Lil’ Donut Kits.
My first tip is to think outside of the box with flavor combinations. It’s really easy to come up with different flavored icings, or cream cheese mixtures that you can pipe into your donuts
Bacon Cream Cheese Icing
Create a Ganache
Do A Key Lime Cream Cheese
Make Strawberry Jam
Don’t be afraid to mix savory with sweet:
The bacon and the cream cheese only has 1 Tablespoon of powdered sugar
Use a vinaigrette in the Strawberry Jam recipe
Add a Splash of Color for an eye popping event
Use food coloring in the glaze or the donut mixture like baby blue or soft pink for baby showers
Use natural fruits in the donut mixture to add a natural color
Pillsbury Funfetti Lil’ Donuts: Maple Bacon Bites Recipe
Box of Pillsbury Funfetti Maple Glazed Lil’ Donut Kit
1/3 cup water
1/4 cup butter (softened)
Maple glaze (from box)
2 Tablespoons milk
1/5 lb. bacon cooked and crumbled
1/2 8oz package of cream cheese (softened)
1 Tablespoon powdered sugar
Mix donut mix according to directions
Mix glaze according to directions
Bake according to directions
Mix almost all of the bacon into the softened cream cheese (save some of the bacon to sprinkle over the donuts)
Let donuts cool
Pipe cream cheese mixture into donuts
Glaze the donuts and sprinkle with remaining bacon
Be sure to visit www.PillsburyBaking.com from September 26 through November 27 to register for the Pillsbury Funfetti Lil’ Donuts Pin It Promotion and pin or re-pin a Lil’ Donut image for a chance to win a $20K kitchen makeover.
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