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Care Bears Grumpy Bear Doughnuts Recipe

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I love my Care Bear. I got him for my third or fourth birthday, and I’ve had him ever since. Poor Pete, but he has to share a bed with a woman and a Care Bear every night. It could be worse!

But because I love Care Bears, I really love these Care Bears Grumpy Bear doughnuts. These Care Bears doughnuts are actually really easy to make … if you put a little time into them.

The best part this Care Bears Grumpy Bear Doughnuts recipe is that you start with store-bought doughnuts. So you’re not actually spending the time making and cooling the doughnuts. You’re just spending your time decorating.

Honestly, decorating does take a while. It always takes longer than I anticipate, so skipping the “baking” portion of this really is a good idea.

Care Bears Grumpy Bear Doughnuts Recipe

This recipe calls for using store-bought doughnuts and mostly focuses on the decoration.

Of course, you can use homemade doughnuts to make these, if you prefer. Any flavor of doughnut will work for these, although a lighter (vanilla based) doughnut batter will be better than a darker (chocolate based) doughnut batter because it’s easier to decorate something lighter, without worrying about the dark color showing through the frosting.

If you’re looking for a doughnut batter to try with this, check out our list of 70+ Homemade Donut Recipes for some inspiration.

Care Bears Grumpy Bear Doughnuts Ingredients:

How To Make Care Bears Grumpy Bear Doughnuts:

Mash two of the doughnuts. Stuff them into the holes of the other doughnuts. If you want to skip this step, you can just buy jelly doughnuts since they don’t have a hole.

Add two drops of blue food coloring to one of the cans of frosting. Mix until the color is consistent.

Use an icing knife to cover the top of the doughnut with blue frosting.

Stick two candy melts into the top to make “ears.” Cover the ears with the blue frosting.

Let the doughnut sit for at least 30 minutes so the frosting sets.

Split the second can of frosting into two bowls. Leave one as is.

Add two drops of black food coloring to the other and mix until the color is consistent.

Spoon the white frosting into a quart-sized bag. Cut off a small section of the tip (to turn it into a piping bag). Pipe a circle for the mouth area.

Spoon the black frosting into a bag and follow the same steps to turn it into a piping bag. Pipe two circles for the eyes.

Pipe a white dot onto the eyes.

Spoon the remaining blue frosting into a quart-sized bag, and turn it into a piping bag. Pipe the eyebrows, nose, and mouth.

*Note, if you’re more comfortable, you can use a toothpick for the last two steps.

Care Bears Grumpy Bear Doughnuts: Frequently Asked Questions

How can you store Care Bears Doughnuts?

If you have leftover doughnuts, store them in a single layer in an airtight container in the fridge for three to four days.

Storing the doughnuts in a single layer is key because if you stack them, you risk the frosting melting and sticking the Care Bear donuts together and then all your hard work is wasted.

Can you freeze Care Bear Doughnuts?

If you’re not going to eat all of these doughnuts within four days, you can freeze them.

Put them on a baking pan and stick it in the freezer for about six hours to make sure the frosting is completely hardened and the doughnuts begin to freeze. Then, carefully, individually wrap them in plastic wrap or foil.

Put each wrapped doughnut into a freezer-safe bag and put the bag in the fridge. The doughnuts should last two to three months that way.

When you’re ready to eat the Care Bear doughnut, take it out of the freezer and carefully remove the foil or plastic wrap. Allow it to come to room temperature before eating.

Make Care Bear Cookies:

If doughnuts aren’t your thing, don’t worry. You can make these as a cookie instead.

If you want to use cookies, choose a cookie that doesn’t have any icing or frosting on top. A plain chocolate chip cookie will work better than a cookie with fudge stripes or a fudge-dipped cookie. The fudge in those cookies will warm when you’re handling them and will end up mixing with your frosting, making it messy to work with. And you might end up needing several layers to cover it, which won’t really taste great.

You’ll want to basically follow the same recipe as you would for the Grumpy Bear donuts.

Obviously you’ll skip the step where you mash up two doughnuts and stick them in the holes. Since cookies are round and flat as is, you can just get right to the decorating part.

Spread the blue frosting directly on the cookie. You’ll want to make sure it’s thick enough to hold the candy melts because that’s all they’ll be adhering onto now instead of squishing into the doughnut.

Set it aside to allow the frosting to harden and set, then follow the directions to decorating the faces.

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More Doughnut Recipes:

If you’re looking for more doughnut recipes, we have a few posts that you’ll really enjoy.

When you’re making homemade doughnuts, you may need multiple doughnut pans to make a full dozen. You can bake in batches, but baking homemade doughnuts is a lot easier when you can bake and cool many at once.

Yield: 10 Doughnuts

Care Bears Grumpy Bear Doughnuts

Love Care Bears? You'll LOVE these Care Bear Grumpy Bear doughnuts on www.drugstoredivas.net.

Love Care Bears? You'll LOVE these Care Bear Grumpy Bear doughnuts, made from store-bought doughnuts.

Prep Time 1 hour
Additional Time 30 minutes
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes

Ingredients

  • 12 store-bought plain donuts
  • 2 cans of white frosting
  • Blue food coloring
  • White food coloring
  • Black food coloring
  • 10 small candy melts
  • 2 quart-size plastic bags

Instructions

    1. Mash two of the doughnuts. Stuff them into the holes of the other doughnuts.
    2. Add two drops of blue food coloring to one of the cans of frosting. Mix until the color is consistent. Use an icing knife to cover the top of the doughnut with blue frosting.
    3. Stick two candy melts into the top to make “ears.” Cover the ears with the blue frosting. Let the doughnut sit for at least 30 minutes so the frosting sets.
    4. Split the second can of frosting into two bowls. Leave one as is.
    5. Add two drops of black food coloring to the other and mix until the color is consistent.
    6. Spoon the white frosting into a quart-sized bag. Cut off a small section of the tip (to turn it into a piping bag). Pipe a circle for the mouth area.
    7. Spoon the black frosting into a bag and follow the same steps to turn it into a piping bag. Pipe two circles for the eyes.
    8. Pipe a white dot onto the eyes.
    9. Spoon the remaining blue frosting into a quart-sized bag, and turn it into a piping bag. Pipe the eyebrows, nose, and mouth.

Notes

If you’re more comfortable, you can use a toothpick for the last two steps.

Nutrition Information

Yield

10

Serving Size

1

Amount Per Serving Calories 53Total Fat 2gSaturated Fat 1gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 1gCholesterol 2mgSodium 28mgCarbohydrates 8gFiber 0gSugar 6gProtein 0g

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