|Quest Bar Mini King Cakes – perfect for Mardi Gras!|
Mardi Gras is the last all-out, wild, eat WHATEVER celebration before the season of Lent. One of the great New Orleans Mardi Gras traditions is the king cake. It is a large circular pastry decorated with icing and purple, gold and green sugar. Baked inside is a tiny plastic doll. The person who chooses the piece with the doll will host the next Mardi Gras party.
I’ve always loved seeing king cakes in the grocery stores the week before Ash Wednesday and I’ve even baked my own once before I went gluten free. This year I decided to use my favorite Quest bars to make a semi-healthy bite-sized version of a king cake. Like many of my recipes, it is super simple to prepare.
|Mini king cakes can be made in your choice of flavors!|
Quest Bar Mardi Gras Mini King Cakes
1 or more Quest Bars (each bar yields 2 mini cakes, choose your favorite flavor or flavors)
1/4 confectioners sugar
1 teaspoon milk
1 teaspoon light corn syrup
Purple, gold and green sugar sprinkles
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Spray mini bundt pan with cooking spray. Working with one Quest bar at a time, unwrap bar and place on microwave-safe plate. Microwave on high for approximately 10 seconds until softened. Remove from microwave and cut in half. Press each half into one space on the mini bundt pan. Repeat with remaining Quest bars, if desired.
Bake for approximately 8 minutes. Remove from oven and left cool for five minutes in pan. Carefully remove mini cakes and let cool on wire rack.
While cakes are cooling prepare icing. Mix all icing ingredients together in a small bowl until smooth.
Decorate each king cake with icing and sprinkle with purple, gold and green sugar.
Mardi Gras is March 4 this year. Laissez les bons temps rouler!