The easiest homemade fried donuts made using refrigerated biscuit dough covered in Reese’s Chocolate Peanut Butter glaze. You’ll never go back to making fried donuts any other way again.
My husband has two:
The first one is Reese’s peanut butter cups.
The second? D O N U T S.
He is utterly and completely addicted to them and not the baked donuts that I’ve made for him in the past either. Nope, he likes ’em deep fried and covered with a sugary glaze.
So when I had a chance to try out a few jars of Reese’s Peanut Butter Chocolate, you can guess who was the first to immediately grab a jar. Have you guys tried it yet???
The few yeasted donut recipes that I’ve tried in the past have always been a hit or a miss and I really didn’t want to set myself up with all that work and hot oil to come out with another failed donut attempt. I am not usually a fan of deep frying but there are just those recipes that make it completely worth it — and this is totally it!
I was always intrigued by those refrigerated biscuit donut recipes that I’ve seen floating around the web and I finally decided this was the perfect chance to try it out.
And you know what? I’m so glad I did because these Easy Homemade Fried Donuts are soooo freakin’ good and basically foolproof!
Even my husband joined in the fun and helped me to deep fry a few.
We start out with your favorite store-bought refrigerated biscuit dough. No mixing or yeast needed. Just grab a small cookie cutter and cut out the center.
They fry up soft and fluffy on the inside and perfectly crisp on the outside. I used a dutch oven and kept the oil consistent at 375 degrees. This ensures that the donuts don’t get greasy and fry up nice and puffy.
- 1 can refrigerated biscuit dough 8 per can
- frying oil Rice Bran, Vegetable, Canola, Grapeseed etc.
- 1/4 cup Reese's Peanut Butter Chocolate Spread
- 1 cups powdered sugar
- 2 Tablespoons milk or more as needed depending on consistency desired
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- Heat oil on medium-high heat in a large pot or dutch oven until it has reached 375 degrees (I used a candy thermometer). You can also test if it's ready using the tip of wooden chopsticks or a wooden spoon.
Remove biscuits from tube and lay out on a cutting board. Using a 1 inch round cookie or biscuit cutter, cut out a hole from the middle of each biscuit.
- Line a cookie wire rack with a few sheets of paper towels to absorb the oil.
- Gently place a couple of the doughnuts at a time into the hot oil. When they start to rise and turn golden, flip them over immediately using tongs or a wooden spoon (it should take less than a minute).
- The second side will turn golden very quickly and faster than the first side.
- Immediately transfer the fully fried donuts to paper towels to blot excess oil.
- Continue with the remaining donuts until everything is fried. You can also fry the donut holes.
- Make the glaze - In a medium bowl whisk together powdered sugar, peanut butter, and salt. Add 1 tablespoon of milk and vanilla extract. Whisk to combine. Mixture may be thick. Add more milk, a tablespoon at a time, until the glaze is thick and just pourable.
- Dip each donut into the peanut butter glaze. Shake off some of the excess glaze. Return to the wire rack to dry. Repeat and dunk again for a thicker coating. Add sprinkles if desired. Allow to rest for a few minutes for the frosting to harden slightly.
Donuts are best served warm and fresh! You may have to reheat in the microwave for a few seconds if they have cooled down.
Donut recipe from: Pillsbury
Disclaimer: This is a sponsored post created in partnership with Hershey’s Canada. I was provided complimentary product and compensated for my time in creating this recipe and post. All opinions are 100% own.
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