It doesn’t get much better than fried foods! ESPECIALLY when those fried foods are SWEET! Copy cat recipes of the popular Fair foods – fried Oreos and fried Twinkies, etc… you have GOT to try making these delicious treats for yourself! Easy AND impressive and OH SO delicious.
I love love LOVE fair foods and of course I’ve tried fried Oreos and Twinkies before, I enjoyed them and they were super fun to make at home, but I have to say the COOKIE DOUGH blew me out of the water, like seriously if you only make one make that one….
word of warning, I tried to also fry regular sized peanut butter cups and cadbury eggs. they were so heavy they sank, the batter fell off and trying to get them out was almost impossible so the chocolate melted and burned on the heating elements… It was a smelly mess. I think if you are going to try anything chocolate covered (like the mini snickers) it needs to be UBER mini and small so it floats. I’m willing to try the peanut butter cups again, but the mini ones, not the small, but the MINI…
SO the cookie dough, you can go two ways, store bought or homemade. I tried both and at the end of the day all that matters is that it’s a thick recipe, and that it’s one you love. Experiment. Tried a few different ones and see what you think! I went with classic chocolate chip over my oatmeal chocolate chip, since the fried batter is heavy enough I didn’t want to go double heavy with so much grain… but it’s totally up to you.
Fried Sweets - Oreos Twinkies Snickers Cookie Dough Balls
- Oreos, Twinkies, Cookie dough and or mini candy bars
- 1 C all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 Tbsp granulated sugar
- 3/4 C whole milk
- 1 egg beaten
- 2 Tbsp melted butter
- Freeze the candy or treats for at least 2 hours, I prefer overnight
- Heat the oil to 375 F
- whisk all the other ingredients until smooth.
- bring out the frozen treats a few at a time.
- stick toothpicks into the ones you can
- Drench in the batter and shake off slightly
- Fry for 1 - 1 1/2 mins each side
- Top with a sprinkling of powered sugar and serve warm!
Verdict? AMAZING! like seriously. The Cookie was my FAV but the gooey caramel snickers was sweet with a nice crunch, the Twinkie filling was gooey and warm and of course you can’t go wrong with the classic Oreo!
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Kara (Creations by Kara)
I’ve never tried any of the fried fair foods, but man they look good! I think the cookie dough would be my favorite as well. Yum!
NEVER TRIED FRIED FAIR FOOD! what the heck! I thnk we need a blogger day at the fair this year just for the food!
Jen @ Yummy Healthy Easy
Holy AMAZING!!!! These Fried Oreos look absolutely incredible! Pinned!
seriously so good (but the cookie dough is what I really fell in love with)
Jamie Cooks It Up!
Wow, Ashlee…these all look fantastic!
awww thank you so very much!
Oh, my goodness. This is so dangerous! Now I’m going to need to deep fry everything in my house… 🙂
RIGHT!!! I deep fry WAY too much.. but it’s just soooo good!
These look amazing! I don’t have a deep fryer but I was planning to use a regular old stainless steel pot, which kind of oil is best to use? Thanks!
whatever oil you have around that can handle the high heat – so I avoid olive oil and use canola
Can I use self rising instead of all purpose?
the recipe doesn’t call for any rising agents – otherwise you could leave out the rising agent and use the self rising flour instead – but in this case if you used it it would def change the outcome.
I am looking for a deep fryer very similar to yours for a concession stand! What brand is the one in this video?
ummmm I believe it’s a hamilton beach… I recently switched to a Delonghi cause they clean up easier http://amzn.to/2gU7Y0j
What kind of cookie dough did you use.
I used this recipe, but with mini chocolate chips https://ashleemarie.com/classic-chocolate-chip-cookies
Thank you so much!!! I have been scouring the internet searching for a fried Oreo recipe that did not include “pancake mix.” These are great! We love fried Oreos and cookie dough is next on our list. We’ve tried Snickers and twix (twix won that) and twinkees, of course. We’ve done fried butter, which was just eh. We also want to try marshmallows and give them a quick shake in sugar and cinnamon when they first come out. We have a problem. 😀
But anyway, thanks for the actual recipe.
I made these s’mores – https://ashleemarie.com/deep-fried-smores-recipe-video/ you have to be careful as the marshmallow will melt if there is a hole in the batter or if you cook them too long so be careful
Thanks for the recepe if you don’t mind can you lshow me how to make ahead but don’t be soggy and too soft or I have to cook and serve right away. I will wait for your suggestions. Thanks a lot
they are best fresh, fried stuff doesn’t really last a long time