Cocoa Crunch Doughnuts

Doughnuts are everyone’s favorite office food. These homemade doughnuts start with refrigerated biscuits, then add a sweet glaze and crunchy Cocoa Puffs cereal for a fun and chocolatey punch.

  • Prep Time 40 min
  • Total Time 40 min
  • Servings 8

Ingredients

Glaze

1/2
cup powdered sugar
2
to 3 teaspoons milk

Donuts

Oil for deep frying
1
can (16.3 oz) Pillsbury™ Grands!™ Homestyle refrigerated buttermilk or original biscuits

Topping

1
cup Cocoa Puffs™ cereal

  • 1 In small bowl, stir glaze ingredients until smooth, adding enough milk for desired glaze consistency. Cover; set aside.
  • 2 Heat oil (2 to 3 inches) in deep fryer or heavy saucepan to 375°F.
  • 3 Separate dough into 8 biscuits; cut hole in center of each. Fry biscuits and holes in hot oil 1 to 2 minutes on each side or until golden brown. Drain on paper towels.
  • 4 Dip top of each doughnut and hole into glaze. Top with cereal. Serve warm.

Expert Tips

Don't be afraid to deep-fry---it's easy! Just be sure to maintain the correct oil temperature so that the outside gets crisp and golden brown and the inside stays tender. One of the secrets of success is to fry the doughnuts in batches to keep from overcrowding the pan and causing a drop in the oil temperature.

Nutrition Information

NUTRITION INFORMATION PER SERVING

Serving Size: 1 Serving
Calories
350
(
Calories from Fat
160),
% Daily Value
Total Fat
18g
18%
(Saturated Fat
4g,
4%
Trans Fat
3 1/2g
3 1/2%
),
Cholesterol
0mg
0%;
Sodium
620mg
620%;
Total Carbohydrate
44g
44%
(Dietary Fiber
0g
0%
  Sugars
21g
21%
),
Protein
3g
3%
;
% Daily Value*:
Vitamin A
2%;
Vitamin C
0%;
Calcium
2%;
Iron
10%;
Exchanges:
1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 3 1/2 Fat;
Carbohydrate Choices:
3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.