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Cocoa Crunch Donuts

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Cocoa Crunch Donuts
  • Prep 40 min
  • Total 40 min
  • Servings 8

Donuts are everyone’s favorite office food. These homemade donuts start with refrigerated biscuits, then add a sweet glaze and crunchy Cocoa Puffs™ cereal for a fun and chocolatey punch. MORE+ LESS-

August 9, 2018



cup powdered sugar
to 3 teaspoons milk


Oil for deep frying
can (16.3 oz) Pillsbury™ Grands!™ Southern Homestyle refrigerated Buttermilk or Original biscuits (8 biscuits)


cup Cocoa Puffs™ Cereal


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  • 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 donut and holes into glaze. Top with cereal. Serve warm.

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More About This Recipe
  • There’s no disputing that donuts are a favorite office treat.

    Most people have to bring donuts to work. We get to make donuts at work. How awesome is that?

    In the spirit of solidarity with office workers everywhere, this Cocoa Crunch Donuts recipe was inspired by shows like The Office and Parks and Recreation. Both had season premieres this past week, but if you haven’t had a chance to learn who replaced Michael as boss or whether Leslie will run for office – there’s still time to watch them online.

    Let’s return to the top item on today’s agenda: Making homemade donuts. It is easier than you think! All you need is a can of refrigerated biscuit dough and some oil for deep frying. Start by cutting out a hole in the center of each biscuit. (Save the holes. That’s where donut holes come from!) Heat oil in a deep fryer or saucepan and fry the donuts and holes until golden brown.

    Now you’re ready for the fun part – decorating the donuts. Our favorite way to top donuts is to add powdered sugar glaze and a crunchy cereal topping. Add Cocoa Puffs for a chocolaty punch, or top with Trix cereal for fruity fun color.

    Easy, fast and fun – with plenty of time leftover for those TPS reports!

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