Doughnut Bar

With the Holiday’s in full effect, you are bound to throw, as well as attend, a few get togethers. I came across this fast, fun and easy recipe on that will leave your guests beyond happy and waiting for your next party!

Doughnut Bar


  • Oil for deep frying
  • 1 can (16.3 oz) of Pillsbury® Grands!® Flaky Layers or Homestyle refrigerated honey butter biscuits

Dips and Toppings:

  • Hot Fudge sauce
  • Caramel sauce
  • Coconut, flaked or shredded
  • Graham Cracker crumbs
  • Peanut butter, melted
  • Colored sprinkles
  • Chopped nuts
  • Miniature chocolate chips

Step 1:

  • In deep fryer or heavy saucepan, heat 2 to 3 inches oil.

Step 2:

  • Separate dough into 8 biscuits; using small round cookie cutter, cut 3 holes out of each biscuit.

Step 3:

  • Gently place 3 or 4 doughnut holes in hot oil. Fry on one side until golden brown. Gently turn with tongs; fry other side until golden brown. Place on cooling rack; cool 2 to 3 minutes.

Step 4:

  • To set up the Doughnut Bar, arrange doughnut holes in large serving bowl, dips and toppings in small bowls along with cocktail forks for dipping.

Expert Tips:

  • If you’d rather make doughnuts, just cut a center hole in each biscuit. Then fry both the doughnuts and the holes.
  • Add color to the bar with jewel-toned disposable cocktail forks, available at your local party supply store.

Let me know if you are able to try this delicious recipe out yourself!


  1. December 17, 2012 / 3:54 pm

    I have been doing the biscuit donuts for a couple years as a special treat when we go camping, that is the only time I make them. I use a dutch oven over the fire and they turn out great. They may be the best donuts I ever had. I just use the regulat homestyle biscuits, then powder sugar sprinkled over them while still hot. Its a fun tradition that my kids (and husband) really look forward to.

  2. December 18, 2012 / 10:13 am

    What a fun idea, would be great to go with a hot chocolate bar!

  3. December 18, 2012 / 11:15 am

    Fantastic! My mum gave me a similar recipe which I also wrote a post about. They shapes of the doughnuts were not so perfect though so I will give it another go!

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