Peeps Doughnuts Recipe (Amazing New Take on Doughnuts)
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Peeps Donuts are a new, innovative way to eat this classic dessert! The peeps melt inside, and the bite of this delicious morsel will be life-changing. :)
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Serves: 12
  • 1 can of biscuits
  • Peeps
  • Frying oil
  • Sugar (color is fine)
  1. Flatten the biscuit dough. You want it flattened quite thin.
  2. Wrap a Peep in a thin layer of the dough. IMPORTANT: you want a thin layer and so from one biscuit, you will be able to get at least 2-3 donuts. If you have a lot of overlapping or thick dough, your Peeps doughnuts will be doughy in the middle and burned on the outside.
  3. Once it is wrapped, pinch all open ends and seams very well. This is another important step. If your open ends and seams are not sealed well, then your melted peeps will seep out and not be as tasty or pretty.
  4. Heat oil over medium-low heat. Test the oil by tossing in a small piece of dough. If it "sizzles" and starts turning brown instantly, then your oil is hot enough.
  5. Place your Peeps Donuts into the hot oil and fry for 1-2 minutes on each side until nice and golden brown. This is generally around 3 sides. Do not over fry as it will burn and the marshmallow will eventually seep through, even through well sealed doughnuts. Marshmallow expands as it is heated.
  6. Place on a paper towel to absorb some of the oil. Then, when cool enough to handle, but only a minute or two after taking out of the fryer, roll it in sugar. Note that you can use any kind of sugar. We chose blue and pink colored sugar because we had it on hand, but regular white works just as well and is pretty too!
  7. Note that a 5 pack of jumbo biscuits will make 10-12 Peeps Donuts!
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