These Deep fried Oreos have a flaky outside, tender inside, and are stuffed with cookies and cream goodness. And they're just as good, if not better, than the ones you'd get at the fair! But, the best part is you only need simple ingredients and just 15 minutes to make these fried Oreos!
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THE BEST FRIED OREOS
Deep Fried Oreos are the ultimate fair food or carnival snack, and it's easy to see why! The iconic cookies are coated in a simple batter and then deep fried to create the ultimate flavor and texture combination.
Fried Oreos have a hot and crunchy outside, gooey inside, and have a rich chocolate flavor with vanilla cream in every bite. Then, the Oreos are topped off with some powdered sugar to make them even more addicting! How could you not love all of that?!
Now, if you've never had deep fried Oreos before, they taste like a freshly fried glazed doughnut or beignet with a melty Oreo in the middle. Yes, it's as awesome as it sounds!
By the way, if you love Oreo cookies, you have to give these Oreo balls a try. They're made with only three ingredients and are one of my favorite Oreo desserts (next to these pancake mix fried Oreos, of course).
For the Oreos:
- Oreo cookies
- Pancake mix- any pancake mix works great.
- Milk- oat milk, soy milk, or almond milk instead of regular milk
- Vanilla extract and powdered sugar- for more flavor and sweetness.
- Oil for frying- peanut oil, canola oil, or vegetable oil
For the optional glaze:
- Powdered sugar
You can actually use almost all of these ingredients to make these funnel cakes made with pancake mix and this elephant ears food, so you'll definitely want to check that recipe out next. Oh, and these fried Oreos are terrific with this kettle corn. I always make the two together for the ultimate snack!
Oh, and make sure to pick up some extra Oreos so you can make this cookies & cream mug cake for a quick and easy dessert!
How To Make Fried Oreos with Pancake Mix
Step 1: Heat up the oil
Stary by pouring the oil into a deep pot and heating it on medium high. If you have a thermometer, 350°F (180º C) is the magic number.
But if you don't have a deep frying thermometer, drop a tablespoon of batter first to check the oil temperature. It should bubble happily the moment it hits the oil.
If you ask me, the perfect temperature is the most important part of deep frying anything. You want that oil to be at just the right temperature. Not hot enough, and the batter and Oreos sit there too long, soaking up a ton of oil. Too hot, and the shell will burn before the insides are cooked.
Step 2: Make the batter
Next, get take out a medium bowl and add the pancake mix, vanilla, milk, and egg to it. Then, stir until the pancake batter just combines and is smooth.
Also, I like to add the milk a little at a time and mix it in between to make sure the batter is nice and thick. The thickness depends on the type of milk you use, so add ¼ cup at a time until it reaches a thicker consistency.
Step 3: Dip and fry the Oreos
To start, take an Oreo, dunk it into the pancake batter, then drop it into the hot oil. It should sizzle right away - if not, your oil might be too cold and you'll want to let it heat up before proceeding.
You can fry about 4-6 Oreo cookies at a time in the hot oil, depending on how big your pot is. You'll want to leave enough room in the pot, so the Oreo cookies are not touching one another. Overcrowding the pot will also decrease the temperature and lead to uneven frying.
Now, fry the Oreos for a minute or so, then flip it over and fry on the other side for about 2 more minutes.
Once the coated Oreo cookies are golden brown all over, remove them with a slotted spoon and place them on a paper towel lined plate to drain any excess oil.
Step 4: Glaze The Oreos
Ok, so to finish off these decadent deep fried Oreo cookies, you have to whip up this easy glaze.
To make it, sift powdered sugar into a bowl, add the milk, and mix until smooth. You can make the glaze as thick or as thin as you want - just adjust the amount of milk you use depending on your glaze preference.
If you want to drizzle it on the fried Oreos, use more milk. And if you want to dip the Oreos in the glaze, use less milk so it's nice and thick.
However you decide to eat the fried Oreos, they'll be delicious, so dig in and enjoy!
Storage and Reheating Instructions
If you have leftovers, let the Oreo cookies cool down completely first. They'll get soggy if you pack them up while still warm.
Once they're completely cooled, transfer them to an airtight container with a paper towel on the bottom to absorb any excess oil. Then the deep fried Oreos will last in the refrigerator for about 3-5 days.
Air-frying or using a toaster oven is the best way to re-crisp and warm-up fried Oreos. Just pop them in there at 350°F (180°C) for a few minutes, and they're ready to enjoy. If you don't have access to an air fryer, you can also pop them into a preheated oven at 350°F (180 °C) for 5-10 minutes until they are nice and crisp.
I don't recommend microwaving them because they usually turn out soggy. And don't re-fry them because they'll just absorb more oil.
More Dessert Recipes
- Easy funnel cake recipe
- Fried dough
- Fried ice cream
- Starbucks cake pops
- Snickerdoodle cookies
- Reese's peanut butter pie
- Fried bananas
- Combine the pancake mix, egg, milk, and vanilla extract in a bowl. Stir to combine.
- Heat the oil in a deep pot to medium-high (180º if you are using a thermometer)..
- Dip each Oreo into the batter, then place in the oil. Cook for 3-4 minutes, turning occasionally, until golden brown all over.
- To make the glaze combine the powdered sugar with the water.
Serving Size:1 Fried Oreo
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 107Total Fat: 3gSaturated Fat: 0gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 0gCholesterol: 0mgSodium: 0mgCarbohydrates: 18gFiber: 0gSugar: 0gProtein: 2g