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Mini Churro Doughnut Holes

This DIY version of fair food goes bite-size and gets an added flavor boost from caramel.
Prep 15 Minutes
Total Time 15 Minutes
Servings 8

Ingredient List

  • Canola oil for deep-frying
  • 1/2 cup cinnamon-sugar
  • 1/3 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 can (16.3 oz) refrigerated Pillsbury™ Grands!™ Flaky Layers Original Biscuits (8 Count)
  • Caramel sauce, if desired
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  1. Fill 3-quart saucepan one-third full with oil. Heat over medium heat to about 350°F. Line plate with paper towels; set aside.
  2. In small bowl, stir together cinnamon-sugar and powdered sugar; set aside.
  3. Separate dough into 8 biscuits. Split each biscuit into 2 rounds; place on cutting board. Using very small doughnut-hole cutter or mouth of an empty bottle, cut out mini-sized doughnut holes.
  4. When oil is hot, carefully drop a few of the doughnut holes into oil at a time. (See Tip.) Using slotted metal spoon or kitchen spider, continuously turn holes over and over until golden brown. Remove from oil; place on paper towel-lined plate to drain. Immediately place holes in sugar mixture; coat completely. Serve doughnut holes immediately drizzled with caramel sauce.

Expert Tips

  • The safest way to fry is to bring your hand close to the oil and gently drop in the dough versus quickly dropping and splashing the oil.
  • To prep ahead by a few hours, you can cut the dough and store it in a zipper-topped plastic bag in the fridge.


  • 1 Serving Calories 320 (Calories from Fat 140);  Total Fat 15g (Saturated Fat 3g ,Trans Fat 0g);  Cholesterol 0mg;  Sodium 450mg;  Potassium 0mg;  Total Carbohydrate 41g (Dietary Fiber 1g ,Sugars 19g);  Protein 4g
  • % Daily Value: Vitamin A 0%;  Vitamin C 0%;  Calcium 0%;  Iron 6%
  • Exchanges: 1 1/2 Starch;  1 Other Carbohydrate;  3 Fat
  • Carbohydrate Choice: 3
*Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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