Easy Glazed Doughnut Poppers

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These Easy Glazed Doughnut Poppers are a delightful treat you can whip up in no time. Using store-bought biscuit dough transformed into mini doughnuts, fried to perfection, and topped with a silky vanilla glaze, these bites are irresistible!

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Easy Glazed Doughnut Poppers

Ingredients & Preparation Tips

  • Biscuit Dough: Using pre-packaged biscuit dough not only simplifies the process but ensures you get that perfect doughy texture. Cut the dough into quarters to form bite-sized pieces.
  • Oil for Frying: Canola or vegetable oil is ideal for frying these doughnut poppers to a golden crisp.
  • Glaze: A simple glaze made from confectioners’ sugar, vanilla extract, and water brings the right balance of sweetness and texture, coating each doughnut beautifully.

Easy Glazed Doughnut Poppers

Creative Serving Suggestions

While these doughnut poppers are fantastic with the vanilla glaze, feel free to get creative! Try tossing them in a cinnamon-sugar mix or simply dust with powdered sugar. They’re also great plain, letting the buttery taste of the dough shine.

Easy Glazed Doughnut Poppers

Making Doughnut Poppers in Advance

You can certainly prepare these in advance. Freeze them for up to two months for prolonged freshness, and reheat in the microwave when you’re ready to serve.

Easy Glazed Doughnut Poppers

Essential Tools: Candy Thermometer

A candy thermometer is crucial for maintaining the right oil temperature, ensuring each doughnut cooks perfectly without becoming greasy.

Easy Glazed Doughnut Poppers

Alternative Cooking Method: Air Fryer

Yes, you can make these doughnut poppers in an air fryer! This method provides a less greasy alternative to deep frying but still offers a delightful crispness.

Easy Glazed Doughnut Poppers


  • 1 tube of flaky biscuit dough
  • Canola or vegetable oil, for frying
  • 1¼ cups (150g) confectioners’ sugar
  • ¼ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3-6 teaspoons water


  1. Prepare the Oil: Heat oil in a deep skillet over medium heat to 375°F (190°C), measured with a candy thermometer.
  2. Prepare the Glaze: In a bowl, mix confectioners’ sugar, vanilla extract, and 3 teaspoons of water. Adjust consistency by adding more water one teaspoon at a time until it’s smooth and pourable.
  3. Prepare the Dough: Open the biscuit dough and separate it into 8 biscuits. Cut each biscuit into four pieces, pinching the edges to prevent them from unfurling while frying.
  4. Fry the Doughnuts: Carefully place the dough pieces into the hot oil. Fry until golden brown on one side, then flip and fry the other side. Use a slotted spoon to transfer them onto paper towels to drain excess oil.
  5. Glaze the Doughnuts: While still warm, dip each doughnut into the glaze, ensuring they are well coated. Set them on a wire rack to let excess glaze drip off and cool slightly.
  6. Serve and Enjoy: Serve the doughnut poppers warm for the best experience.

Easy Glazed Doughnut Poppers

This quick and easy recipe is perfect for satisfying your doughnut cravings without the hassle of making dough from scratch. Whether you’re hosting a brunch or just need a sweet snack, these Easy Glazed Doughnut Poppers are sure to be a hit!

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