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Puff Balls

Rated as 4.65 out of 5 Stars

"Easy and yummy doughnut-like dessert. Great for kids and adults. You can roll them in cinnamon and white sugar instead of confectioners' sugar for a different twist!"
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15 m servings 92
Original recipe yields 32 servings (32 balls)


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  1. Heat oil in a heavy bottomed saucepan or deep fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Cut each biscuit into 4 smaller circles using cutter or bottle cap. Fry circles 2 minutes on a side, until golden. Drain on paper towels. Roll hot biscuits in confectioners sugar.


  • Editor's Note
  • We have determined the nutritional value of oil for frying based on a retention value of 10% after cooking. The exact amount may vary depending on cook time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts

Per Serving: 92 calories; 5.6 10.1 0.7 < 1 105 Full nutrition

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Most helpful positive review

This is a great recipe!! I rolled them in cinnamon sugar, very good! My husband even said they were great! Thanks Alicia!!

Most helpful critical review

Not the greatest, but if you just want something quick these are okay. They do not taste good the next day, so only make what you are going to eat right away. I probably won't make this again.

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This is a great recipe!! I rolled them in cinnamon sugar, very good! My husband even said they were great! Thanks Alicia!!

Definitely a diet wrecker :) I had some biscuit dough in the fridge that I wanted to use up and this recipe was perfect. I didn't bother cutting into circles, I just cut each biscuit into four...

I don't know how I lived 37 years without knowing I could make donuts from fridge biscuits, but I'm making up for lost time. I tried the bottle cap trick, but found that my puff balls brown more...

I hate the taste of canned biscuits, so I picked up a bag of those wonderful frozen ones, as they taste so much fresher, and let them thaw separatly on a baking sheet. Then I cut them into 4's...

I've been doing this for years and it is fantastic! They are so simple and fun to do. I usually cut the center out of one biscuit so I end up with donuts and donut holes. The kids love them!

My mom would make these for us when we were kids, and we called them "oakey donuts". These are just fabulous! We also would use powdered sugar and do cinnamon and sugar ones too! Easy and delic...

Super easy, super fast. I just cut biscuits in quarters and dropped in oil. Let them cool a little and used a ziploc bag, one filled with a little powdered sugar, the other with cinnamon and sug...

I had to turn the heat down, they taste good with cinnamin sugar too, granulated works. My family LOVED them, I split mine in three sections and rolled them.

These where so easy to make. I had a biscuit in the fridge and one day I was just looking on the site. I came across this recipe. It was easy and quick what I did was cut the jumbo bisuits in fo...