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County Fair Style Kool-Aid® Drop Doughnuts

Rated as 4.12 out of 5 Stars

"I tried 'Chicken Charlie's Deep Fried Kool-Aid®' at the San Diego County Fair. They were very good so I started to search on a way to recreate them. I searched for drop doughnut recipes and took one of those and adapted it. This is a very close version of the one I had at the fair in looks and taste. The fair's version was cherry-flavored, but you could use any flavor you like."
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Ingredients

30 m servings 101 cals
Original recipe yields 50 servings (50 donuts)

Directions

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  1. Heat oil in a deep-fryer or large saucepan to 365 degrees F (185 degrees C). Mix 3 cups flour, 1 cup sugar, the baking powder, salt, and 1/2 packet of the soft drink mix together in a large bowl.
  2. Whisk the milk, eggs, butter, and vanilla extract together in a separate large bowl until blended; slowly stir in the flour mixture until entirely incorporated in a batter the consistency of a thick pancake batter.
  3. Drop the batter by large spoonfuls, about 2 teaspoons in size, into the preheated oil; fry until deep golden brown on all sides, 2 to 3 minutes. Remove to drain on a platter lined with paper towels.
  4. Mix together 1 cup sugar with the remaining 1/2 packet of soft drink mix in a flat-bottomed dish. Roll the drained donuts in the sugar mixture while still hot. Set aside on a fresh set of paper towels to cool slightly; serve warm.

Footnotes

  • Cook's Note
  • I also used a Ninja blender device to mix the liquid items and then gradually mixed in the dry mixture and it came together in about 5 minutes from starting to measure.
  • 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 will vary depending on cooking time and temperature, ingredient density, and the specific type of oil used.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 101 calories; 4.6 g fat; 14.1 g carbohydrates; 1.2 g protein; 10 mg cholesterol; 62 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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easy. my 10 year helped make them and we had so much fun both making them and eating them. makes a really nice dessert when served with vanilla ice cream.

Most helpful critical review

I tried this twice and used my 2 favorite flavors of koolaid, but I cannot stand the flavor of either. Maybe its just me.

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I tried this twice and used my 2 favorite flavors of koolaid, but I cannot stand the flavor of either. Maybe its just me.

Definitely taste the Kool-aid! Wouldn't recommend using even half the packet in the dough!

easy. my 10 year helped make them and we had so much fun both making them and eating them. makes a really nice dessert when served with vanilla ice cream.

Makes a lot, easy to make and really enjoyed the "brings me back to being a kid" flavor. My 7 year old grand daughter loved them!

I rolled them in nuts afterwards

My family LOVES these. I have made them in cherry, black cherry and fruit punch. I even got my neighbor hooked on them.

These were so much fun to make. My kids mixed while my hubby fried. It was a nice change from the usual choc chip or peanut butter cookie. Using the Kool-Aide as instructed gave it a rich f...