Golden, fluffy fried Oreos dusted in powdered sugar and full of all that warm and gooey cookies and cream goodness!

Watch me make these Fried Oreos from start to finish!


It’s almost State Fair time! This is usually the time of year when I start craving all those weird, yet delicious “once-a-year” fair and carnival foods! 

I love going to the fair with people who have never tried all of the crazy fair foods and seeing their reactions. 

We took the boys to the fair last year and Ethan tried a deep-fried turkey leg for the first time. Needless to say, he was hooked! Turkey legs, funnel cakes, apple fritters, and roasted corn is usually my must-haves. But I’m always open to trying something unique like chocolate-covered bacon.

I usually pass on the ever-popular fried Oreos, because the lines are always so incredibly long. 

No biggy though because I still get my fix! They are so easy to whip up at home and I think they taste 10x better! 

We’ve made several fried Oreo recipes and this one continues to be our favorite for homemade fried Oreos. It’s quick, easy, and tastes incredible piping hot or room temperature!! 

So let’s make it shall we!! 

What is fried Oreos?

If you’ve never had fried Oreos it consists of dipping Oreos in batter (think pancake, waffle, or funnel cake batter). They are then deep fried in hot oil which creates a fluffy, donut-like casing all around the Oreo. 

The results are a hot chocolatey Oreo, a gooey cream filling, and a fluffy, golden coating! 

They are finished off with a generous sprinkling of powdered sugar! Yep, they are naughty and so good!

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What I love about this deep-fried Oreo recipe

Most fried Oreos use a pancake mix which works great, however, I prefer this homemade pancake/waffle batter.

 It has more baking powder so it really gives a nice fluffy, crisp coating that browns up nicely.  

Plus you can’t beat the taste of homemade! Not to mention this recipe is so quick and uses simple ingredients. Oh, and of course, no long lines to wait in!

 It’s a win!

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How to make Deep Fried Oreos

INGREDIENTS

  •  all-purpose flour- The base for the homemade deep-fried Oreo batter
  •  baking powder- To give the batter a fluffy texture.
  •  salt- For taste and leavening
  • granulate sugar– Add a very subtle sweetness to the batter.
  •  egg- Used to hold the batter together to make it easier to coat the Oreos
  • vanilla extract– Adds a nice subtle vanilla flavor
  • melted butter- Add flavor and texture
  • whole milk- Add flavors and moisture to the batter.
  • 20 double-Stuf Oreo Cookies- Use your favorite kind but we LOVE using plain double stuff for this recipe.
  • powdered sugar– To coat the Oreos when they come out of the oil
  • Canola oil or vegetable oil:  For deep frying the Oreos frying

DIRECTIONS

  1. Place a cooling rack over paper towels. Set aside. (This is for draining the fried Oreos)
  2. In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt, and sugar.
  3. Make a well in the center of the bowl and add egg, vanilla extract, and butter. Stir just the wet ingredients to break up the egg.
  4. Next pour in the milk.
  5. Stir the batter until everything is combined. (Batter may be a little lumpy which is fine)
  6. Let the batter rest while the oil heats.
  7. Add oil to a deep skillet and bring to 350 F.
  8. Dip the Oreo in the batter, letting the excess batter drip off. (I use a fork to lift them from the batter. Do not hit the fork against the bowl as this will knock off the batter)
  9. Immediately place the dipped Oreo in the oil and fry until both sides are golden brown. (I usually fry about 3-4 at a time)
  10. Using a slotted spoon, lift the fried Oreos from the oil and place them on the prepared baking sheet to drain.
  11. Immediately sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve hot. (I usually do two coatings of powdered sugar, since the first one absorbs pretty quickly)
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Tips for the BEST Deep Fried Oreos

  1. Use double Stuf Oreos if possible. They contain more cream which becomes all melty and delicious after frying!
  2. Serve immediately! Of course, any breaded treat tastes the BEST hot out of the oil, and these fried Oreos are no exception. However, they taste just as good hours later to me.
  3. Make sure the oil is HOT! About 350 F. is a good temperature. You want to fry the Oreos quickly. If the oil is not hot enough the batter will soak up the oil and become soggy and heavy instead of fluffy and light.
  4. Drain them.  I like to let the drain on a cooling rack (with paper towels underneath. This way they aren’t reabsorbing any of the oil that drains off. It keeps them nice and fluffy.
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FAQs

  1. Can I serve this fried Oreos with a dip? These fried Oreos are definitely sweet enough and do not need a dip. However, if you want to go all out, try a dark chocolate dip or drizzle,  salted caramel sauce, or even a fresh strawberry sauce. They also go great with ice cream!
  2. Can I use other Oreo flavors? Absolutely! Oreos come in so many delicious flavors so feel free to try them out with your favorites. Mint, peanut butter, birthday cake, and vanilla Oreos would probably work great!
  3. Do you have to freeze Oreos before frying them? That isn’t needed with this recipe.

Want more Oreo desserts?

Glazed Oreo Biscuits

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No-Bake Oreo Cheesecake

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Get the Recipe: Better Than Carnival Fried Oreos

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Golden, fluffy fried Oreos dusted in powdered sugar and full of all that warm and gooey cookies and cream goodness!
Prep Time: 20 mins
Cook Time: 4 mins
Servings: 20 people

Ingredients
 

  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 tablespoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons melted butter
  • 1 cup whole milk
  • 20 Double-Stuf Oreo Cookies
  • canola oil, for frying
  • Powdered sugar, for dusting

Instructions
 

  • Line a baking sheet with paper towels and place a cooling rack on top. Set aside. (This is for draining the fried Oreos)
  • In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, salt and sugar.
  • Make a well in the center of the bowl and add egg, vanilla extract, and butter. Stir just the wet ingredients to break up the egg.
  • Next pour in the milk.
  • Stir the batter until everything is combined. (Batter may be a little lumpy which is fine)
  • Let the batter rest (this will help thicken the batter) about 5-10 minutes. (see note)
  • Meanwhile , add oil to a deep skillet and bring to 350 F.
  • Dip the Oreo in the batter, letting the excess batter drip off. You can add a tad bit more flour if the batter seems too thin. (I use a fork to lift them from the batter but you can use your fingers or tongs). Do not hit the fork against the bowl as this will knock off the batter) *see note
  • Immediately place the dipped Oreo in the oil and fry until both sides are golden brown. (I usually fry about 3-4 at a time)
  • Using a slotted spoon, lift the fried Oreos from the oil and place them on the prepared cooling rack to drain.
  • Immediately sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve hot. (I usually do two coatings of powdered sugar, since the first one absorbs pretty quickly)

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Notes

Batter: If you feel the batter is too thin, add a bit more flour but not too much!
Oil Temperature: Do not let the oil go below 350 F while frying or the Oreos will soak up too much oil and become soggy. Increase the heat between batches if needed.
Dipping the Oreos: Transfering the dipped Oreo to the oil can be a messy process. You want to try to keep as much batter on the Oreo so do not tap it against the bowl, just lift it from the batter and allow the excess to drip off.  I like to place a small plate under the Oreo as I transfer it to the oil. This catches the drippings. 
Cuisine: American
Course: Dessert, Snack
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