It’s National Peanut Butter & Jelly Day! It seems like there’s a “day” for everything nowadays, but when a day comes along that celebrates the very foundation of our childhood nutrition, you can’t brush that one off. For today’s post, I took this American staple and smacked it with the “Southern stick”. You guessed it, I fried ’em up! These little Peanut Butter & Jelly Donut Bites take about 15 minutes total hands on time so they’re the perfect breakfast or brunch treat for hungry, impatient little young ones. Or your not so young ones. I won’t judge…I had four! AH!
To make these treats, you only need 5 ingredients. And chances are, you already have most, if not all, of these things on hand. These donut bites are made with canned biscuits, peanut butter, jelly of your choice (I used blackberry because I may or may not have a slight addiction to anything blackberry) and finally sprinkled with powdered sugar. The last ingredient is oil for frying. You can’t get much more simple than that!
- Tube of canned biscuits (10 in a tube)
- Peanut butter
- Powdered sugar
- Vegetable oil for frying
- In a heavy skillet or pot pour in about 2 inches of oil. Heat to 350 degrees.
- While the oil is heating flatten each biscuit and place ½ teaspoon each of peanut butter and jelly in the center.
- Fold up the sides and pinch together to form a little dough bundle. Place seam side down while you repeat with the others.
- When the oil reach 350 degrees, place the donut balls into the oil, being careful not to overcrowd. I did mine in two batches.
- Fry the donut balls for 1 - 2 minutes, until golden brown on both sides, flipping halfway through. Scoop them out with a slotted spoon and place on paper towels.
- Finally, sprinkle with powdered sugar and serve while still warm!