These fried Oreos are chocolate sandwich cookies coated in batter then deep fried to golden brown perfection. A decadent treat that tastes just like what you’d get at your local county fair!

Sometimes you just need an over-the-top dessert to satisfy your sweet tooth. When I’m craving chocolate, I go for cheesecake brownies, Nutella cookies or these amazingly delicious fried Oreo cookies.

Fried Oreos Recipe #oreos #cookies #dessert #chocolate #dinneratthezoo Fried Oreos Recipe #oreos #cookies #dessert #chocolate #dinneratthezoo

A plate of fried Oreos with one cut open.

I love going to the fair and seeing all the different deep fried foods available. My all time favorite fair snack has to be deep fried Oreos, that combination of crispy coating and creamy filling just can’t be beat. Fried Oreo cookies are actually quite easy to make at home, and are sure to impress your family and friends.

How do you make fried Oreos?

The first step is to prepare the batter for the fried Oreos. The batter is easy to make by combining pancake mix, egg, milk, vegetable oil and vanilla extract in a bowl. The batter will look a lot like traditional pancake batter. This slightly sweet batter is perfect for Oreo cookies.

Dip your Oreos into the batter, then place them in hot oil to cook. Add a garnish of powdered sugar, then you’ll be ready to enjoy this sweet treat!

Oreos on a sheet pan.

Tips for fried Oreo cookies

  • You can use regular or Double Stuf Oreos for this recipe, they both work great.
  • You can use this batter for other fried desserts such as fried Twinkies and fried candy bars.
  • It’s important to use a deep frying thermometer to keep an eye on the temperature of your oil. If the oil is too hot, the cookies can burn. If the oil is too cold, the batter will absorb excessive amounts of oil and become greasy.
  • The batter should be thick enough to form a nice coating around the cookies. If the batter drips right off your cookies, you can add more pancake mix, 1 tablespoon at a time, until the desired consistency is reached.
  • Use a sieve to sift the powdered sugar over your fried Oreo cookies for a professional look.

An Oreo cookie being dipped into batter.

How long do fried Oreos last?

Fried Oreos are best eaten within 24 hours. You can store them in a refrigerator for up to 3 days; however, they will get progressively softer as they draw in moisture. You can re-crisp the Oreos in a toaster oven or regular oven.

Deep fried Oreo cookies on a sheet pan.

Fried Oreo variations

Fried Oreos have become a classic carnival treat; however, you can customize the recipe in so many different ways!

  • Cookies: Try different varieties of Oreos such as golden, peanut butter, mint or birthday cake.
  • Coatings: Roll the Oreos in granulated sugar or cinnamon sugar instead of sifting powdered sugar over the top.
  • Batter: Add 1 tablespoon of cocoa powder to the batter for an extra dose of chocolate flavor.

Fried Oreos topped with powdered sugar and served with raspberry sauce.

You can have these delicious battered Oreos year round with this recipe. It’s like a little taste of the fair in the comfort of your own home!

More decadent desserts

5 from 24 votes

Fried Oreos

AuthorSara Welch
A plate of fried Oreos with one cut open.
These fried Oreos are chocolate sandwich cookies coated in batter then deep fried to golden brown perfection. A decadent treat that tastes just like what you'd get at your local county fair!
Prep Time10 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time20 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Serves 18


  • 18 Oreo cookies
  • 1 1/2 cups pancake mix
  • 1 egg
  • 3/4 cup milk
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil plus more for frying
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup powdered sugar
  • raspberry sauce optional


  • Heat 3 inches of oil in a deep pot to 350 degrees F.
  • Place the pancake mix, egg, milk, 2 teaspoons vegetable oil and vanilla extract in a bowl. Stir to combine.
  • Dip each Oreo into the batter, then place in the oil. Cook for 3-4 minutes, turning occasionally, until golden brown all over.
  • Place the Oreos on a serving plate and sift powdered sugar over the top. Serve immediately with a side of raspberry sauce if desired.


Calories: 100kcal | Carbohydrates: 14g | Protein: 2g | Fat: 6g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 18mg | Sodium: 118mg | Potassium: 64mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 55IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 39mg | Iron: 1.2mg

Hello! I’m Sara!

Learn more about Sara

Related Posts

Free Bonus

5 Secrets to Meal Planning + Free Toolkit!

Leave a comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating


  1. 5 stars
    We made these for campfire night while camping. They were a Big Hit and so easy to make. We used the deep fryer pan and basket from a portable deep fryer, on our coleman camp stove and a Thermometer to make sure the oil was the right temperature. Sprinkle some powder sugar or drizzle with chocolate syrup. The leftover batter was used to make a few pancakes the next morning, sooooo Fluffy and delicious. We used pancake mix that you only add water for this recipe, and they here Awesome. Krusteaz brand.

  2. It’s so simple and a fastest side treat for last minute occasion. Used to always buy this at night market

  3. 5 stars
    This is such a dangerous recipe! Oreos are already addicting…deep frying them?! I think I’ve died and gone to Heaven.

  4. 5 stars
    This takes Oreo’s to a whole new level! Safe to say this recipe will satisfy my sweet tooth, and then some! Yum!

  5. 5 stars
    I have never had these before but husband always talks about loving these as a child! It’s time to surprise him and make these for him!

  6. 5 stars
    Fried oreos are the best!! They are easy to make & bring the fair to your own kitchen, which we love!

  7. 5 stars
    I have never tried fried Oreos. What a fun treat. I’m not sure who will like these more, the kids or the adults. Looks like a great bbq party dessert.

  8. 5 stars
    My kiddo will love this. What a great idea! Sounds super easy to make and absolutely delicious. Can’t wait to surprise him!

  9. Well this sounds like an interesting treat. I have never tried this before. I can just imagine this at a bbq party. The guests would love it for sure.

  10. 5 stars
    I have to admit I have never had a fried oreo, but I’m positive it’s something my hsband would love. I’m saving this to make for him later.

  11. 5 stars
    Pretty sure I’m going to win “Mom of the Year” when my kids see what we’re making! Thank you!!