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!
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!
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.
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.
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.
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
- 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.