Puff Balls

Puff Balls

44 Reviews 12 Pics
  • Prep

    10 m
  • Cook

    4 m
  • Ready In

    15 m
Recipe by  Alicia

“Easy and yummy doughnut-like dessert. Great for kids and adults. You can roll them in cinnamon and white sugar instead of confectioners' sugar for a different twist!”

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Original recipe yields 32 balls



  1. Heat oil in a heavy bottomed saucepan or deep fryer to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  2. Cut each biscuit into 4 smaller circles using cutter or bottle cap. Fry circles 2 minutes on a side, until golden. Drain on paper towels. Roll hot biscuits in confectioners sugar.

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This is a great recipe!! I rolled them in cinnamon sugar, very good! My husband even said they were great! Thanks Alicia!!



I don't know how I lived 37 years without knowing I could make donuts from fridge biscuits, but I'm making up for lost time. I tried the bottle cap trick, but found that my puff balls brown more evenly if I just cut the biscuits in quarters and roll them into balls. I sprinkled these with a little lemon juice, then the powdered sugar. YUM. Thanks!!!



Definitely a diet wrecker :) I had some biscuit dough in the fridge that I wanted to use up and this recipe was perfect. I didn't bother cutting into circles, I just cut each biscuit into fourths (like you would for monkey bread) and fried them that way. They fried very quickly for me, in one minute, and I didn't have to turn them as my deep fryer wire basket had a lid to keep them immersed in the oil. It is important not to let them get too brown, or you can taste it and they get hard. I even tried rolling the dough pieces into balls first and they do come out looking more like Timbits but they aren't as soft so I wouldn't bother trying that step (the wedges come out looking almost circular anyway). I thought I'd save time and shake the dough balls in a ziploc bag but that deposits way too much sugar, better to roll them in sugar like the recipe says! I will definitely use this recipe again when I want to give my family a treat, thanks for the recipe!

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Amount Per Serving (32 total)

  • Calories
  • 92 cal
  • 5%
  • Fat
  • 5.6 g
  • 9%
  • Carbs
  • 10.1 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 0.7 g
  • 1%
  • Cholesterol
  • < 1 mg
  • < 1%
  • Sodium
  • 105 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet



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