In my quest to use up the hoard of pudding and gelatin mixes found hidden in my pantry, I came across a recipe that looked simple enough to give it a go this morning. The original recipe was a little difficult to track down through a Pinterest Pin, but I did finally find it at Oh Bite It. The photography is great. When I made these they were almost a Pintrosity because there are a couple of things not stressed that I should have known…but didn’t do. Fortunately, I only burned the first four poppers before adjusting the hot grease temp.
First, make the vanilla pudding according to the box directions and set it aside. Put a couple of inches vegetable oil in a small skillet to heat up to 350° F. Not any hotter, the biscuits will burn on the outside and be doughy on the inside. My oil got a bit too hot, so I turned the heat down until it was just right.
Mix up some cinnamon sugar to roll the hot dough balls in and sit it near the stove. The original pin doesn't indicate what proportions, but I used 1 cup sugar and 1/4 cup of cinnamon. That was a little heavy on the cinnamon for me so I would suggest you start with a Tablespoon of cinnamon and adjust up until you are happy with it.
Open a tube of flaky layers biscuits and cut them in quarters. Roll each quarter into a little ball. I could only manage four quarters at a time, so ease four biscuit quarters into the hot oil. I said “ease” because if you drop them in too vigorously you might splash hot grease on yourself. Turn them over to cook on both sides.
Remove the cooked dough balls from the pan and immediately coat with the cinnamon sugar mix. Set them aside to cool completely. That doesn’t take long. When you have the balls complete, cut a little X in the top of each ball and use a pastry tube (or even a marinade injector) to push some of the pudding inside each cooked dough ball.
I think this is a recipe the grandkids will like, don’t you?