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Deep Fried Oreos

If you're looking for the ultimate outrageous dessert experience, look no further than Deep Fried Oreos. This State Fair Favorite is just 5 ingredients (plus powdered sugar for dusting) and couldn't be easier to make.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 5 minutes
Cook Time 30 minutes
Total Time 35 minutes
Servings 36 cookies
Calories 130kcal




  • Line a plate or baking sheet with paper towels. In a large bowl, whisk together milk, egg, and pancake mix until smooth. If runny, add more pancake mix, 1 tablespoon at a time, until thickened.
  • In a Dutch oven, deep pot, or deep fryer, heat oil over medium-high heat to 375 degrees. Working in batches (I do 4 to 6 Oreos at a time), dip Oreos in batter, allowing excess to drip back into the bowl.
  • Fry until golden brown on one side, about 1 to 2 minutes. Flip each cookie and continue to cook until golden brown on the second side. Drain on paper towels and dust with powdered sugar.


  1. Thermometer: A trustworthy digital thermometer can keep you on track when frying, or cooking in general. The target temperature for Deep Fried Oreos is 375 degrees. 
  2. Oreos: You can use regular or Double Stuf Oreos in this recipe, they both work wonderfully. I prefer Double Stuff for the extra filling.
  3. Oil: Opt for a neutral cooking oil with a high smoke point such as vegetable oil, canola oil, or avocado oil, for frying. Make sure you don't add too many Oreos at once: crowding the pan can cool the oil down which results in oil-saturated cookies and they cook slower, too. Don’t rush it; let the hot oil return to 375 between batches.
  4. Yield: This easy Deep Fried Oreos recipe yields 36 cookies.
  5. Storage: Deep Fried Oreos are best eaten warm and fresh. Store leftover Deep Fried Oreos in an airtight container in the refrigerator up to 3 days.  Reheat in an oven set to 425 degrees for 3 to 5 minutes.


Serving: 1cookie | Calories: 130kcal | Carbohydrates: 1g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 14g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 8g | Monounsaturated Fat: 3g | Trans Fat: 0.1g | Cholesterol: 8mg | Sodium: 23mg | Potassium: 19mg | Fiber: 0.1g | Sugar: 0.3g | Vitamin A: 27IU | Vitamin C: 0.02mg | Calcium: 17mg | Iron: 0.1mg