Photo via Pillsbury
Some days are easy; some are hard.
I've found, though, that a a sweet treat can do wonders in terms of turning the latter into the former. Case in point: this fine specimen, called "Fried Peanut Butter Crescent Bombs". Talk about an explosion of om nom nom: these are basically like peanut butter filled croissants, deep fried and coated in sugar. That's a day-maker if I've ever heard of one.
While this recipe very much fits in my world view, I can only wish it was mine: it was part of a roundup Pillsbury sent me a roundup of their "State Fair-inspired" recipes. This isn't the only bit of wonder in that collection: it also includes such classics as churros on a stick to deep-fried candy bars to pizza cones. OMG!
But I'm sure you're ready to move on to the bombs, so here's the recipe. I hope you enjoy it as much as I did!
Fried Peanut Butter Crescent Bombs
Courtesy of Pillsbury
Prep time: 15 min / Total time: 35 min
- 2 cups peanut butter
- 1 can Pillsbury "Place and bake" refrigerated crescent rounds
- Canola oil for frying
- Powdered sugar for dusting
- A day ahead of serving, line sheet pan with cooking parchment paper. Place 32 individual tablespoons of peanut butter in pan. Freeze overnight.
- On serving day, heat oil in heavy saucepan to 350°F.
- Separate dough into rounds. Cut each into 4 equal pieces. Wrap each piece of dough tightly around 1 frozen spoon of peanut butter.
- Fry each filled dough ball in hot oil until evenly browned on all sides. Cool about 5 minutes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve warm.