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Fried Peanut Butter Crescent Bombs

Fried Peanut Butter Crescent Bombs

Fried Peanut Butter Crescent Bombs

Freezing the balls of peanut butter is the secret behind blogger Amy Erickson’s (of Oh Bite It!) Fried Peanut Butter Crescent Bombs. The frozen peanut butter, wrapped in premade dough, will melt slightly when dropped in the hot oil. This update on fried dough, a state fair classic, is an addictive treat everyone will love.

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Deliver Ingredients


  • 2 Cups peanut butter
  • Canola oil, for frying
  • 1 can refrigerated crescent rounds, such as Pillsbury™ Place 'n Bake™
  • Powdered sugar, for dusting


A day ahead of serving, line a sheet pan with parchment paper. Place 32 individual tablespoons of peanut butter in pan. Freeze overnight.

On serving day, heat the oil in a heavy saucepan to 350 degrees F.

Separate the dough into rounds. Cut each into 4 equal pieces. Wrap each piece of dough tightly around 1 frozen ball of peanut butter.
Fry each filled dough ball in the hot oil until evenly browned on all sides. Cool about 5 minutes. Sprinkle with powdered sugar. Serve warm.

Peanut Butter Shopping Tip

If you're looking for a smoother texture in your finished product, try using confectioners' sugar (also known as 10x sugar) instead of granulated sugar.

Peanut Butter Cooking Tip

Think beyond cakes and pies – fruits like peaches, pineapple, and figs are excellent grilled – brush with melted butter or wine and sprinkle with sugar and spices for a dessert that you can feel good about.