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.
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.