Sunday, February 26, 2017

Deep Fried Cinnamon Roll Bites with Strawberry Dip

If you like simple recipes that come out looking and tasting ridiculously amazing then you are in the right spot. This recipe requires 2 ingredients - 3 if you count the oil to fry them. 
That's it. 
This was my entry into the Pillsbury and Betty Crocker #BakeItPossible baking contest. (See HERE for the website) With this recipe I made it to the semi-final round!! Talk about exciting!
While I didn't make it to the finals, I did enjoy creating this fabulous treat. 
I do hope you give it a try and let me know what you think. 

Deep Fried Cinnamon Roll Bites with Strawberry Dip

~4 cups oil, for frying
1 pkg Pillsbury Grands Cinnamon Rolls
1/4 cup strawberry jam 

Heat oil to 350 degrees in a large, deep pot. 
While oil is heating, unroll Grands rolls and cut into bite sized pieces (about 8 per roll). Use your fingers to smear any large bits of the cinnamon filling onto the pieces. 

When oil is at temp - fry pieces, about 6 at a time, until golden brown - 1 to 2 minutes per batch, flipping the pieces over halfway.

Remove from oil to wire rack or paper towel and let cool while you cook the rest of the bites. 

When all the bites are done, stir together the icing from the package of Grands rolls and the 1/4 cup of strawberry jam.

Serve the warm bites with the dip.

Warm is best but room temp also works very well.

You can freeze the deep fried bites and simply reheat them in the oven (from frozen) at 350 for about 20 or so minutes, until heated through. Just spread them on a parchment lined cookie sheet and place in preheated oven. 

From start to finish in well under an hour. The only thing that takes any time is the heating of the oil! 
Making the semi-finals with this recipe was incredibly exciting for me. I can't wait to see who makes the top 10 - and who wins! You can visit the #BakeItPossible site (HERE) to see all 50 of the semi-finalists. 

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