EEK- Today is an exciting day! I am headed to Utah for the Build Your Blog Conference hosted by Six Sisters. Of course, I am elated that there is a blogging conference in the winter, in a state that offers top notch ski slopes. Whomever had that idea is just a genius! Naturally, I built in a few days of riding into my trip.

At least once a season I try to get together with each of my parents for ski trip, and this time its my dads turn. He and my brother are flying in to spend a couple of days with me in Park City before the conference. I attended my first blogging conference last summer in Austin, and BYBC will be the second one I am attending.

I am really excited to have had one conference under my belt, and hopefully I wont awkwardly feel like the new kid in town again. Plus, over the past year, I have had the chance to interact with so many different bloggers, I can finally put a face to a name. If you are reading this and happen to be attending, please reach out to me! For updates during the conference, be sure to keep up with me on Twitter and Instagram.

So this past Sunday was a major sporting event, I think they call it the Superbowl? I’m not a big sports fan, so I’d probably just come for the food. However, I happen to be flying home from Denver, where every corner I turned was decorated in orange and blue. Not to mention the score updates throughout the flight. And while I was flying during the game, the food was all I could think about. The past couple of weeks, I made some awesome donut recipes using Pillsbury Grands biscuits (see here and here), and I have another one for you today.

These Donut Dessert Nachos are made with mini donut discs, as is, bite size donut chips. They are loaded with some of my favorite fixings: caramel, chocolate, strawberries, bananas, coconut and whipped cream. Of coarse I also added some peanut butter chips and walnuts because why not? The perfect thing about dessert nachos is that you add pretty much anything you want. With regular nachos, one thing can throw me off, like black beans or jalapenos- yuck. Or not enough cheese, what a waste. So yeah, donut nachos are my jam. I have done a dessert nacho before, but what makes these donut nachos 1000 times better is that there are donuts- duh. Did you expect that one?

With a little bit of prep, these come together pretty nicely. Get yourself some Pillsbury Grands biscuits and heat some oil on the stove. This dough really puffs up when it is fried, so roll the dough out super thin, about the thickness of a dime, and cut out circular discs. Drop the dough in the deep fryer for 30 seconds, turning over half way through until golden brown. The best part about the dough is that you can use the scraps to re-roll it out and make more chips. Allow the deep fried donuts to cool, and then throw them in a Ziploc bag and toss them around with some cinnamon and sugar. We’re now conversing. Then, prepare your toppings, put on your stretchy pants and get ready to dig in.


Donut Dessert Nachos

  • Author:LEE
  • Prep Time:20 minutes
  • Cook Time:5 minutes
  • Total Time:25 minutes


Mini donut discs that are loaded with caramel, chocolate, strawberries, bananas, coconut, and whipped cream.


For the Donuts:

  • 1 Bottle Vegetable oil 48 oz
  • 1 Container Pillsbury Grands Biscuits
  • 1 tbsp Cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp Sugar

Suggested Toppings (Optional):

  • Caramel Sauce
  • Chocolate Sauce
  • 1 pint Strawberries
  • 12 Bananas
  • 1/4 C Shredded coconut
  • 1/4 C Peanut butter chips
  • 1/2 C Chopped walnuts
  • Whipped Cream


  1. In a medium sized pot, empty a full container of vegetable oil. Attach a candy thermometer to the pot’s size. Heat oil over medium heat until it reach 360-375 F. Turn your heat down slightly to prevent the oil from getting too hot. Use extreme caution, oil will be very hot.
  2. Remove biscuits from the container and use a rolling pin to thin them out, about the thickness of a dime. Cut the dough into circles using a round cookie cutter.
  3. Once the oil is heated, slowly drop biscuits into the oil. Fry for about 20-30 seconds a side until golden brown. Remove with a pair of thongs and set on a paper towel lined plate to drain the excess oil. When finished deep frying, leave your candy thermometer in the oil until it is completely cooled.
  4. Assemble your nachos by alternating layers of the donut chips with your toppings. Some of the toppings I suggested are listed in the above recipe. Toppings may be added or removed as desired!


What was the first donut flavor?

Fast-forward to the mid-19th century and Elizabeth Gregory, a New England ship captain’s mother who made a wicked deep-fried dough that cleverly used her son’s spice cargo of nutmeg and cinnamon, along with lemon rind.

Are donuts considered a dessert?

A quintessentially old-fashioned fried dessert, doughnuts (as they were originally called) are basically ring-shaped portions of dough fried till they are golden brown, crisp on the outside and tender and soft on the inside.

What is the origin of the name donut?

Originally, they were known as “oily cakes.”

The early Americans took the fact that the treats were fried in oil quite literally, naming them olykoeks, translating to “oily cakes.” The word ‘donut’ came soon after when a woman is said to have put nuts in the dough before frying it.

What country invented donuts?

While food resembling doughnuts has been found at many ancient sites, the earliest origins to the modern doughnuts are generally traced back to the olykoek (“oil(y) cake”) Dutch settlers brought with them to early New York (or New Amsterdam).

What is the forbidden donut?

2 cups pumpkin puree. 1 cup sugar. 3 eggs.Doughnuts Are Prohibited

(aka Iced Pumpkin Cake Donuts, inspired by King Arthur Flour) Makes 12 to 18, depending on the size of your donut pans. 1 1

What is the most expensive donut flavor?

First and foremost, it is packed with Dom Perignon jelly. If that isn’t enough on its own, the donut is also covered by edible diamonds(?!) and topped with a 24k gold leaf and gold-dusted white chocolate flowers.

Why do Americans eat donuts for breakfast?

Why? Because our brains need sugar (specifically, glucose) to function properly. We are basically saying that our brain screams at us every morning to get us to consume something sweet. And donuts, as we all know it, are the tastiest way to get your fair share of sugar to maintain energy throughout the day.

Why do people eat donuts with coffee?

History. The pairing of doughnuts and coffee is said to date back to after World War II as doughnut shops were one of the few businesses open after midnight. Some doughnut shops would give coffee and doughnuts to police officers in exchange for free policing.

Who invented doughnuts?

Captain Hanson Gregory (1832-1921) created the donut as a teen while trying to feed a crew of sailors — and changed American culinary culture forever. Americans have a “hole” lotta love for the donut. Captain Hanson Crockett Gregory of Maine deserves credit for this.

What is the number one donut in America?

According to Google users, glazed donuts reign supreme as the most popular donut.

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