Fried Oreos

Deep Fried Oreos are one of our favorite treats at the fair. Now you can make this delicious fried cookie at home with this simple recipe!

If you love fair foods, you’ll love Fried Oreos!! For more favorites, check out our Hand-Dipped Corn Dogs, Funnel Cakes, and Homemade Churros!

Fried Oreos topped with powder sugar, piled in bowl.

a Fair Favorite: Fried Oreos

I know people have their favorite “kinds” of Oreos. Still, everyone loves them – from Double Stuff Oreos to special White Chocolate covered Oreos you get around the holidays, they’re everyone’s favorite cookie!

We have them in so many of our top desserts like Dirt Cake and Oreo Cheesecake. Today, we take Oreos to a whole new level – Deep Fried Oreos.

You may have tried them at your local fair, carnival, or rodeo, but today I’m showing you how to make them at home. I must warn that they are so incredibly easy to make and so stinkin’ delicious at the same time.

If you’re looking for a fun and unique treat to make at your next party, these Deep Fried Oreos will be a hit. Trust me!

Oreos on counter for making Deep Fried Oreos.

How to make Fried Oreos

We make so many desserts with Oreos that we typically have them on hand. Making the actual Fried Oreos takes just a few steps.

PREP. These fried Oreos are made most easily in a deep fryer, but can also be made in a deeper pot or pan. You’ll just need a few inches of oil to fry these bad boys. Once that is all set up, follow these directions.

BATTER. Whisk oil, egg, and milk together in a medium bowl. Stir in pancake mix and mix until there are no more clumps.

FRY. Dip Oreos in the pancake batter with a fork and then place in hot oil. Deep fry until golden brown (it took about 2 minutes).

SPRINKLE. Place Oreos on a paper towel-lined plate to drain, sprinkle with powdered sugar and ENJOY!

We don’t make these often but when we do, they are definitely a hit!

Fried Oreo Batter in a bowl.

Recipe Tips + Variations

Make these in a pan. We typically use our deep fryer to make Fried Oreos, but if you don’t have one you can definitely make it in a pan. Just add at least 2 inches of oil to the pan and fry until golden brown.

Oil. Peanut, canola, or vegetable oil can be used to make this treat.  

Batter alternative. Use canned refrigerated biscuits wrapped around each Oreo instead of dipping them in the batter. You can then fry them in oil or use an air fryer. 

Oreo flavors. Pair flavored Oreos with a similarly flavored frosting:

  • Mint Oreos with a chocolate mint drizzle.
  • Peanut Butter Oreos with a peanut butter dip.
  • Gluten-free Oreos with gluten-free pancake mix. (Everything else in the recipe remains the same.)
Deep Fried Oreos close up image with bit missing.

storing info

STORE. Fried Oreos are best served shortly after frying them. Leftovers can be stored in an airtight container for 1-2 days. Reheat them in a toaster oven or an air fryer. 

Reheat Deep Fried Oreos. We recommend not reheating them because it’s hard to do with fried food. Instead, we’d say whip up a new batch because they’re easy and quick.

Fried Oreos Recipe piled in a white bowl.

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Fried Oreos Recipe

5 from 44 votes
Deep Fried Oreos are one of our favorite treats at the fair. Now you can make this delicious fried cookie at home with this simple recipe!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Prep Time 7 minutes
Cook Time 2 minutes
Total Time 9 minutes
Servings 20
Calories 108 kcal
Author Lil’ Luna


  • vegetable oil (for deep fryer or deep pan) + 2 tsp oil
  • Oreos (your favorite variety)
  • 1 1/2 cups pancake mix
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup milk
  • powdered sugar


  • Heat oil in fryer to 375°F.
  • In a medium bowl, whisk oil egg, and milk together. Stir in pancake mix and mix until there are no more clumps.
  • Dip Oreos in batter with a fork and then place in hot oil. Fry until golden brown (it took about 2 minutes).
  • Place Oreos on a paper towel-lined plate, sprinkle with powdered sugar and ENJOY!


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  1. 5 stars
    It was a very simple recipe and it was great. I also took some of the batter and added a little bit of coconut extract and wow that was great flavoring. My guests loved it. Thank you and look forward to trying more recipes.

  2. 5 stars
    I always thought this would be way too hard to do at home…I was wrong!!! This isn’t good. Now I’ll be making fair food all year long!

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