One of the best memories of my childhood was when my mom would make my brother and I fried donut holes. It was so simple, but made such an impression on my brother and I. The whole house would smell of cinnamon sugar. My mom would make them and let my brother and I shake the donut holes in a brown paper bag containing the cinnamon sugar. Sometimes this would result in a throwdown between the two of us, but hey...only one could win;) These pumpkin butterscotch donut holes sprinkled with heath is my twist on my childhood memory. They are delicious and, in a few easy steps, you can wow at your next gathering.
There are few combos I love more than butterscotch and heath, if you read my blog enough that wouldn't exactly be shocking! The addition of pumpkin spice completes this delicious treat without competing with the other flavors. You can make this rather quickly and it is sure to be a hit. I used butterscotch ice cream sauce but you could always make your own, I like to do that sometimes, and I like to add bourbon. Of course.
1 tube biscuits
1/3 cup butterscotch sauce
1 tsp pumpkin spice
1/2 tsp cinnamon (optional)
1/4 cup sugar
1/2 cup heath bar bits
Cut each biscuit into four pieces and roll into a ball. Set aside on a plate. Dump the pumpkin spice, cinnamon, and sugar into a large ziplock bag. Place the biscuit pieces into the bag and seal. Shake vigorously until all pieces are coated. Set aside again.
(pumpkin spice already has some cinnamon in it, so this is optional, if you forgo the cinnamon, use an extra 1/2 tsp of pumpkin spice)
In 12-inch skillet, heat 2 inches oil over medium-high heat to about 350ºF. Carefully fry biscuits about 30 seconds on each side or until golden brown. Remove from the oil and place on paper towel lined plate to cool.
Heat the butterscotch sauce for about 20 to 30 seconds in a microwave safe bowl. Set up a station where you have plate of donuts, the butterscotch sauce, an empty tray, and finally, the heath bar bits. Using a toothpick, dip the donut holes in the butterscotch sauce and set down on the tray. Once they are covered, sprinkle the bits all over the top of the donut holes. I let the butterscotch sauce harden a bit before I serve, this usually takes about half an hour.
Serve and enjoy. Please do me a favor and steal one for yourself while waiting for the rest to harden. Don't let me be the only one. I mean, it's only fair.