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side view of a plate filled with dessert nachos with a container of fresh strawberries in the background

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 it’s my dad’s 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 won’t 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.

three plates stacked and topped with a pile of dessert nachos topped with fruit and whip

So this past Sunday was a major sporting event, I think they call it the Superbowl? I am not a huge sports fan, and really would just be coming 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 updates on the score during 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 see that one coming?

mini donut topped with whipped cream with a bite taken out held

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. Now we’re talking.  Then, prepare your toppings, put on your stretchy pants and get ready to dig in.

overhead of a plate filled with donut dessert nachos

Donut Dessert Nachos

  • Author: Julianne Dell
  • 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 size of the pot. 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. Use a round cookie cutter to cut the dough into circles.
  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. Add or remove toppings as you see fit!
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Fried
  • Cuisine: American

Keywords: no bake desserts, donuts, homemade donuts

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  1. Tom

    Looks great can’t wait to try this. Although I think I’ll use tongs and leave my wife’s underwear out of the process. Lol

  2. Cindy Eikenberg

    Hi Julianne! I just cannot tell you how much I love this – my sweet tooth has been been begging for this since I saw it! Thank you so much for sharing with us at Best of the Weekend – pinned and will be featuring at tonight’s party. Hope you have a happy Friday and a wonderful weekend!

  3. Andi @ The Weary Chef

    I hope you had a great time at the conference. I wish I had gone. Next year!

    Now, about these nachos. There is no way these are legal. I mean seriously, these look TOO good! I couldn’t resist coming over to check them out from Show Stopper Saturdays. We’d love to have you share them at Saturday Night Fever too so I can drool over them all over again 🙂

  4. Jenna

    what a creation! or should I say creations! How great to have another way to fix Grands biscuits, I can’t wait to try frying one~fun concept, thanks and have a great time at the conference!

  5. Brooke

    Yum! And I love that you don’t have to make any homemade doughnuts! I cannot wait to try these. Hope you had a great time at Build Your Blog Conference!

  6. Brandyn | Southern Distinctions

    I have no words! I could do a triple lindy into this pile of goodness. This is like doughnut heaven! Thanks for sharing~

  7. Christine

    I’m excited (and a little jealous) for you right now! How cool to be heading off to a blogging conference! Learn lots and have fun! Don’t kill anyone with these gorgeous nachos;) (ps, you should serve them with a sweet avocado frosting;)

  8. Beth @ bethcakes

    Oh my gosh, these dessert nachos are such a wonderful idea! I love all the fruit and toppings you put on them too. They look like such a treat!

  9. Renee@Two in the Kitchen

    Donut Nachos? The name had alone brought me running!! These look amazing! I can’t wait for Friday!! Hope to see you at the conference Julianne!!

  10. Lindsay @ Life, Love and Sugar

    These look and sound awesome Julianne! Pinned!

    Can’t wait to meet you in person at BYBC! Have fun in Park City!

  11. D Dell

    I notice you pile a litte more whipped cream on your creations during the snowboarding months. Beautiful job by the way. Shred on!

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