Air fried Oreos give us that classic deep-fried flavor without all the splattery mess. A delicious Oreo cookie is wrapped up in a crescent roll dough and then fried in the air fryer to crispy, golden perfection.
Then, the whole thing is coated in powdered sugar and served with maple syrup for dipping. It’s a decadently sweet treat that everyone will love.
I don’t know about you, but I love going to local fairs and carnivals. Some people love to go for the rides, but I love to go for the food! I’m a total foodie, and you can find some of the absolute best guilty pleasures at the fair.
Everything is fried, from pickles to ice cream, and it’s all always so good! Whether it’s a savory sandwich or a sweet treat, if it can be breaded and fried, you’re sure to find it at the fair.
That’s where I first discovered deep fried Oreos. I was at the fair, and through the throng of people and food vendors, I saw a sign for those delicious deep fried cookies, and I knew I had to have them. Holy. Cow.
There’s nothing like it.
One bite was enough to hook me immediately. A delicious cream-filled Oreo wrapped in batter and fried to perfection? There’s absolutely nothing better.
That cream filled cookie wrapped in batter just melts in your mouth, inviting you to have just one more. Be careful. They’re addictive. Here is the big question.
Can you make fried oreos in an air fryer?
You bet you can and wait until you taste my oreos in the air fryer variation! There’s nothing better than this healthier version.
Air Fried Oreos Have All the Flavor Without All the Mess
After my experience at the fair, I knew I had to have these treats in my life. I also knew that I would not be deep frying them. Oh, sure, deep frying is terrible for your health, but do you know what else it’s terrible for?
That’s right. Your kitchen.
Have you ever had to clean up after deep frying something? I have, and I’m not doing that if I don’t have to.
There are very, very few recipes that are good enough for me to subject myself to the cleanup of spattered oil all over the place, and if you’ve ever deep fried anything, you know that no matter how careful you are, there will be spatter – and lots of it.
That’s when I got the most amazing idea in the history of ideas – air fried Oreos! That’s right. Air fryer Oreos were the answer, I just knew it. And I was right. Air fryer fried
Oreos are just as good as their deep fried counterparts, but they use far less oil. That’s not only better for your health – although if you’re making fried Oreos, you’re probably not thinking about your health – and it’s better for your kitchen.
Air fryer Oreos are so good and they don’t make a mess. That’s a win in my book!
If you’ve never had fried Oreos before, let me break it down for you. They’re FRIED OREOS! But seriously, you need to try them if you’ve never had them before.
Imagine, if you will, the classic Oreo cookie, all chocolatey and filled with that classic cream filling. Now, imagine that cookie dipped in a sweet batter and deep fried to perfection. It’s rich. It’s decadent. It’s fried.
It’s also a huge mess if you try to make them that way at home. So today, we’re going to air fry our Oreos. You get all that Heavenly flavor without all that Hellish mess.
We’ll be making a few changes for our home version of this treat. Obviously, we’ll be using an air fryer instead of deep frying. In addition, because we aren’t deep frying, we’ll use crescent roll dough for our air fried Oreos.
A Super Versatile Sweet Treat
This recipe is so easy and so good. It makes the perfect sweet treat for any occasion. Whip up a batch in no time flat for a birthday party. Serve them at a potluck.
Bring some to your Easter celebration. Set out a plate at Thanksgiving or Christmas. Heck, these are even great for wedding and baby showers. Whatever the occasion might be, these air fried Oreos are always a great addition.
They’re so easy, you’ll even find yourself serving them as snacks or desserts on the weekdays.
With their super limited ingredient list and super fast, super easy cooking, these cookies are the answer to any question you might have about what to serve as a sweet dish at any event.
It’s as simple as this: air fried Oreos are always the answer. Always.
how to make fried Oreos in air fryer
In addition to being absolutely delicious, these cookies are so, so easy. you only need five ingredients to make these sweet air fried treats. It only takes 10 minutes of prep and 7 minutes of cook time to create this treats – even though they taste like they took forever.
Here’s what you need to make these tasty cookie treats.
- 8 Oreos
- 1 pkg Pillsbury Butter-Flake crescent rolls (or buttery crescent roll dough)
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 cup powdered or confectioners sugar
- 2 tbsp maple syrup (for dip)
That’s it? I wasn’t kidding when I said you didn’t need many ingredients. And as you can see, one of the ingredients is just maple syrup for dipping. So we’re looking at four ingredients and a total of about 17 minutes to make these air fryer fried Oreos.
I’d say that qualifies as easy!
Making the Air Fried Oreos
Making these air fryer Oreos is just as simple as the ingredient list. You basically just wrap the Oreos in crescent roll dough, and air fry them. That’s it and that’s all.
It’s so super simple. Just roll, wrap, and air fry, and you’re all done and ready to move on. It’s so easy, I like to make this air fried oreos recipe in big batches for special occasions to be sure that everyone gets two or three of them AT LEAST.
- Roll out crescent dough sheet and cut the dough into 8 sections
- Add an oreo to the center of each crescent dough.
- Wrap the oreo into the crescent dough and seal
- Brush with melted butter
- Set and preheat the air fryer to 390. Place oreos onto a parchment paper lined air fryer basket with a little cooking spray. Cook 4 minutes
- Turn over and cook 3 minutes or golden brown.
- Toss or dust them with powdered sugar and serve with maple syrup
Air Fried Oreos Tips
Usually, this is the part where I go over the tips you’ll need to make sure you make a great recipe. In this case, there really isn’t much to say at all.
These air fryer Oreos are so simple to make, there’s really no way you can mess them up. Unlike their deep fried counterparts, you don’t have to worry about oil temperature, batter consistency, or any of the other things that matter so much to deep frying.
With these air fryer fried Oreos, the biggest thing you have to remember is to seal the crescent dough very well when you wrap up your Oreo. Other than that, just follow the recipe directions, and you’ll do just fine.
Serving Air Fried Oreos
All you need to serve these delicious air fried treats is a plate and a bowl with maple syrup. That’s it. These simple air fried Oreos are so good all on their own, they don’t need anything else.
The powdered sugar covering the air fried dough works perfectly with the Oreo cookie inside, and it all melds into sweet perfection when you dip it in the maple syrup.
With a recipe this straightforward, there aren’t a lot of variations to be made. However, there is one way that you can change up the flavor of these delicious treats. You’ve probably already thought of it. Change the Oreo!
I used classic Oreos for this recipe, but you can use any Oreo at all for a different effect. If you’re a fan of that creamy filling, use a Double Stuff Oreo. You’ll get a super thick air fried Oreo with a center bursting with that classic filling.
You can also try their other flavors like Golden Oreos, Mint Oreos, or the new Lady Gaga Oreos. Those things are delicious, just FYI.
Storing Air Fried Oreos
Air fried Oreos are best enjoyed immediately, but you can store them in the refrigerator in an air-tight container for 2 to 3 days. After that, they’ll be too soft and soggy to enjoy as they’ve been drawing moisture into themselves.
Unfortunately – or fortunately, depending on how you look at it – these deep fried cookies must be eaten within 2 to 3 days. There’s no way around it. Bummer, I know.
It’s terrible to have to nosh away on these deep fried beauties. But seriously, you have to, and you can’t freeze them.
Before you get started, make sure you read over this FAQ. Again, this is a super easy recipe, so there’s not a lot here, but what is here should be read to ensure that your air fryer Oreos come out as deliciously as possible and can be enjoyed as much as possible.
There are just a few points to remember, so don’t worry.
Q: How long does it take to make these air fried Oreos?
A: It only takes about 17 minutes from start to finish. That includes prep.
Q: Why does your recipe use crescent roll dough instead of a dipped batter?
A: This is an air fryer recipe. It uses very little oil to cook. Because of that, a thin, dipped batter would just ooze all over the air fryer. Using dough affords a similar consistency that works in an air fryer.
Q: Can I use any crescent dough batter?
A: Absolutely. I use Pillsbury because I like the way it cooks up, but feel free to use any brand you want.
Q: My air fried Oreos are so dry! What happened?
A: You probably overcooked them. These Oreos are meant to be surrounded in a flaky dough, but if the dough is very dry, it’s been overcooked.
Q: I want to use X Oreo variety. Can I do that?
A: Feel free! The best part of this recipe is the ability to use any Oreo you want. Any of them will work, even the Double Stuff variety.
Try These Air Fried Oreos for Yourself
Whether you make them for a weeknight dessert, a potluck, or some other special event, you’ll be glad you made these delicious air fryer Oreos. They’re easy, delicious, and they can stand toe to toe with their traditional fair counterparts.
I highly encourage you to make these air fryer fried Oreos for yourself, and you’ll see exactly what I’m talking about.
This is the kind of recipe that will have your friends and family begging for more, so give them a try. They’re perfect for any occasion, and they’re so easy, you’ll find yourself making them far more often than you might have thought.
Air Fryer Fried Oreos
- Air Fryer
- 8 Oreos
- 1 tube Pillsbury Butter-Flake crescent rolls or buttery crescent dough
- 2 tbsp butter
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 2 tbsp maple syrup for dip
- Get out and measure all of your ingredients.
- Unroll crescent dough sheet.
- Roll out crescent roll dough sheet until seams are gone.
- Next, you need to slice your sheet in half lengthwise.
- Then three slices across the width to make a total of 8 sections.
- Add an Oreo to the center of each crescent dough.
- Pull the first corner of crescent dough over top of the Oreo.
- Next, pull the second corner over top.
- Finish by folding over remaining two corners and make sure Oreo is sealed up good.
- Brush with melted butter
- Set the air fryer to 390. Place Oreos onto a parchment lined basket. Cook 4 minutes
- Turn over and cook 3 minutes.
- Toss immediately in powdered sugar.
- Serve with maple syrup.
- Enjoy every bite!