Sunday, July 28, 2013


I like cronuts and I cannot lie
you other bloggers can't deny
when a girl walks in with an itty-bitty waist
I throw a cronut in her face...

...Just kidding. But I have always wanted to be a rapper. I'm pretty darn good at it. I mean, last rhyme aside.

Maybe in my next life.

But anyways, have you all heard of these cronuts? A croissant and donut hybrid? Heaven!

They look it anyways, I haven't actually been somewhere to try them. It's a little too fancy for Northern Nevada... And by fancy, I mean any meal outside of meat and potatoes.

And the real ones are probably a million times better then mine because these bad boys... are cheater cronuts!

You know, for us non-fancy country folk...

You want the recipe? You got it..

For the Cronuts:
(about 4-5 donuts)
2 cans Pillsbury Crescent Rolls

Oil for frying

1/2 cup sugar
1 Tablespoon cinnamon

Are you blown away yet? Ha.

Pop open 1 can of crescents. On a lightly floured surface, unroll the crescents to create the full rectangle shape. Pinching together the sides as you go. Now, working horizontally (that's hamburger style yo') fold your shape into thirds, like so...

Using a rolling pin, lightly roll over your smaller rectangle to seal the folds.

Now, working vertically fold into thirds again. Roll out your tiny rectangle to resemble the previous shape (about an 8x5 inch rectangle). Do this twice more so you have some amazing flaky layers.

Find a circle to match the size of donuts you want and cut out your donuts. You should get about two per rectangle. Find a smaller circle, about an inch in size, to cut out your middle.

I apologize for the lack of photography but here's a fun YouTube  how to of almost exactly what I followed...

Heat your frying oil to 350 degrees.

Gently place your cronuts into the hot oil and fry until puffed and golden, about 1 minute per side.

Remove and place on a paper towel lined plate.

Let cool slightly.

Meanwhile, mix together your cinnamon and sugar and dunk the hot donuts into the cinnamon sugar.

Check yourself before you wreck yourself... No body wants burnt fingers and lips from hot ass donuts.

So let cool slightly and enjoy!

Easy, warm, flaky, delicious cheater cronuts. Fancy them up with pastry cream, glaze, chocolate frosting... Etc etc.


  1. You have blown my mind. I must try these. Do you thing that it would be possible to put a layer of chocolate or something else delectable in the middle? I guess cutting them in half and filling with cream might do the trick... I will have to try that out!

  2. Hi Veronica! I'd love to share this recipe (just the picture with the link for the recipe directing readers to your blog) on my Facebook page. Let me know if that's okay and I'll feature it. I have been wanting to try a Cronut forever! Great share! Hope you're having a wonderful night! Btw, saw your Faux-Cronuts featured on The Frugal Girls :)

    1. Hi Mary! Thank you so much for stopping by! Of course you can feature my recipe on your Facebook! Thanks and have a great night :)

    2. Thanks, Veronica! Off to share your yummy recipe! Hope you have a wonderful weekend! Cheers!

  3. Hi, I'm a friend of Mary's above and I saw this on her fb page...ever since I heard of cronuts, I knew I had to get one. Thanks for making the cheater version!

  4. This sounds amazing and so easy! Thanks for posting it!

  5. There is a place in NJ that fills them with Cannoli filling...I am so glad I dont live there - I would eat nothing but.