Easy Easter Egg Jelly Doughnuts

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Holidays like Easter or Christmas always leave me with little energy to prepare breakfast. Typically, my kids are so excited on the eve of a holiday, that they can not fall asleep. That then means Mom and Dad are up super late hiding Easter eggs or wrapping gifts.  And you KNOW they will all wake up before the sun rises because their excitement just can not be contained! 

Mornings like those require bottomless cups of coffee, and then something REALLY easy to prepare for breakfast. But not just any breakfast, holidays are meant to be special. Cold cereal or instant oatmeal just will not make the cut! 

As you all know I am a huge fan of deep fried doughnuts. There is nothing in the world that compares to their greatness. However homemade doughnuts can be a ton of work! Because of that, they are not made all that often here, especially on Easter morning when I am half asleep.

However I have just discovered an easy peasy way of making doughnuts at home with little effort. The perfect quick breakfast treat on Easter morning! All you need for this recipe is a can of Pillsbury Biscuits, some hot oil for frying and then fill and top them with whatever your heart's desire. My kids had a blast helping me fill and decorate our Easter Egg Jelly Doughnuts. Not only was breakfast made in under 30 minutes.... They had a fun project to do as well!
Easy Easter Egg Jelly Doughnuts

1 package Pillsbury Grands Homestyle Original Biscuits (Any of their refrigerator biscuits do the trick!)
1 cup of your favorite jelly 
1/2 cup chocolate
2 tbs heavy cream
Vegetable oil for frying
Colored frosting, sprinkles or candy for decorating 


Remove biscuits from packaging, and separate. 
Gently shape the biscuits into an oval/egg shape with your hands. 
Heat oil to 365 degrees. 
Fry biscuits 1-2 at a time, 3 minutes per side or until evenly browned. 
Remove from oil and drain on paper towels and allow to cool.
Once doughnuts have cooled, prepare you chocolate topping by melting chocolate over low heat with your cream. Once smooth remove from heat and set aside. 
Place jelly in a pasty bag. Cut a small hole in one end of each doughnut and then fill each doughnut with jelly. 
Dip the tops of filled doughnuts into the chocolate. Place on a cooling rack to dry. 
Decorate as desired. 

(Disclaimer: I received monetary compensation from Pillsbury to write this post. However, all opinions are 100% my own.) 


  1. These are just the cutest donuts ever! I love how easy it is to make donuts with Pillsbury!

  2. These are so freaking fun! I love the idea of an Easter Egg donut!

  3. These are the cutest donuts ever!

  4. Those are adorable!! Perfect breakfast for Easter morning (or any morning in my opinion!) Love that they're filled with jelly!!

  5. So cute! I would love one - or a dozen of these in my Easter table!!! :)

  6. I had no idea pillsbury biscuits could be used for doughnut-ing! Fabulous idea. And your easter egg decorations make them almost too pretty to eat! But, just almost.

  7. This is SO cute Carrie. Your decorations look awesome! Also, I've never had a jelly-filled donut and right now I'm am feeling the full weight of that missing piece in my life :)

  8. I am so in love with all of the doughnut creativity going on in the blogosphere right now. I gave up doughnuts for Lent, but after Easter watch out!!