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Throwing away donuts offends me. Rarely do I leave any uneaten, but it happens on occasion (I am human after all), and, when it does, I revive the day-old pastries by slicing them thinly and frying them into chips. The glaze caramelizes around the crisp dough, creating what I call a "chewy crunch."

Donut Chips

Trust us: you need donut chips in your life.

Posted by Thrillist on Thursday, October 1, 2015

Donut Chips Recipe

Total Time: 3 minutes per donutYield: As many as you can handle


For the chips:

  • 2 cups vegetable oil
  • However many donuts you have laying around

For the dip:

  • 1 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract


  1. Heat oil to 350℉ in a deep fryer or heavy pot fitted with an oil thermometer.
  2. Slice each donut in half lengthwise, then slice each half in half, so you have 4 discs. Gently place them into the hot oil and fry until brown, about 1 minute each side.
  3. Transfer to a wire rack to drain and cool slightly.
  4. To make the dip, whisk all ingredients together in a bowl until smooth.

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Perry Santanachote is Thrillist's recipes editor. She probably loves donuts more than Homer Simpson does. Follow her: @perrysant.