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German Chocolate Doughnuts

German Chocolate Doughnuts

Surprise! There's a yummy secret filling in these chocolate-glazed doughnuts.


  • 4 cups Crisco® Pure Vegetable Oil
  • 1 cup Pillsbury™ Creamy Supreme™ Coconut Pecan Frosting
  • 1/2 cup Pillsbury™ Creamy Supreme™ Chocolate Frosting
  • 1 can Pillsbury™ Grands!™ Flaky Layers refrigerated honey butter biscuits
  • 1/4 cup chopped pecans
  • 1/4 cup flaked coconut, toasted

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  1. In 3-quart heavy saucepan, heat oil over medium heat to 350 degrees F.
  2. Meanwhile, spoon coconut pecan frosting into decorating bag fitted with 1/2-inch wide tip. Set aside.
  3. In medium bowl, stir chocolate frosting and 1 tablespoon water until smooth. Set aside.
  4. Place paper towels under cooling rack. Separate dough into 8 biscuits; gently place 2 biscuits at a time in hot oil. Cook 1 to 1 1/2 minutes or until golden brown. Using tongs, gently turn over; cook 1 to 1 1/2 minutes or until golden brown. Remove to cooling rack; cool 2 minutes.
  5. Meanwhile, in small bowl, mix pecans and coconut.
  6. To fill doughnuts, insert decorating tip into side of each biscuit. Squeeze about 2 tablespoons of coconut pecan frosting into center.
  7. Dip one side of each biscuit in chocolate glaze. Sprinkle with pecan mixture.
  8. Serve warm or cool.

prep time 30 min | total time 30 min | servings 8


To toast coconut, heat oven to 350 degrees F. Spread coconut in ungreased shallow pan. Bake uncovered 5 to 7 minutes, stirring occasionally, until golden brown.

If you don’t have a decorating bag and tip, use a 1 gallon plastic freezer bag. Spoon frosting into bag and cut 1/2 inch off one corner of bag. Fill doughnuts as stated.

Nutrition Facts Serving Size: 1 Serving Calories530Calories from Fat290 Total Fat32g Saturated Fat10gTrans Fat2 1/2g Cholesterol0mgSodium600mgTotal Carbohydrate55g Dietary Fiber1g Sugars1g Protein4g

% Daily Value*: Vitamin A 0% Vitamin C 0% Calcium 0% Iron 8%

Exchanges:1 Starch; 0 Fruit; 2 1/2 Other Carbohydrate; 0 Skim Milk; 0 Low-Fat Milk; 0 Milk; 0 Vegetable; 0 Very Lean Meat; 0 Lean Meat; 0 High-Fat Meat; 6 1/2 Fat

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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Recipe and photo credit (used with permission): Pillsbury