Air Fried Oreos are pillowy soft outside with a crunchy, chocolate cookie center. You only need two ingredients and five minutes to make these popular carnival treats!
Air Fried Oreos Recipe
Air Fried Oreos are our lighter version of the most famous treats at any fair or carnival. Instead of dunking them in the pancake batter then deep frying in a ton of oil, we’re wrapping them with crescent dough instead. The result is a crispy but fluffy outer layer encasing each Oreo.
We love the texture contrast between the crunchy cookies and the soft, golden crescent dough. Sprinkle with icing sugar, and watch these disappear in a flash!
- Oreo cookies: We’re using the classic chocolate, but feel free to use your favorite flavors!
- Crescent dough: This is our secret ingredient— no dipping into a messy pancake batter, and much less oily! It puffs up beautifully in the air fryer and covers our cookies with a light, pillow-soft crust.
How to make Air fried Oreos from scratch
- Prep the crescent dough. Spread it out, and press down to form a single, large sheet. Slice into eight equal square pieces.
- Cover. In the middle of each square, place an Oreo. Wrap it up until the cookie is completely covered. Now they’re ready to be air-fried!
- Cook. In the air-fryer, arrange them in a way that each piece doesn’t touch. Cook for 5-6 mins. at 320F until they puff up and turn golden.
- Serve. Sprinkle the tops with icing sugar and enjoy!
Frequently Asked Questions
Do you have to freeze Oreos before you air-fry them?
No need. You can use them straight out of the package. Freezing them will add more minutes to the cooking time because they’ll need more time to get hot.
How do you prevent fried Oreos from turning out soggy?
Since we’re using crescent rolls for this recipe and not deep-frying them, they won’t really get soggy. However, there will be a little steam instead after you air-fry them, so we suggest placing them on a wire rack while you finish cooking the rest.
Do I need to use any oil in this recipe?
No, you don’t. That’s why our version tastes so light and not greasy! If you want it extra rich, however, you can melt some butter to brush the tops.
Can I make this recipe in the oven?
To bake these Air-Fried Oreos, place them in a 350F oven for about 10 mins., or until they’re golden. We recommend brushing them with a little butter first.
What to serve with Air fried Oreos?
The classic way of eating is with powdered sugar on top. But we also love dipping them in sweet sauces! Try these:
- Caramel sauce
- Chocolate sauce
- Dulce de Leche
- Fruit jams and sauces (you’ll be surprised how tangy fruit sauces balance out the air-fried cookies!)
Make sure they’ve cooled down first, so the condensation from the heat doesn’t get them soggy. Store them chilled for up to 3 days. To reheat, air-fry them again at 380F until warmed through.
More air fryer recipes to try:
Air Fried Oreos
- 12 Oreo cookies
- 1 package of Pillsbury Crescents Rolls (or crescent dough sheet)
- Powdered sugar for dusting
- Preheat air fryer to 320 degrees F.
- Spread out crescent dough onto a cutting board, press down into each perforated line so it forms one big sheet.
- Cut the dough into 12 equal square pieces.
- Place an Oreo cookie in the center of each square and roll each corner up to cover the cookie entirely
- Alternatively, you can leave the dough into triangles and roll the cookies as you would do for crescent rolls.
- Place cookies in the Air Fry in one layer and make sure they do not touch. If needed cook them in batches.
- Cook for 5-6 minutes or until golden on the outside.
- Carefully remove the Air Fired Oreos once done, place them on a serving plate, and immediately dust them with powdered sugar.
- Let cool for two minutes, then serve with caramel and chocolate sauce for dipping.
- Try this recipe with other Oreo flavors!
- Want it extra chocolatey? Wrap a small piece of chocolate in with the cookie. Just make sure to wrap the ends very tightly, so the chocolate won’t leak after it melts.
- For crispier tops, brush the crescents with egg wash.
- In the mood to get creative? Wrap the Oreos with quick-cooking cookie dough instead!
- After wrapping with the dough, you can flash-freeze the pieces and store them in the freezer. Simply get a few pieces and air-fry (add a few minutes to the cooking time) when ready to enjoy.
- We love serving these during casual get-togethers like picnics, game days, and kid’s birthday parties. Layout a dip buffet with different sweet sauces for a fun and interactive dessert spread!