Funnel cake bites is a crunchy bite recipe of fried dough, which is very easy to prepare. It’s an excellent option as a side dish or as an appetizer.

Funnel cake bites recipe is very easy to make, causing no stress or messiness. They are common state fair snacks that can be prepared at home. This recipe is usually covered in powdered sugar and a dipping sauce to give you the best taste.

Total prep time: 25 minutes
Yield: 30 bites
Servings: 6 servings.


2 large eggs
2 tablespoons sugar
1 ¼ cups whole milk
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
¼ teaspoon kosher salt
4 cups vegetable oil
Powdered sugar, for garnish

The process

Step 1: In a large bowl, beat the eggs and sugar until it becomes foamy and pale yellow, and whisk the milk and vanilla extract to the egg mixture.
Step 2: Sift the flour, baking powder and salt together in a separate bowl. Then, add the sifted ingredients gradually into the wet mixture until they are even and smooth with no lumps (Don’t over mix).
Step 3: Fill the pot with approximately 2 to 3 inches of oil and leave it to heat to 375 degree Fahrenheit over medium-high heat.
Step 4: Take about 1/3 scoop of batter and carefully add to the oil. Allow to cook for about 2-3 minutes or until it is golden brown, then flip to the other side to make sure that both sides are golden brown.
Step 5: Remove the funnel cake bites from the hot oil and put in a paper-towel-lined plate.
Step 6: Cover with the powdered sugar and serve immediately.

Make sure the oil used in frying reaches 375 degree Fahrenheit before frying. You can use a deep fry thermometer to help you monitor the temperature.

Nutritional Information per serving:
402 calories; 16 grams fat