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Mini Elephant Ears

 Mini Elephant Ears
Our kids love to help stretch the pieces of convenient frozen dough to make these ears. After I fry them, the kids brush them with butter and sprinkle on the cinnamon-sugar. Then we all dig in!—Malea Kruse, Huntertown, Indiana
10 ServingsPrep/Total Time: 30 min.


  • 10 frozen bread dough dinner rolls
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1 tablespoon ground cinnamon
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted


  • Thaw the dough at room temperature for about 2 hours. Heat oil in an
  • electric skillet or deep-fat fryer to 375°. Combine the sugar
  • and cinnamon; set aside.
  • Stretch each piece of dough into a flat ear shape. Fry, a few at a
  • time, for 1-1/2 minutes per side or until browned. Drain on paper
  • towels. Brush with butter; sprinkle with cinnamon-sugar. Yield: 10
  • servings.