Glazed Sopapilla Bites

Are you a lover of Mexican cuisine? How about Sopapillas? Why not give my Glazed Sopapilla Bites a try and I bet one bite and you’ll be hooked!

Sopapilla

I’m a big Mexican food fan. Love me some tacos, enchiladas, rice and beans, you name it, but I absolutely love these Sopapilla bites.

Now I do have to admit, these weren’t inspired by true Mexican cuisine. These were inspired by Taco Johns. Yup, order their Mexican Donuts and you’ll be in heaven.

Luckily a heaven that you can recreate at home with already on hand ingredients which makes this recipe absolutely amazing because no specialty ingredients or knowledge is necessary!

Sopapilla Recipe

This recipe is seriously simple, pretty much ingredients that any person would (or you should) have on hand. You don’t need a deep fryer for this, but it’s highly recommended otherwise a pan with some oil works just as well!

WHAT INGREDIENTS DO YOU NEED?

  • Flour
  • Baking powder
  • Salt
  • Shortening 
  • Water
  • Oil
  • Powdered sugar
  • Milk
  • Cinnamon

I think the best part of this sopapilla recipe is the glaze. Oh man don’t even get me started on that glaze. 

Now this isn’t your traditional sopapilla recipe. Sopapillas are usually served with honey or sugar, I just kick it up a notch and add a delicious glaze so you have heaven in each and every single bite.

Who doesn’t want that anyways?

Sopapilla Bites

Some of my other favorite Mexican desserts include:

I mean dessert is kinda sorta my thing so yeah those ones up above you will have to check out to because omg amazing!

This recipe is for a smaller batch, if you are cooking for more or just want to have more on hand feel free to double. If you know how to make a basic dumpling then these will be easy breezy, just swap out the milk for water and add some shortening instead of butter and your golden!

HOW DO YOU MAKE A SOPAPILLA?

  • Pre-heat deep fryer to 375.
  • In a large bowl, stir together all the dry ingredients.
  • Cut in the shortening with a fork or a pastry blender.
  • Stir in the water until blended, knead for a few minutes until smooth and let dough rest for about 20 minutes.
  • Roll out dough on floured surface until it’s about 1/4 inch thick.
  • Cut into 2-3 inch squares depending on how large and many you would like.
  • Drop in batches into fryer until golden on both sides and dough has puffed.
  • Drain on paper towel.
  • Meanwhile, mix together your glaze ingredients.
  • When Sopapillas are able to be handled, dunk each (both sides) in glaze then transfer to serving plate.

Mexican Sopapillas

This sopapilla recipe is simply the best and utterly addicting. I make these more times than I want to admit. But seriously, they are the perfect dessert that you want to add to your menu.

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Glazed Sopapilla Bites
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
5 mins
Total Time
35 mins
 

Are you a lover of Mexican cuisine? How about Sopapillas? Why not give my Glazed Sopapilla Bites a try and I bet one bite and you'll be hooked!

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: Mexican
Keyword: Sopapilla, Sopapilla recipe
Servings: 24 bites
Calories: 87 kcal
Ingredients
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbs shortening
  • 3/4 cup warm water
  • Oil for frying
GLAZE:
  • 2 cup powdered sugar
  • 2-3 Tbs milk
  • 1-2 tsp cinnamon taste and add more to your liking
Instructions
  1. Pre-heat deep fryer to 375.
  2. In a large bowl, stir together all the dry ingredients.
  3. Cut in the shortening with a fork or a pastry blender.
  4. Stir in the water until blended, knead for a few minutes until smooth and let dough rest for about 20 minutes.
  5. Roll out dough on floured surface until it's about 1/4 inch thick.
  6. Cut into 2-3 inch squares depending on how large and many you would like.
  7. Drop in batches into fryer until golden on both sides and dough has puffed.
  8. Drain on paper towel.
  9. Meanwhile, mix together your glaze ingredients.
  10. When Sopapillas are able to be handled dunk each (both sides) in glaze then transfer to serving plate.
Nutrition Facts
Glazed Sopapilla Bites
Amount Per Serving
Calories 87 Calories from Fat 9
% Daily Value*
Total Fat 1g 2%
Saturated Fat 0g 0%
Cholesterol 0mg 0%
Sodium 50mg 2%
Potassium 33mg 1%
Total Carbohydrates 18g 6%
Dietary Fiber 0g 0%
Sugars 9g
Protein 1g 2%
Calcium 1.3%
Iron 2.8%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.

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10 thoughts on “Glazed Sopapilla Bites

  1. When I was a little kid we used to go to a little Mexican restaurant which served some sweet little dough bites that you would dip in honey. The store went broke and my memory faded… Until I saw your post! Omg! These are what they used to make! I’m saving this for later! Thank you!

  2. Oh how I love all things Mexican too, and these little bites look like the perfect ending to a Mexican meal….or of course, ANY meal. =) SO very happy you shared with us at Weekend Potluck. And thanks for the link back. Please come back again soon.

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