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Homemade Beaver Tails with Pizza Dough
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Homemade Beaver Tails with Pizza Dough

These Homemade Beaver Tails are made with pizza dough for an easy treat you can make at home - no need for deep frying either!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time10 mins
Total Time20 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: beaver tails
Servings: 6 beaver tails
Calories: 370kcal
Author: Taylor Stinson


  • 1 cup sunflower oil


  • 1 bag pizza dough
  • 2 tbsp packed brown sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp cinnamon
  • 2 tbsp water
  • 2 tbsp flour

Dipping Mixture

  • Plate filled with white sugar
  • 1 tsp cinnamon

Topping Ideas

  • Strawberries
  • Shredded coconut
  • Sliced bananas
  • Nutella
  • Brown sugar
  • Chocolate/butterscotch chips
  • Reese's pieces
  • Mini marshmallows
  • Any other candy you desire!


  • Add ingredients to pizza dough then tear apart and mix together in a large bowl. This will probably take a while, but just do your best to get it all mixed together.
  • On a heavily floured surface, roll out your dough so that it is about a 1/4-1/2 inch thick. Using a knife, cut dough into 6 pieces and then use the knife to cut the dough (this step is optional and only for aesthetic reasons) so that the dough forms the shape of a beaver tail (basically a long, oval shape).
  • In a large, deep frying pan, pour in sunflower oil.
  • Take a small piece of flattened dough and put it in the oil. You'll know when the oil is hot enough when the dough floats to the surface and starts to cook. Remove the piece of dough at this point and add a larger piece of dough, cooking for 2 minutes each side. Set your stopwatch on your phone to ensure precise cooking times, and only cook one to two beaver tails at a time in the oil. Of course, be careful when cooking around hot oil as well.
  • Meanwhile, combine a plate full of sugar with cinnamon and stir to combine.
  • When the first beaver tail is done, use a large slotted serving spoon to remove it from the pan and let it drain on a paper towel lined plate for about a minute.
  • Transfer to sugar plate, coating on all sides.
  • Decorate with your fave toppings (mine is Nutella, coconut and strawberries!)


Calories: 370kcal | Carbohydrates: 8g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 38g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 30g | Sodium: 13mg | Potassium: 25mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 6g | Vitamin A: 1IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 10mg | Iron: 1mg