Red Lobster's Cheddar Bay Pumpkin Donut Bites Are A Total Game-Changer

Red Lobster's Cheddar Bay biscuits have somewhat of a well-documented cult following. A quick internet search will lead you to several Reddit threads, a Facebook group (with over 900,000 members) dedicated to the beloved biscuits, and over 20,000 hashtagged images on Instagram. Thrillist supplements this by adding all the different memes out on the wild web like this one found on Someecards and another under the First World Problems theme. 

There is no shortage of love for these breaded, cheesy, and garlicky delights that were invented in the early 1990s (via Darden Digest). Cheddar Bay biscuits were invented by universal genius Kurt Hankins who was looking for a better option to replace their hushpuppies, according to a Darden Digest post. In the post, Hankins details how he was experimenting with a Texas toast-style French bread, but wanted to create something that felt homey and would get guests to return. Thus, the world was gifted with Cheddar Bay biscuits (which were originally called "freshly baked, hot cheese garlic bread"). But to its fans' delight, Red Lobster has release some perfectly-timed fall flavors.

Why you need to try the Cheddar Bay pumpkin donut bites

It's clear that Cheddar Bay biscuits were revolutionary not only for Red Lobster, but for their diners as well (they sell over 395 million biscuits every year). According to the Darden Digest post, a mix for this mouthwatering bread can be found at both Sam's Club and Walmart stores as well. Now, just in time for the holidays, Red Lobster released three delectable new recipes: Cheddar Bay Stuffing, Cheddar Bay Pumpkin biscuits, and the real mack daddy of them all, the Cheddar Bay Pumpkin Donut Bites (via Delish and Red Lobster). But, what makes these little balls of joy so wonderful? Not only are they ready in 15 minutes, but they combine both the flavors everyone loves from the Cheddar Bay biscuit and pumpkin.

These two flavor profiles merge the worlds of sweet and savory in a way that hasn't been seen before. In order to execute the recipe, you'll need water, canned pumpkin pie mix, shredded sharp cheddar cheese (yum), Cheddar Bay Biscuit Mix (double yum), pumpkin spice, and powdered sugar. Once the ingredients are mixed it'll only take you five minutes until this fried goodness is in your tummy. Red Lobster also shared a pro tip on how to take this next level recipe to an even higher place — drizzle on some honey before sprinkling the powdered sugar on it.