A subtle, sweet glaze that coats the perfectly baked crisp of dough with that classic powdered sugar. All the naughty flavor of beignets with all the lightness of popcorn. Here to charm your taste buds, this New Orleans recipe is our true southern belle. Easy to pop, much harder to stop! A classic New Orleans treat, beignets are the official doughnut of Louisiana. Brought to our state by the Acadians as fritters, often filled with fruit, today’s beignets are traditionally square pieces of dough, fried and covered in a blanket of powdered sugar. Any visit to New Orleans calls for a stop at the famous Café Du Monde for a plate of fresh beignets and hot coffee.