In a food processor, pulse the flour and butter until well combined. Add the vanilla, eggs, sugar and baking powder and pulse until the dough comes together in a large ball. Remove from food processor and divide dough into 4 pieces.
On a floured surface, roll each piece into a rope about 12 inches long. Cut the ropes into small pieces. Roll each piece into a tiny ball.
Heat oil to 375 degrees F in a deep fryer or large pot. Fry the struffoli a few handfuls at a time until they puff up and are golden brown, about 1 minute. Using a slotted spoon, transfer to a paper towel to drain.
Add honey in a large saucepan over low heat until thin. Keep warm over low heat. Add the fried balls, a few at a time, and turn them with a wooden spoon to coat on all sides. Transfer the balls to a large platter and mound them into a pyramid, shaping with wet hands. Cover with remaining honey. Add sprinkles on top and allow to cool completely, about 1-2 hours. Enjoy!
by The Savvy Kitchen