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Deep Fried Snickers

Golden brown and fluffy on the outside with a rich chocolate Snickers bar center, these Deep Fried Snickers are so easy to make at home! The perfect fair food copycat!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time4 mins
Freeze Time6 hrs
Total Time6 hrs 14 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 servings
Calories: 668kcal

Ingredients

  • 16 full sized snickers bars
  • Peanut oil for frying
  • 3 large eggs
  • ¼ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 ¼ cups whole milk
  • 3 ⅔ cup all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon fine sea salt
  • Powdered sugar for dusting

Instructions

  • Insert a skewer through the length of the Snickers bars, but do not go all the way through to the other side. Place the skewered Snickers on a sheet tray or plate and freeze them until they're solid. This typically takes about 6 hours.
  • Preheat a deep fryer with peanut oil or your preferred frying oil to 350°F. You can also use a dutch oven for this with a candy thermometer to keep an eye on the oil temperature.
  • Whisk together the eggs and sugar in a large mixing bowl, until smooth. Slowly whisk in the milk until all is well combined.
  • Add the flour, baking powder, and salt to the mixing bowl and whisk until smooth, some lumps are okay. The batter should be thick but slightly thinner than pancake batter is.
  • Once the peanut oil is hot in the fryer, take the frozen skewered Snickers, one by one, and dip them into the batter until they're well coated. Let any excess batter drip off the Snickers bars.
  • Carefully and slowly lower the battered Snickers into the oil. I like to keep a hold of the skewer for 5-10 seconds to let the bottom of the bar fry before dropping it in. This will make the bottom of the batter set up so it won’t stick to the fry basket.
  • Fry the candy bar for about 2 minutes, per side, or until your desired golden brown color shade is reached. Remove the fried bars from the fryer and place it on a paper-towel-lined plate to catch and remove any excess oil.
  • Place the fried Snickers onto a wire rack over a sheet tray so it doesn’t get soggy. Once all the bars are fried, dust with powdered sugar, serve and enjoy.

Notes

  1. Don't skip out on the freezing of the candy bars before you fry them, this helps put a limit on how much they'll melt when fried.
  2. I highly suggest frying these treats one at a time to ensure that your Deep Fried Snickers Bars don’t stick together.
  3. We like to use full-sized Snickers but you can use any size you prefer. Just keep in mind that the different sized bars may get overwhelmed with the batter. 
  4. There will be some batter left over, you can make funnel cakes or other fried treats with the rest! We make extra batter to make sure the bars get well coated. 
  5. It's best to use peanut oil or another high smoke point oil like canola or vegetable oil. You don't want to use an oil with a lower smoke point and they'll even make your fried candy bars taste funky. 
  6. Always keep an eye on the frying oil temperature. Too cold oil will make your Snickers absorb the oil while cooking and taste oily. Using too hot oil will burn the candy bar and leave the inside undercooked while the outside gets burnt. 
  7. We highly recommend using a candy thermometer so you can keep track of the temperature why deep frying.

Nutrition

Calories: 668kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 9g | Fat: 43g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 11g | Monounsaturated Fat: 18g | Trans Fat: 0.3g | Cholesterol: 42mg | Sodium: 198mg | Potassium: 328mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 34g | Vitamin A: 192IU | Vitamin C: 0.3mg | Calcium: 126mg | Iron: 2mg