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Deep Fried Snickers Recipe

Dipped in a simple, from-scratch batter, fried in hot oil, then dusted with powdered sugar, this state-fair treat is easy to make at home.

These are fun, easy to make, and just as delicious as the ones you get at the fair. Dust them with powdered sugar when they come out of the fryer for an extra sweet treat.

white plate of fried snickers dusted with powdered sugar.

❤️ Why you’ll love this recipe

  • Quick and easy to make. Dealing with hot oil can be scary at first, but it’s a super quick and delicious way to cook.
  • These bars are just as delicious as the ones you get at the fair. Sweet, crisp, with a gooey melted center, everyone will love these.
  • They’re perfect for a party. Who doesn’t love fried food? (Try from-scratch fred Oreos too!)

This is an overview of the ingredients. You’ll find the full measurements and instructions in the printable recipe at the bottom of the page.

ingredients laid out on counter.

You’ll need the following for this indulgent fried sweet:

  • fun-sized Snickers bars
  • flour
  • baking powder
  • salt
  • granulated sugar
  • milk
  • peanut or vegetable oil
  • powdered sugar

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  • Dutch oven or deep skillet
  • Paper Towels

🍴Instructions

Step One: make the batter

batter in bowl and glass.

In a large bowl, mix together the flour, baking powder and salt. Stir in the oil and sugar. Add the milk and whisk until the mixture is smooth. The batter will be a little lumpy, but that’s okay. Pour it into a glass so it’s easy to dunk your candy bars in.

Step Two: set up your frying station

frying station.

In a deep skillet, Dutch oven, or deep fryer, heat the oil to 375 degrees. Then put the baking sheet with paper towels in it so the bars can cool down after cooking.

Step three: dip and fry

shallow pan showing bars on skewers.

Put one or two candy bars on a skewer. Dip them in the batter. Then put them in the oil. Fry for 3 minutes or 2 minutes per side, until they are golden brown. Take them out and put them on a paper towel-lined baking sheet. Do this in batches so that all the candy bars are fried.

Add sugar and serve. Dust generously with powdered sugar. Serve them to your guests immediately.

🥫 Storage instructions

These are best enjoyed fresh and warm. But I actually enjoy them straight out of the fridge as well!

If you have leftovers, store them in an airtight container in the fridge for 3-5 days.

🔍 FAQs

What kind of oil should I use to fry the Snickers bars?

I prefer peanut, but vegetable will work too.

How many Snickers bars should I use per batch?

About 3-4.

Can I make this recipe without using a skewer?

Yes, but you’ll need a little metal strainer, and it’s harder to dip them into the batter.

👩🏻‍🍳 Expert tips

  • Have everything set up before you start frying. That way, the process will go much faster, and you won’t have to worry about the oil getting too hot.
  • Make sure the oil is at the right temperature before frying. Use a candy thermometer or instant-read thermometer.
  • You can use full-size bars, but your final product will be big and sort of overwhelming. We strongly prefer fun-size.

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📖 Here’s the recipe

close up view of deep fried snickers.
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Deep-Fried Snickers

Print Recipe
Dipped in a simple, from-scratch batter, fried in hot oil, then dusted with powdered sugar, this state-fair treat is easy to make at home.
Prep Time:30 mins
Cook Time:15 mins
Total Time:45 mins
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Equipment

  • Dutch oven or deep skillet
  • Paper Towels

Ingredients

  • 15 fun-sized Snickers bars 1 full bag
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon granulated sugar
  • ¾ cup milk
  • 1 quart peanut or vegetable oil
  • ¼ cup powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Prepare the pan or deep fryer. In a deep skillet, Dutch oven, or deep fryer, preheat the oil to 375 degrees. Line a baking sheet with paper towels for the finished bars.
  • Make the batter. In a large mixing bowl, combine the flour, baking powder, salt, oil and granulated sugar. Stir in the milk and whisk. The mixture will resemble pancake batter: a few small lumps are okay. Pour it into a glass for easy dunking.
  • Dip and fry. One or two at a time, skewer the candy bars, dip them into the batter and gently place them into the oil. Fry for 3 minutes in the deep fryer or 2 minutes per side in a skillet or dutch oven. When they are golden brown, remove the paper towel-lined baking sheet. Work in batches until all the bars are fried.
  • Add sugar and serve. Dust generously with powdered sugar. Serve immediately.

Notes

This will go best if you dunk, then immediately fry, then remove to a paper-towel lined plate.  Have a station set up before you begin.
Feel free to use Milky Way or Mars bars instead.

Nutrition

Calories: 188kcal | Carbohydrates: 15g | Protein: 1g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 1g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 1g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 117mg | Potassium: 49mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 7g | Vitamin A: 17IU | Calcium: 26mg | Iron: 2mg
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Southern
Keyword: deep fried candy bars, deep fried desserts, deep fried snickers
Servings: 15 servings
Calories: 188kcal
Author: Katie Shaw
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