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Deep-Fried Snickers

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 Time30 mins
Cook Time15 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American, Southern
Keyword: deep fried candy bars, deep fried desserts, deep fried snickers
Servings: 15 servings
Calories: 188kcal
Author: Katie Shaw

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