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Deep Fried Snickers

Think deep fried Snickers bars are only available at fairs? Nope, you’re totally wrong! This incredibly easy recipe will allow you to have your own insanely delicious deep fried bites from the comfort of your home.

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A head on photo of a pile of deep fried snickers with powdered sugar on top.

What are deep fried Snickers

Deep fried Snickers are little bites of warm deliciousness. They are Snickers bars covered in pancake batter and deep fried in oil. These types of desserts are usually reserved for amusement parks or fairs but you can make them insanely easily on your own at home! 

What you’ll need: 

  • Snickers chocolate bars (regular size or mini, totally your choice)
  • pancake mix (any regular old pancake mix is just fine) 
  • eggs
  • milk 
  • cooking oil of choice 
  • powdered sugar 

How to make deep fried Snickers at home 

Make the batter

This is a lot easier than you might think, I promise. The first step is to get yourself some pancake mix, whatever you have lying around is perfect or the first one you can find at the grocery store. Make one serving of that mix. What I mean by one serving is whatever the standard recipe on the box is. You know how they usually give you a recipe on the back that says how many eggs and whatnot to use? That’s what I mean, make that! This will get you anywhere from 10-15 (give or take) mini deep fried Snickers bars, and around half that if you’re using larger bars. If you want to make even more of course you can double it or triple it or whatever fits your needs!

Batter the bars

Once your batter is ready you can start dipping your Snickers in. I literally just dropped one in, rolled it around to make sure it was completely covered, and put it on a baking sheet. Repeat this for all the bars you have to deep fry. Take the battered bars and place them in the freezer for 10-15 minutes. This allows everything to stay intact with little to no mess during the frying process. 

Prepare the cooking oil

To fry them you’ll want to add your preferred oil to a deep pot. I chose to use vegetable oil but it’s completely up to you! Your pot does not have to be massive, you can use a smaller one to save on oil if you have it, just make sure it’s deep enough to fit the chocolate bars. Heat the oil on medium high for a few minutes. I didn’t temperature check this personally, but it works just fine if you test the batter before putting your first Snickers bar in there. After 3-5 minutes you can check if the oil is hot enough by dropping a tiny bit of plain batter into the oil. If it bubbles and begins to cook, it’s ready. If not, wait another minute or two and try again. Continue until the oil is ready for frying. 

Deep frying

When you’re ready to make deep fried Snickers magic, drop 1-3 of your battered bars into the oil depending on the size of your pan. It’s super important not to overcrowd the pan because that can change how they cook. They’re very very quick to cook so don’t leave your post. Cook for about 30 seconds on the first side, you can look underneath to see the colour to tell if they’re ready to flip. You’re looking for a golden brown colour on the lighter side. When the first side is done, flip them over and let cook for another 30-ish seconds. Check for the colour and when the other side is golden brown you can remove them from the pot. Place the freshly cooked bars onto a plate lined with paper towels to absorb excess oil. 

Continue this process until you have cooked all of your deep fried Snickers. Let them cool down for a few minutes before dusting them with powdered sugar. Serve these bad boys immediately and enjoy the indulgence of a coveted fair treat in the comfort of your own home. 

Can you store deep fried Snickers? 

Sadly, these totally delicious treats don’t keep very well after a few hours. They don’t really keep in the fridge or freezer the way most other desserts would. So if you plan on making these, make sure you’re prepared to eat them right away. Or have some people there to help you finish them off (like that would be hard). Deep fried Snickers are most definitely best served fresh and right out of the fryer. 

Deep Fried Snickers

Think deep fried Snickers bars are only available at fairs? Nope, you’re totally wrong! This incredibly easy recipe will allow you to have your own insanely delicious fried bites from the comfort of your home.
Prep Time20 minutes
Cook Time10 minutes
Total Time27 minutes
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: boxed beauties, deep fried desserts, deep fried snickers, snickers
Servings: 14 mini deep fried Snickers bars
Author: Gianna

Ingredients

  • pancake mix
  • eggs
  • milk
  • Snickers chocolate bars
  • cooking oil
  • powdered sugar

Instructions

  • Prepare one serving of pancake mix according to the instructions on the box.
  • Drop Snickers bars into the batter and cover completely.
  • Place battered Snickers onto a baking sheet and place into the freezer for 10-15 minutes.
  • Fill a deep pan with enough oil to cover the Snickers. Heat on medium-high for a few minutes.
  • Use a small drop of plain batter to determine whether it is hot enough yet or not. The batter will cook if the oil is hot enough. If it has not reached that point, wait a little longer and continue testing until it is ready.
  • When the oil is ready, place a few battered Snickers bars into the pot. Make sure there are only a few at a time, do not overcrowd the pot.
  • Cook for around 30 seconds on the first side, flip when golden brown. Repeat for the second side and remove from the oil when cooked.
  • Let sit on a plate lined with paper towels to absorb excess oil. When cooled down, dust with powdered sugar. Serve immediately and enjoy!

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