Deep-Fried Snickers Bar!
This post was originally titled, “Deep-Fried Snickers Bar and Mini Funnel Cakes!” I figured adding the funnel cakes into the title would take away from the sheer decadence and outrageousness of a Deep-Fried Snickers Bar. Now, there are a few blog viewers who don’t live here in the US, and some might be unfamiliar with such an American delicacy! One of the best ways to sinfully indulge yourself is at the County Fair. An annual festival that delights in deep-fried, high-fat, high-caloric foods and snacks! I’ve always loved funnel cakes at the county fair. That crisp, yellow batter deep-fried until golden, then dusted with powdered sugar and dolloped with a generous amount of whipped cream! So very delicious! In recent years, the fair has added some outrageous foods, dipped into that same funnel cake batter recipe – such as deep-fried Oreos, deep-fried White Castle burgers, deep-fried Mars bar, deep-fried Pepsi (yep!!!), and even deep-fried frog legs! I’ve tried all of them except the frog legs! One of my all-time favorite candy bars is a Snickers. It’s classic, full of caramel, nougat, peanuts… it reminds me so much of elementary school! I found a great funnel cake recipe and I figured why not dip my favorite candy bar into it?
FUNNEL CAKE & DEEP FRIED SNICKERS BATTER INGREDIENTS
3 2/3 cups all purpose flour
2 tsps baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup sugar
2 cups milk
1 tsp vanilla
vegetable oil (for frying)
nut topping (optional)
DEEP FRIED SNICKERS DIRECTIONS
1. freeze Snicker bars
2. preheat a cast iron casserole with vegetable oil to 375 degrees
2. when Snicker bars are frozen, use a wooden skewer and dip Snickers into the batter then release battered candy bar into the oil. deep fry on both sides until golden brown
3. serve with powdered sugar, whipped cream, chocolate sauce, nut toppings
FUNNEL CAKE DIRECTIONS
1. in a large bowl, sift together flour, baking powder and salt; set aside
2. in another bowl, beat eggs and sugar together with a hand mixer. add the milk and vanilla and beat until just incorporated
3. add the dry ingredients in 3 additions and beat until smooth
4. preheat an iron skillet, adding about 1 inch of oil to the bottom. place a round cookie cutter in the skillet. temperature of the oil should be around 375 degrees
5. with a large ziplock bag, transfer some of the batter into the bag. Cut a small opening on the bottom corner of the bag – rendering you a homemade pastry bag. use a finger to plug the hole and carefully extract the batter by pushing the top of the bag with your right hand and directing the bottom tip into the cookie cutter. deep fry until golden brown on both sides
6. dust with powdered sugar and serve with whipped cream. you can also add chocolate sauce, strawberry sauce, etc.