Saturday, April 30, 2011

Deep Fried Candy Bars

When I first mentioned this idea of deep frying candy bars to my son's girlfriend she immediately turned to him and said, "This is why I date you." :) We had so much fun making these and they turned out great. It's amazing when you bite into one of them and your teeth sink through the crispy outer shell and into the melted chocolate and caramel, so decadent. I encourage you to try these with your family, it makes for a really fun evening.

Up to 8 full-sized candy bars
We used, Snickers, Milky Way, 
3 Musketeers and Reeces Peanutbutter cups
2 quarts vegetable oil 
1 1/2 c flour
1 tsp baking soda
1/2 tsp salt
1 c milk
2 TBSP vinegar
Candy thermometer or deep fry thermometer
1/2 c powdered sugar

Prep Candy Bars
Unwrap candy bars and place in freezer for at least 3 hours.

Prep the oil for frying
Pour oil into a dutch oven type of pan on med high heat and insert candy thermometer. You will need the oil to reach 375, this takes about 20 minutes.

Mix ingredients for the batter
Place 1/2 c of flour on a plate and set aside. Place the remaining flour in a med bowl and stir in baking soda and salt.
Combine the milk, vinegar and 1 TBSP vegetable oil and mix together. Add the wet ingredients to the dry and whisk until smooth.

Dip Candy Bars
Once the oil is at 375 it's time to cook! I suggest you try to fry no more than 2 candy bars at the same time. Dip the candy bar into the flour and heavily coat it, don't forget the sides of the bar. Next dip the flour drenched bar into the wet mixture and coat thoroughly. Carefully transport the wet candy bar into the hot oil, do not drop it in!!! It will start cooking immediately and will be ready faster than you think. As soon as one side turns light brown turn the candy bar to the other side and let cook for a few seconds and pull out of oil. Place on a prepared plate that has been covered in paper towels.  Let cool slightly then sprinkle with powdered sugar and eat!
I used a Dutch oven
Making the batter
Nice and smooth
Ready to dip!
The oil is ready
Dip the candy bar into flour, coat heavily
Next, dip it into batter
Make sure all sides are covered, see our missing spot?
Shake off extra
Place in oil
Flip as soon as it starts to turn brown
Remove quickly
Place on paper towel
A reminder, coat the chocolate heavily!!
In the batter too!!
Sprinkle with powdered sugar
MMMM melted Snickers bar
All gone....

No comments:

Post a Comment