Deep Fried Mars Bars

"Invented in Scotland, this dish has now become famous worldwide. It is an excellent source of fat, sugar and calories. For a seasonal variation you could also try deep frying a Cadbury's Creme Egg."
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Ready In:
1 deep fried mars bar




  • Chill the chocolate bar by keeping it in the fridge, but don't freeze it.
  • Mix the flours and bicarbonate of soda (baking soda) together.
  • Add milk (traditional) or beer (which gives a lighter result) until you get a batter with the consistency of thin cream.
  • Heat the oil until a small piece of bread will brown in a few seconds, but don't allow to smoke.
  • Remove wrapper from chilled chocolate bar.
  • Coat completely in batter.
  • Carefully lower into hot oil and fry until golden brown.
  • Serve, with ice cream or french fries, if you're so inclined.

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  1. I checked out the history of this recipe on Wikipedia and the original had coconut in the batter. I added 1/4 cup sweetened flaked coconut to the batter. For the batter I adjusted the recipe a bit and used 1/2 cup corn starch (for crispiness) 1/2 cup corn flour and 1/2 cup white flour. Added a healthy pinch of baking powder too. I deep fried 8 Mars bars and they came out crisp on the outside with a nice airy batter, served with a generous dollop of Baileys Irish Creme flavoured whipped cream. We all had taste bud orgasms. So of course we made more. Wow. <br/><br/>I like the skewer idea and will try that next time.
  2. MMMMMMMMM! Sinfully delish!!! We are unfortunately addicted to these now. We also tried this with Oreos (very tasty) Reeses Cups (so-so) and York Peppermint Patties (not so good). Next we will try Snickers and 3 Muskateers. Milky Way is by far the best. I had seen a Food Network show (Top Five) that had a segment on these and I had been craving ever since then, and this recipe satisfied that craving ten-fold. Thanks for sharing!!! Now if I could only find a copycat recipe for Chili's Chicken Crispers, I could die happy!!
  3. Whew! I'm glad I had 30 minitues alone to do this. Was just as delish as the one I had while tralveing in the U.K. Now I have the recipe! Yay! I ate the whole sinful thing all by myself, cleaned up, and opened all the windows so no one would smell it when they came home and asked what was cooking. I will of course be making this again - when I am alone that it. This is a selfish recipe - I recomend making this when you are alone so you don't have to share it!!!!!!
  4. You call this a recipe? Deep fried Mars bars are great, but if you want to know how to do it, look elsewhere. Followed the vague directions as closely as possible and all the batter bubbled off instantly and the chocolate all melted into my oil so I now have to chuck it. My guess is the batter needs to be a lot thicker, and "so bread browns in a few seconds" is not a valid way to measure temperature... I was so disappointed with this half arsed recipe that i signed up just to write this :/
  5. wow !!<br/>this was a real winner!<br/>mom and everyone loved it.. =) <br/>it tastes good wen really hot or even cold frm the fridge !!<br/>thnx a mill <br/>one recipe ill be using for a long time to come XXD<br/>=)


  1. I used a candy bar I got from Cracker Barrel, kind of chocolate and caramel and crispies. I added a splash of real Vanilla and 1 Tbsp sugar and I used butter milk for the liquid. Wow, was it awesome. I am going to use if for meats with salt, pepper, onion and garlic powder instead of sugar and Vanilla. Oh, I used the extra batter and made scones, Awesome again. I can't wait to do it when the kids come home using their favorite candy bars.


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