Tuesday, August 13, 2019

DEEP FRIED CANDY BARS: Fair Food

If you've been to the State Fair in the past 20 years, you've probably tried some sort of fried food. Have you had Fried Mars, Milky Way, or Snickers Bars? Not so healthy, but oh so good.

You might think that Fried Candy Bars originated at U.S. State and County fairs, but you'd be wrong. This unique treat was invented in Stonehaven, Scotland, at The Haven Chip Bar. The first candy bar to be battered and deep-fried was a Mars Bar. What began as a dare between two chip cooks became an iconic fair food.

You can make this Fried Treat at home. For the following recipe, you can use Mars Bars, Milky Way, or Snickers, or almost any nougat/caramel combination bar. Hint: Chill the bars first to ensure none of the melting chocolate and caramel leaks into the oil. You can also put a stick through the bar before frying (for easier handling when eating), but don't take the bar out of the oil by the stick! Use tongs.

DEEP FRIED CANDY BARS

Ingredients
2 cups all purpose flour
1 cup corn flour
1/8 tsp baking soda
2 cups milk
1 cup vegetable oil
2 chilled full-size chocolate covered caramel/nougat candy bars (or 4-6 minis), chilled

Directions
Mix flour, corn flour, and baking soda in shallow bowl. Stir 1/2 milk into mixture, then add rest and stir again (it's a thin batter)
Heat oil in deep-fryer or deep skillet to 350 degrees (Be careful)
Dip candy bars in batter to coat
Carefully put coated candy bar into hot oil and fry for 2-3 minutes until golden.

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