I think I've been obsessed with frying lately. I think about frying all the time. Frying cheese, pasta, cookies, chocolates (my next experiment, fried Toblerone bars). I'm not going to pretend like that's a bad thing.
I had some Snickers bar lying around, and I had heard about the amazingness that is fried Mars bar but I don't like Mars as much as I love my Snickers bar. So I thought, why not? I dip my fish in a beer batter before frying so why can't I do the same with candy bars?
I cannot even begin to tell you how delicious these are because I want you to try it out for yourself. Super simple recipe. I didn't do any specific measuring though I pretty much eyeballed everything so I hope if you do try this at home, it turns out just as delicious.
You only need two components before frying these up, beer batter and breadcrumbs. I like making my own breadcrumbs at home but nowadays it's really easy to get them anywhere so it all depends on you. The breadcrumbs adds that amazing crunchy coating.
If you can tell me what's better than this crunchy, gooey, peanuty, caramely dessert, I really want to know.
Fried Snickers Bar
recipe by yours truly, inspiration from many sources
2 slices white bread, crusts removed
1/2 cup all-purpose flour
1/3 cup of beer, or more if needed
1 teaspoon vanilla (maybe it doesn't make a difference but I cannot leave this out)
pinch of salt
2 or more Snickers bar (I used mini ones)
Vanilla Ice-cream, for serving, optional
Canola oil, for frying
For the breadcrumbs, preheat your oven to 170C. Cut the bread into cubes. Lay it out on a cookie sheet and bake for about 8 to 10 minutes, without letting it brown. You just want them to crisp up. Allow it to cool. Transfer to a food processor or a blender and process until semi-fine. If you don't have a food processor, transfer the bread cubes into a re-sealable bag and roll over the top of the plastic bag with a rolling pin.
For the beer batter, in a large bowl, combine all of the dry ingredients together and slowly incorporating the beer and vanilla until it forms a smooth batter. If batter is lumpy, don't be shy to add more beer! I didn't measure out my beer exactly, but it should be a little over 1/3 of a cup.
Heat the oil over medium-heat in a large saucepan. Pour enough oil to be able to deep fry the bars, about a third of the way. When you see little bubbles form on top of the oil, throw in a cube of bread and it should brown in 2 or 3 minutes. If that happens, YOU'RE READY TO FRY!
Dip your snickers bar in the beer batter until fully coated, drain of excess batter and roll in the breadcrumbs. Drop the bars into the oil and fry just until they form a golden brown exterior, about 3 minutes.
You want to serve them immediately, they tend to lose their amazing crunch after a while, with ice-cream if you'd like, but I suggest you do because it tastes flippin' delicious.