With State Fair season right around the corner, now is the perfect time to gear up for it. There are so many different goodies to try when you visit the Fair, but who’s to say you can’t make your very own Fair food at home or work?
A couple of co-workers and I decided to give it a whirl this year and made some deep fried mini candy bars. This recipe was super easy to do and, believe it or not, it was my first time deep-frying. The batter easily covered 2 whole bags of fun size candy bars. We used 1 bag of Snickers and 1 bag of Milky Ways. Needless to say, these didn’t last long at all.
As we were finishing up, one of my coworkers thought it would be fun to take some of the left over batter and deep fry it by itself. The result? Funnel cake! Sprinkle some powdered sugar or add some chocolate syrup on top for an even sweeter treat.
These would be a great treat to put out at any get together since they are quick to make and the fact they are on a stick makes them easy to eat as well.
Here’s how we made them:
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
4 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 tablespoon sugar
1 tablespoon brown sugar
1/8 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup water
1/2 cup 2% milk
Fun size snickers or milky way candy bars
Oil for deep frying
Heat oil in deep fryer to 375°F.
Mix first five ingredients in small bowl. In a larger bowl, mix egg, water and milk.
Add dry ingredients into larger bowl and whisk until moistened.
Dip candy bars into batter and coat evenly.
Carefully drop batter coated candy bars into oil a few at a time.
Fry until golden brown, flipping as needed to cook evenly.
Using tongs, carefully remove bars and drain on paper towels.
Insert wooden skewers into bars.
Dust with powdered sugar if desired.
Have fun and happy frying!
Coborn’s Inc. Graphic Designer