Cooking with Alison

Deep Fried Chocolate Bar

In Other Desserts on April 27, 2010 at pm

We have the chip shops in Scotland to thank for the deep fried Mars bar.  I still remember the first time I saw one of these.  Several years ago, I was watching a news segment about the unhealthy eating habits in Scotland.  I knew that it was meant to turn people off but I remember thinking, “Deep fried Mars bars?  Oh my goodness, that’s the best idea ever!  That would taste sooo good!  I can’t wait to try it!”  And for some reason, I waited this long.  Maybe because my pile of recipes to try is taller than I am  🙂  When I came up with the idea to throw a deep fried food party, I knew I had to make these.  They were everyone’s favourite at the party.

Deep Fried Chocolate Bars Recipe

4 chocolate bars (ie. Mars, 3 Musketeers, Snickers, Milky Way) chilled throughout in the refrigerator

1/2 cup all-purpose flour

1/4 cup cornstarch

1/2 tsp baking soda

pinch of salt

1/4 cup to 3/4 cup milk  (Note:  Milk is used traditionally and I used 2%, but if you want a lighter batter you could substitute with beer or carbonated water)

vegetable oil for deep frying

Heat the oil to 375 F over medium heat in a wok, a large pot or a deep fryer.  While you’re waiting for the oil to heat up, in a wide bowl, mix the flour, cornstarch, baking soda and salt together.  Then, mix in a little bit of milk at a time until you get the consistency of thickened cream.  (It will take somewhere between 1/4 cup and 3/4 cup milk.)  When the oil is ready, remove the chocolate bars from the refrigerator and remove the wrappers.  Working with one chocolate bar at a time, coat them thoroughly with the batter, allow the excess to drip off, and drop immediately into the hot oil.  Fry for 3 to 4 minutes until the crust is golden brown and crunchy.  Using a slotted spoon (I use a Chinese wire strainer), transfer to a paper bag lined plate (brown paper bags work better than paper towel) before transferring to a serving plate.  Eat while still hot.

Note:  You could use this batter to fry fish as well.

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