Home made deep-fried Mars bar

deep fried mars bars

Deep-fried Mars bars are the stuff of legends. It originates from fish and chip shops in Scotland and is the epitome of unhealthy eating! I decided to make my own using a entire new bottle of Extra Virgin Olive Oil (EVOO) to give it a healthier veneer. ;) I not only did it with a Mars bar, but also battered and deep fried some other of our favorite candy bars.

candy bars

  • Snickers
  • Mars
  • Twix
  • Kit Kat Chunky
  • Cadbury Crunchie

I opened up a new bottle of fairly good quality EVOO – the bottle costs about RM 30 and you can’t reuse the oil since deep frying Mars bars causes the oil to turn entirely black (a snippet I heard from an interview in Scotland, where the battered deep fried Mars Bar originated) and chocolate will sink to the bottom.

deep fried mars bar recipe

Here’s my recipe for the deep-fried Mars bar:

  • Aroma Banana Fritter Flour
  • Colavita Extra Virgin Olive Oil
  • Mars bar (and the other candy bars)

plating

This project was done for our anniversary – I wanted to make Ling something sweet which also means something to us. Those are our 5 favorite candy bars and I wanted her to try the notorious battered deep fried Mars bar for our anniversary.

evoo

It’s very simple really – I heated up the 500 ml of EVOO in a frying pan until it’s hot (contrary to popular belief, fair quality EVOO can be used for deep frying – you won’t reach the smoking point) and prepared the batter.

batter

I should note that this brand isn’t ideal as it doesn’t coat the chocolate bars properly. I have beer batter meant for fish and chips from NZ in my pantry but I totally forgot about it. The banana fritter batter only has baking powder, flour and salt so you can use those three in the right proportions if you want.

deep fried mars bar

My first test was done with the Cadbury Crunchie bar – I had hoped that it’ll melt the honeycomb center but it didn’t. I also realize that the batter was too thin and fixed it for the rest of the chocolate bars. I then battered and deep fried the Twix, Kit Kat Chunky, Snickers and then Mars last – after I have perfected my technique.

black oil

I coated the Mars bar with the batter and dunked it into the hot oil. It tastes a while to melt everything. 1-2 minutes is ideal since it melts down most of the chocolate bar inside the batter while retaining its shape.

fried candy bars

Deep fried Mars Bar verdict:
It’s the best! The gooey caramel and nougat melted while the chocolate was runny – biting into it is awesome. The crispy batter gives way to a hot mess of goodness! Surprisingly, Snickers gives Mars a good run for its money with the addition of peanuts.

deep fried candy bars

Twix did really well too, the biscuit inside softened and turned it into something *magical* and I loved the deep fried Kit Kat Chunky as well. Crunchie was disappointing coz the honeycomb center didn’t melt but the other awesome candy bars more than makes up for it.

eating deep fried mars

You wouldn’t believe it but between the two of us, we ate all the candy bars! I made my dear promise to eat half (she ate more like 1/3) and we both agreed that the deep fried Mars bar is a delectable, if somewhat expensive venture (due to the use of EVOO).

deep fried mars

We loved it! Just be prepared for the sugar rush of your lives! :D

McSARS – Double SARS!

<p><img alt=”sarssoda.jpg” src=”http://www.sixthseal.com/archive/May2003/sarssoda.jpg” border=”0″ height=”300″ width=”400″></p>

<p>I saw this unfortunately named product while grocery shopping with my mates today.</p>

<p><img alt=”newmarsb.jpg” src=”http://www.sixthseal.com/archive/May2003/newmarsb.jpg” border=”0″ height=”142″ width=”400″></p>

<p>I also found out that Mars is having another “Free Bars” promotion.
It’s spelled “bars” instead of “baaa’s” now though, and there is no
sheep motif on the wrapper. I wouldn’t have even noticed it if it
weren’t for <a target=”_blank” href=”http://www.sixthseal.com/000154.html#comments”>this cryptic comment</a> [sixthseal.com] on the previous Mars post, which I saw before going out.</p>

<p><img alt=”newmarsw.jpg” src=”http://www.sixthseal.com/archive/May2003/newmarsw.jpg” border=”0″ height=”300″ width=”400″></p>

Everything must go!

mars.jpg

Mmm…half price for everything at the Roberts Hall shop. Too bad
they’re all out of Twix. That’s my new favourite bar, but Mars bars are
pretty good too. I saw a lot of V/Red Bull energy drinks, but I’m too
loaded with caffeine now anyway. I have another IE client meeting
tomorrow, so I’m staying up to finish my stuff.

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