We are independent & ad-supported. We may earn a commission for purchases made through our links.
Advertiser Disclosure
Our website is an independent, advertising-supported platform. We provide our content free of charge to our readers, and to keep it that way, we rely on revenue generated through advertisements and affiliate partnerships. This means that when you click on certain links on our site and make a purchase, we may earn a commission. Learn more.
How We Make Money
We sustain our operations through affiliate commissions and advertising. If you click on an affiliate link and make a purchase, we may receive a commission from the merchant at no additional cost to you. We also display advertisements on our website, which help generate revenue to support our work and keep our content free for readers. Our editorial team operates independently of our advertising and affiliate partnerships to ensure that our content remains unbiased and focused on providing you with the best information and recommendations based on thorough research and honest evaluations. To remain transparent, we’ve provided a list of our current affiliate partners here.

What is a Deep Fried Candy Bar?

Tricia Christensen
By
Updated May 17, 2024
Our promise to you
WiseGeek is dedicated to creating trustworthy, high-quality content that always prioritizes transparency, integrity, and inclusivity above all else. Our ensure that our content creation and review process includes rigorous fact-checking, evidence-based, and continual updates to ensure accuracy and reliability.

Our Promise to you

Founded in 2002, our company has been a trusted resource for readers seeking informative and engaging content. Our dedication to quality remains unwavering—and will never change. We follow a strict editorial policy, ensuring that our content is authored by highly qualified professionals and edited by subject matter experts. This guarantees that everything we publish is objective, accurate, and trustworthy.

Over the years, we've refined our approach to cover a wide range of topics, providing readers with reliable and practical advice to enhance their knowledge and skills. That's why millions of readers turn to us each year. Join us in celebrating the joy of learning, guided by standards you can trust.

Editorial Standards

At WiseGeek, we are committed to creating content that you can trust. Our editorial process is designed to ensure that every piece of content we publish is accurate, reliable, and informative.

Our team of experienced writers and editors follows a strict set of guidelines to ensure the highest quality content. We conduct thorough research, fact-check all information, and rely on credible sources to back up our claims. Our content is reviewed by subject-matter experts to ensure accuracy and clarity.

We believe in transparency and maintain editorial independence from our advertisers. Our team does not receive direct compensation from advertisers, allowing us to create unbiased content that prioritizes your interests.

If you ever thought candy bars were luscious and delicious enough on their own, then you’ll probably be surprised at this article. For those readers who think everything should be deep fried, likely the idea of making a deep fried candy bar will seem like the most deliciously sensible idea you ever heard of. Starting as a novelty in the 1990s, according to some sources, the deep fried candy bar has moved into the mainstream in the US, the UK and much of the Australian continent.

Some reports on the deep fried candy bar suggest they originated as something of a joke in Scotland in the mid-1990s. The early candy bars to be battered and fried were likely Mars Bars® and they may have been first prepared in Stonehaven, Scotland at the Haven Chip Bar. However cooks may have independently prepared these much sooner for home consumption alone, since in the 1980s there were references to them in several UK comedy shows.

What started on a whim soon became a fad. People in the British Isles, especially at pubs and restaurants preferred the Mars Bar as the ultimate deep-frying delight. New Zealanders fried up Moros® and Americans created deep fried Snickers®. You can pretty much choose your favorite candy bar for deep-frying. There are websites that discuss this topic in depth and a critical minority in favor of Twix®. The method though, is pretty much the same no matter which bar you choose.

Any candy bar is dipped in batter, usually similar to a fish and chips or funnel cake batter, and then briefly submerged in heated oil. As the batter crisps on the outside, the middle of the candy bar melts, creating a molten and chewy interior. Depending upon how long the candy bar is cooked, the candy bar may have melted away or it may retain its shape. Those bars with cookies in them like Twix® will retain a crispy center.

While the deep fried candy bar may be the ultimate in decadence, they are inexpensive and fairly easy to find. You may have luck finding them at local fairs, and they can certainly show up on menus at any restaurant that does a lot of frying. Some concern about calorie content exists, since a candy bar is already rich, and deep-frying only adds to the calories. If you’re looking at the deep fried candy bar as an unusual and very occasional treat, it isn’t likely to be much of concern. However, if they become your favorite snack food, you may want to find bigger pants in a hurry.

WiseGeek is dedicated to providing accurate and trustworthy information. We carefully select reputable sources and employ a rigorous fact-checking process to maintain the highest standards. To learn more about our commitment to accuracy, read our editorial process.
Tricia Christensen
By Tricia Christensen
With a Literature degree from Sonoma State University and years of experience as a WiseGeek contributor, Tricia Christensen is based in Northern California and brings a wealth of knowledge and passion to her writing. Her wide-ranging interests include reading, writing, medicine, art, film, history, politics, ethics, and religion, all of which she incorporates into her informative articles. Tricia is currently working on her first novel.
Discussion Comments
Tricia Christensen
Tricia Christensen
With a Literature degree from Sonoma State University and years of experience as a WiseGeek contributor, Tricia...
Learn more
WiseGeek, in your inbox

Our latest articles, guides, and more, delivered daily.

WiseGeek, in your inbox

Our latest articles, guides, and more, delivered daily.