Deep-fried Mars Bars

I first came across deep-fried candy bars in 2000 during my junior year study in St. Andrews Scotland. After an eveing pub crawl we would head down to the Kinness Fry Bar for some late-night fried goodness. They were famous for deep-frying anything...even pizza! And by far the best thing there were the Mars bars. Crispy batter on the outside, melty chocolate and caramel goodness on the inside. But a full size one was usually too much goodness for one person. Now, when we do a fish-n-chip night I like to make them with the fun-size bars. It's just enough for a few bites (or have more than one), making it a more of a treat and less of a dare. :)

Serves as many as you want


  • mini mars bars (real ones from UK or Oz) or milky way bars
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup corn flour or fine cornmeal
  • pinch of baking soda
  • milk or beer
  • oil for deep frying (I like canola)


  1. Chill the Mars bars well in the fridge (or stick the in the freezer for 15 minutes)
  2. Mix together flours and soda. Stir in milk or beer (your preference) until the batter becomes thin and creamy.
  3. Heat oil in fryer until hot, but not smoking.
  4. Take Mars bar out of wrapper and coat with batter. Place in hot oil with a metal slotted spoon and fry until golden brown.
  5. out, it will be hot right away. And it's extra fantastic beside a scoop of vanilla ice cream!

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