My family and I went to the 2005 NC State Fair last week and I vowed I would get myself a deep-fried Snickers. I had heard stories about how good they are, but in all the years (5?) I have attended the NC State Fair, I never tried it. They deep fry all kinds of things at the fair: Oreos, Twinkies, Cheeseburgers, strawberries, etc. but, being a Candy Addict, I had to try the deep-fried candy bar. Read on for the full description and pictorial.
I didn’t know the exact location of the vendors that deep fried everything, but I kept my eyes peeled and soon came upon the signs for the artery-hardening goodness:
I waited in line for 2-3 minutes to place my order. Do I get the Snickers or the 3 Musketeers? I like Snickers more, so I ordered the Snickers. I parted with $3 for the Snickers and began my 5 minute wait for the goods. While waiting, I looked into the open door to try and understand how they work their magic on the Snickers and I snapped a pic:
I think (and someone correct me if I’m wrong) that they dip the Snickers in funnel cake batter then deep fry it…at least that’s my best guess. After my 5 minute wait I was handed this:
Wow, it looked and smelled good. It looked like a powdered-sugar-covered, fat corn dog with a 12 inch wooden skewer in it. I took a few more pictures of it before I bit into it. I had visions of me biting into it and it searing the inside of my mouth with hot gooey goodness. I wanted to let it cool just a bit before I dug in.
After letting it cool a bit, I took my first small bite, still afraid I would lose my sense of taste by burning all the taste buds off my tongue. It wasn’t as hot as I thought it would be, but it was almost completely liquified in the center – no trace of the semi-solid Snickers was left – it was all chocolate/nougat/caramel/peanut goo. And it was good….really good…..extremely goood. Holy crap it was good!
I ate it down til there was but one bite left – this is probably the best picture of the inside and how melted and gooey it was:
Last bite! (click to enlarge)
I savored the last bite and there was nothing left but the paper container, a long, pointy skewer, and powdered sugar all over my shirt. I cannot truly express how good it was. On a scale of one to ten, it was a twelve. Incredible. Amazing. And probably enough fat and calories to clog every one of my arteries….twice. If you ever have the opportunity to try a deep fried candy bar, do it. Next year, I’ll try the deep fried 3 Musketeers bar, but I can’t imagine it could be as good as the Snickers.
UPDATE: For those looking for a recipe, I have heard that you should freeze the bar first. For the batter, I found a batter recipe here. It’s actually a batter for deep-fried Twinkies, but it might work. Also, here is some info on how to make your own. 2.5 minutes and peanut oil works best.