If it hadn’t been my birthday, I probably wouldn’t have done this.  I mean, as low as they are, I do have my standards.

But standards be damned, this is one I had to try.  I’m thinking that I had one of these at the Iowa State Fair something like 17 years ago, but the old mind is kinda foggy.  I’ve certainly seen them made enough times, though.

The secret is to freeze the candy bar before frying and use a thicker batter than the thin beer batter we used for dinner.  I reworked it a bit – added a bit more flour, a pinch of baking powder, a bit of sugar and a drop of vanilla.

I have to admit that it was pretty good.  Not “stellar” or “fantabulous”, but pretty good. The batter was good, the filling was good.  Gooey, peanuty, chocolaty…

I did enjoy it, but not enough to make one, again, I don’t think.  The concept is great, but it just lacked that “wow” that I was kinda hoping for.  I’m just not sure it was worth the calories.

But that’s okay.  I can now say I have made a deep-fried Snickers bar.

Another one to scratch off the bucket list.