Deep Fried Mars Bar – Oh Yeah!
Deep Fried Mars Bar – Oh Yeah!

Deep Fried Mars Bar – Oh Yeah!

Deep Fried Mars Bar goodness has descended upon the Gourmet Getaways household. It was presented in all it’s liquid chocolate glory and crispy, heart stopping battered deliciousness. The verdict was unanimous, as I knew it would be, an absolute winner.

Deep Fried Mars Bar - Pin Me

Deep Fried Mars Bar – Pin Me

So lets rewind 20 or so years ago, I was living in Bondi and the Fish & Chip shop served this rather unusual dessert. The thought turned my stomach, battered chocolate, ah no thanks.  I was also terrified I would like the fried chocolate bar and I would be waving goodbye to my figure forever!

Crispy Fried Mars Bars

Crispy Fried Mars Bars

Ten years later whilst in Bondi husband insisted we buy a deep fried Mars Bar.  It had been a tradition of his every time he surfed at Bondi as a teenager. One bite later I knew what all the fuss was about. This unlikely combination was sheer dessert brilliance.

Deep Fried Mars Bar Close Up

Deep Fried Mars Bar Close Up

About 3 years ago we bought a deep fryer.  I am not a fan of fried foods but I imaged preparing recipes like croquettes, and garnishes such as sweet potato swirls etc.  The first thing hubby said, “Awesome you can make deep fried Mars Bars.”

Deep Fried Mars Bars - So Ugly... but so GOOD!

Deep Fried Mars Bars – So Ugly… but so GOOD!

Hmm, well that was about three years ago and I have never made croquettes, garnishes or Deep fried Mars Bars. Periodically hubby suggests the Mars Bars but somehow this dessert has never got across the line.

Deep Fried Mars Bar Sign

Deep Fried Mars Bar Sign

Today the family collectively said goodbye to good cardiovascular health and embraced the fryer. As a consequence we’ve crossed over to the dark side. Hubby suggested the only way to improve the deep fried Mars Bar was to wrap it in bacon before coating it with the batter!

Deep Fried Mars Bar – Oh Yeah!
Recipe Type: Dessert
Cuisine: Australian
Author: Julie
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Serves: 6
Crispy, batter encasing a liquid chocolate centre!! Too good to resist!
  • 6 Mars Bars
  • 3/4 cup SR Flour
  • 1/2 cup milk
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 Egg
  • Oil for deep frying
  1. Freeze the Mars Bars overnight. (This allows the batter to attach better to the Mars Bar and the insides don’t explode out the batter before the batter is set.)
  2. Mix all the ingredients for the batter in a rectangular lunch box.
  3. Heat the fryer to 180 degrees.
  4. Place three Mars Bars in the batter. Roll them in the batter until they are covered.
  5. Once the oil is at temperature remove the Mars Bars from the batter one at a time. Using tongs or a fork carefully hold the Mars Bar in the oil for about 10 seconds to set the batter.
  6. Drop the Mars Bar in the oil. It should rise up and not stick to the basket.
  7. Add the other 2 Mars Bars one by one in the same manner.
  8. Cook until the batter is golden and crispy.
  9. Dust with icing sugar and serve.
  10. Repeat the process for the remaining three Mars Bars.
If you like you can freeze the Mars Bars once they have been battered but not fried. Simply place the battered Mars Bars on a plate lined with baking paper and freeze. You may need to re-dip them in batter a few hours later and freeze again before you through away the remaining batter.

So there we have it! The Deep Fried Mars Bar recipe I thought I would never make. I dare you to try it… and no wooszing out with using the mini fun size Mars Bars. Guaranteed to shortened your life, but you will love every bite.

Gooey Liquid Centre

Gooey Liquid Centre

Can you think of any other irresistible recipes that combined all the bad food groups in one calorie dense dish??

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  1. This is a Scottish tradition I have never tried! I’m sure way too sweet for me 🙂

  2. Alesah Villalon :

    Sinfully sweet, chocolatey, melt-in-your-mouth goodness! When I’m tired of eating chocolate bars right off the fridge, this is my go-to “ta-dah!” dessert to serve guests :). Mars Chocolate company will surely love this!

  3. Looking forward to the deep fried bacon and chili wrapped Mars bars!!

  4. It’s the first time that I saw this dessert. I want to try it, it’s so decandente ! I have to made for my children, I think will love it ! But I don’t have a fryed, do you think I can made in a saucepan? 🙂

  5. I feel like I’m snooping seeing these pictures – I have always wondered what deep fried mars bars looked like (and tasted like) and you have satisfied my curiosity 🙂

  6. Aaah!! embracing the dark side are you, good for you. I think it’s better to be well rounded, a little fried chocolate is not going to hurt anyone. Never had anything like this before but would love to try it sometime. Happy Sunday to you!

  7. Oh my gosh this looks sinfully delicious! I want to cross over to the dark side too!

  8. I’ve heard of this dessert but never tried one. Your deep-fried mars bars do look incredible and like you, I’ve always been terrified that if I tried one of these I’d immediately become addicted and start craving them by the day. I think this is a really fun dessert to serve at a dinner party xx

  9. Oh my god!! My husband would totally love this (if I’m to be honest… I would too!!). Hehe this reminds me of something you would buy after a huge night out! xx

  10. Do you know that I still haven’t ever tried this treat? One day perhaps (and I’m too scared of deep frying-what a chicken :P).

  11. I too have snearred at the deep fried mars bar and am yet to try, must give this a go. I cant go past the 1980’s/90’s de riguer entree item on any popular bistro menu of the era, – deep fried Camembert. It was often at many family occasions and still is today. For me its a comfort food and usually the only thing I do in the deep fryer (too laborious to clean them!)

  12. Oh my. I remember when I was little and my friends would get these from the fish and chip shop. I never tried them then because I didn’t like the idea of them being fried in the same oil as the fish! haha yours look very indulgent Julie, I may have to make one myself.

    Krissie x –

  13. YUM i love deep fried mars bars and hehe your husbands suggestion of the bacon sounds delish too 😛

  14. Never judge a book by its cover. And lol I LOVE the bacon idea!

  15. Never had a chance to try this, but it sounds yummy! Deep frying doesn’t scare me as much as using yeast (at this point), so I am interested in making this! Only way to taste seems like making it myself…

  16. Haha! I’ve never ever tried one of these. Maybe that’s a good thing because I’ve heard that once you’ve had one, you can never turn back! Deep fried bounty bars are also meant to be equally delicious. I also have a deep fryer that I get out every now and then 🙂

  17. LOL. Mr. GG has a brilliant mind! Bacon around a fried Mars bar! Ah, well, a bit of indulgence with or without the bacon works well for this Ninja Baker =)

  18. Your husband knows how to really do it up. Everything is better with bacon, right? I have never had a deep fried mars bar but I will try anything once and I bet I would love it. In the cardiothoracic unit we used to call desserts like this aorta busters. LOL

  19. SO decadent, so delicious!!! Yeah, I might veer off the healthy path for one of these babies!

  20. My jaws just dropped after seeing this! I HEART chocolate and anything that is fried. Great recipe idea 😀

  21. It’s been years since I’ve had a Mars bar. And deep fried? Never! Why have I wasted my life so? Gotta make up for lost time — definitely will be trying this. Thanks.

  22. Goodness me! This is awesome. How come I’ve never eaten fried mars bars! I love chocolate and I love deep fried food so a big YES for me. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  23. I’m sure I would like a taste of your fried mars bar…after all, I have tried fried pickles and liked them. 🙂

  24. I never had them, but I could see how it can be highly addictive. You know how much I love fried food, add somethin’ sweet or chocolaty and I could just be licking plate clean 😀 Great recipe! I want few of those now!!

  25. Oh my gosh! You are so cute and hilarious! The dark side of cardiovascular health!?!? Heart stopping battered deliciousness!?!? What a riot! Really, though – I think this gloriously indulgent creation fits in the category of “Go big or go home”! Sometimes you’ve just gotta grab life by the throat and enjoy some “liquid chocolate glory”! Your hubby must be so thrilled! Regarding other decadent recipes that combine multiple bad food groups: here in the States I’ve seen deep-fried Oreos and deep-fried Twinkies! My husband is chiming in to say he’s seen deep-fried pizza … hmmmm … I wonder how that’s achieved?!?!? 😀

  26. OMG I’ve always wanted to try a deep fried mars bar but scared it will be so sickly sweet 😛 Great job on making these bad boys look so good in the photo as well!

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