Deep-Fried Candy Bars on a Stick

Total Time

Prep: 20 min. Cook: 5 min./batch


2 dozen

Updated: Sep. 19, 2023
Why wait in line at the state fair for deep-fried candy bars when you can satisfy your curious taste buds in your own home? Be sure to make a big batch—these novelties go fast! —Taste of Home Test Kitchen
Deep-Fried Candy Bars on a Stick Recipe photo by Taste of Home


  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 4-1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 tablespoon sugar
  • 1 tablespoon brown sugar
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt
  • 1/8 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/2 cup water
  • 1/2 cup 2% milk
  • 1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Oil for deep-fat frying
  • 24 fun-size Snickers and/or Milky Way candy bars, frozen
  • Wooden skewers
  • Confectioners' sugar, optional


  1. In a small bowl, whisk together first 6 ingredients. In another bowl, whisk together egg, water, milk and vanilla; stir into dry ingredients just until moistened.
  2. In a deep cast-iron or electric skillet, heat oil to 375°. Dip candy bars, a few at a time, into batter; fry until golden brown, about 30 seconds per side. Drain on paper towels.
  3. Insert skewers into bars. If desired, dust with confectioners' sugar.

Nutrition Facts

1 fried candy bar (calculated without confectioners' sugar): 136 calories, 7g fat (2g saturated fat), 11mg cholesterol, 130mg sodium, 16g carbohydrate (9g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.