Ever since we got the deep fryer, I wanted to try quite a few recipes. The other day I had researched some funnel cake recipes and a fried snickers recipe. We had all the ingredients on hand, except the snickers, which I picked up while at the store. Aunt K was coming over to hang out with us and she arrived right in the middle of the funnel cake experiment. She was excited to participate and to get some hopefully yummy snacks too.
We already had the batter mixed up and just needed to put it into the deep fryer.
First thing, we found that the batter did not want to go through the funnel. So we just kinda dropped it into the fryer. It was quite hard to make a good ‘shape’ of a funnel cake but we tried. In the end, we ended up with funnel cake pieces rather than a funnel cake. We also tested out a variety of toppings for the funnel cake pieces, based on some suggestions we found online.
We put powdered sugar on the first batch.
The second batch had cinnamon and sugar on it.
The third batch had brown sugar on it.
(Sorry, I forgot to take a picture!)
Out of the three batches, the powdered sugar was the best option. We also liked the brown sugar version but we could certainly pass on the cinnamon and sugar version.
I packed up some extra pieces and sent a bag home with Aunt K and took another bag to a friend’s baseball game that night. It turned out to be a decent little league baseball snack.
Since I had already purchased the snickers bar, I had also put it in the freezer so that it would be ready for the deep fryer. After checking some recipes, it appeared that I could just dump funnel cake batter all over the snickers and put it into the deep fryer. We gave it a shot and it didn’t turn out really…it tasted great! But it looked more like something you might find in the backyard that the dog left you.
While it looked pretty gross, the good news is that it tasted REALLY good! We will probably try this again with a different approach maybe.