It doesn’t get much better than fried foods! ESPECIALLY when those fried foods are SWEET! You have got to try these deep-fried s’mores for yourself.
How I created these deep-fried S’mores.
One of my favorite childhood memories in the fall is going to the state fair. It doesn’t hurt that the state fair was always around my birthday so an extra special treat.
For me it’s all about the food, esp the fried foods! Elephant ears, churros, corn dogs, funnel cakes and all the amazing deep fried crazy foods!
It started with deep fried oreos – and now it includes things like twinkies, pop tarts, cookie dough, s’mores, snickers, and even sodas! (seriously I need to find fried coke this year to see how they are doing this)
A few years ago I made the basic fried foods – oreos, cookie dough, twinkies and snickers. This year I added homemade deep fried S’mores, pop tarts, cadbury eggs and cheesecake bites!!
Just take me to the Deep Fried S’more Recipe already!
If you’d rather skip my tips and tricks for deep s’mores, along with links to other deep fried food recipes and get straight to this delicious fair food – simply scroll to the bottom of the page where you can find the printable recipe card.
Tips to make the perfect deep fried s’more
-If you don’t want to spend the money on a deep fryer, (utterly understandable) you will need a good thermometer and you’ll have to babysit the pot.
-Be sure to pick the right oil. Olive oil is not good for deep frying (too sensitive to heat), but many other oils are good, and their flavor can add to the dish.
-Use an 8 inch cake pan vs a 8×8 casserole pan – the sharp squared edges will make it easier to fit everything.
-Freeze the assembled s’more before cutting and again after before dipping in the batter and deep frying it, this will stop it from melting out of the batter before it cooks.
-To cut through the graham crackers, use a serrated knife and saw vs chopping.
-Use a toothpick, not a fork, to dip the smore’s in the batter and then in the oil. A fork will leave areas of the smore’s without batter covering it and result in the marshmallow melting out.
-When adding the batter covered smore’s to the oil with the toothpick hold it submerged in the oil for a second to help the batter “set” around the dessert and the bite starts to float.
-If you just drop the bite into the oil one of two things tends to happen – the bite will sink to the bottom and the raw batter sticks to the fryer and breaks open when you try to take it out. Or it will float and batter on the top spreads and gets too thin before you turn it and you don’t get even batter coverage
-Have a jelly roll pan with newspaper and paper towels ready for the fried smore’s before you start so you don’t over fry your bites while preparing the pan.
-When taking out the toothpicks twist first to break the batter then pull out. This way you won’t take a chunk of fried batter with you when you take the toothpick out.
-You can reuse frying oil, just strain it into a container till you want to use it again. And if you fry meat, be sure to keep your meat frying oil and your no meat frying oil separate. Cross contamination is dangerous.
To make this deep fried s’more you’ll need
- deep fryer
- graham crackers
- square marshmallow
- 8 inch cake pan
If you love deep fried s’mores you’ll love these other fried food recipes!
Deep Fried S’mores
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Deep Fried S’mores
- Deep Fryer
- 12 graham crackers
- 16 oz melted chocolate wafers
- 16 s'more marshmallows
- 1 C all-purpose flour
- 2 tsp baking powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 Tbsp granulated sugar
- 3/4 C whole milk
- 1 lrg egg
- 2 Tbsp melted butter
- Take an 8×8 pan, line it with parchment paper. Don't worry about covering the bottom, but let it go over the sides. This will make it easier for you to pull out the s'mores.
- Place the graham crackers along the bottom of the pan. Be sure to cut the graham crackers to size if needed.
- Melt 8 oz of chocolate wafers in the microwave.
- Spread the chocolate along the graham crackers
- Place the marshmallows on the chocolate.
- Melt the rest of the chocolate.
- Pour and spread along the top of the marshmallows.
- Place the rest of the graham crackers on the top. Press down.
- Freeze for 2 hours, then cut.
- Freeze the s'mores for at least 2 more hours, I prefer overnight.
- Heat the oil to 375 F.
- Whisk all the other ingredients until smooth.
- Bring out the s'more chunks, a few at a time.
- Stick toothpicks into the marshmallow you can.
- Drench in the batter and shake off slightly.
- Fry for 1 – 1 1/2 minutes top and bottom.
- Top with a sprinkling of powered sugar and serve warm!