How to make deep-fried Mars bar

You may think that a chocolate bar battered and deep-fried is a thing of North American carnivals, fairs and festivals, but this traditional Scottish dessert has graced chip shops in Scotland for nearly two decades. Popular with the younger generations, learn how to make this health-controversial chocolate fried junk food at home.

Deep-fried mars bars

Preheat your electric fryer to 375F/190c degrees. While it is getting hot, make the batter by whisking together flour, baking powder, corn starch and salt.

Ad the club soda to the mixture and whisk, but avoid over mixing the batter or it will be tough.

Dip the frozen chocolate bars into the batter. Make sure to coat evenly and carefully add them to hot oil. Fry until the outside is golden and crispy.


The dish was invented in 1995 in the Haven Chip Bar in Stonehaven, near Aberdeen on Scotland’s northeast coast. The Mars, Inc corporation has gone public to make a statement that this unhealthy dish is “not authorised or endorsed by Mars, Inc.


Your oil will need to be very hot before frying the chocolate bar, if it is too cool, you will not get the desired crispness.

Things You'll Need

  • 4 Mars bars, frozen
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 cup corn starch
  • Salt
  • 12 oz/340g club soda
  • Frying oil
  • Electric fryer
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