Put Your Deep Fryer to Good Use with These Four High Sugar Recipes

In case you haven’t made it to a State Fair in the past few years, we’ll let you in on a little secret: you can deep fry anything. The fair has become famous for it’s deep fried magnificent creations – deep fried macaroni and cheese, deep fried pickles, deep fried mashed potatoes… it’s all pretty phenomenal. They’ve even ventured into the high sugar territory, creating tasty desserts that tempt the taste buds of adults and children alike. These state fair creations have inspired a wave of home fried inventions to keep the sugar coma going after the fair leaves town. What types of tasty deep fried, high sugar inventions have we discovered? Glad you asked.

Deep Fried Oreos


  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup of milk
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup pancake mix
  • 1 package of Oreos 


Start by heating your vegetable oil in a deep fryer until a thermometer reads 375 degrees. In a medium sized bowl, whisk together your egg, milk, and 2 teaspoons of vegetable oil. Add the pancake mix in and stir until ingredients are well combined. When the oil has reached appropriate temperature, carefully drop down 3-4 Oreos at a time into the fryer, and allow to fry for 1-2 minutes. Remove carefully and allow to drain on a paper towel lined plate.

Deep Fried Cookie Dough

Ingredients (Dough):

  • 2 sticks butter at room temperature
  • ¾ cup light brown sugar
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 ½ cups all purpose flour
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 tablespoon pure vanilla extract
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • ¾ cup chocolate chips


  • Vegetable oil for frying
  • 2 1/2 cups crushed corn flakes
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup water
  • 2 cups dry pancake mix
  • 2-3 tablespoon powdered sugar


Begin by combining the butter and both sugars in a bowl. Mix up thoroughly until completely smooth. Now, add flour and salt and mix in until the texture is crumbly but thoroughly combined. Next, add in your vanilla extract and your milk until the dough is soft. Last, dump in your chocolate chips and mix in until thoroughly incorporated. Now, roll the dough into balls using about 2 tablespoons per ball. Start your deep fryer and allow to heat until the temperature reaches 375 degrees.

Using a food processor, process corn flakes until crushed into small pieces. In another bowl, whisk your egg with a fork, and then add your water. Add 1 cup of dry pancake mix and powdered sugar, and then whisk it all together until smooth. Gently take your dough balls, roll them in the pancake batter, and then once more in the corn flake crumbs. Each ball should sit in fryer for roughly 2 minutes, then removed and allowed to drain and cool. Sprinkle the dough bites with chocolate syrup for a little something extra!

Deep Fried Apple Fritters


  • ½ cup sugar
  • 2 tablespoons sugar
  • ¾ teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 2 cups buttermilk
  • 4 teaspoons vegetable oil
  • Vegetable oil for the fryer
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 4 medium apples


You’ll begin by combining your half cup sugar and cinnamon in a medium sized bowl. In a second bowl about the same size, whisk together your buttermilk, 4 teaspoons of oil, and eggs. Next, stir in your all purpose flour, 2 tablespoons sugar, and baking powder. Now, heat your oil in a deep fryer until it registers 375 degrees on a thermometer. While the oil heats, peel, core and slice your apples similar to a donut (round slices with a hole where the core was). In batches, gently coat each apple slice in your batter and drop in the fryer until golden brown (should be about 5 minutes per batch). Transfer your apples to a baking sheet to drain, and then toss them with cinnamon and sugar. Serve while they’re still hot!

Deep Fried Candy Bar


  • Candy bar of your choice, chilled – Snickers, Twix, Butterfinger and Reeses are all great!
  • Vegetable oil for fryer
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup corn flour
  • 1/8 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2 cups milk


First, mix your all purpose flour, corn flour and baking soda in a small bowl. Stir enough milk into the mixture to make a thin batter that’ll stick but not drip off like a liquid. Now, heat your oil in a deep fryer until temperatures reach 375 degrees. Finally, dip the candy bars in the batter to coat, and place them in the deep fryer for 2-3 minutes. Enjoy!

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