Divas On A Dime® 2014

Deep Fried Candy Bar Ravioli!

Crispy on the outside and melty on the inside! Great served with a drizzle of chocolate syrup or with ice cream.

This is a fast and easy dessert to prepare but it is done at the last minute before serving. Literally 10 minutes from start to finish. It’s best served right out of the frying pan. Not a “do ahead” dessert.

Please be careful as you’ll be frying these in hot oil.

Not a recipe for the kiddies to do alone!

What You’ll Need:

Here’s How:

  1. Take your candy bars and put them in the fridge for about 20 minutes. Get a plate lined with paper towels to drain the finished raviolis. Prep your serving plates too.
  2. Start the oil heating in your frying pan on medium heat. I like to use a small pan and do them one at a time. You could use a larger pan and do 2 or 3 at a time but watch them carefully as they cook very fast and can easily burn. Turn the heat to medium, on my stove, it was set at “5”.
  3. Get the wonton wrappers ready, they can dry out so keep them in their plastic wrapper until ready to use. Unwrap your candy bars. If you’re using large bars cut your chocolate bars into pieces that will fit into the wrappers. You decide how big.  *See note next page.
  4. Take two wonton wrappers and place one flat on your working surface. Place the candy bar piece in the center of the first wrapper. Wet your finger in the water and moisten the edges of the wonton wrapper. Place a second wrapper on top and seal the edges together trying to get as much air out as possible. If you have folds just wet your finger and press them down. Make as many as you plan to serve.
  5. To check the temperature of the oil, do a test wonton wrapper. Not the ravioli, just the wrapper. Just take a wonton wrapper and drop it into your oil. See how long it takes to get crisp, golden and delicious. It should happen very fast, like 20 seconds. That’s how hot the oil should be to fry your raviolis. Sprinkle this fried wonton with sugar and prepare to fight over who gets to eat it. Or just eat it yourself real fast.
  6. Once you’re oil is hot enough start frying your wonton raviolis. You’ll need to experiment with how long to leave them in as there are so many variables here. They take less than a minute so don’t walk away. Drop one in and wait for it to crisp up then turn it over. I used a fork. When it’s crisp take it out to drain on the paper towel. Hit it with a bit of sugar when the wonton is still moist from the oil so it’ll stick.

Serve immediately.

*Note - How big should the candy bars be?

This is a most forgiving “recipe”. As long as the candy fits in the wrappers and they can seal around it they will be really good. I used “fun sized” bars. They are approximately 0.6 oz bars and can be found in packages of 8 bars for about a dollar. I used the whole bar but you could cut them in half. Just be sure to sprinkle the wontons with sugar as soon as they are removed from the oil as the wontons were a little bland with a small piece of chocolate. But they’re good with sugar.

*Note - which candy bars are best?

The candy bars that did the best with the frying are: Almond Joy, Mounds, Baby Ruth, Milky Way, Snickers, Hershey’s Chocolate and Twix. Anything with caramel was a hit.

If you freeze them for about 10 minutes: small Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups work. Don’t forget to take off the paper. You know who you are.

Not our favorites, Butterfingers, didn’t take well to the heat, if it gets too hot it’s really too chewy and not that great, Three Musketeers was too gooey once melted, like it deflated. They are just better as candy bars and not deep fried in a wonton.