Air fryer Snickers are just what the name says - air fried Snickers. Pieces of our favorite chocolate, caramel, and peanut candy bar is wrapped in crescent roll dough and then air fried to delicious, golden perfection. It's the perfect treat to satisfy anyone's sweet tooth.
Air fryer Snickers feature a center of melty chocolate goodness surrounded by crescent dough. It doesn't get better than air fried Snickers and yes, Mars Bars taste great too!
Arriving at Air Fryer Snickers
These air fried Snickers are a variation of deep fried Snickers, Deep fried Snickers are, in turn, a variation of the famous deep fried Mars Bar.
As the name suggests, the deep fried Mars Bar is a Mars Bar covered in batter then deep fried in oil. It's absolutely delicious and has led to frying all kinds of candy bars. But where the heck did it come from? Let's take a look.
Although deep frying everything under the sun is a decidedly American thing to do, the deep fried Mars Bar actually originated in Scotland. It was the creation of John Davie. He invented this delicious deep fried treat in 1992 at The Haven Chip Bar in Stonehaven, located near Aberdeen.
This simple dish was simply an answer to a dare that was given at The Haven Chip Bar, however, thanks to an article in the Aberdeen Evening Express, its popularity skyrocketed, becoming a national and then international sensation.
What became a simple game of culinary chicken involving a candy bar, fish batter, and a deep fryer soon became so much more.
Soon after the article in the Aberdeen Evening Express was published, Chippys all over Scotland began making the deep fried treat. Jumping on the craze and milking it for all it was worth, every food joint and pub in Scotland had deep fried Mars Bars on the menu.
After that, high end restaurants took notice of the popularity and began to offer the deep fried dessert on their menus, as well.
Fast forward almost 30 years, and I'm sharing this air fryer Snickers recipe with all of you. It's inspired by all the deep fryer candy bar recipes out there, and all of us, whether deep fryers or air fryers, owe it all to John Davie.
One final note of interest about the treat to leave you with is that for all the publicity the creation gave to the company, Mars is actually not happy about what was done to their candy bar, and tothis day, they still don't condone the deep fried version of their bar.
Air Fryer Snickers
I love snickers. Fried or not, they're one of my favorite candy bars to eat. BUT I will say that frying them up takes them to a whole new level of love.
Never in my wildest dreams did I think that my air fryer would be able to make some already delicious, even more delicious. Literally mind-blowing.
And I know what you must be thinking. Everything fried always tastes better...I hear this a lot, and for the most part, it's true. However, what is unique about this fried snickers recipe is that it's not loaded with grease and it actually comes out nice and fluffy as well.
It really is an amazing recipe. You get all that delicious fried flavor without the grease or the heaviness of being deep fried. You'll also be foregoing all the cleanup associated with deep frying anything.
You know what I'm talking about. Grease everywhere. Gross countertops that take 5 million years to clean layer by greasy layer. Yuck.
Instead of a greasy, heavy ball in your stomach and 3 years of cleanup, what you get is a delicious, melty Snickers center surrounded by pillowy on the inside, crispy on the outside crescent dough that just cradles all that delicious chocolaty goodness. Mmmm. So good.
Frying up candy bars might become your new favorite obsession...I know it's one of mine!
Ingredients Needed To Make Air Fried Snickers
Since you don't technically have to "make" anything, the ingredient this is super short and sweet. You'll only need four ingredients, and one of those is optional! The other three are probably already in your kitchen right now.
You might have to buy a package of crescent rolls to make this recipe, but that's about it. It absolutely could not be an easier ingredient list.
- crescent roll sheet
- 3 full-size Snickers candy bars
- butter, melted
- powdered sugar (optional)
See? That's all you need! Air fried Snickers are the ultimate semi-homemade treat, and the best part is that everyone loves them.
How to Make Air Fried Snickers
And here we are. How to make air fryer Snickers. I'm not even going to put a bullet list here. There's no need. You'll see in the recipe card below that this recipe is ludicrously easy. Just so simple. Here's what you do:
- Cut up a Snickers.
- Wrap it in crescent dough.
- Air fry it.
Okay, I did make a bullet list. Bullet lists are great. As you can see, it's simple. There really is nothing more to this recipe than what you just read.
Air Fryer Snickers Tips
I promise you that you will never, ever, under any circumstances find an easier recipe to make than this one. I mean, unless by "make" you mean buying something at the store.
That being said, there are a few things to remember that will help you make the absolute best air fried Snickers ever. These tips will make sure that your air fryer Snickers come out tasty, delicious, and with a texture that is absolutely to die for.
Make certain that you line your air fryer with parchment paper
Even though it's doubtful that they'll stick, there is always a chance so why risk it? Just line your air fryer basket with parchment paper so it's less messy to have to clean.
Use a pizza cutter to cut squares
Since the crescent rolls have to be cut properly to use, I've found that using a pizza cutter is the best way to do so. Just make certain that you cut out 9 squares since this is the perfect amount that this snickers recipe can make.
Each Snickers should be cut into three pieces
A full Snickers bar should be cut as equally as possible into three pieces. That way you know that you're going to get 9 bites of this air fryer dessert easily.
Close up the dough that you wrap around the Snickers candy bar
This is probably the most important step to the entire recipe. If you don't seal the edges of the crescent roll, the candy bar is going to seep out as it melts. DON'T LET THIS HAPPEN! Just pinch the edges and make certain that it's sealed completely.
Give them room in the air fryer
Make certain that they have space in the air fryer to cook. Don't stack them or have them butter right up next to each other. The air circulation is an important part of getting them to turn golden brown so that they have a nice outer crunch and a soft and fluffy inside texture.
Doesn't the candy bar melt in the air fryer?
Technically, yes. But it's not anything to be worried about. This is because while it might melt, the outer layer of the crescent roll keeps it all nice and tucked inside.
Then, when you bite into it, that melted goodness is perfection and you don't waste a drop.
Can you use this air fryer recipe for other types of candy and chocolate?
Absolutely. Why stop at snickers? I would imagine that this would taste amazing with Twix, Carmello, and even a Babe Ruth. You can try this recipe out with any type of candy bar that you want.
I think it's important to note that you're going to want to use something with chocolate as the melted goodness is all part of the taste and appeal.
Topping Ideas for Fried Snickers
Have I mentioned how much I love toppings? For this recipe, toppings are optional but I think it's always good to have options. Some topping choices include:
- powdered sugar
- melted chocolate
- drizzled caramel
- homemade frosting with sprinkles
- cinnamon and sugar
And while toppings are great, let's not overlook that these little treats are hand-held size, making them perfect for dipping, as well. You can absolutely top them with the ingredient ideas listed above, but you can also dip them in chocolate or caramel.
Heck, I've been known to drag them right through a tub of Cool Whip. There are no rules here, people. Get crazy! Crazy like a over-sugared fox!
Or just keep them plain since there is a huge burst of sweetness just waiting for you to take your first bite.
Air Fried Snickers Lookouts
Since this is a sealed ball of dough and candy bar, it's important to remember that the middle is going to be hot. I always let them cool down for a few moments of time before taking a bite because the last thing that I want to do is burn my mouth.
This is especially important for younger kids to know and pay attention to.
Storing Air Fried Snickers
These delicious little bites will last for about four days in the refrigerator in an air-tight container. These are not freezer friendly, so you'll have to enjoy them before time runs out. I recommend enjoying these the day that they're made.
Although they'll still be delicious in the following days, they'll lose that crispy outside that really makes them shine.
How do you reheat air fried Snickers?
Reheating can happen but you have to be careful. Putting them in the microwave will get them hot and delicious but the middles will be piping hot and the outside isn't going to have that crunch.
If you choose to reheat them in the air fryer, pay attention so that you don't go overboard and burn them. This is going to be the best bet to getting a crisp outer shell again.
Try These Delicious Air Fryer Snickers Today
These air fryer Snickers are some of the most delicious little bites you'll ever eat. They're also the absolutely easiest things you'll ever make in your life. The only thing easier is having someone else make them. How do you like them apples, er, Snickers?
With a recipe this easy and delicious, there's no reason not to give them a try. So fire up your air fryer and get "cooking". Yes, I put cooking in quotes. LOL
Don't forget to share this recipe with your family and friends. I love to bond over fun recipes and this is more than likely one that they've never tried before! It's fun to make together and even more fun to eat together!
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Air Fryer Snickers
- 1 pkg refrigerated crescent rolls
- 3 full size Snickers candy bars (Mars bars work too)
- 2 tablespoon butter, melted (a complete coating of cooking spray also works if you prefer)
- powdered sugar optional
Options to add WITH the Snickers or Mars Bars, sprinkled on top of bar or underneath
- 2 tablespoons flaked or shredded coconut
- 2 tablespoons strawberries, mashed
- Get out all of your ingredients.
- Prepare your air fryer basket by lining it with parchment paper.
- Lay crescent roll sheet on a flat, nonstick surface. Using a pizza cutter, cut dough into 9 squares.
- Cut each Snickers candy bar into three pieces and place one in the middle of each square.
- Wrap each piece of Snickers in each square of dough. Pinch the ends together, making sure it is completely sealed.
- Paint on melted butter with a brush.
- Place wrapped Snickers in your prepared air fryer. Depending on the size of your air fryer, you may have to cook them in a couple batches.
- Set air fryer to 370ºF for 5 minutes or until they turn a beautiful golden brown color.
- Sprinkle with powdered sugar if desired.
- Serve and enjoy every bite!