"Deep-fried chocolate" is a term that refers to a candy bar or chocolate snack that is prepared using a deep-fryer. A person also can deep-fry chocolate products in a pan with sizzling oil if he or she does not own a deep-fryer. Flour typically is used to make a batter to coat the outside of the treats, so they have an exterior similar to funnel cake when they are finished. Finished deep-fried chocolate desserts are often topped with powdered sugar.
If a person wants to try a deep-fried chocolate treat before attempting to make one at home, then he or she may want to visit a fair, boardwalk or carnival, where such items are often staples. One of the most popular deep-fried chocolate treats sold in a carnival setting is the deep-fried candy bar. Deep-fried candy bars are usually sold on a stick, making them easy for festival patrons to eat while checking out other attractions. Almost any type of candy bar can be deep-fried, though bars that are shaped more like a tube of chocolate with filling inside may be easier to fit on the stick than flat bars that are predominantly chocolate.
Some restaurants also participate in the deep-fried chocolate craze by offering a variety of chocolate deep-fried desserts on their menus. Some venues have deep-fried candy bars in a dish with ice cream on the side. Deep-fried chocolate cheesecake with whipped cream on top is another common restaurant offering. Many Japanese restaurants have chocolate ice cream deep-fried as an after-dinner option. Some higher-end restaurants serve up deep-fried truffle chocolates for dessert.
When deep-frying chocolate at home, one should practice caution. Children should have adult supervision and should not use a deep-fryer on their own. Creating deep-fried chocolate treats is a messy task, so people should be sure to have plenty of napkins and paper towels on hand before starting to fry. It is recommended that home cooks freeze or refrigerate the chocolate bars before frying them.
Deep-fried cookie dough with chocolate chips also is popular in the fried chocolate dessert trend. Homemade cookie dough or store-bought dough can be used to create this snack. A deep-fried chocolate chip cookie dough ball can be eaten by hand like a standard cookie once it is finished. A person also can serve fried cookie dough balls to guests like a sundae in a bowl with vanilla ice cream, chocolate syrup and whipped cream.