Homemade Snickers Bars

Remember when I told you I hated chocolate?  Yeah I was a weird and deprived child.  Snickers are what broke me of my hate for chocolate.  Now I can make them at home?  This spells trouble.

homemadesnickersbarsI started eating Snickers in high school.  But I would seriously peel the chocolate off and eat the caramel and nougat.  That is how much I hated chocolate but loved the inside of a Snickers.  By my senior year, I started to get lazy and would just eat the entire bar with the chocolate.  My love for Snickers goes waaaaaay back.  They have always been my #1 candybar.

My favorite part of a Snickers bar is the nougat.  It is so creamy and I love the peanuts inside.  Of course my second favorite part is the caramel.  But I am obsessed with caramel.  These Homemade Snickers Bars taste just like the real deal.  I couldn’t believe it!  They are absolutely fantastic.  These are another one of my favorite things from my blog that will be served on a silver platter when I die. :)

4.5 from 4 reviews

Homemade Snickers Bars
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Serves: 16
 

Make delicious Snickers bars right at home! These are fantastic!
Ingredients
  • Botton Chocolate Layer:
  • 1¼ cups milk chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • Nougat Layer:
  • ¼ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • ¼ cup evaporated milk
  • 1½ cups marshmallow fluff
  • ¼ cup peanut butter
  • 1½ cups salted peanuts, roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • Caramel Layer:
  • 14 ounce bag of caramels
  • ¼ cup heavy whipping cream
  • Top Chocolate Layer:
  • 1¼ cup milk chocolate chips
  • ¼ cup peanut butter

Instructions
  1. Thoroughly grease a 9×13 pan. I lined it with heavy duty aluminum foil and sprayed with cooking spray. This way they just popped right out.
  2. For the bottom layer: Add chocolate chips and peanut butter in a microwave safe dish. Melt them together, stirring after every 30 seconds being careful not to let the chocolate burn. Spread the layer evenly in the bottom of your 9×13 pan. I put each layer in the fridge to let it completely harden. This will help speed up the process because each layer need to be completely cooled and set.
  3. For the nougat layer: Melt the butter over medium high heat in saucepan. Add the milk and sugar and bring mixture to a boil. Cook for 5 minutes, whisking together occasionally. Add in marshmallow fluff, peanut butter, and vanilla stirring until smooth. Take the saucepan off of the heat and fold in the peanuts. Pour over the bottom chocolate layer and spread evenly. Allow to cool completely.
  4. For the caramel layer: Melt caramels and heavy whipping cream in microwave, stirring every 30 seconds until smooth. Pour over the nougat layer and allow to cool completely.
  5. For the top chocolate layer: Melt chocolate and peanut butter in the microwave together stirring 30 seconds at a time until smooth. Pour over and spread evenly over the caramel. Cool bars completely in the fridge. Keep them in fridge until right before serving because the bars will soften. Enjoy!

Notes
Recipe Source How Sweet Eats

 

Alyssa

Comments

  1. says

    I just found your blog through your Cherry Pie Bar recipe. I can’t wait to try it.! I’ve subscribed to your blog because of it :). What I really loved about that blog post were the other things you wrote about it in 2012.

    You gave it a difficulty rating, things you would change and do differently, and if you would make it again. I would love it if you would continue with that. I found that so helpful.

    This recipe, while delicious, looks a bit difficult, I’m not a cook who has the patience to muddle through a time consuming recipe.

  2. Gaz says

    Sadly, in the UK at least, by the time you go get all the items you need for this it’s cheaper to go buy a snickers bar (or five)

    Good idea but none of these ideas from the USA save money if you live in the UK ;(

  3. Erin says

    Ohhhh…I developed a peanut allergy later in life and snickers is one thing I really miss! I am so making this with almond butter ;) Thanks!

  4. Shaz says

    made these last night,
    1. I found that the nougat gets very hard almost burned (like above lady said) and no way you can add peanuts, maybe a bit less boil time, I made it work and it tasted fine, just not soft like it should have been.
    2. I put the peanuts in the melted caramel (much better)
    It tastes fine and just have to restrict my consumption or would eat the whole bloody pan…

    • Linda says

      It could be that Alyssa lives at a high elevation (like me), where it takes longer to cook things. If you live at or near sea level, the nougat layer will cook much more quickly.
      Linda

  5. Angie W. says

    These look so easy! (And YUMMY!) I have a question though. Why do you grease the pan if you’re just going to line it with foil? That sounds like an unnecessary step. Just wondering.

  6. Sandra Zaninovich says

    There’s no way in the world I’d ever be able to make these, I can barely boil spaghetti! So can I hire you to make them for me :-)?

  7. Belle says

    I followed every step exactly, except instead of 1 tsp of vanilla I did 1/2 tsp almond extract and 1/2 tsp vanilla extract -it was actually an accident but came out so so yummy! I was extra careful not to burn any ingredients while melting them and the snickers bars came out perfect!!

  8. Greg Dogwill says

    Darn you. You had to go and post this recipe. Snickers are a vice of mine. I mean, I can make a meal of them. Breakfast, lunch and dinner. Oh, can’t forget dessert! These are FANTABULOUS!!! Thanks for posting Alyssa.

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