HOMEMADE SNICKERS BARS {+ More Caramel Recipes}

Homemade Snickers Bars made with creamy caramel, easy nougat, peanuts and chocolate. Make a whole pan of your favorite candy bar to share!

Homemade Snickers Bars made with creamy caramel, easy nougat, peanuts and chocolate. Make a whole pan of your favorite candy bar to share!Homemade Snickers Bars are pretty much a dream come true! I found this recipe in an old family cookbook from ages ago. I have no idea why I waited so long to make it because these are incredible! Don’t let the instructions scare you away- there are several steps but they’re simple to do and an entire tray of Homemade Snickers Bars comes together in less than 30 minutes. Enjoy!

I’ll first give the complete list of ingredients you need, then I’ll break it down into each step/ layer below.

Homemade Snickers Bars made with creamy caramel, easy nougat, peanuts and chocolate. Make a whole pan of your favorite candy bar to share!

Homemade Snickers Bars

Yields 24 bars

  • 2 cups chocolate chips (divided into two 1 cup portions)
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter (divided into three 1/4 cup portions)
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk or heavy whipping cream (divided into two 1/4 cup portions)
  • 7 oz tub marshmallow cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups salted peanuts
  • 1 bag caramels (11 oz)
  1. Line a 9×13 pan (or quarter baking sheet like I used) with parchment paper. Make space in your freezer for the pan. You will be putting it in the freezer and pulling it back out several times.
  2. Bottom layer: Melt 1 cup chocolate chips + 1/4 cup peanut butter in the microwave for about 1 minute 30 seconds. Stir until smooth, then spread on the bottom of the pan. Put pan in freezer.
  3. Nougat layer: Put butter, sugar and 1/4 cup evaporated milk in a small saucepan. Begin heating on medium heat, stirring occasionally as the butter melts and the mixture combines. Measure out 1/4 cup peanut butter and set aside. Continue heating mixture. When it comes to a boil, set timer for 6 minutes. After 6 minutes, remove from heat and stir in 1/4 cup peanut butter, the marshmallow cream and the vanilla. Stir until smooth. Take pan out of freezer and pour nougat on top of chilled chocolate. Smooth over chocolate until layer is even. Return to freezer.
  4. Caramel layer: Melt caramels + 1/4 cup evaporated milk in the microwave for 1 minute, adding 30 second increments as needed until caramels melt and mixture is combined.
  5. Take pan out of freezer. Measure out 1 1/2 cups salted peanuts and pour evenly over the top. Use clean hands to gently press peanuts into nougat. Pour caramel mixture over the top of the peanuts. Return pan to freezer.
  6. Top layer: Melt 1 cup chocolate chips + 1/4 cup peanut butter in the microwave for about 1 minute 30 seconds. Stir until smooth, then spread on top of the caramel, until even.
  7. Return pan to freezer for about 20 minutes. Cut into squares while bars are still cold. (this makes cutting nice and even!)
  8. Bars need to be stored in the fridge, but will still maintain their shape even when left out for a couple hours. They do get soft though, which is why I prefer to store them in the fridge.

 

Homemade Snickers Bars ~ Butter With A Side of Bread

Homemade Snickers Bars ~ Butter With A Side of Bread

You can have several steps going on at once. See here I’ve got my chocolate chips + peanut butter in a bowl, ready to be melted and spread onto the bottom of the pan. I’ve also got my caramel bits + milk in a bowl, ready to be melted, as well as my butter+sugar+milk in a saucepan ready to be placed on the stove. Spray the 1/4 cup measuring cup with cooking spray so that your peanut butter comes out easily each time.

Homemade Snickers Bars- Butter With A Side of Bread

Bottom layer

Homemade Snickers Bars ~ Butter With A Side of Bread

Boil sugar, butter and 1/4 cup evap milk for 6 minutes in a saucepan.

Homemade Snickers Bars ~ Butter With A Side of Bread

Then add the marshmallow cream and vanilla. Stir until combined- this is where it starts to even smell like a Snickers Bar!

Then pour and spread it around on the cooled chocolate.

Homemade Snickers Bars ~ Butter With A Side of Bread

Press in the 1 1/2 cups peanuts.

Homemade Snickers Bars ~ Butter With A Side of Bread

Then layer the caramel on top. Spread it around until it’s smooth and even.

Homemade Snickers Bars ~ Butter With A Side of Bread

One more layer of chocolate + peanut butter and you’re done!

Homemade Snickers Bars made with creamy caramel, easy nougat, peanuts and chocolate. Make a whole pan of your favorite candy bar to share!Homemade Snickers Bars made with creamy caramel, easy nougat, peanuts and chocolate. Make a whole pan of your favorite candy bar to share!

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Yields 24

HOMEMADE SNICKERS BARS {+ More Caramel Recipes}

Homemade Snickers Bars made with creamy caramel, easy nougat, peanuts and chocolate. Make a whole pan of your favorite candy bar to share!

10 min

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Ingredients

  • 2 cups chocolate chips (divided into two 1 cup portions)
  • 3/4 cup peanut butter (divided into three 1/4 cup portions)
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/2 cup evaporated milk or heavy whipping cream (divided into two 1/4 cup portions)
  • 7 oz tub marshmallow cream
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups salted peanuts
  • 1 bag caramels (11 oz)

Instructions

  1. Line a 9x13 pan (or quarter baking sheet like I used) with parchment paper. Make space in your freezer for the pan. You will be putting it in the freezer and pulling it back out several times.
  2. Bottom layer: Melt 1 cup chocolate chips + 1/4 cup peanut butter in the microwave for about 1 minute 30 seconds. Stir until smooth, then spread on the bottom of the pan. Put pan in freezer.
  3. Nougat layer: Put butter, sugar and 1/4 cup evaporated milk in a small saucepan. Begin heating on medium heat, stirring occasionally as the butter melts and the mixture combines. Measure out 1/4 cup peanut butter and set aside. Continue heating mixture. When it comes to a boil, set timer for 6 minutes. After 6 minutes, remove from heat and stir in 1/4 cup peanut butter, the marshmallow cream and the vanilla. Stir until smooth. Take pan out of freezer and pour nougat on top of chilled chocolate. Smooth over chocolate until layer is even. Return to freezer.
  4. Caramel layer: Melt caramels + 1/4 cup evaporated milk in the microwave for 1 minute, adding 30 second increments as needed until caramels melt and mixture is combined.
  5. Take pan out of freezer. Measure out 1 1/2 cups salted peanuts and pour evenly over the top. Use clean hands to gently press peanuts into nougat. Pour caramel mixture over the top of the peanuts. Return pan to freezer.
  6. Top layer: Melt 1 cup chocolate chips + 1/4 cup peanut butter in the microwave for about 1 minute 30 seconds. Stir until smooth, then spread on top of the caramel, until even.
  7. Return pan to freezer for about 10 minutes. Cut into squares while bars are still cold. (this makes cutting nice and even!)
  8. Bars need to be stored in the fridge, but will still maintain their shape even when left out for a couple hours. They do get soft though, which is why I prefer to store them in the fridge.
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    • Hi Angel - I don't use a microwave either. I would melt anything like the chocolate or the caramels in a heat proof bowl over a pan of gently boiling water - just make sure that the boiling water doesn't touch the bowl (can't remember why, but I think it does something to the chocolate) - HTH :)
  2. I made these today. The steps are very easy, and the finished product was pretty good! I will admit, I forgot the sugar! There it was, sitting on the counter after I put the candy in the freezer. Could that be why everything is melting in my fairly cool kitchen? I made them for my 90 year old little lady who loves sneakers, and she pronounces been quite good, although messy! Also, why are you are so much thicker? Did you use a smaller pan?'
    • I think once you add the sugar you'll be surprised at how well it stays together and how much taller it gets. :) I use a 9x13 pan and I do refrigerate it afterwards just because I wanted clean cuts, but I think it tastes better left out on the counter for a bit before eating. I hope that makes sense! It's late and I am exhausted! Let me know if that helps.
    • Are you trying to go more natural? If so, the marshmallow cream essentially makes a nougat- so you could make one from scratch- https://www.craftsy.com/blog/2014/10/how-to-make-homemade-nougat/

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