HOMEMADE SNICKERS BARS
Homemade Snickers Bars made with creamy caramel, easy nougat, peanuts and chocolate. Make a whole pan of your favorite candy bar to share!
- 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
Bottom Layer of Chocolate:
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.
Top Chocolate 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.
Return pan to freezer for about 10 minutes. Cut into squares while bars are still cold. (this makes cutting nice and even!)
These work better when you make them in a bakers quarter sheet, but you can make them in a 9x13 pan.
They need to remain CHILLED. Cut with a sharp knife sprayed with non-stick spray. I like to arrange small squares on a serving tray and keep the tray in the fridge until ready to serve.
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.
Serving: 24g | Calories: 269kcal | Carbohydrates: 29g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 16g | Saturated Fat: 6g | Cholesterol: 14mg | Sodium: 107mg | Potassium: 127mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 24g | Vitamin A: 165IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 34mg | Iron: 0.5mg