It’s hard to imagine that you could improve upon the perfection that is a Snickers candy bar. However, these ooey-gooey Homemade Snickers Bars do just that!!
Homemade Snickers Bars
Snicker are one of my favorite candy bars, and it might seem like it’s hard to improve on the original… but like many things, homemade is best! If you’ve been wondering how to make a snickers bar, this is a must try recipe!
This recipe uses a “secret” ingredient to amp up the traditional chocolate and peanut flavor combo of Snickers.
OK, maybe it’s not that secret…it’s peanut butter!!
In my world, everything is better with peanut butter. At the height of my love affair with PB, I may or may not have eaten an entire jar every week. Don’t judge 😉
So of course there is TONS of rich, creamy peanut butter is mixed in every single layer of these thick, chewy, chocolatey, and caramel-y squares.
It’s perfect for parties and potlucks, or something fun to make with the family!
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DIY Snickers Ingredients
- Chocolate chips
- Peanut Butter — Creamy
- Marshmallow fluff — May also be labeled marshmallow creme
- Powdered sugar
- Peanuts — Shell removed
- Caramel squares — Unwrapped
- Heavy Whipping Cream
Full ingredient amounts are available in the printable recipe card at the bottom of the post.
Kitchen Tools Used:
- 9 x 13″ baking dish
- parchment paper (just enough to come up over the sides of the dish)
- Non-slip mixing bowls
- Silicone spatula
- Double boiler
How to Make Homemade Snickers Bars
Using a double boiler, combine 1 cup of the chocolate chips with 3 tbsp peanut butter and melt until smooth.
LAYER 1: Spread melted chocolate in bottom of square baking pan and chill until hardened. Once you’ve gotten the chocolate out of the double boiler, wash it so you can make the next layer.
In a medium mixing bowl, combine the marshmallow fluff, 1/4 cup peanut butter and powdered sugar. Mix until a thick nougat forms.
LAYER 2: Take the pan out of the freezer and make sure the chocolate layer has hardened. If not, chill longer. If it is fully set, scoop the nougat on top and use your fingertips to press down into an even layer.
LAYER 3: Take a handful of peanuts and evenly distribute them on top of the nougat layer. Gently press the peanuts so they are “stuck” in place.
In your clean double boiler pot, melt the caramels and heavy whipping cream. Stir the caramel until fully melted.
LAYER 4: Pour the melted caramel over nougat and smooth with a spatula. Place into the fridge for 20 minutes, then wash your double boiler again.
In the clean double boiler, repeat the first step with the remaining chocolate chips and peanut butter.
LAYER 5: Spread the final layer of melted chocolate over cooled caramel and place back into the fridge until hardened.
Use a sharp knife to cut into squares.
How to Store
I find that these homemade Snickers hold up best in the fridge because the cooler temperature allows them to keep their shape. They would be fine at room temperature, but the caramel and/or chocolate could start to get a little soft.
I also recommend storing in a single layer, so that they don’t get smushed together. This won’t be as much of an issue in the fridge when they’re chilled, but at room temperature they could start to meld together.
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Homemade Snickers Bars (with VIDEO)
- 2 cups semi sweet chocolate chips
- 6 tbsp (plus 1/4 cup) creamy peanut butter
- 1 container marshmallow fluff (7oz)
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 3/4 cup unsalted roasted peanuts
- 1 bag caramel squares 11oz bag, unwrapped
- 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
- Line a 9 x 13" baking dish with parchment paper (just enough to come up over the sides of the dish).
- Using a double boiler, combine 1 cup of the chocolate chips with 3 tbsp peanut butter and melt until smooth. Wash double boiler after use.
- Pour melted chocolate into the prepared baking dish and spread til smooth. Place into the freezer to chill while you make the nougat.
- In a medium mixing bowl, combine the marshmallow fluff, 1/4 cup peanut butter and powdered sugar. Mix until combined.
- Using your hands, push down the nougat onto the first layer of chocolate.
- Evenly distribute peanuts on top of the nougat and gently press the peanuts so they are "stuck" in place.
- In the clean double boiler pot, melt the caramels and heavy whipping cream. Stir the caramel until fully melted.
- Pour caramel over nougat and smooth with a spatula. Place into the fridge for 20 minutes, then wash your double boiler again.
- In the clean double boiler, repeat the first step with the remaining 1 cup chocolate chips and 3 Tablespoons peanut butter.
- Pour the final layer of melted chocolate over cooled caramel and place back into the fridge until hardened.
- Use a sharp knife to cut into squares.
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