Homemade Snickers Recipe

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  • Delicious homemade snickers bars filled with layers of chocolate, nougat and caramel. This easy no-bake treat will become one of your absolute favorites!

    Chocolate and caramel make the ultimate combination. Seriously the two are what dreams are made of! For more recipes with this delicious pair, check out my chocolate fudge caramel brownies, caramel apple snickers pie and rolo cookies.

    stack of homemade snickers bars

    Homemade snickers bars

    You guys are in for a real treat today! I’m sharing the most delicious recipe for homemade snickers! This recipe is simply AMAZING! I’m not going to tell you how many I ate. ;)

    When it comes to no-bake desserts, these bad boys have now passed up my favorite treat: homemade reeses. So what makes these homemade snickers my favorite? Well it combines my two favorite food groups…caramel and chocolate! Then just imagine the most delicious nougat filling which combines butter, sugar, marshmallow fluff AND peanut butter. Seriously. Can’t get enough!

    The best part about these homemade snickers is they are super easy to make. Don’t let all those layers scare you. It takes a little bit of patience waiting for the layers to harden, but seriously…SO worth the wait! Try this recipe, you will thank me later!

    collage showing how to make snickers

    How to make snickers

    Layer 1: Chocolate

    Melt the chocolate chips and peanut butter in a microwavable bowl on 50% power. Cook for 1 minute and then stir. Continue cooking in 30 second increments until melted.

    Then pour the chocolate into a foil-lined (and sprayed) 9×13″ pan and spread out evenly. Place in the refrigerator for 20 minutes to harden.

    Layer 2: Nougat filling

    Melt butter in a medium-sized pan over medium-heat. Add in sugar and milk, stirring until it has dissolved. Bring to a boil and let cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally.

    Then add in marshmallow fluff, peanut butter and vanilla and stir until smooth. Remove pan from heat and fold in peanuts and then spread the nougat filling on top of the chocolate layer. Allow to cool completely.

    Layer 3: Caramel

    Cook caramel and whipped cream in a small saucepan over low heat for about 10-15 minutes (or until smooth), stirring occasionally. Pour over nougat layer and allow to cool completely.

    Layer 4: More chocolate!

    Follow the same instructions for melting the chocolate as you did in layer 1. Then pour melted chocolate on top of caramel layer and spread out evenly.

    Place pan in refrigerator for at least 1-2 hours, or until ready to serve. Once the homemade snickers bars have cooled, you can literally pull the whole thing out of the pan. Slowly pull the foil off the sides and ooo and ahh at the delicious caramel. Cut into bars and enjoy!

    stack of snickers bars with caramel oozing out

    The perfect Christmas treat!

    Wow your friends and neighbors this holiday season with these delicious homemade snickers bars. Wrap them up in wax paper and stamp a cute message on the top (I used these stamps) . You could even place them in a cute little basket and wrap it up with ribbon.

    homemade snickers wrapped in wax paper with red holiday stamps

    Simply store the homemade snickers in the refrigerator until you’re ready to pass them out. Your friends will take one bite and love you forever!

    homemade snickers in wax paper

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    Homemade Snickers Recipe

    Course: Dessert
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: Homemade Snickers, snicker bar recipe, snickers recipe
    Prep Time: 30 minutes
    Cook Time: 30 minutes
    Refrigerate: 2 hours
    Total Time: 3 hours
    Servings: 30
    Calories: 272
    Author: Jamielyn Nye
    Delicious homemade snickers bars filled with layers of chocolate, nougat and caramel. This easy no-bake treat will become one of your absolute favorites! 

    Ingredients

    Layer 1:

    • 1 1/2 cups milk chocolate chips
    • 1/4 cup peanut butter

    Layer 2:

    • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
    • 1 cup granulated sugar
    • 7 ounce jar marshmallow fluff
    • 1/4 cup peanut butter
    • 1/4 cup evaporated milk
    • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
    • 1 cup salted peanuts , roughly chopped

    Layer 3:

    • 14 ounce bag of caramels
    • 1/4 cup whipping cream

    Layer 4:

    • 1 1/4 cups milk chocolate chips
    • 1/4 cup peanut butter

    Instructions

    • Line a 9×13" pan with foil and spray with non-stick cooking spray.
    • Start with ingredients for layer #1. Melt chocolate chips and peanut butter in a microwavable bowl on 50% power. Cook for 1 minute and then stir. Cook in 30 second increments until melted.
    • Pour chocolate into the pan and spread out evenly. Place in the refrigerator for 20 minutes to harden.
    • Gather ingredients for layer #2, then melt butter in a medium-sized pan over medium-heat. Add in sugar and milk, stirring until it has dissolved. Bring to a boil and let cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Then add in marshmallow fluff, peanut butter and vanilla and stir until smooth. Remove pan from heat and fold in peanuts and then spread the nougat filling on top of the chocolate layer. Allow to cool completely.
    • Gather ingredients for layer #3 in a small saucepan. Cook caramel and whipped cream over low heat for about 10-15 minutes (or until smooth), stirring occasionally. Pour over nougat layer and allow to cool completely.
    • For layer #4, melt chocolate chips and peanut butter in a microwavable bowl on 50% power. Cook for 1 minute and then stir. Cook in 30 second increments until melted.
    • Pour chocolate into the pan and spread out evenly.
    • Place pan in refrigerator for at least 1-2 hours or until ready to serve. Pop the entire square and then slowly peel away the foil and then cut into bars.

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    Notes

    Notes: Can wrap bars in wax paper and store in the refrigerator.

    Nutrition

    Calories: 272kcal | Carbohydrates: 36g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 13g | Saturated Fat: 5g | Cholesterol: 10mg | Sodium: 99mg | Potassium: 117mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 31g | Vitamin A: 125IU | Vitamin C: 0.2mg | Calcium: 54mg | Iron: 0.5mg
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    Recipe slightly adapted from Taste of Home Cookbook

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