Homemade Snickers recipe & gift idea


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. ;)

These bad boys have now passed up my favorite no-bake dessert: 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… SOO worth the wait! Try this recipe, you will thank me later!

Homemade snickers on iheartnaptime.com ...tastes better than the real thing! These are INCREDIBLE!

Homemade snickers on iheartnaptime.com ...tastes better than the real thing! These are INCREDIBLE!


Once the bars have cooled, you can literally pull the whole thing out of the pan. Then slowly pull the foil off the sides and ooo and ahh at the delicious caramel.

Homemade snickers on iheartnaptime.com ...tastes better than the real thing! These are INCREDIBLE!

Homemade Snickers Video

Homemade Snickers


*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
  • 1 7oz jar marshmallow fluff
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 cup salted peanuts chopped, roughly chopped

*Layer #3*

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

*Layer #4*

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


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.
Plan 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.

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

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Recipe slightly adapted from Taste of Home Cookbook

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


Store them in the refrigerator until you’re ready to pass them out.

wrapped homemade snickers

Your friends will take one bite and love you forever.

Homemade snickers on iheartnaptime.com ...tastes better than the real thing! These are INCREDIBLE!

If you love snickers… you must make these. Then enjoy every last bite! The end.

Happy baking! xo -jamielyn

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Jamielyn Nye

of I Heart Naptime

Creative director and founder of I Heart Naptime. Jamielyn aspires to reach women, get their creative juices flowing, and to genuinely inspire. When she’s not creating, Jamielyn loves to chase her three little monkeys and snuggle up on the couch with her man.

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59 comments on “Homemade Snickers recipe & gift idea”

  1. Oh YES! I adore Snickers. Can’t wait to try these… going on my Christmas baking list FOR SURE!

  2. Hi Jamielyn. I LOVE snickers and had to check it out and pin to make one day. Thanks for sharing this recipe. I hope you & your family have a very Happy Thanksgiving!


  3. jen @ Tatertots & Jello Reply

    Wow! They look amazing!! I pinned them and can’t wait to make some!


  4. I am a Snickers lover! These bars should come with a danger or warning sign :) Pinning!

  5. OH YUM- these won’t last long in this house.

  6. Oh Jamielyn! I am in so much trouble ;)

  7. Did you refrigerate each layer. Could I place each layer in the freezer? Thanks these look sooooo good!

  8. Okay, these looks SOOO good. I definitely need to give them a try. YUM! YUM!!

  9. I can’t even look! Seriously…these look THAT dangerous to me!

  10. Can’t wait to make these!! Tell me something, is marshmallow fluff and marshmallow cream interchangeable?? I have the cream but can’t find the fluff!! Thanks for all you do!

  11. Can the Homemade Snickers Bars be frozen? Thanks!

  12. I made these this weekend and brought them to two parties! They were a HUGE hit at both! Everyone kept asking how I made them!! They looked just like yours and tasted incredible! We decided they are the best right out of the fridge…nice and cold! YUM!! We will definitely be making these again and again, thanks for the recipe!!! :)

  13. I made these today – delicious! I think (and my husband does too) these are even better than snickers. I used 3T heavy cream instead of 4 (1/4 cup) for the Carmel and it is solid enough to sit out, but still creamy. Have you tried putting a layer of tempered chocolate over the final cut bar? I think it would keep the chocolate from melting on your fingers as you eat them, but then again I really ate them too fast for that to matter this time…
    Thanks for a great recipe!

    • I’m glad you liked them…these snickers bars are seriously my weakness! I’ve never tried using a layer of tempered chocolate, that is a great idea though! Thanks for your comment Maggie! :)

    • I’m glad you liked the snickers!! I’ve never tried putting a layer of tempered chocolate over the bar, but I think that it would work good! :)

  14. Whoa! the snickers look yummy and definitely hardcore. It will definitely take a lot of restraint to not eat too many.

  15. Are you kidding me right now? These look amazing. Pinned. Thank you!!!

  16. Love your recipe 

  17. do u have any chocolate recipes for diabetics?

  18. On the recipe layer 3 how much caramels? 114 oz? that´s 3 kilos for me. I hope you can answer soon. I want to do the snickers soon! Thank you very much. Paula

  19. Has anyone used Sunflower butter… we can’t use peanut and I love snickers.   

  20. Hi! These look amazing!! I was wondering if you whip the cream before cooking it in a sauce pan with the caramel?? The recipie list says “whipping cream” but the instructions say whipped… so I just wanted to make sure!! 

  21. These sound delicious and will definitely try. Thanks

  22. I like those snicker recipes I would like more heathly foods that dose not have no saturated fat in it sat fat 0 grams of saturated fat less calories more protein  thanks and I can post them on my Facebook page to my friends and special olympics mn

  23. Quick question…can i use the semi sweet chocolate chips?

  24. These look AWESOME!. We dont have “marshmellow fluff” in South Africa, any idea on a good substitute? I really want to make them. 
    Thanks B

  25. Your bars look So-o-o good I can’t wait to try them! I also will try your wonderful suggestions for Mason jars . Love your site !

  26. I have a nut allergy so I made these with SunButter sunflower butter — and I subbed sunflower seeds for the chopped peanuts — they turned out DELICIOUS! Cut them into roughly 2×1-inch bars and got four dozen “snickers” out of this recipe. 

  27. I think I’d like to try and make them and layer ingredients in paper cupcake liners using cupcake baking pans instead of making in one large pan and then cutting them into squares. I make coconut chocolate balls and use small candy liners and they turn out perfectly and look so professional.

  28. I’m usually not a huge fan of overwhelming peanut butter in
    desserts. I know snickers bars have peanuts in them but I didn’t
     think it had actual Peanut butter. What do you think th outcome
     would be if I omitted the peanut butter? 

    • If you omitted the peanut butter all together, it may not hold its shape as well. Otherwise, it should still be delicious! :)

  29. Going to make these for my husband’s birthday.  So is it heavy whipping cream or whipped cream like cool whip??

  30. Will try these soon. Sounds great

  31. This recipe is simply AMAZING!

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