Homemade Snickers Bars

April 18, 2012

This is one of the recipes where you say "why isn't this more difficult to make?" Because, you know, if it is too difficult, you won't be making it all the time.  And, well, these are real easy, therefore, you will want to make them all the time and these can be a bit dangerous to have just lying around you kitchen on a regular basis. Because, I think it's impossible to eat just one.
When I found these bars,   I wanted to immediately, make, eat, and, then, of course, share them you.  These  are very easy to make.  Takes a little bit of time for each layer to melt and cool and then, you have to wait an entire hour to eat them.  I know, an eternity!
They are definitely going to be a special occasion dessert around our house.  I have eaten entirely too many of them and actually stashed some in the freezer to avoid eating the whole entire pan in two days time.
Give them a try and just try to eat just one.  I dare you!

Homemade Snickers Bars
Prep Time:  1 hour
Fridge Time: 1-2 hour
Makes: 18-24 bars, depending on how you cut them

  • for bottom layer:
  • 1-1/4 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • for nougat layer:
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 -1/2 cups marshmallow fluff ( jarred or homemade)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1-1/2 cup peanuts, chopped roughly
  • for caramel layer:
  • 14 oz bag of caramels
  • 1/4 cup whipping cream
  • for top layer:
  • 1-1/4 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter

  1. Spray a 9 x 13 baking dish with non stick cooking spray.  
  2. for bottom layer:
  3. Add chocolate chips and peanut butter in a small saucepan.Melt until well combined and smooth.  Pour on bottom of baking dish.  Let cool and harden completely.
  4. for nougat layer:
  5. In a saucepan, melt butter.  Then, add sugar &  milk and let mixture come to a boil.  Cook for approx 5 mins. Stirring occasionally.  Add marshmallow fluff, peanut butter and vanilla.  Melt until mixture is well combined and smooth.  Remove from heat and fold in peanuts. Pour on top of chocolate bottom layer in pan.  Cool completely.
  6. for caramel layer:
  7. Melt caramels and whipping cream in a saucepan on low until smooth.  This can take about 10-15 minutes. Pour on top of nougat layer in pan.  Cool completely.
  8. for Top Layer:
  9. Melt chocolate chips and peanut butter in a saucepan until combined and smooth.  Pour on top of caramel layer.
  10. Refrigerate entire dish for at least an hour before serving.


  1. These look yummilicious! They're easier to make than I thought! Will be trying them out soon! Thanks for sharing! :)

  2. Hello, I've just found you and I know I'm gonna find so much good stuff here. I have 6 kids too! even if you haven't got no.6 he/she is still there! i regularly cook for 7-9, It's great fun isn't it?

  3. Thank you both for stopping by..
    Mom4..they are dangerously easy :) Hope you enjoy them!
    Sallie-Yep,cooking for a big group is definitely an adventure!

  4. This is giving me all kinds of inspiration and ideas! Thanks mucho!

  5. I just made these today and the nougat layer came out rock hard. Do you know why this would have happened? my email is brianna(dot)byman(at)gmail(dot)com

    1. Funny because my nougat is the part that stayed soft and gooey (not exactly runny) making cutting it difficult and the pieces staying apart after cutting impossible.

    2. I want to clarify that the flavor of this recipe is AMAZING! You will not be disappointed. I must have done something wrong when I made it because even after 12 hours it was still goopy. The next day I turned my disaster into something very nice. I plopped the blob in a large sauce pan, turned it on low and melted it all together, poured it in a parchment paper lined pan and it came out beautifully as a "fudge." The chocolate chips help keep it firm. I am very pleased. If I ever make this again I will just toss it all together and not worry about layers. Next time I will use salted peanuts instead of lightly salted ones. It is rather sweet and I think having that saltiness will make it even better.

    3. Thanks @WWW! Glad your were able to be resourceful and still enjoyed them :)
      The only reason I can think of is that it was cooked too slow or too fast. So sorry..hope next time they work out for you :)

  6. Dave & Brianna- So sorry that you had a problem. I will do some investigating and get an email to you.

  7. Your photos make these bars even more tempting... not that I needed another reason to make them!

  8. These bars are the definition of mouthwatering. Now you have one more feature on the RecipeNewZ Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/RecipeNewZ Congratulations!

    1. Woohoo! Thanks RecipeNewz..that's awesome :)


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