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Copycat Snickers bars

When your sweet tooth hungers for a candy bar, make our copycat Snickers bar! Inspired by A Treat’s Affair, satisfy your craving with a homemade confection that tastes even better than the grocery store checkout line temptation.

Why do we love Snickers bars? Besides the comical commercials and recent wrapper sayings, these candy bars make you feel like you’re eating a substantial snack that keeps your blood sugar (somewhat) balanced longer than the other-named competing candy bars. Packed with peanuts and nougat, enrobed in chocolate, these bars handle your hunger while you handle life, right? Right.

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Though we will never get the specific recipe from Mars, Inc. for the original Snickers, we certainly succeeded in making a copycat candy bar that rivals the mass-produced version. Since we’re not good at keeping secrets, we need to share our homemade Snickers bar recipe with you! We suggest that you make several batches and give these copycat Snickers to your closest candy-loving friends and family members. You’ll be proclaimed as their sweet tooth satisfying hero!

We’re not going to claim that this is a fuss-free recipe, but we will guarantee that once you master the copycat layering technique, you’ll want to make these candy bars every week!

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Start with one cup of chocolate chips

Place chocolate chips in a double boiler or a small heatproof bowl over simmering water.

Start with one cup of chocolate chips


Drop three tablespoons of peanut butter onto chocolate chips

Generously add three tablespoons of peanut butter to your chocolate chips and stir occasionally.

Drop three tablespoons of peanut butter onto chocolate chips


Mix together until melted completely

Continue stirring the mixture until it is smooth, creamy and completely melted. You want it to easily pour into the bottom of your baking dish.

Mix the together until melted completely


Ooey gooey melted chocolate and peanut butter goodness

Does it get any better than this scrumptious melted chocolate and peanut butter creation?

Ooey gooey melted chocolate and peanut butter goodness


Pour the mixture into a sprayed, parchment-lined baking dish

Spread the chocolate and peanut butter mixture out evening and place dish in freezer for 2-3 minutes until it hardens.

Pour the mixture into a sprayed, parchment lined, 11x7 baking dish


Add marshmallow fluff to a medium bowl

In a new bowl, add the marshmallow fluff to begin creating the creamy nougat layer of your Snickers bar.

Add marshmallow fluff to a medium bowl


Add peanut butter to bowl with marshmallow fluff

Separate out a 1/4 cup of the remaining peanut butter and add it to the bowl with the marshmallow fluff.

Add 1/4 cup of peanut butter to bowl with marshmallow fluff


Add powdered sugar to bowl

Pour your powered sugar on top of the peanut butter and start to stir.

Add powdered sugar to bowl


Mix together until it forms a creamy nougat

Completely mix together the marshmallow fluff, peanut butter and powdered sugar until your nougat is ready.

Mix together until it forms a creamy nougat


Add the nougat to the baking dish and spread it out evenly

After spreading the nougat evenly with a spoon, use your fingers to pat down mixture in the pan.

Add the nougat to the baking dish and spread it out evenly


Sprinkle the dry roasted peanuts onto the top of the nougat

After you sprinkle the peanuts on top of the nougat, use your fingers to gently press the peanuts slightly into the nougat.

Sprinkle the dry roasted peanuts onto the top of the nougat


Pour caramel cubes into hot saucepan

Take your caramel cubes and pour them into a hot saucepan, but be ready to start stirring immediately.

Pour caramel cubes into hot sauce pan


Add heavy whipping cream to the caramel in the pan

While stirring the caramels, add heavy whipping cream to the pan to create the creamy caramel layer of your homemade Snickers bar.

Add heavy whipping cream to the caramel in the pan


Mix together until it is completely melted

Stir constantly, until the caramels are melted, to avoid scorching the mixture.

Mix together until it is completely melted


Pour melted caramel mixture into the baking dish

Immediately pour caramel mixture over the nougat, spreading it all over with the back of a wooden spoon. Once spread evenly, put baking dish in the fridge for five minutes or until the caramel layer is completely set.

Pour melted caramel mixture into the baking dish


Add remaining chocolate chips to a bowl

Melt the remaining chocolate chips in a double boiler or small heatproof bowl over boiling water.

Add remaining chocolate chips to a bowl


Add remaining peanut butter to chocolate chips

Stir peanut butter and chocolate chips together until melted completely.

Add remaining peanut butter to chocolate chips


Pour melted chocolate chips and peanut butter into the baking pan

When the mixture is melted and smooth, spread the chocolate layer evenly over the caramel.

Pour melted chocolate chips and peanut butter into the baking pan


Spread chocolate mixture evenly in pan

After you are done spreading the mixture, stick the pan in the fridge for 10 minutes or until the chocolate layer is completely set.

Spread chocolate mixture evenly in pan


Using a sharp knife, cut into bars and serve

Using a sharp knife, cut the giant candy bar into smaller bars. Ready, set, close your eyes and take a bite! It’s pure yum. Packed with chewy nougat and peanuts, gooey with caramel, covered in chocolate, homemade candy bars are the absolute best.

Using a sharp knife, cut into bars and serve


These bars are perfect for a birthday party or other celebration

Homemade snickers bar


Take homemade Snickers bars to your next picnic


Wrap the bars in cellophane and give as gifts

Copycat Snickers bar

Yield 12-15 bars

Ingredients

  • Cooking spray
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips, divided
  • 10 tablespoons creamy peanut butter, divided
  • 7 ounces marshmallow fluff
  • 1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 cup dry roasted unsalted peanuts
  • 11 ounces caramels
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream

Instructions

  1. Use cooking spray to coat the bottom of a 11x7-inch baking dish. Position a piece of parchment paper in the bottom of the dish and up the long sides.
  2. Place one cup of chocolate chips and three tablespoons of peanut butter in a double boiler or a small heatproof bowl over simmering water. Melt chocolate and peanut butter, stirring occasionally, until the mixture is smooth.
  3. Pour the melted chocolate mixture into the prepared baking dish and spread evenly. Place dish in the freezer for two to three minutes or until it hardens.
  4. In a medium bowl, place marshmallow fluff, four tablespoons (1/4 cup) peanut butter, and powdered sugar. With a wooden spoon or spatula, stir the mixture until it forms a soft dough. If it is too stiff, soften it with a tablespoon of cream or milk.
  5. Remove the nougat from the bowl and place it on top of the chocolate layer.  Using your fingers, pat the nougat down over the entire surface.
  6. Sprinkle peanuts over the nougat and poke them down using gentle pressure.
  7. In a small saucepan over medium heat, combine the caramels and heavy cream. Cook, stirring constantly, until the caramels are melted. Immediately pour caramel mixture over the nougat, spreading it all over with the back of a wooden spoon.
  8. Place dish in the refrigerator for five minutes or until the caramel layer is set.
  9. In a double boiler or a small heatproof bowl, combine remaining one cup chocolate chips and three tablespoons of peanut butter. Simmer, stirring occasionally, until melted and smooth. Pour the melted chocolate mixture over the caramel layer, spreading it evenly.
  10. Place the dish in the refrigerator for 10 minutes, or until the chocolate layer is set.
  11. Using a sharp knife, cut into bars. Serve.

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