Homemade Snickers Bars

More than a year ago during Christmas, I made this amazing recipe for Homemade Snickers Bars which I planned to share on Relative Taste.  The problem was that they were eaten before I had a chance to get photos taken.  So this past Christmas,  I made them again, put some in a tin, and planned to get pictures a little later.  Once again, they were eaten before pictures were taken!  There seems to be a candy thief or two who makes things disappear at my house.  Fortunately, I had another tin hidden away in the freezer.  Good thing the pictures were taken right away, because within no time, that second tin turned up missing!

What more perfect way to spoil your Valentine this year than to make a batch of this delicious candy?  While there are several steps to this recipe, it is really easy to make.  Trust me that the finished product is totally worth it!

Christmas 011Make in a 9×13 pan

Bottom Chocolate Layer:

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

Melt ingredients together in a saucepan or microwave, then pour into the baking dish and spread until even. Let cool and harden completely.

Nougat Layer:

  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 1/2 cups marshmallow fluff
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 cup salted peanuts chopped, roughly chopped
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract

Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add in sugar and milk, stirring until dissolved and bring to a boil. Let cook for 5 minutes, stirring occasionally. Add in fluff, peanut butter and vanilla, stirring until smooth. Turn off heat and fold in peanuts, then pour over bottom chocolate layer. Let cool completely before layering on top of the chocolate layer.

Caramel Layer

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

Combine ingredients in a saucepan over low heat. Let melt, stirring occasionally, until smooth – this took about 10 minutes for me. Pour over nougat layer and let cool completely.

Top Chocolate Layer

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

Melt ingredients together in a saucepan or microwave, then pour over caramel layer and spread until even. Let cool and harden completely.

Refrigerate for at least one hour before serving, then cut as desired. These can stay at room temperature, but they do get gooey. I like them refrigerated best.