Homemade Snickers Bars

Snickers candy with chewy nougat, rich caramel, crunchy peanuts, and chocolate are a classic. Making your own homemade Snickers bars is an easy no-bake candy recipe to satisfy any sweet tooth.  They are just like the popular candy bars and include everything that is in a Snickers for a gooey, creamy, chewy, rich, crunchy, sweet, and chocolatey treat.   And just like the original, this copycat recipe is gluten-free and grain-free.

We made these the first time around Halloween since Snickers is a favorite, but these are fantastic to have any time of year.  We cut these pretty large into 16 pieces but if you want mini or fun-size Snickers bars, you can cut them much smaller and make 32 pieces from this easy snickers recipe.  Either way, just look at that amazing gooey center!

The Snickers candy bar has been around since the early 1930s and invented by the Mars Company. To learn more about what is in a Snickers bar and this 90-year-old favorite, check out SNACK HISTORY.

 

Homemade Snickers Bars

 

If you enjoyed this recipe and want to make more homemade candy, I highly recommend you check out my very popular OLD-FASHIONED PEANUT BUTTER BALLS are just what you will love too.

 

How to Make Homemade Snickers Bars

 

Ingredients for a Snickers Bar

All the ingredients are easy to find at the grocery store and most are shelf-stable. So you can have the ingredients in your pantry just in case of a dessert emergency!

 

Homemade Snickers Bars ingredients
Ingredients needed

 

 

Chop the Peanuts

For this recipe, coarsely chop the peanut halves. This will give some bites a little or a lot of peanuts and more variety and help spread them out along the nougat layer later in the process.

Homemade Snickers Bars chopped peanuts
Chopped peanuts

 

 

Prepare the Dish & Make the Bottom Chocolate Layer

Prepare an 8x8x2 baking dish by lining it with foil. Spray nonstick spray lightly onto the foil.

To make the bottom chocolate layer of the Snickers: In a small microwave-safe bowl, add 1/2 of the chocolate chips + 2TB of the peanut butter. Next, microwave for 20 seconds, stir and then heat for another 20 seconds. Stir and the mixture should be melted. Spread evenly in the prepared dish and cool in the freezer while making the nougat.

 

Melted chocolate and peanut butter ready
Melted chocolate and peanut butter ready

 

Homemade Snickers Bars chocolate layer
chocolate layer

 

 

Make the Nougat and Add the Peanuts

To make the candy bar nougat layer for Snickers: In a medium-sized mixing bowl, add the marshmallow fluff and 1/4 C of the peanut butter. Add half the powdered sugar and stir to combine with a sturdy wooden spoon. Add the remaining powdered sugar and stir. It will be thick. Remove the dish from the freezer. Spread and press down nougat on top of the chocolate. Let the dish rest on the counter while you add the chopped peanuts.

Sprinkle evenly over the nougat layer and press down slightly to get them to stick slightly to the candy. Let the dish rest on the counter while you make the caramel layer.

 

Homemade Snickers Bars peanut layer
Peanut layer

 

 

Make the Caramel Layer

To make the caramel layer: Make caramel on the stovetop in a small pot over low temperature. Stir cream and caramels the whole time until melted. It will be thick but as long as there are no chunks of caramel bits left. Immediately pour over peanuts and spread evenly. Let the dish rest on the counter while preparing the top chocolate layer.

 

Homemade Snickers Bars melted caramel
melted caramel

 

 

Homemade Snickers Bars caramel layer
caramel layer

 

 

 

Make the Top Chocolate Layer

To make the top chocolate layer: In a small microwave-safe bowl, add 1/2 the chocolate chips + 2TB of the peanut butter. Next, microwave for 20 seconds, stir and then heat for another 20 seconds. Stir and the mixture should be melted. Spread evenly in the prepared dish over the top.

Refrigerate about 30-45 minutes until set.

 

Homemade Snickers Bars top chocolate layer
Top chocolate layer

 

To remove from dish, lift foil edges and lift out. The foil should peel off and place the candy slab on a cutting board. With a very sharp chef knife, cut into 16 equal-sized pieces.

 

Homemade Snickers Bars lift out
Snickers Bars easily lift out

 

 

Homemade Snickers Bars ready to cut
Snickers ready to cut

 

Homemade Snickers Bars candy will last up to two weeks in the refrigerator if stored in an air-tight container. Enjoy!

 

Homemade Snickers Bars
Homemade Snickers Bars

 

 

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Homemade Snickers Bars

Angela
Snickers candy with chewy nougat, rich caramel, crunchy peanuts, and chocolate are a classic. Making your Snickers bars at home is an easy no-bake recipe to satisfy any sweet tooth.
5 from 7 votes
Prep Time 30 mins
Resting Time 18 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 16

Equipment

  • 8x8x2 square baking dish

Ingredients
  

  • 10 oz mini semi-sweet chocolate chips divided into 2 equal parts
  • 1/2 C peanut butter divided into 1/4 C & 4 TB
  • 7 oz jar marshmallow fluff
  • 3/4 C powdered sugar
  • 1/3 C salted & dry roasted peanuts
  • 11 oz bag Kraft Caramel Bits
  • 1/4 C heavy whipping cream

Instructions
 

  • Prepare an 8x8x2 baking dish by lining with foil. Spray nonstick spray lightly onto the foil.
  • To make the bottom chocolate layer: In a small microwave-safe bowl, add 1/2 the chocolate chips + 2TB of the peanut butter. Next, microwave for 20 seconds, stir, and then heat for another 20 seconds. Stir and the mixture should be melted. Spread evenly in the prepared dish and cool in the freezer while making the nougat.
  • To make the nougat layer: In a medium-sized mixing bowl, add the marshmallow fluff and 1/4 C of the peanut butter. Add half the powdered sugar and stir to combine with a sturdy wooden spoon. Add the remaining powdered sugar and stir. It will be thick. Remove the dish from the freezer. Spread and press down nougat on top of the chocolate. Let the dish rest on the counter while you make chop the peanuts.
  • Chop the peanuts just slightly. You want about 1/2 still in halves and the rest in a small coarse chop. Sprinkle evenly over the nougat layer and press down slightly to get them to stick slightly to the candy. Let the dish rest on the counter while you make the caramel layer.
  • To make the caramel layer: Make caramel on the stovetop in a small pot over low temperature. Stir cream and caramels the whole time until melted. It will be thick but as long as there are no chunks of caramel bits left. Immediately pour over peanuts and spread evenly. Let the dish rest on the counter while preparing the top chocolate layer.
  • To make the top chocolate layer: In a small microwave-safe bowl, add 1/2 the chocolate chips + 2TB of the peanut butter. Next, microwave for 20 seconds, stir, and then heat for another 20 seconds. Stir and the mixture should be melted. Spread evenly in the prepared dish over the top.
  • Refrigerate about 30-45 minutes until set.  To remove from dish, lift foil edges and lift out. The foil should peel off and place the candy slab on a cutting board. With a very sharp chef knife, cut into 16 equal-sized pieces.
  • Homemade Snickers Bars candy will last up to two weeks in the refrigerator if stored in an air-tight container. Enjoy!
Keyword candy, easy, gluten-free, grain-free, Halloween, holiday, no bake, sweet

 

 

 

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