Homemade Snickers Bars [VIDEO]

Catalina Castravet
By Catalina Castravet
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5 from 2 reviews

Homemade Snickers Bars are very easy to make and melt in your mouth with deliciousness. Buttery shortbread, caramel with crunchy peanuts and chocolate!

Since we love caramel desserts, I try to mix different recipes on our blog. Among our favorite caramel desserts are Brown Butter Dulce de Leche Bars, Salted Caramel Apple Madelaines and Chocolate Caramel Cheesecake.

Homemade Snickers Bars

Homemade Snickers Bars

Homemade Snickers Bars are such a treat and so much fun to make! A thick and buttery shortbread layer is topped with homemade caramel sauce. Also, it has lots of crunchy peanuts and everything is finished with a layer of chocolate ganache.

Homemade Snickers Bars are addicting, be aware! We literally couldn’t stay away from these and I ended up making three batches in one week. They are that good!

The combination of melt in your mouth shortbread with the caramel, chocolate and peanuts is nothing short from pure delight and taste buds happiness! Do yourself a favor and make these asap.

Homemade Snickers Bars

 Homemade Snickers Bars Recipe Tips

  • First things first, the shortbread layer, the dough for this layer will be thick. Almost like play dough. Therefore, make sure you incorporate well the flour, until the dough is shiny and well combined. Also, don’t forget to poke some holes into it with a fork.
  • Also, the caramel layer is made of condensed milk and dark corn syrup. Since you have to simmer it, stay close to it and stir often so you don’t burn it and don’t boil it.
  • Use dark corn syrup, don’t substitute for light corn syrup. Because the caramel color will be pale if you do.
  • The chocolate ganache is pretty easy to make. However, make sure you use high quality chocolate, so it tastes good!
  • Don’t forget to add parchment paper to the baking pan. Overhanging on the sides, to create “handles” for easy removal.

Homemade Snickers Bars

Tools/Ingredients I used to make these Homemade Snickers Bars:

  • Semi Sweet Chocolate – you can use dark, milk or semi-sweet chocolate in these bars, based on your own preference. I find the semi-sweet to balance the sweetness from the caramel nicely.
  • Dark Corn Syrup – it will add that deep golden brown color to your caramel
  • Parchment paper – a kitchen staple, it just makes life so much easier with its non-stick magical powers

Watch recipe step by step video:

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Homemade Snickers Bars

Author: Catalina Castravet Serves: 30 servings
Prep time: 20 minutes Cook time: 30 minutes Total time: 50 mins

Ingredients

Shortbread Layer:

Caramel Peanut Layer:

Chocolate Layer:

Instructions

Shortbread Layer:

Caramel Peanut Layer:

Chocolate Layer:

Notes:

Preparation time does not reflect the cool down and refrigeration time.

Nutrition information

Calories: 261 Carbohydrates: 37 Protein: 5 Fat: 12 Saturated Fat: 6 Cholesterol: 31 Sodium: 141 Potassium: 289 Fiber: 3 Sugar: 28 Vitamin A: 295 Vitamin C: 0.7 Calcium: 117 Iron: 1.8 g
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Amy @ Little Dairy on the Prairie

You had me at snickers! Love this dessert!

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Amanda | The Chunky Chef

These look so phenomenal! Snickers are the best!

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Dee

Snickers are my favorite -- These would go so fast at my house!

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Cathy @ Lemon Tree Dwellig

Oh wow! These look DANGEROUS!!

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Erin @ The Speckled Palate

I cannot believe these are so easy to make! The Snickers flavor combination is one of my all-time favorites!

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Cookin Canuck

Oh my goodness, there's no way I'd be able to eat just one of these. They look irresistibly good!

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Jaycee

The homemade Snickers look amazing but I'm a little confused on the directions. Number 5 doesn't make sense and the peanuts don't look like they are in the caramel layer.

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There are TWO types of photos in this recipe, if you check photo 1 & 2 they are in the caramel sauce :) I tried it both ways, and I decided that the version with the peanuts in the caramel sauce is the best version :)

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Andrea

I don’t know about anyone else, but following the recipe for the caramel layer made twice as much as what I needed. I just threw together a second base layer. But just so you know, if made as directed this will not fit in an 8x8 pan.

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Hi Andrea, oh really? Maybe you had to simmer it a bit more? Funny, when I first made this recipe, I used half of the ingredients for the caramel and it wasn't enough, so second time I doubled it and it was perfect. Well, use that extra caramel on ice cream or pancakes :) I hope you liked the bars!

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Sue

I find the recipe confusing. Step 5 in the shortbread instructions should be in the caramel/peanut instructions? Are you supposed to bake the shortbread part for 15 minutes then immediately put the caramel and nuts on top and bake another 20 minutes? Or should the shortbread layer be cooled first?Baking for a total of 35 minutes seems excessive. Thanks

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Hi Sue, I am sorry you find it confusing, I tried to be very clear, but let me try to help. Step 5: you are right, should be in the caramel section, I will correct it, I migrated to a new recipe plugin and stuffed got messed up sorry. Yes, after you bake the shortbread for 15 minutes, you pour the caramel and nuts and bake for another 20. That timing worked great for me, you may bake for 15 mins instead of 20, look for the caramel to be settled.

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