Wednesday, September 7, 2011

Homemade Snickers Candy Bars

Homemade Snickers
Homemade Snickers
There's something rewarding and just plain cool when you can make your own everyday food and snacks that you wouldn't necessarily think about making yourself at home, like mayonnaise or marshmallows (which are on my to-do list).
I just made these homemade Snicker's to send to my dad for his birthday because it is his favorite candy bar. The process takes a lot of steps but the result is so worth it. It tastes exactly like the store-bought kind, but even better because it's freshness and the fact that the caramel is oozing out (note: this is very messy). I am thinking about trying Homemade Twix or Butterfingers next...

Homemade Snicker's Candy Bar (adapted from this recipe)
First Chocolate Layer
1 1/4 cups milk or dark chocolate chips
1/4 cup reduced fat creamy peanut butter
.
Nougat Layer
1/4 cup butter
1 cup white sugar
1/4 cup evaporated milk
1 1/2 cups chopped peanuts
1 - 7 oz jar marshmallow creme
1/4 cup reduced fat creamy peanut butter
.
Caramel Layer
1 - 14 oz bag of caramels, caramels unwrapped
1/4 cup evaporated milk
.
Last Chocolate Layer
1 1/4 cups milk or dark chocolate chips
1/4 cup reduced fat creamy peanut butter

Make the first chocolate layer by melting the chocolate and peanut butter until smooth. Spread into the bottom of a lightly greased 13″x9″ pan. Refrigerate until set.

To make nougat layer, melt butter in saucepan. Add sugar and milk; bring to a boil. Boil and stir for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in marshmallow creme and peanut butter. Add peanuts. Spread over 1st chocolate layer and refrigerate until set.

To make caramel layer, melt caramels and cream until smooth in microwave (caramel bag will have instructions). Spread over nougat layer and refrigerate until set.

Make the last chocolate layer by melting the chocolate and peanut butter until smooth. Spread over caramel layer and refrigerate until set.

Store in refrigerator until ready to serve.

Homemade Snickers

4 comments:

  1. These look delicious! I'd love to make my own marshmallows sometime too!

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  2. WHOA! these look fantastic! Oh man, I don't like Snickers bars but I would totally eat these!
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

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  3. these are making my mouth water! so yum!

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  4. MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM.... snickers :D

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