Friday, February 10, 2012

Hand-Made Snickers

UPDATED!!!**

Snickers commercials crack me up! "Here! Have a snickers! You get whiny when you're hungry" really? When I'm hungry I want a big plate of pancakes and sausage or a juicy burger...  but you expect to give me a snickers and say "oh my gosh THANK you, don't expect me to eat until supper time after this one"?

...But do expect me to pick every single snickers out of my kids trick-or-treat bag. I shame spiral...

Anyways, these are amazing and worth the time and effort. I could sit here trying to convince you to do so but honestly, you get a little whiny when you're hungry.

Bottom Chocolate Layer:

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

Thoroughly grease your 13x9 baking pan. I covered the bottom and sides with aluminum foil then greased with cooking spray which allowed for them to easily come loose from the pan.

Melt together ingredients in the microwave or a saucepan. If you go with the microwave start at a minute, then stir, and continue for 15 seconds until completely melted. Spread evenly into your baking dish and let cool and harden completely.

Nougat Layer:
1/4 cup melted 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 cups salted peanuts, roughly chopped
1 tsp vanilla extract

Melt butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Add in sugar and evaporated milk, stirring until dissolved. Bring to a boil and let it cook for 5 minutes longer, stirring often. Add in the marshmallow fluff, peanut butter and vanilla stirring until smooth and completely incorporated. Turn off the heat and fold in peanuts then pour over the chocolate layer working quickly as not to melt the chocolate and let both layers cool completely.

Caramel Layer:
1-14 ounce bag of caramels
1/4 cup of heavy whipping cream

Combine ingredients in a microwave safe bowl and microwave on high in 30 second increments (stirring in-between) until completely melted. Pour over the nougat layer and let cool.  

Top Chocolate Layer:

2/3 cup milk chocolate chips
2/3 cup semi sweet chocolate chips
1/4 cup peanut butter

Melt ingredients in either saucepan or microwave then pour over the caramel layer and spread even. Let cool and harden completely.






Refrigerate the bars for at least one hour before serving, then cut as desired. I cut the pan into 7  by 4, resulting in 28 bars. Realize as they come to room temperature the bars will get soft if you like a harder texture refrigerate again after cutting!


If you are any type of candy fanatic, scratch that, CHOCOLATE fanatic and *hint hint* these would be great homemade Valentines Day gift, these are for you!





24 comments :

  1. And if I omit the peanut butter and nuts will it change the recipe drastically? Then they would be homemade Milky Ways! My husband doesn't like nuts in his candy, and even though he likes peanut butter, he prefers it not be in his chocolate. I'll have to try it and see! You are killing me! (In a good way.)

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  2. I'd like to invite you to share your delicious treats @CountryMommaCooks Saturday Link and Greet Party(starts Fri@ 6 pm ct.)…..have a wonderful day:)

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  3. This looks amazing! I would love for you to link up at my linky party via: ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

    Mrs. Delightful
    ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  4. AH-MAZING! I'm sharing these on Facebook and pinning them. My mouth is officially watering right now. Yum! Thanks so much for sharing at Taking A Timeout Thursday :) Hope you have a great weekend!

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  5. These look sooooo good. I would love for you to share at Bacon Time's Anything Goes linky that runs every Fri-Monday.

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  6. Thanks so much for linking up @CountryMommaCooks…Have a wonderful Sunday:)

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  7. Stopping by from the Anything Goes Linky! http://queenofsavings.com

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  8. You have been featured on Ourdelightfulhome.blogspot! Thanks for stopping by my party!

    Mrs. Delightful
    ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

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  9. Featuring on Thursday at Bacon Time :)

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  11. You were featured at this weeks party! http://www.momontimeout.com/2012/02/taking-timeout-thursday-no18.html

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  12. You are being featured @CountryMommaCooks Link & Greet Party.
    Stop by and pick up a featured button:)

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  13. These look scrumptious! I'd love for you to share them at Mix it up Monday:

    http://flourmewithlove.blogspot.com/2012/03/mix-it-up-monday.html

    I hope to see you soon :)

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    1. Thank you so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday and I hope you'll stop back soon :)

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  14. These are wonderful! I must try to make it soon as we all love snickers
    Thank for sharing :)

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  15. Amazing! These are gorgeous. I could totally go for a tray!

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  16. Yum! I might have to borrow this recipe for a MOPS bake off in May :)

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  17. On the nougat layer, a 1/4 of what? on the butter? A cup I'm assuming?

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    1. Sorry about that yes it's a 1/4 cup... Or half a stick of butter!! Thanks :)

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