Homemade Snickers Candy Bars

For those of you who know me in real life, you may remember a Facebook post claiming that I was looking for a new Official Taste Tester for my blog…

You see, Hubby’s lack of excitement about candy does lead to some issues. When I presented him with one of these guys, he said it was good and went on about his business. I asked him what it tasted like. He said I dunno chocolate and caramel and peanuts.

Of course, the correct answer is a Snickers bar, but Hubby didn’t think of that. He had to GOOGLE it to save his title as Official Taste Tester. It was a sad day in the Beantown Baker household.

As I’m sure you all figured out, once I decided to make the Three Musketeer’s bars, I decided to also make the Milky Way bars and the Snickers bars. I figured I was the majority of the way there so why not. These were by far my favorite. But that’s no surprise, because if I were to choose a candy bar of those three, it would be a Snickers bar without a doubt.

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Homemade Snickers Candy Bars

Ingredients:

2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 (8 oz.) tub frozen whipped topping, thawed

Kraft caramels, unwrapped
Roasted peanuts, chopped

2 cups milk chocolate chips
2 tablespoons vegetable oil

Directions:

Line an 8 or 9-inch square pan with wax paper.

In a medium bowl, melt semi-sweet chocolate chips in the microwave at fifty percent power, or use a double boiler.

Using an electric mixer on high speed, beat melted chocolate for about 30 seconds.

Add whipped topping to melted chocolate and beat until well combined and fluffy, 30-60 seconds more.

Spread chocolate mixture evenly into prepared pan (if mixture is too stiff, press into pan with lightly dampened hands). Place in freezer for 30 minutes.

Remove pan from freezer and turn chocolate mixture onto a cutting board; cut into one-inch squares. Return squares to freezer for another 15-20 minutes.

Melt the caramels according to package instructions (or make your own!). Allow caramel to cool slightly. Spread a small amount of caramel on top of each square of the chocolate mixture.

Dip caramel covered end of the square into chopped peanuts. Return squares to freezer for 20 minutes.

Meanwhile, melt milk chocolate chips with 2 tablespoons of vegetable oil and stir until well combined. Dip frozen chocolate squares into melted chocolate to coat. Place on wax paper to set. Keep chocolates in an airtight container in the refrigerator.

Recipe adapted from Let's Dish


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    stephchows — December 4, 2009 at 2:01 pm

    WOW total sugar coma! I love that it’s a PB cookie with a whole PB cup put into it!! Such a fun idea ๐Ÿ™‚

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    birdutmasali — December 4, 2009 at 3:32 pm

    and peanut butter
    and chocolate
    and aMrshmallows
    sรผpppppeer ๐Ÿ™‚

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    Jelli Bean — December 4, 2009 at 3:38 pm

    Considering it’s not even 10am and I’ve just polished off my 4th cheesecake brownie, I’d better stay as far away from these cookies as possible. They look phenomenal.

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    Ingrid — December 4, 2009 at 7:01 pm

    Looks good. I bet they’d be super festive looking with the holiday m&ms.

    Happy Friday!
    ~ingrid

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    nutmegnanny — December 5, 2009 at 1:26 am

    These look sugary and delicious ๐Ÿ™‚ I tend to find mini M&M’s either in the check out lane or at Christmas I find them over where they have little stocking stuffer candy.

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    Molly Jean — December 5, 2009 at 2:49 am

    I have the sugar shakes just thinking about these ๐Ÿ™‚ They are waaaay too cute!

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    Julie — December 5, 2009 at 4:16 pm

    I’d love that sugar party in my mouth…wow!

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    oneordinaryday — December 8, 2009 at 1:53 pm

    My kiddos would be all over this. All that candy PLUS a cookie?! They’d love it! LOL

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    oneordinaryday — December 8, 2009 at 1:54 pm

    Oh – the mini m&ms? I can usu. only find them in the check-out aisles in the small tubes. I haven’t seen them in bags in a long time.

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    Jen — December 8, 2009 at 2:36 pm

    I’ll have to look up by the checkout next time I need mini M&Ms. I was definitely looking for a bag…

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    Amy — December 8, 2009 at 10:12 pm

    OMG your pictures are TDF

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    Lisa — December 8, 2009 at 11:33 pm

    The only place I can find M&M minis now is in the bulk candy aisle. I haven’t seen them in any sort of packaging in ages.

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    bridget {bake at 350} — January 3, 2010 at 1:03 am

    “super sugar overload cookies” sound good to me! ๐Ÿ™‚ Thanks for linking!

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    Diane {createdbydiane.blogspot.com} — January 3, 2010 at 3:40 am

    Very Clever!

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    Katie — January 7, 2010 at 5:04 pm

    Wow those look great, I’ll have to try them. I love your photography!

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