Friday, January 27, 2012

Homemade Snickers

I actually just came across this recipe today via Two Peas and Their Pod, via Pinterest, via How Sweet It Is...I have been debating on what sweet to make next and I decide this was it. I was even more in love when I realized how easy it was to make. There's something about re-creating a candy from scratch that I really enjoy. These were very easy to make and went relatively quick, I kept mine refrigerated over night just to make sure the cutting process went smoothly. I realized after making them, there was a note on the original recipe saying to purchase an aluminum sheet pan at the store..and then I realized when I was trying to get them out of my glass pyrex pan I should have read the whole entry and bought that aluminum sheet pan. You know the ones that are really flimsy? Well, if I had purchased this ahead of time I could have popped these suckers out a whole lot easier! I did eventually get them out, key word being eventually. It was a bit of a pain and took awhile. I ended up cutting them in the pan and digging them out. So I advise anyone who is going to make these, and you definitely should they are amazing, to use an aluminum sheet pan from the grocery store! :)

Snickers Bars
makes one 9×13 pan
bottom chocolate layer
1 1/4 cups milk chocolate chips
1/4 cup peanut butter
Grease your baking pan very well!  Melt peanut butter and chocolate together either in a saucepan or the microwave, I used a microwave, just be careful not to over heat it as it will burn. I took mine out about every 30 seconds and stirred. Once melted, pour into baking pan and spread evenly. Let cool or freeze.
nougat layer
1/4 cup 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 cup salted peanuts chopped roughly
1 tsp vanilla extract
Melt butter in saucepan, add sugar and milk, bring to a boil and stir occasionally cooking for about 5 minutes, add in peanuts, then pour over bottom chocolate layer. Let cool completely. Or freeze like I did because I'm impatient :)
caramel layer
1 14-ounce bag of caramels
1/4 cup whipping cream
Melt caramels and cream over heat, this may take a few minutes, as will unwrapping the caramels, but it's so worth it!
Top chocolate layer
1 1/4 cups milk chocolate chips
1/4 cup peanut butter
This is the same step as above, melt and pour over caramel mixture. Cool completely before eating. I'd put them in the refrigerator because otherwise you'll see they are a gooey mess! I like to freeze mine as well. :)

See how easy that is? I was impatient and put my pan in the freezer to cool the layers quicker and it worked out just fine!

Look at all that ooey gooey, caramely good stuff!

Pack em' up and store em' away!!! (if they last!)


Munchie's Mama said...

These look so yummy! Thanks for following!

Marriage from Scratch said...

Hello married and nanny friend :) Your recipes look so scrumptious!!

I tagged you in a questionnare. Here is the link :

Happy Friday!

Brittany said...

these look amazing! get in my belly!

Ambreen said...

Oh my god! Layers of yummy goodness, fantastic! Thanks for joining my blog followers and I am returning the favor :)

Elpiniki said...

These look delicious! I want them all!
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Hope to see you around again!

June@I will craft said...

Looks delicious - I think I'd eat a whole pan in a couple days.

visting from TT&J

Nicole said...

whoa dude. amazing.


Anonymous said...

Oh my goodness! That looks so delish! This could be very bad for my hips!

Thanks for sharing the recipe!

Susan-The Weekly Sweet Experiment said...

Glad you eventually got them out. They look delish!

Faith said...

omg, that looks incredible! wow!!!

Tales of a Trophy WIfe said...

Pinning this-yummo! I'd love for you to link up to my party this week. You can win a chance $20 of vintage jewelry just for linking up.

Bake Up, Little Suzy said...

Wait -- you can MAKE nougat? I thought it was, I don't know, borne of Zeus' head, or something.

I'm on it.

Trish - Mom On Timeout said...

Oh my gosh! This looks just heavenly! Pinned this and I would love for you to share with my readers if you get a chance.

Heather said...

Wow!! These look amazing! I would have been impatient too.=)

Tales of a Trophy WIfe said...

I jut featured these on my blog. Thanks for the recipe:

Meghan G said...

I found your blog through 33 shades of green. I love it and will for sure start following you.
I just pinned these myself yesterday and now that I see they are easy to make I cannot wait to try them out myself.
Thanks for sharing. I look forward to learning more from you.
Stop by my blog anytime

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