Learn how to make Homemade Snickers with nougat, creamy caramel, peanuts and rich chocolate. The luscious layers are so decadent, and taste even better than store bought Snickers.

Squares of Homemade Snickers ready to serve.
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This easy no bake dessert is absolutely delicious. If you love candy bars, try making homemade Snickers Bars. I have been making Homemade Twix Bars for a while now and they are so good.

These delicious homemade Snickers bars also did not disappoint. They are amazing! The entire family loves Snickers and I also make Snickers Ice Cream Cake and Snickers Cupcakes for them.

Why This Recipe Works

Sweet and delicious layers of chocolate, sweet nougat and caramel make this treat one to make again and again. It has all the flavors of Snickers, but our family loves them even more.

Once you make homemade, you will be hooked.

Ingredients

Ingredients for recipe - chocolate chips, peanut butter, butter, evaporated milk, milk, vanilla, peanuts, caramels, heavy whipping cream.

Chocolate Layer

  • Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips. Make sure to use semi-sweet chocolate and not milk chocolate chips. It helps to cut down on the sweetness.
  • Creamy Peanut Butter. Creamy peanut butter gives the candy bars the perfect texture.

Nougat Layer

  • Unsalted Butter. Use real butter!
  • Evaporated Milk. Don’t substitute this with regular milk.
  • Vanilla Extract. Pure vanilla extract is best.
  • Salted Peanuts. Roughly chop the nuts.

Caramel Layer

  • Caramels. You can also use caramel bits.
  • Heavy Whipping Cream. Heavy cream gives it the perfect consistency.

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Squares of Homemade Snickers ready to serve.

Substitutions and Additions

  • Nuts. Swap the peanuts for cashews or almonds.

Step by Step Instructions

  • Step 1. Prepare the pan with parchment paper.  Make sure that the parchment paper hangs over the edges of the pan. 
Chocolate layer in baking dish.

Step 2. Melt the chocolate and peanut butter for the first layer. Microwave for about a minute. Stir and continue to microwave in 30 second intervals. Then spread this mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan. Place in the freezer while you make the other layer for the chocolate to set. 

Nougat mixture in saucepan.

Step 3. Melt the butter in a saucepan over medium high heat. Then stir in the sugar and evaporated milk until the sugar has dissolved. Allow the mixture to come to a low boil for 3-5 minutes.

Peanuts added to nougat mixture in pan.

Step 4.  Next, stir in the marshmallow creme, peanut butter and vanilla extract until combined.  Remove from heat. Stir in the peanuts. 

Nougat mixture spread in pan.

Step 5. Spread the nougat mixture on top of the chocolate layer in the pan. Place the pan back into the freezer. 

Caramel mixture in bowl.

Step 6. Now, make the caramel layer. Put the caramel pieces and heavy whipping cream in a microwave safe bowl.  Heat in 45 seconds. Continue to heat in 30 seconds intervals until melted.

Caramel mixture spread in pan.

Step 7. Finally, pour the melted caramel over the nougat layer.  Spread it out using the back of a spoon. Place in the fridge for about a minute to allow the caramel to set.

Chocolate layer spread on top.

Step 8. Make the second chocolate layer by melting the chocolate chips and peanut butter. Microwave for 1 minute. Then continue to microwave in 30 second intervals until melted. Pour over the caramel layer and use a spatula to spread it out. Refrigerate until completely set.

Snickers bars broken into squares for serving.

Step 9. Once set, remove the snickers from the pan using the parchment paper. Cut into 24 squares with a sharp knife. Allow to soften at room temperature before serving.

Snickers Bars on serving tray.

Storage

Store any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 1 week. Separate the layers with wax paper so they don’t stick to each other.

Pro Tips

  • Cut with a sharp knife. Use a sharp knife to get nice clean slices. Wipe the knife off in between slices.
  • Melt chocolate in increments. You do not want to burn the chocolate. It is important to melt in intervals to prevent overcooking. If overcooked, the chocolate will seize.
  • Melt on the stove top. If you do not have a microwave, melt the chocolate on the stove top on low heat. Stir the chocolate until melted.
  • Good quality chocolate. Use high quality chocolate for the best results.
  • Creamy Peanut Butter is best. Any brand is fine but creamy is recommended.
  • Baking Caramels are easiest to use. I prefer to use baking caramels or caramel bits for convenience.

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Snickers Bar

5 from 1 vote
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Refrigerate until Set 1 hour
Total Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings 24
Cuisine American
Course Dessert
Calories 324

Ingredients

For the Chocolate Layers:

For the Nougat Layer:

  • 1/4 cup Unsalted Butter
  • 1 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1/4 cup Evaporated Milk
  • 7 ounces Marshmallow Creme
  • 1/4 cup Creamy Peanut Butter
  • 1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract
  • 1 1/2 cup Salted Peanuts roughly chopped

For the Caramel Layer:

  • 11 ounces Caramels unwrapped or use caramel bits
  • 1/4 cup Heavy Whipping Cream
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Instructions

  • Line a 9X13 baking pan with parchment paper.  Make sure that the parchment paper hangs over the edges of the pan.

For the 1st Chocolate Layer:

  • Place 1 cup of chocolate chips and ¼ cup of the creamy peanut butter in a microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 1 minute. Stir and continue to microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval, until the mixture is melted and smooth.
  • Spread this mixture into the bottom of the prepared pan and place in the freezer while you make the other layer for the chocolate to set.
  • For the Nougat Layer:
  • Melt the butter in a medium size saucepan over medium high heat. Stir in the sugar and evaporated milk until the sugar has dissolved.
  • Bring the mixture to a low boil and let it cook for 3-5 minutes, stirring occasionally.
  • Stir in marshmallow creme, peanut butter and vanilla extract until combined.  Remove from heat. Stir in the peanuts.
  • Pour this mixture on top of the chocolate layer in the pan into an even layer and place the pan back into the freezer.
  • For the Caramel Layer:
  • Place the caramel pieces and heavy whipping cream in a microwave safe bowl.  Heat in 45 seconds.
  • Stir and then continue to heat in 30 seconds, stirring after each interval, until the caramel is melted and smooth.
  • Pour the melted caramel over the nougat layer.  Use the back of a spoon to spread the caramel out as evenly as possible.
  • Refrigerate for 30-60 seconds until the caramel is fully set.

For the 2nd Chocolate Layer:

  • Place 1 cup of chocolate chips and ¼ cup of the creamy peanut butter in a microwave safe bowl.
  • Microwave for 1 minute. Stir and continue to microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring after each interval, until the mixture is melted and smooth.
  • Pour over the caramel layer and use a spatula into an even layer. Refrigerate until completely set (30-60 minutes).

For Serving:

  • Remove the snickers from the pan using the parchment paper. Cut into 24 squares with a sharp knife. Let them sit at room temperature for 30-60 minutes to soften some and then they are ready to serve and enjoy!

Recipe Notes

Store any leftovers in an airtight container for up to 1 week. 

Nutrition Facts

Calories 324kcal, Carbohydrates 37g, Protein 6g, Fat 18g, Saturated Fat 7g, Polyunsaturated Fat 3g, Monounsaturated Fat 7g, Trans Fat 0.1g, Cholesterol 10mg, Sodium 111mg, Potassium 240mg, Fiber 2g, Sugar 29g, Vitamin A 115IU, Vitamin C 0.1mg, Calcium 49mg, Iron 1mg

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  1. Carrie Barnard says:

    5 stars
    This is a family favorite.