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Homemade Snickers Bars Recipe…with a twist

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I like candy just as much as the next person.

Or probably more than the next person because I have no issues going out at 10pm to snag a Hershey or KitKat or whatever is on my mind at the moment. Honestly, some of my organic friends would probably have a heart attack if they lived anywhere near me. In any case I can also appreciate having candy in the house. If it means more accessibility and more of it, I am so in.

This week I bring you some of my weakness for that of the caramel and chocolate persuasion… Homemade Snickers Bars. But here is the thing…while I like peanuts, I sorta like them more in my Chinese food instead of in my candy, so I removed those for the richer and more robust Walnut.

The result?

The most decadent and rich “Snickers” knock off you will ever eat.

And in true MomDot Cooking fashion, I show you recipe by photo…

Oh, and after you are done here, if you like to make your own candy, check out my friend Kristie’s Homemade Whatchamacallit Recipe!

The Cooking Part

( I am going to apologize now for the crappiness of the cooking photos….it was dark last night when I got the candy bug, so the pics are in dark kitchen!)

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Oh, but OH, then you get to eat THIS!

 

(woo hoo, morning and light again!)

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Homemade Snickers Bars, with a twist

Recipe:

  • Parchment paper (do not leave this out!)
  • 2 cups milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup butterscotch chips
  • 3/4 cup creamy peanut butter ( I use natural)
  • 1/4 cup butter (not margarine)
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 1/2 cups marshmallow creme
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups walnuts (or peanuts if you prefer to be original)
  • 1 (14 ounce) package caramels
  • 1/4 cup heavy whipping cream
Instructions:

 

1) Put Parchment paper down and up the sides of a 9×13 pan

2) Melt together 1 cup milk chocolate chips, 1/4 cup butterscotch chips, and 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter in saucepan and the layer inside your pan. Put into freezer to hold while you go onto the next step.

3) Take your  1/4 cup butter, 1 cup sugar, and 1/4 cup evaporated milk and put on stove till boiling. Let boil for 5 minutes while stirring every now and again.

4) Remove your hot pan and add 1 1/2 cups marshmallow creme, 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter, 1 teaspoon vanilla, and 1 1/2 cups of Walnuts. Or you can add peanuts here if you want!

5) After all mixed, add on the 2nd layer to your pan and put back in freezer.

6) Carefully melt caramels with 1/4 cup whipping creme and then pour over your next layer. Put back in freezer.

7) One more time, melt 1 cup milk chocolate chips, 1/4 cup butterscotch chips, and 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter and then you can spread on your last layer (this is the top)

8) I left mine in the freezer a few hours to set and then moved to fridge. If you leave in freezer, the caramel would be pretty difficult to cut through so make sure you move over. My bars were perfect by morning!!

9) Indulge

My husband is gonna kill me for that shot.
~trisha
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Comments

  1. Looks wonderful! Just wondering if the texture is like that of a Snickers? It looks a bit more like a peanut brittle. excuse me, walnut brittle. Not as brittle but a little more stiffer than the soft nougat. But then LOOKS can be deceiving :) And whether it is soft or firmer… Do you have to keep it refrigerator after it is cut to maintain the texture? Thnax for the info and for the recipe, I am going to try it!

  2. I’ve a sweet tooth, so i have to give this a try. It looks so good.

  3. LOL! He is a good sport. I make some healthy recipes on my blog and on my morning show, but I have quite the sweet tooth and I DO indulge so thanks for this!!

  4. MMMM I shouldn’t really be reading this since I’m clean eating now, but I could make them and steal a bite!

  5. You’re killing me. I need this.

    Five minutes ago.

  6. I have to try this =)

  7. Man, I love snickers and really like the idea to use walnuts instead of peanuts!

  8. YUM!! I know what I’m making the next time I get a sweet tooth! Thanks!

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