Snickers bars just so happen to be my absolute favorite candy bar, so it goes without saying that making chewy brownies that encompass all things snickers is a no-brainer for me. A delicious fudgy brownies base with a layer of caramel, a layer of nougat and peanuts throughout.
I've seen the new Snickers peanut brownie squares in the stores, but I haven't tried them yet. I keep reaching for the classic Snickers bar!
Making this recipe was inspired by my Banana Pudding Brownies. I can hear you from here.... 'Banana Pudding'! I pinky swear it's true and they're as good as they sound. I made those due to my love of banana pudding.... so after that recipe was such a success because they really are decadent brownies - I went ahead and came up with a recipe based on satisfaction of Snickers candy bars! Why not?
- Brownie mix - I used the Supreme Triple Chunk so there would added chocolate chunks and chips.
- Vegetable Oil
- Kraft Caramels
- Evaporated Milk
- Salted Peanuts
- Unsalted Butter
- Granulated Sugar
- Marshmallow Creme
- Creamy Peanut Butter
- Milk chocolate Chips
- Heavy Cream
- Snickers Bars
See recipe card for quantities.
Taking it to basics, what exactly are the ingredients in a Snickers bar? What makes it so good? What am I trying to emulate in this brownie recipe?
- Light Corn Syrup
- Heavy Cream
- Egg Whites
- Peanut Butter
There's a caramel peanut layer, a nougat layer and it's all wrapped in a delicious milk chocolate coating.
So here's how I managed to turn the above candy bar into a delicious homemade brownie:
- Step 1: First thing, make the chocolate brownies mix per the package instructions. Cook in a 9x13" dish that is lined with foil and spray with cooking spray. Add the brownie batter.
- Step 2: Bake at 350°F for about 20 minutes. Remove from the oven and allow to cool completely.
- Step 3: Add the caramel pieces and 2 tablespoon of Evaporated milk to a small mixing bowl. Microwave in 20 second intervals stirring in between until completely melted.
- Step 4: Add the peanuts and stir to combine.
- Step 5: Add the caramel layer on top of the brownie layer and spread evenly. Place the dish in the freezer while you continue with the next step.
- Step 6: Heat the remaining evaporated milk, sugar and ⅓ Cup butter. Stir while bringing to a boil, but once the mixture starts to bubble around the edge turn down the heat so that it's a simmer and don't stir again. Simmer for about 5 minutes. After this, stir and check that the mixture is 'nougat ready' by dropping a drop of the mixture into a glass of water. If it solidifies somewhat and you can roll into a ball then it's ready.
- Step 7: Add the marshmallow fluff and the peanut butter, stir to combine.
- Step 8: Pour over the top of the caramel and peanut layer. Place back in the freezer.
- Step 9: Add the chocolate chips, remaining butter and heavy cream to a medium mixing bowl. Microwave on medium for about 20 seconds in intervals, stirring in between, until the chocolate has all melted.
- Step 10: Chop the Snickers bars into small chunks.
- Step 11: Pour the melted chocolate first on top of the nougat layer. The scatter the chopped Snickers chunks.
- Step 12: Place back in the freezer for another 10 minutes just to help the chocolate set.
Hint: Store the Snickers Bar Brownies in the refrigerator then pull them out to room temperature 20 minutes before serving so you can get a pretty cut. Wipe the knife after each slice to keep the slices clean.
Substitutions and Variations
- Homemade Brownies - if you prefer, go ahead and make the brownies yourself homemade. I prefer to do the box mix thing for this recipe, simply because there is already quite a few steps doing this takes a little of the work away. If you prefer the comfort of fresh-baked brownies though, go ahead.
- Dark Chocolate or semi sweet chocolate- use dark chocolate chips (or semi sweet) for the top layer instead of milk chocolate, just to add a little more richness.
- Nut Variety - Make a variety of nuts instead of just peanuts, however there are only peanuts in a snickers bar.
- Vanilla Ice cream - Serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream for extra deliciousness.
- 9x13" Casserole Dish
- Foil for lining the dish (or parchment paper)
- Cooking spray
- Mixing bowls
- Small pot
- Candy thermometer (optional)
Once everything is complete and the chocolate has set, keep it that way in the refrigerator for up to 1 week, covered with cling wrap.
This recipe does freeze well.
Make sure to allow yourself plenty of time for the freezing sections. You don't want to rush this process.
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- 1 Box Supreme Triple Chunk Brownie Mix
- 1 Egg
- ⅓ Cup Vegetable Oil
- ¼ Cup Water
- 1 (12oz) bag Kraft Caramels
- ⅔ Cup + 2 Tablespoons Evaporated Milk, divided
- 1-¼ Cup Granulated Sugar
- 1 Cup Salted Peanuts
- ⅓ Cup + ¼ Cup Unsalted Butter, divided
- 1 (7oz) Container Marshmallow Creme
- ¼ Cup Creamy Peanut Butter
- 1 (16oz) Package Milk Chocolate Chips
- ¼ Cup Heavy Cream
- 4 Classic Snickers Bars
- Prepare the brownie mix as per the package instructions
- Bake the brownies in the oven at 350°F for about 20 minutes, then remove to cool all the way.
- Add the caramels and 2 Tablespoons of the evaporated milk to a small bowl. Microwave on medium heat, stirring inbetween 20 second intervals until the caramels have completely melted. Stir in the peanuts.
- Pour this mixture over the top of the cooked brownies, spread evenly, then put into the freezer while you move onto the next part.
- Add the sugar, remaining evaporated milk and ⅓ cup butter to a small pot on the stove and apply medium-high heat until it starts to bubble around the outer edge. At that point check with iced water if it has come to a soft crack stage (drop a drop into a glass of iced water and see if it holds it's shape and you can roll a ball out of it).
- Stir in the peanut butter and the marshmallow creme.
- Pour this nougat mixture over the top of the caramel peanut layer and place back in the freezer.
- In a medium mixing bowl add the chocolate chips, remaining butter and heavy cream and microwave on medium setting for 20 second intervals until totally melted. Keep stirring.
- Chop the snickers bars into small chunks.
- Pour the chocolate over the top of the nougat layer then sprinkle the chopped Snickers chunks on top of the chocolate.
- Add back to the freezer for 10 minutes, just enough to set the chocolate layer.
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Nutrition InformationYield 9 Serving Size 1
Amount Per Serving Calories 886Total Fat 40gSaturated Fat 14gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 23gCholesterol 51mgSodium 208mgCarbohydrates 126gFiber 3gSugar 115gProtein 10g