Copycat Snickers Bars are made of peanuts, nougat, and cookie all covered with chocolate. This is our favorite homemade candy bar. They’re crunchy, crispy, gooey, and sweet. You have to try this recipe!
And, yes, I know Snickers candy bars don’t have a cookie in them. Maybe, they should. It’s delicious.
COPYCAT SNICKERS BARS
This is what I used to make my Copycat Snickers Bars. The full recipe with amounts and directions is at the bottom of the post where you can save it to your recipe box. You can create a free recipe box on Call Me PMc to save your favorite recipes, save a tree by not printing, and never misplace it.
- Cookie base. I used flour and butter to make the crust. That’s it, it doesn’t need an egg or baking powder because we don’t want them to rise.
- Caramel. Sweetened condensed milk and butter cook slowly until it makes caramel. This is a good tip to know. You can use it to top ice cream or any number of desserts.
- Marshmallows. My nougat layer is simply melted marshmallows.
- Peanuts obviously make the peanut layer and provide a nice crunch. I prefer to use roasted and salted peanut.
- Chocolate melting wafers covers everything in a lovely chocolate layer. Wilton melting wafers are easy to use and melt smoother than chocolate chips. If you can’t find melting wafers and have chocolate chips, you can certainly use chocolate chips.
I updated this post from an earlier version dated May 21, 2013. I made new photos and simplified the recipe instructions.
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- 8×8 or 9×9-inch baking pan
- Heavy bottom sauce pan or heavy bottom pan
- Peanuts, salted or unsalted
- Chocolate melting wafers
You may want to pop over to my article How to Melt Chocolate.
These are delicious and easy recipes too!
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- Chocolate Covered Potato Chips
- Martha Washington Candy
- Buckeye Chocolate Peanut Butter Truffle Spoons
- Kitkat Truffles
Please keep in mind that nutritional information is a rough estimate and can vary based on the products used.
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Copycat Snickers Bars
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- 14 ounce can sweetened condensed milk
- 1 Tablespoon butter
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- ⅓ cup butter
- ¼ cup confectioners' sugar
- 1 and ½ cups marshmallows
- ¾ cup peanuts
Top layer, chocolate
- 8 ounces chocolate melting wafers
- In a heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium-low heat, combine the condensed milk and 1 tablespoon of butter. Slowly bring the mixture to a boil, stirring continuously. Continue stirring over the heat until mixture becomes thick and amber in color, about 15 minutes.
- While that is simmering, combine crust ingredients in a food processor. That is the flour, butter, and powdered sugar. Mix until resembles wet sand. Pat into an 8-inch square baking dish that has been sprayed with non-stick spray. Bake crust at 375 degrees for 12 to 15 minutes. It will not brown.
- Immediately layer marshmallows over crust, return to oven and broil until lightly brown. Allow the marshmallows to cool slightly and set.
- Pour the caramel (the sweetened condensed milk that has been cooked down.) over marshmallows and spread evenly using an offset spatula.
- Press peanuts into caramel.
Top layer, chocolate
- Melt the chocolate at 30-second intervals in the microwave. Stop and stir at each interval. (My microwave took 90 seconds total.)
- Pour melted chocolate over peanuts and smooth flat. Allow chocolate to set before cutting. (It hardens in about 15-minutes in the freezer.
It looks like they turned out great! I love the marshmallow in there!
Thanks Erica, My whole family fought over them 🙂 love it when that happens.
These sound very good! I like the name!
Yayy, I’ll tell my son! Thank you, they were very tasty.
Jamie @ Love Bakes Good Cakes says
These sound super easy and delicious, Paula! How cool to have your very own candy bar 🙂
Easy Life Meal & Party Planning says
This is a delicious sounding and looking recipe! If Hershey doesn’t call you then they should!
Cindy @Hun... What's for Dinner? says
These looks awesome!! Thanks for sharing at Simple Supper Tuesday!
happy I saw the link party
I totally want some right now Paula!! YUM!
Claire @ A Little Claireification says
Goodness – I am behind in getting by everyone’s GYCO link ups. These look amazing, Paula!! I must try them! And, of course, I am pinning! 🙂
oh, I was a couple days late too, too much going on right now. We had fun w/ the candy bars. I love these challenges.
Kaz @ Melting Moments says
What a cute, shy little boy! hehe! The bars look sensational! I love the balance of flavours!
Thank you! I was really pleased with them.
Oh my these look good! And I LOVE the name Ryder is one smart kid! Thanks for sharing on We Made That!
Stopping in from GYCO. I like the layered look of the bars. Nice call to just do the tops in chocolate–prettier that way!
Thank you! I like they way they looked at tasted. Thanks for stopping by.
Mei (@Meismedia) says
Those are making me so hungry!
Thank you! I was pleased at how they looked and tasted.
OMG…those look really good!
I pinned those so I remember to come back later!
Could u tell me the quantity of caramels you use??? I’m missing it? Thanks!!
Make a caramel sauce out of the sweetened condensed milk. It’s in the directions, cook on low until amber in color.
These look awesome Paula.
Paula, these look sinfully delicious! Pinned!
Thanks, I really was pleased with them.
Cindy Eikenberg says
Now that I love – making and naming your own candy bar!!! Sounds delicious and thanks for sharing! Pinning!
LOL, I mean, if nobody else does it for you…;)
I really did like they way they turned out.
Joanne/Winelady Cooks says
Delicious! I don’t know why I have to make dinner when I could just make sweet treats and chocolate bars. This looks divine and I can’t wait to try it.
Thanks for sharing,
Seriously. We should be be able to make what we want 😉 I know I make way too many sweets, but it really is a stress reducer for me.
This looks delicious! Wow! Great recipe.
Wishes for tasty dishes,
Four Marrs & One Venus says
Oh.My. gosh..he is so cute! And those bars scream Eat me!!
Thanks, he’s a sweetie! Oh, they were so good. Thanks for this challenge.