Homemade Snickers...from scratch

Homemade Snickers...from Scratch Recipe

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Chelsea Mitcham

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@shellsea87

I like dark chocolate snickers and almond snickers but there doesn't seem to be a combination, so I made my own. Plus, I added a salted caramel to cut the regular sweetness and add depth to the flavor. EVERYONE LOVES THESE!

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Serves:
20 (or 2 if you want!)
Prep:
5 Min
Cook:
20 Min
Method:
Stove Top

Ingredients

2 1/2 c
chocolate chips (i recommend all dark chocolate or only half semi-sweet)
3/4 c
peanut butter or almond butter, salted
2 stick
butter or margarine (1/2 stick for nougat, 1 1/2 sticks for caramel)
1 c
sugar (2/3 cup for nougat, 1/3 cup for caramels)
1 can(s)
sweetened condensed milk (1/4 cup for nougat, the rest for caramels)
8 oz
marshmallows (or 1 1/2 cups marshmallow creme)
4 Tbsp
corn syrup (1 tbsp for nougat if using regular marshmallows not creme. if using marshmallow creme, omit 1 tbsp. the remaining 3 tbsp are for the caramel)
1 tsp
vanilla extract
1 1/2 c
chopped peanuts or almonds, salted
1/2 tsp
salt, optional, for caramel

How to Make Homemade Snickers...from scratch

Step-by-Step

  • 1For Chocolate base and top, melt the chocolate chips and 1/2 cup peanut butter or almond butter in a double-boiler. Make sure no water or vapor gets in this mixture. You can also melt it in 15 second intervals in your microwave
    ***Note that if you are using dark chocolate, you may need to add some heavy whipping cream or butter to make this mixture spreadable as there is less cocoa butter in the chocolate
  • 2Once the chocolate and peanut butter are melted, spread half of the mixture in the bottom of a lightly greased 9x13" pan. Place the pan in the refrigerator or freezer to set up while you prepare the rest of the ingredients
  • 3Boil 1/4 cup butter, 2/3 cup sugar, and 1/4 cup condensed milk together for 5 minutes
  • 4Lower the temperature and add the marshmallows and 1 tbsp corn syrup. Stir thoroughly until all marshmallows are melted. Add in 1/4 cup peanut butter, 1 tsp vanilla, and the chopped peanuts or almonds
  • 5Pour this mixture over the chilled chocolate mixture. Carefully spread it to cover all the chocolate evenly.
  • 6For the caramels, melt 1 1/2 sticks butter with 1/3 cup sugar over medium heat. Stir in 3 tbsp corn syrup, the remaining condensed milk, and the 1/2 tsp salt, if desired.
  • 7Bring the caramel mixture to a boil then decrease temperature and simmer for 7-10 minutes or until deep golden in color. Watch it though, as at lower altitudes the caramel may finish in 2-3 minutes. A good measure is the consistency: if the mixtures pulls together in a mass away from the sides of the pan as you stir, it is done
  • 8Pour the caramel mixture over the marshmallow/nut mixture in the pan. Carefully spread to cover.
  • 9Carefully remelt the remaining chocolate mixture and pour over the caramel to cover it. Return the whole pan to chill.
  • 10Try not to eat half the pan at once!!! ;)

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About Homemade Snickers...from scratch

Course/Dish: Candies
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Other Tags: Quick & Easy, For Kids