Saturday, September 17, 2011

Snicker Bars

If you like the Snickers Candy Bar you will surely delight in this home made version...but please know I am not responsible for calories consumed...there are many!

The multiple layers are simply heavenly!

Chocolate...caramel...peanuts...nougat...and more chocolate...what's not to like?

Snicker Bars:

Layer One:

1 cup milk chocolate chips
1/4 cup butterscotch chips
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter

Melt the above ingredients in the microwave, in 30 second intervals until melted. Spread the chocolate mixture in a 9 x 13 pan which has been lightly greased (I used a glass pan). Place in fridge to cool.

Filling Layer:

1/4 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup evaporated milk
1 1/2 cup marshmallow cream
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1 tsp. vanilla
1 1/2 cup salted peanuts, chopped

Melt butter in saucepan over medium heat, add sugar and milk, stirring constantly to dissolve the sugar. Bring to a boil and stir for 3-4 minutes. The mixture will begin to follow the spoon. Remove from heat and stir in the marshmallow cream, peanut butter and vanilla. Mix until smooth. Spread over first layer and sprinkle chopped peanuts over the top.

Caramel Layer:

14 oz. bag caramels
1/4 cup whipping cream

Unwrapping the caramels takes awhile (perfect job for the hubby)
Melt the caramels with the whipping cream in the microwave, stirring every 30 seconds or so until thoroughly melted. Carefully spread over the filling layer.

Top Layer:

1 cup milk chocolate chips
1/4 cup butterscotch chips
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter

Melt together in microwave, stirring every 30 seconds until melted. Spread evenly over the caramel layer. Store in the fridge until cooled and hardened. Cut into small bars.

I placed the pan back into the fridge between layers and the bars are best served right from the fridge!

Personally, I like a little fleur de sel sprinkled on top of the Snickers Bar...garnish with sprigs of fresh mint.


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