Monday, October 13, 2008

Homemade Snickers Candybars - (Sweets on Sunday-S.o.S.)




Can you say YUMMY?? These are the best homemade candy bars! We always make sweets on Sunday- so I'm starting a new series of posts-S.O.S.-a.k.a. Sweets on Sunday! Anyone else want to play along?

Here is the MUST HAVE recipe for these YUMMY HOMEMADE CANDY BARS!!

(recipe from a co-worker in 2003)

HOMEMADE SNICKERS CANDY BARS


1st LAYER:

1 cup milk chocolate chips

1/4 cup butterscotch chips

1/4 cup creamy peanut butter


MELT together the first layer ingredients in the microwave stirring every 30 seconds until melted. Spread in lightly greased 9 by 13 inch glass pan. Put in fridge to cool.


FILLING:

1/4 cup butter or margarine

1 cup sugar

1/4 cup evaporated milk

1 and a 1/2 cups marshmallow cream

1/4 cup creamy peanut butter

1 tsp. vanilla

1 and a 1/2 cup salted peanuts, chopped (I omitted this)


Melt butter in sauce pan on medium high heat, add sugar and milk and bring to a boil. Stir for 5 minutes. Mixture will start to follow your spoon before you add the other ingredients. If it is grainy looking (mine was not) you can use your beater to blend it and smooth it out. Remove from stove and stir in marshmallow cream, peanut butter and vanilla and peanuts. Mix until smooth. Spread over the first layer.


CARAMEL LAYER:

1 14oz. bag of Kraft caramels

1/4 cup whipping cream (you can use 1/8 -1/4 cup milk, but it won't be as thick)

Unwrap and melt the caramels w/ the cream in the microwave stirring every 30 seconds until melted. Pour over filling layer.


ICING/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. Spread evenly on top.

Store in the fridge until cooled. Cut into bars,and now you have made homemade snickers candy bars! Rich, delicious, a perfectly fun treat for you!

15 comments:

Heidi A. said...

oh my gosh --- our mouths are watering!!! yum!!! Thanks for the great idea!

Jennifer said...

That looks SO good! I wish I could allow myself to make them :( but I'm already gaining too much for this pregnancy. I'll have to store the recipe for sometime I have to take one somewhere. Thanks!

Julie said...

Wow! Sinful! It looks soooo yummy! How long did it take to make from beginning to end?

aaronandsharla said...

From beginning to end- it did not really take more than a 1/2 hour. (??) These are pretty fast to make since you melt most of it in the microwave :) SINFUL is the right word for them that is for sure!

Niki Carpenter said...

I am SO going to try these, and SOON!!

Nichole said...

Sharla,

You contacted me some time ago about the Run for Nie. We have a date and location!! Run for Nie will take place on Saturday, January 24, 2009 at Kiwanis Park (Ruben Romero corporate area).

I'M SO EXCITED!!!!!

The exact timeline has yet to be determined, and we are working out an "official" registration process. Please stay tuned to http://runfornie.blogspot.com/ for more details or feel free to e-mail me with any questions.

And if you know anyone who would like to serve as a race volunteer, please send them my way.

Thanks so much!
~Nichole

Jill-O said...

I must make these! They seriously look so tempting and ooey gooey. Plus you know--I am a caramel girl, always have been, always will be!

Sara Beth said...

OH MY WORD! Can we say sugar coma! That looks sooooo YUMMY! Thanks for sharing!

Dee Light said...

Oh my goodness!!! Those look delish!! I'll have to give them a try.

kenziekylanmom said...

My husband is crazy about Snickers candy bars so I decided to try these and he said they are even BETTER then the candy bar! Thanks for the yummy recipe!

aaronandsharla said...

I am so glad you tried them and your husband liked them! They are definitely better than the store ones :)

Richelle said...

Those look amazingly delicious! I think I have to try them!

aswewalk.com said...

This is just SINFUL! Lol. I'm going to HAVE to make it and then ask forgiveness.

Becky said...

i am so totally making this for football food this saturday!!

Erin said...

OH MY HECK!!! I'm printing this out right now so I can make them this weekend. YUM!

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