Chocolate, caramel, peanut...all together in one candy bar, what could be better? You might know this candy bar by the name Snickers®, but homemade takes it to a whole new level. And the bonus is, you know exactly what's in it.
This is basically 2 layers of candy, peanut caramel and nougat, then each bar is dipped in velvety, luscious chocolate. Hello, delicious-ness!
Originally, Jurga had tasked me with bringing dessert to her Gr8 Dinner with a comedy theme. I was supposed to make a Snickers® pie. I thought it would be fun to try to make the candy bars. There are lots of variations on line, and I picked the one that looked like it would be closest to a real candy bar. I used Elizabeth LaBau's recipe from The Spruce. The ingredients are below, the recipe is here.
I have made these a couple of times since and they are always a hit. Recently, for my son and daughter-in-law's birthday dinner, these were the party favors!
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Chocolate, Caramel, Peanut Candy Bars
You will need:
- 2 cups light corn syrup,, divided
- 1 cup cream
- ½ cup milk
- 3 cups sugar,, divided
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 2 cups roasted salted peanuts
- 1 egg white,, at room temperature
- ½ cup water
- ¾ cup creamy peanut butter
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- 1 pound chocolate candy coating,, *See Gr8 Note
- For the directions to Elizabeth Labau's recipe, please visit The Spruce.
Gr8 Do-Ahead Tip:I made the peanut caramel layer one day; then the next day the peanut nougat was made. And on the third day the bars were cut and dipped. If you don't have a big block of time, this works Gr8! Candy can be made up to two weeks ahead of time and stored sealed in an air tight container.
Gr8 Chocolate Note:Many years ago a friend of mine suggested using Plymouth Pantry Almond Bark Chocolate Flavored Coating. And it is a time saver if you don't have the time to temper your chocolate. The coating is smooth and able to be held in your hand without melting immediately...and it's delicious!
Don't we all? This is one of the best flavor combos, sweet and salty!
This is amazing. How did you know I had an addiction?!