Homemade Snickers Bars Recipe - A Wonderful Thought (2024)

These homemade Snickers bars are so wonderfully rich and gooey. Throw them in the freezer to have a snack whenever you want it!

On the 11th day of Christmas, my true love gave to me… a recipe for homemade snickers bars and asked me to make them for him. Wait, what?! That is not how the song goes is it? 😉 Well that is what happened this last weekend anyway. Ha! And since we were sharing sweet treats with you this week, I thought it would be the perfect time to make them.

You can find the recipe below, and at the bottom of the post check out all the other delicious Christmas sweets from the many talented bloggers we have joining us for this blog hop.

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  • Day 1 – Finger Knitted Christmas Wreath
  • Day 2 – 30 Homemade Christmas Gift Ideas
  • Day 3 – Rustic Christmas Advent Calendar
  • Day 4 – Paper Christmas Cookies Kid’s Craft
  • Day 5 – Cream Cheese Christmas Tree with Crackers and Pepper Jelly
  • Day 6 – DIY Wooden Bead Feather Ornament
  • Day 7 – White Village Christmas Mantel
  • Day 8 – Christmas Morning Muffins in a Jar
  • Day 9 – Simple Hand Embroidered Gift Tags
  • Day 10 – Blush and Rose Gold Christmas Tree
  • Day 12 – Knitted Christmas Stockings

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This recipe originally came from Mr. Wonderful’s mother. Mr. W has fond memories of eating these from his childhood. He has talked about us making these homemade snickers bars for the longest time but for some reason we never got around to it. He was going to be gone camping with our two middle boys over the weekend and knew I was planning on doing some Christmas baking with our youngest son. So he asked really nicely if I could make them for him. 🙂

I had originally planned on making something else for this post instead, but when the request was made, my plans changed. 🙂 I was not sure how this was going to go since I had never made them before but they were actually fairly easy to make.

He remembers them being cut up and stored in the freezer, then they could grab one out anytime they wanted. I put them in the freezer after they were done and that is why you can see a little bit on condensation on them in the pictures. They were thawing out as we were taking the photos. I couldn’t wait to try one and you guys, they are so yummy!! They are really rich so I cut them into little pieces.

A great tip that I saw somewhere is to line your 9×13 pan with parchment paper when you are making bars. The parchment paper will not stick to the bars and the paper also makes it easier to get the bars out. Not to mention, easy clean up!! I was really surprised how much the nugget layer really tasted like a Snickers bar.

To speed things up and make it a little easier on myself, I just melted the chocolate and caramel layers in the microwave. Then it was simple to pour them over the previous layers.

Make sure you completely cool each layer before adding the next. This was easily done by throwing the whole pan in the freezer for a bit.

Freezing the whole pan also made it easier to cut them into pieces. Otherwise the caramel gets really sticky!

Homemade Snickers Bars Recipe - A Wonderful Thought (11)

Homemade Snickers Bars

Yield: 30-40 Bars

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 30 minutes

These homemade Snickers bars are so wonderfully rich and gooey. Throw them in the freezer to have a snack whenever you want it!


1st layer

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

2nd layer

  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1/4 cup butter or margarine
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 cups marshmallow creme
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped dry roasted peanuts

3rd layer

  • 11 1/2 ounce bag of Kraft caramels
  • 4 tablespoons heavy (evaporated) milk

4th layer

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


  1. Line 9x13 pan with parchment paper

1st layer

  1. Melt ingredients and spread in pan. Cool!

2nd layer

  1. Boil sugar, butter and milk for 5 minutes
  2. Add peanut butter, marshmallow creme and vanilla and mix until melted.
  3. Mix in peanuts
  4. Spread over chocolate layer. Cool!

3rd layer

  1. Melt ingredients and spread over nugget layer. Cool!

4th layer

  1. Melt ingredients and spread over caramel layer. Cool and cut.
Nutrition Information:

Yield: 40Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving:Calories: 162Total Fat: 9gSaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 5mgSodium: 47mgCarbohydrates: 17gFiber: 1gSugar: 14gProtein: 3g

Obviously these are not just treats for Christmas time, they can be made anytime of the year. They are sure to be a guaranteed hit. I don’t expect them to last very long around here. 🙂

I will be back on Friday for the last day of our Christmas series. Until then, happy eating!

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