Friday, January 9, 2009

Homemade Snickers Bars

Note: If you have never visited Lisa's blog during her Tempt My Tummy Tuesdays, you really should. That is where I found this delicious recipe. It was at Lynn's Kitchen Adventures.

Homemade Snickers Bars

Ingredients:
2 teaspoons butter
1 cup milk chocolate chips
1/4 cup butterscotch chips
1/4 cup Creamy Peanut Butter

Filling:
1/4 cup butter
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup evaporated milk
1-1/2 cups marshmallow creme
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups chopped salted peanuts

Caramel Layer:
1 package (14 ounces) caramels
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream

Icing:
1 cup (6 ounces) milk chocolate chips
1/4 cup butterscotch chips
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter

Directions:
Line a 13-in. x 9-in. pan with foil; butter the foil with 2 teaspoons butter and set aside. In a small saucepan, combine the milk chocolate chips, butterscotch chips and peanut butter; stir over low heat until melted and smooth. Spread into prepared pan. Refrigerate until set.

For filling, in a small heavy saucepan, melt butter over medium heat. Add sugar and milk; bring to a gentle boil. Reduce heat to medium-low; boil and stir for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat; stir in the marshmallow creme, peanut butter and vanilla. Add peanuts. Spread over first layer. Refrigerate until set.

For caramel layer, in a small heavy saucepan, combine the caramels and cream; stir over low heat until melted and smooth. Cook and stir 4 minutes longer. Spread over the filling. Refrigerate until set.

For icing, in another saucepan, combine chips and peanut butter; stir over low heat until melted and smooth. Pour over the caramel layer. Refrigerate for at least 4 hours or overnight. Remove from the refrigerator 20 minutes before cutting. Remove from pan and cut into 1-in. squares. Store in an airtight container. Yield: about 8 dozen.

4 comments:

Willow (Shelby) said...

AAAACKCCKKK! You're killing me here, Deanna! Seriously, this one had me 'til the butterscotch chips... not a fan of the butterscotch! Whew, saved from the calories by the butterscotch!

From the Doghouse said...

How close are they to the real thing?

Lisa@BlessedwithGrace said...

I was licking my lips over this, when Lynn posted it. Now I am licking my lips again. My mother loves snickers. I told her about this and really do want to make them!!

lana said...

it really, really, really does look good... but it REALLY looks like a lot of work :-)

but... maybe worth a try!