Making a homemade candy bar is challenging and exciting, and if done right, very delicious. While it is easy to go in the supermarket and buy your favorite candy bar to sweeten your day, DIY enthusiasts will use their culinary abilities and skills to mimic the taste and make a homemade version of their beloved sweets and candies. One of the most notable candies is Snikkers, and today, you are going to learn how to make them and become a DIY candy maker. If you are more of a Twix fan check this recipe out!
Whether you ran out of candies or would like to make your own, you should try this recipe. Firstly, you will go through 4 significant steps (additional adjustments will be explained). Note that this homemade Snickers recipe is easy to follow, and the instructions might sound scary on paper but are very straightforward once you put them in practice. So, let us go through the steps.
Step One: Ingredients
Before you start cooking, make sure you have all the ingredients provided in the list below:
- milk chocolate chips ( 2.5 cups)
- peanut butter (one cup)
- unsalted butter (1/4 cup)
- granulated sugar (one cup)
- evaporated milk (1/4 cup)
- marshmallow fluff (one and a half cups)
- salted peanuts (one and a half cups)
- vanilla extract ( one teaspoon)
- bag of caramels (14 oz bag)
- whipping cream (1/4 cup)
Step Two: Bottom Layer
Snickers bar exterior is covered with hard and crisp chocolate layer, and that is what you will try to accomplish. To do that, you will firstly work on the bottom chocolate layer. For this, you will need 1 1/4 cups milk chocolate chips and 1/4 cup of peanut butter.
Make sure that you grease the baking pan so that the chocolate doesn’t burn (if you aren’t sure, it is better to put more grease than less in this case). You can melt these two ingredients together in the microwave or other similar appliances.
Once the ingredients are mixed, pour them into the baking pan and spread evenly. Once you do this, let the chocolate layer cool naturally over time. In the meantime, you can start focusing on your next layer.
Step Three: Creme Layer
Snickers bar is like a delicious crab: you have to fight through the outer layer to reach the delightful inside. This is the essential step of the recipe, but it isn’t hard to follow.
Firstly, melt the unsalted butter in the pan, medium heat. After the butter has melted, add the sugar and milk in the pan. Note that you have to stir while you are adding sugar and milk. Continue stirring up until the mixture starts boiling. Lower heat and cook five minutes (occasionally stir). After the five minutes have passed, add the vanilla extract, peanut butter, and marshmallow fluff and stir until the mixture is smooth and soft.
Once the mixture is smooth, turn the heating off, take the peanuts and spread them over the bottom chocolate layer (the one you already baked). After that, pour the creme mixture (the one you just cooked) over the peanuts and let it all cool.
Step Four: Caramel
For this step, you will need a bag of caramels and the whipping cream. Again, you can use the microwave or saucepan to fuse the ingredients. Once the mixture is soft and liquid, pour over across the whole pan, distributing equally. There is no exact timing on when you should stop heating the caramel. In general, the caramel will liquidize and mix with the whipping cream, which should signal that the mixture is ready.
However, beware that you don’t overcook it because you can burn the caramel.After the above step is done, let it all chill and harden until the exterior texture is hard and concrete.
This candy is best served once you cool it for a more extended period. It is also preferable to refrigerate if you want to harden the candy and make the texture even more compact. Again, these all depend on your tastes.
Revising The Recipe
This DIY recipe is perfect for all the people who enjoy Snickers and candies that have similar taste. If you want to make more of this candy bar, you can always adjust the recipe according to your needs. Moreover, if you have your ideas on this recipe would be even better, implement your plans and get creative.
That is the whole purpose of making your candies: to explore and enjoy. And if you do follow the steps accordingly, you will enjoy this delicious candy. And of course, once you master this recipe, you will always have a quick and easy recipe for making something sweet.