Let’s get this out of the way from the get-go: making your own Snickers bar – or our closest approximation to one – is kind of a pain. It’s a little messy, a bit time consuming and has quite a few steps. So why bother, instead of just picking one up at the gas station checkout counter?
Well, mostly because it’s fun. To take a bunch of raw ingredients, spend an hour in the kitchen and wind up with something that tastes just like the candy you grew up on is pretty awesome. For another thing, it’s interesting to learn how your food is made.
For example, do you know what nougat is actually made of? We didn’t think so. Well, thanks to this recipe, you now know that it’s a mix of peanut butter, marshmallow fluff and powdered sugar (or at least that’s what we’re using; many types of sugar/honey and roasted nuts will do).
The only issue with making your Snickers bars? Having way to many laying around the house tempting you to eat them.
2 cups semisweet chocolate chips, divided
10 tablespoons creamy peanut butter, divided
7 ounces marshmallow fluff
1-1/2 cups powdered sugar
1 cup dry roasted unsalted peanuts
11 ounces caramels
1/4 cup heavy cream
Place one cup of chocolate chips in double boiler over simmering water