Ever since I made my matzo toffee, I've been obsessed with making caramel. No, it isn't the healthiest thing in the world, but YES, it might be the most delicious and simplest thing to make. So the other day when I stopped at the store and picked up a Snickers bar on my way out I thought, why don't I just try my own homemade Snickers bar recipe myself?
Although my favorite candy bar is a Milky Way Simply Caramel, I figured that would be too simple a recipe for me. Now that I've been doing my site full time, I am always looking for a challenge in the kitchen. People always gasp when I tell them how many times I make a recipe before it can technically be called a "recipe." After all, it's my job to perfect it for you so you're able to just whip it up by following the instructions!
Yet what I thought might be a complicated recipe turned out to be quite simple. Inside the chocolate lies layers of marshmallow fluff combined with peanut butter, peanuts, and homemade caramel. Turns out the hardest part of this recipe is waiting until the end to eat it!
- 2 cups chocolate chips
- 1 jar marshmallow fluff
- 1 tbsp. peanut butter, smooth
- 4 oz. peanuts
- 2 sticks salted butter
- 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
- 1 tbsp. vanilla extract
- Pinch of salt
- Medium saucepan
- Mixing spoon
- Mixing bowl
- Parchment paper
- Baking pan
2. Pour melted chocolate over parchment paper, and freeze for 30 minutes.
3. Combine fluff and peanut butter until smooth.
4. Pour the mixture on top of the chocolate layer. Top with peanuts.
5. In a medium saucepan, melt butter with sugar over medium heat. Bring to a boil, and allow the mixture to boil for three minutes, stirring constantly. Remove from heat. Add in salt and vanilla, stir.
6. Pour the caramel layer over peanuts. Melt chocolate, and pour over the caramel layer.
7. Freeze for one to two hours, or until set. Enjoy!
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