Homemade Snickers

Homemade Snickers are a wonderful treat with layers of fluffy chocolate filling, roasted peanuts, and rich caramel covered in chocolate. These DIY Snickers candy bars are great gifts for chocolate lovers.

homemade snickers candy bars and peanuts.

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Copycat Snickers Bars

It’s hard to imagine a better snack than copycat Snickers Bars! That’s because it’s so good! I still think it’s one of my favorite snacks. How could it not be when I combine that caramel chocolate goodness with peanuts for the perfect, delectable crunch?

Candy with a nougat layer, caramel layer, and covered in chocolate is hard to resist. It’s a wonderful gluten-free candy too.

This recipe is also wonderful because it’s so easy to make. It doesn’t require a lot of trial and error. So, it’s a safe bet that you’ll get it right the first time. Take a look at just how easy it is.

What Makes Copycat Snickers Bars the Most Desired Snacks?

You can throw together the Copycat Snickers Candy Bar recipe fairly quickly. So, when you’re in the mood for a snack, that’s always an essential consideration.

Beyond being quick, the recipe is simple. It’s so easy to make from scratch and let ‘em chill. I’m sure this recipe will be one of your favorites soon too!  

Why You Should Try This Homemade Snickers Recipe

Sometimes you’re just in the mood for a candy bar, but it’s too much of a hassle to go to the store. With Copycat Snickers Bars, you can get the candy bar you’ve been craving without leaving home. It’s also a wonderful treat to share with your friends and family for special occasions and just because

Kitchen Tools You Might Need For Copycat Snickers Bars

Here are a few of the tools you may need for the recipe:

  • Baking dish: 8 x 8-inch
  • Parchment paper
  • Measuring cups and spoons
  • Spatula
  • Metal or glass mixing bowl

Ingredients You Will Need For Copycat Snickers Bars

For this recipe, you’ll need the following ingredients:

  • Milk chocolate melting wafers
  • Peanut butter
  • Evaporated milk
  • Marshmallow cream
  • Lightly salted, roasted peanuts
  • Soft chew caramels
  • Dark chocolate melting wafers
  • Vegetable oil or coconut oil
homemade snickers candy bars ingredients.

How To Make Copycat Snickers Bars

  1. Using parchment paper, prepare an 8 x 8-inch pan.
  2. Combine half of the evaporated milk with the milk chocolate melting wafers and the peanut butter in a medium saucepan over low-medium heat. Mix until thick and fluffy using a rubber spatula.
  3. Add the marshmallow cream and stir until smooth.
  4. Pour the mixture into an 8×8 pan. The surface will level out.
  5. Sprinkle peanuts over the top and set aside. 
steps for making homemade snickers nougat and peanut layers.
  1. Combine the caramel pieces and evaporated milk in a microwave-safe dish.
  2. Microwave the caramel mixture in 30-second bursts at 50% power. Stir the mixture in between each 30-second burst until it’s smooth.
  3. Distribute the caramel evenly over the peanuts.
  4. Refrigerate the dish for 4 hours or overnight.
steps for making caramel layer for homemade snickers.
  1. Pull up the parchment paper to remove the Snickers from the dish.
  2. Cut the Snickers bars by making 5 cuts downward and 1 cut upward using a sharp knife. Place each Snickers bar on a parchment paper-covered baking sheet. Then, put them in the refrigerator to chill.
  3. Heat the dark chocolate wafers in a microwave-safe bowl for 1 minute on 50% power. Add the vegetable oil and stir the chocolate mixture.
  4. Heat the chocolate in the microwave for 30-second bursts on 50% power. Stir the mixture in between until it is smooth.
  5. Dip each Snickers bar into the melted chocolate using two forks or dipping tools. Shake off excess chocolate and place each bar on the baking sheet. Repeat the process.
  6. Place the baking sheet in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to chill. When the chocolate is completely hardened, serve immediately.
steps for cutting and coating homemade snickers with chocolate.

Top Tips for Copycat Snickers Bars

Here are just a few of my favorite top tips and tricks I use to make copycat Snickers Bars even better! 

  • Copycat Snickers Bars are the perfect treat to make and give as a special holiday gift. You can wrap them up and put them in a tin or basket with hot chocolate or coffee for an even more special surprise. 
  • Plan ahead. While this recipe is quick and easy, you still need to allow time for the candy to chill to get the best results.
  • If your Copycat Snickers Bars get a little soft (particularly on a hot day), put them back in the fridge to chill. Or maybe you’ll find that you like their extra gooeyness just as much as the chilled version.
  • You can add toffee to the recipe to give the recipe a bit of a twist.
  • Try out different chocolate options like white, dark, or milk chocolate chips to get other wonderful delectable snacks you’ll love.
  • Add a teaspoon of vanilla extract to the nougat layer for an added touch of richness.
homemade snickers bars and one cut in half.

What Can You Serve with Copycat Snickers Bars

Homemade Snickers Bars pair well with a cold glass of milk to complement the chocolate and caramel. Of course, you can also make milkshakes to serve with your snack or even add them to the blender for an extra-special treat. You can also serve it with a side of your favorite ice cream

You can also serve chocolate Snickers with coffee as a dessert treat at the end of a meal or when you need a bit of that caffeinated goodness to enhance the chocolate and caramel detectability.

How to Store Homemade Snickers Bars

Use airtight containers or zip-top baggies to store your Copycat Snickers Bars. Of course, you may discover that you don’t have leftovers when you make this treat. They usually disappear pretty quickly around here. 

To freeze the Snickers candy, tightly wrap them in plastic wrap or foil before putting them in an airtight container or freezer bag. Frozen Snickers Bars are a wonderful treat, particularly on those sweltering summer days. You can bring them to room temperature or eat them in a slightly frozen state.

How Long Will They Last?

Homemade Snickers Bars are candy, so they could last up to six months if you store them in an airtight container in the fridge. They can last even longer if you freeze them.

The Snicker candy treats have never lasted that long in my house, but you could take it on as a challenge to see how long they last for you.

overhead view of homemade snickers candy bars.

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homemade snickers candy bars and peanuts.

Homemade Snickers

You can make your own homemade Snickers candy bars with this easy recipe.
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Candy Recipes
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 15 minutes
Chilling: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 45 minutes
Servings: 12
Calories: 406kcal


  • 2 cups milk chocolate melting wafers
  • ½ cup peanut butter
  • 3 tablespoons evaporated milk divided
  • 7 ounces marshmallow fluff
  • 1 cup lightly salted roasted peanuts
  • ½ 10.8 ounce bag soft chew caramels
  • cups dark chocolate melting wafers
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil


  • Prepare an 8×8 inch pan with parchment paper. See notes for directions & tips.
  • In a medium saucepan, combine milk chocolate melting wafers, peanut butters and half of the evaporated milk over low-medium heat. Using a rubber spatula, combine fully until thick and fluffy.
  • Reduce heat to low and fold in the mallow cream and stir constantly until fully combined.
  • Pour mixture into the bottom of the 8×8 pan. This will self-level well.
  • Top with peanuts and set aside.
  • In a microwave safe dish, combine caramels with the remaining evaporated milk.
  • Microwave on 50% power for 1 minute, stirring afterwards (it will be very hard to stir. Use another utensil to clear your stirring utensil from the caramel). Return to the microwave and continue to heat on 30-second, 50% power bursts, stirring in between until the caramel is smooth.
  • Pour caramel overtop of the peanuts, distributing evenly.
  • Place the dish inside the refrigerator and allow it to chill for 4 hours or overnight.
  • When done, remove the Snickers mixture from the dish by pulling up on the parchment paper.
  • Using a sharp knife, cut the Snickers bars by making one cut in the middle from top to bottom and another 5 cuts in the opposite direction.
  • Prepare a large baking sheet with parchment paper and place each Snickers bars on the sheet. Place the sheet inside the refrigerator to keep chilled while you prepare the melting chocolate.
  • In a medium microwave safe bowl, add the dark chocolate wafers and place inside the microwave to heat on 50% power for 1 minute. When done, add the vegetable oil and stir. Return to the microwave and heat in 30-second bursts on 50% power, stirring in between, until the chocolate is silky smooth.
  • Using two forks or dipping tools, dip each Snickers bar into the chocolate, coating it completely. Gently shake off any excess chocolate before placing the bar back on the baking sheet. Repeat this process for each bar.
  • Place the baking sheet back inside the refrigerator for 30 minutes or until the chocolate is completely hardened. When the chill time is complete, serve immediately.


The caramel won’t spread like the chocolate layer does, so when adding it, try to add it evenly over the peanuts. It will spread minorly from there.
Store these candy bars inside the refrigerator when not serving. This will prevent any melting or cracking of the chocolate.
Bar cutting tip: add vegetable oil to a paper towel and rub the paper towel over the blade of your knife before cutting the bars. This will help create even cleaner cuts and will prevent the caramel from sticking to the blade.
Do not use the full bag of caramels for this recipe. It will be too much caramel to not expand over the edge after cutting.
I have found Marshmallow Fluff works best when melted over the stove like in this recipe.


Calories: 406kcal | Carbohydrates: 44g | Protein: 6g | Fat: 25g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 6g | Trans Fat: 0.01g | Cholesterol: 1mg | Sodium: 120mg | Potassium: 231mg | Fiber: 2g | Sugar: 35g | Vitamin A: 9IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 43mg | Iron: 0.5mg

About Stephanie Manley

I recreate your favorite restaurant recipes, so you can prepare these dishes at home. I help you cook dinner, and serve up dishes you know your family will love. You can find most of the ingredients for all of the recipes in your local grocery store.

Stephanie is the author of CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home, and CopyKat.com's Dining Out in the Home 2.

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