Snickers Brownies


Snickers plus brownies all in one – oh yes! Snickers are one of my favorite candy bars so when I saw this version of brownies over at BHG I knew they’d taste just like a Snickers. These over the top brownies are worth the extra time and effort. You may look at the ingredients list and directions and think, no way that’s too much, but don’t. If you like Snickers you’ve got to try these! Everyone in my family agreed they taste just like a Snickers but with a soft and chewy brownie added in. If you bring these to a party, you’ll likely find that they become the talk of the party and everyone will be wanting the recipe. Save this recipe for your next celebration when you want to go all out or treat yourself this weekend and make a batch of these incredible Snickers Brownies.

Snickers Brownies | Cooking Classy


Snickers Brownies | Cooking Classy

Snickers Brownies | Cooking Classy


Snickers Brownies


  • 3 oz unsweetened chocolate , coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter
  • 2/3 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 1/4 cups granulated sugar , divided
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 1/2 (14 oz) bags vanilla caramels (such as Kraft), unwrapped (68 caramels total)
  • 2/3 cup evaporated milk , divided
  • 1 Tbsp water
  • 1 1/2 cups chopped lightly salted peanuts
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 (7 oz) container marshmallow creme
  • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 (12 oz) pkg milk chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream


  1. In a microwave safe bowl combine unsweetened chocolate and 1/2 cup butter. Heat mixture in microwave on 50% power in 30 second increments, stirring between increments until melted and smooth. Allow to cool slightly, about 5 minutes. Meanwhile, preheat oven to 350 degrees and line a 13 by 9-inch baking dish with foil, extending foil over sides of pan. Grease foil then set pan aside.
  2. For the brownie layer:
  3. In a mixing bowl whisk together flour, baking soda and salt. Stir 1 cup of the granulated sugar into the melted chocolate mixture, then mix in eggs, one at a time, with a wooden spoon. Stir in vanilla extract. Add flour mixture to chocolate mixture and stir just until combined. Pour batter into prepared baking dish and spread into an even layer. Bake 15 - 17 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack.
  4. For the caramel layer:
  5. In a large microwave safe bowl, combine caramels, 2 tablespoons of the evaporated milk, and the water. Microwave on HIGH power 30 second increments, stirring between increments until melted and smooth, about 3 minutes total. Stir in chopped peanuts. Spread caramel mixture evenly over brownie layer in pan, covering entirely. Place in freezer and allow to set while preparing nougat layer.
  6. For the nougat layer:
  7. In a medium saucepan combine remaining 1 1/4 cups granulated sugar, the remaining evaporated milk (1/2 cup + 2 tsp), and 1/3 cup butter. Heat mixture over medium-high heat and bring to a boil, stirring frequently, then reduce heat to medium. Simmer uncovered for 5 minutes, without stirring (in case you were wondering on the temp, mine came to 218 degrees). Remove from heat and stir in marshmallow cream and peanut butter. Remove pan from freezer and pour nougat layer over caramel layer and spread evenly to edges. Place pan in freezer and allow to set while preparing chocolate layer.
  8. For the chocolate layer:
  9. In a microwave safe bowl (or over stove top in small saucepan over low heat), combine chocolate chips, 1/4 cup butter and the heavy cream. Heat mixture in 30 second increments on 50% power, stirring between increments until melted and smooth (it might seem to cloy a little, just whisk it well and continue to melt and whisk until smooth). Spread evenly over nougat layer and return to freezer to allow chocolate layer to set. Cut into squares and store in an airtight container in refrigerator.
  10. Recipe Source: adapted with slight changes from BHG


  • Leah: these look awesome! Snickers were always my fav growing up and these totally bring me back to my childhood. Yum! May 5, 2014 at 11:00am Reply

  • Averie @ Averie Cooks: Wow they look incredible. Perfect slices, too. With bars like this, I can see them making a total mess everywhere, okay, I would make a total mess everywhere :) Yours are immaculately perfect! So impressed! And I want the whole pan! pinned May 5, 2014 at 11:42am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I always freeze them a bit so I don’t get disasterous slices :). Thanks so much for sharing Averie, you’re the best! May 5, 2014 at 11:30pm Reply

  • Amanda: So good! I must make these, I love Snickers! :) May 5, 2014 at 11:47am Reply

  • sally @ sallys baking addiction: Hands down, the best brownie recipe I’ve ever seen. Absolute must try Jaclyn!! Snickers are my weakness. May 5, 2014 at 11:50am Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks so much Sally! And yes snickers are too good, what would we do without them? May 5, 2014 at 11:36pm Reply

  • Matt Robinson: These are so great Jaclyn! We LOVE snickers here too and my sons would go crazy for these. Great pics too! May 5, 2014 at 12:25pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks Matt! I actually didn’t like these pics – which is how I feel probably 75% of the time. There’s always room for improvement but it keeps me learning and keeps things interesting! I’m always so impressed with your photos, especially as a new blogger! Wish I could catch on that fast :). May 5, 2014 at 11:34pm Reply

  • Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts: LOVE your photos! And these brownies look seriously incredible. May 5, 2014 at 1:21pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: Thanks so much Angelyn! May 6, 2014 at 6:41pm Reply

  • Shari Kelley: Wow! I’m sure these would be worth any amount of work you have to go to in order to make them! I can’t wait to try them. Thanks, Jaclyn! May 5, 2014 at 1:33pm Reply

  • Liz@Virtually Homemade: I think I’ve died and gone to heaven. Look at those oozy gooey layers! May 5, 2014 at 1:45pm Reply

  • Laura (Tutti Dolci): These brownies look absolutely to die for! May 5, 2014 at 2:06pm Reply

  • Meriem @ Culinary Couture: I am just staring at the screen in shock. These look too good to be true. May 5, 2014 at 8:53pm Reply

    • Daniela: This is the best response ever! So am I. :) May 11, 2014 at 1:59pm Reply

  • Ami@naivecookcooks: These look so good..I love eating snickers and snicker brownies sound so good! May 5, 2014 at 11:03pm Reply

  • Amy @ Amy’s Healthy Baking: May I be your official taste tester? Pretty please? The gooey caramel, the rich brownie, the sweet nougat (always my favorite part of candy bars!)… I’m practically dying for a bite! I love how you captured the subtle dripping of the caramel; it looks so inviting! May 5, 2014 at 11:51pm Reply

  • Chloe @ foodlikecake: These look way better than regular snickers, because, brownie!! May 6, 2014 at 4:01am Reply

  • Rachel @ Baked by Rachel: I would LOVE a bite!! These look seriously amazing!!! May 6, 2014 at 4:30am Reply

  • Layla @ Brunch Time Baker: Omg these look too goo to be true! It’s the best of both worlds in one bar! May 6, 2014 at 7:37am Reply

  • Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction: Love snickers! These would be devoured in no time at my house! May 7, 2014 at 6:46am Reply

  • Kate @ Diethood: Duuuude, these are, OMG-type of awesome!! Gorgeous, too!! May 7, 2014 at 11:10pm Reply

  • Crystal | Apples & Sparkle: OMG! These are getting made at my house for reals. Pinned! : ) May 8, 2014 at 1:29am Reply

  • Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious: What a genius idea for a brownie! I could inhale these! May 8, 2014 at 8:55am Reply

  • Maija: I always thought it would be cool to sell treats at a yard sale. People walking and driving around all day sure get munchy and thirsty! These (in a cooler maybe?), some lemonade, cookies, and it’s sure to be a hit!! And if it’s a slow weekend, that’s “unsellables” I don’t mind so much. ;) May 8, 2014 at 11:03am Reply

  • Marion: I made these today, and had a question for you…my nouget layer did not stiffen up at all. The taste was really outstanding, but it was messy since that layer didn’t harden. Do you have any suggestions?

    Thank you!

    Marion May 18, 2014 at 6:05pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I would probably cook the nougat mixture for a few minutes longer or cook on a higher heat. You might even want to take the temperature if you have a candy thermometer and then it should set if it reached the right temp. Sorry that happened though!! May 18, 2014 at 8:38pm Reply

    • Dawn Gaskill: I had the same problem. Flavor was good but that layer didn’t set so my end result was a disaster. November 25, 2014 at 12:00pm Reply

    • Janice: I, too, had the same problem with the nougat oozing out of the middle, even when I kept the pan in the fridge overnight. I cooked the nougat to 220 degrees with the candy thermometer, so if I make them again, I’ll make sure it cooks longer. They’re very tasty, but I can’t take them anywhere because of the messy pieces! June 15, 2015 at 10:10am Reply

  • Alycia: These are unbelievable! I made them this weekend and even tho my nougat layer ended up “melting” all over they were amazing! Thank you for sharing the recipe. May 19, 2014 at 8:40am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m glad you liked them Alycia! Next time you may want to try testing the nougat layer temp so it will set a little better. Thanks for your comment :)! May 19, 2014 at 9:13am Reply

  • Katie: How long do these need to set up after the last layer is added and before serving? Was planning on making for Father’s Day on Sunday! June 13, 2014 at 3:42pm Reply

  • Ana: These are amazing! I just made them. Is true, they are a lot of work, but I really enjoyed making each layer. My husband says they taste much better than Snickers, and I agree! Thanks for the recipe :) July 21, 2014 at 3:56am Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so happy to hear you both liked them Ana! Thanks for your feedback! July 21, 2014 at 11:33pm Reply

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  • muneza: hi,i made these yeserday and oh!my God!these are the best brownies ever!!had to make everything from scratch including marshmallow creme and caramel(from your site,thanks for that too!),since we don’t get it here,but it turned out amazing!! August 30, 2014 at 2:24am Reply

    • Jaclyn: So happy you loved them! September 12, 2014 at 3:56pm Reply

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  • jeanne: These brownies turned out beautifully! Picture perfect and they tasted as good as they looked. Thank you so much for the recipe. I can’t wait to try others from your collection. April 25, 2015 at 6:41pm Reply

    • Jaclyn: I’m so glad you liked them Jeanne! Thanks for leaving a comment! April 27, 2015 at 10:43pm Reply

  • Lucy @ Globe Scoffers: Wow these look amazing I can’t wait to try them. What a great idea, everyone loves a Snickers. July 14, 2015 at 2:08pm Reply

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