Snickers Brownies

05.05.2014

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.

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Snickers Brownies

Ingredients

  • 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

Instructions

  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

43 comments

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

  • 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

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

  • 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

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