Homemade Snickers Bars

I learned so many lessons making these bars.  Most of them I knew but always good to be reminded for future cooking projects. 

Here are the ingredients:

1 cup marshmallow cream (like fluffer-nutter)

1 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter (like Jif or Skippy – nothing fancy)

1 cup caramels (I actually made my own caramel because I couldn't find caramels)

1 cup peanuts

2 cups melted chocolate (a really good chocolate)

Line a pan that has sides with tin foil (cookie pan). 

Mix together the marshmallow cream with the peanut butter.  Spread this across the pan on top of the tin foil.  It should be about 1/2" thickness.  Let this get hard in the freezer for about an hour.

Melt the caramels and then add in the peanuts.  Very very quickly pour this over the mixture from the freezer.  This mixture gets hard quickly and you need to spread it over marshmallow/peanut butter mixture.  Again about 1/4-1/2" thickness.  Put this back in the freezer until hard.

Once this is firm then take it out of the freezer and cut into bars.  Put back in the freezer.

Melt the chocolate over a really low heat.  Here is the key, use good chocolate.  Chocolate chips are made out of chocolate that has a waxy component and when you melt it and dip stuff into it, it just does not work.  I tried it and tossed it out.  Kind of makes me think about the type of chocolate I will be using going forward for my good old basic chocolate chip cookies.  Might have to start buying bars of really good chocolate and chopping it up into pieces.

Once the chocolate is melted, dip the bars into the chocolate and make sure it is completely covered, put on a piece of parchment paper to dry.  Once you have finished all the bars then put in the freezer to harden.

About 15 minutes before serving, take the bars out of the freezer.  This is definitely a major project but certainly fun and tastes good!