Caramel Snickers 7 Layer Bars

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My caramel-infused, 7 layered version of a Snickers Bar! 

Homemade Caramel Snickers Bars - caramel-infused, 7 layered version of a Snickers Bar! @sallybakeblog

Let’s put the healthier eating on hold for a sec. K?

Quick, what’s your favorite candy bar? Mine are Snicker’s. I like to keep little bite sized snickers bars around for a small little treat every now and then – I like them frozen.  Am I the only one who likes frozen Snicker’s bars? Besides you, mom!

Anyway, I went a little crazy recently and added anything and everything “snickers-y” into a layered dessert bar. Making a 7 layer bar (aka magic bar) is SO easy.  Throw a bunch of stuff into a pan and cover it with sweetened condensed milk – just make sure you have a sturdy crust.  The options are endless! And today, the option is Snickers. I hope you’re ready for this.

Homemade Caramel Snickers Bars - caramel-infused, 7 layered version of a Snickers Bar! @sallybakeblog

Let’s dissect these layer by layer. I wanted to shoot photos of each layer for you but I made these bars early one dark morning, wearing my glasses, and well… I can’t really use a camera wearing my glasses. And I’m dangerously blind without my glasses.

Start with a graham cracker crust. That is the first layer. I used low-fat honey graham crackers and pulverized them with my food processor. You may buy graham cracker crumbs or crush up full graham cracker sheets – I’ll leave that up to you. Mix the crumbs with melted butter and press into an 8×8 pan.

I love that this recipe is a smaller batch recipe. Typical 7 Layer Bar recipes make a large 9×13 batch. Trust me, I do not need this many tempting caramel-laden, snickers-gooey, buttery little bars around the house.  This small-batch recipe is perfect.

Moving along to all the fun layers! I thought about all of the things packed inside my beloved Snickers bars and dug through my pantry to find the appropriate goodies. First, top the crust with milk chocolate chips (2nd layer). Add a layer of peanut butter chips (3rd layer).  Yes, I realize that regular Snickers do not have peanut butter in them, but in my world – peanut butter is ALWAYS welcome.

Next, add chopped Snickers bars (4th layer), soft caramel candies (5th layer), and chopped dry-roasted peanuts (6th layer).

The soft caramel candies and the caramel from the Snickers melt all over, making these bars SO gooey. Gooey and sticky and sweet. Tip: make sure you have napkins handy when you eat them.

Homemade Caramel Snickers Bars - caramel-infused, 7 layered version of a Snickers Bar! @sallybakeblog

Pour the 7th and final layer on top of everything.  Sweetened condensed milk is the most crucial ingredient involved, binding all of these glorious layers together.  You’ll want to completely drench the layers with a nice pour.

As the bars bake, the sweetened condensed milk bubbles around the top and edges of the pan, sinking down into every last layer.  The baked sweetened condensed milk makes the bars unbelievably chewy and it reminds me of a Snicker’s bar nougat filling.

Every last bite of these is packed with everything you love about a Snickers bar. And they have chopped snicker’s bars on top too.  It’s a double Snickers experience. 😉

Homemade Caramel Snickers Bars - caramel-infused, 7 layered version of a Snickers Bar! @sallybakeblog

There are so many tastes and textures going on in these!  A buttery crust, soft milk chocolate, crunchy peanuts, lots of peanut butter chips, gooey caramel, SNICKER’S BARS, and sticky sweetened condensed milk.  Each bite has something completely different – a texture freak’s dream come true.

And a Snickers lover’s dream come true.

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Caramel Snickers 7 Layer Bars

My caramel-infused, 7 layered version of a Snickers Bar!

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup graham cracker crumbs (about 6 full graham crackers ground up)
  • 1/4 cup (60g) salted butter, melted (or unsalted)
  • 1/2 cup (90g) milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup (180g) peanut butter chips
  • 2 full size Snickers Bars (58g each), chopped
  • 10 unwrapped Kraft caramels, chopped (or use 1/2 cup Kraft Caramel Bits)
  • 3/4 cup (95g) dry-roasted peanuts
  • 8 oz sweetened condensed milk (a little more than half of a standard 14 oz can)

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (177°C). Line an 8-inch or 9-inch square baking pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil. Spray generously with non-stick spray. Set aside.
  2. Stir together graham cracker crumbs and melted butter. Mixture will be relatively crumbly. Press onto the bottom of the prepared dish and slightly up the sides.
  3. Layer chocolate chips and next 4 ingredients, in the order listed, into prepared baking pan. Drizzle with sweetened condensed milk.
  4. Bake for 35-38 minutes or until center is set. Allow to cool completely and lift the bars out of the pan using the edges of the parchment paper. Cut into bars.
  5. Make ahead tip: These bars stay fresh covered at room temperature for up to 5 days and in the refrigerator up to 10. Bars freeze well, up to 3 months. Thaw overnight in the refrigerator before serving.

Recipe Notes:

Recipe can be doubled in a 9x13 baking pan. Double each ingredient, except for sweetened condensed milk. A standard 14 oz can of sweetened condensed milk may be used.

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131 Comments

  1. Delicious! Snickers definitely is in my top 3 favourite chocolate bars! I need to make these bars (or at least a version of them, my husband’s been bugging me to make the DisneyWorld magic cookie bars since we came back from our trip 2 years ago!) 🙂

      1. They are a version of the 7 layer bar with butterscotch chips, nuts and coconut 🙂 we were a little obsessed with them whilst on holiday and got the recipe, which I’ve somehow managed to lose! Fortunately I think I can find it on the internet 🙂

      2. I saw your comment about the DisneyWorld magic cookie bars and couldn’t *not* reply–I can’t believe I’ve missed them all these years! Do they sell them in all of the parks, or just one of them? Crazy!

      3. I haven’t been to Disney World in YEARS and have only had Magic Bars/7 Layer Bars made in my kitchen, but now I’m curious to try one from DW instead!

  2. Oh my God, Sally, these are every Snickers lovers’ dream! I’m addicted to taking classic recipes and putting my own twist on them. I love how magic bars are so versatile that you can add different layers depending on your tastes/cravings. You were clearly craving Snickers the day you made these 🙂 They look dangerously rich and delicious. And I also love frozen Snickers-in fact, that’s the only way I eat them!

    1. Elaine, more and more I think we are twins separated at birth. 🙂 Frozen snickers… YES! hands down, the only way i’ll eat them. oh, except if they’re in a 7 layer bar or a cookie. 🙂 And 7 layer bars are the BEST to make. there are SO many different ways to have fun with them.

    1. i’m glad my blabbering on about the ingredients, taste, and baking methods don’t bore you colleen! i like to write about food. 🙂

  3. Holy cheese and crackers! These sound sooooo incredibly good! (And look even better!) Thank you for your wonderful imagination – what did we ever do without you? <3

    1. “holy cheese and crackers” – lol! That just put a huge smile on my face catherine!! thank you for that and you are very welcome!

  4. Usually, it’s quite easy for me to “veganize” a recipe, but you’ve given me quite the challenge! These bars look so good, though, that I don’t mind one bit. It might be a project spanning a few days (homemade graham crackers, caramels, condensed coconut milk), but I think I’m up for it! I can’t stop drooling over the pictures. Thanks for another wonderful recipe!

    1. jodye – i cannot WAIT to see what you come up with for a vegan version of these! i know they’ll be amazing. i don’t think i could ever veganize as well as you do!

  5. Ooh snickers are one of my faves! These bars look amazing, I love how easy they look to make; they’re going onto my to-bake list immediately 🙂

    1. they are SO easy and don’t take much time at all. i love one-pan bars/brownies. So much easier than cookies. Let me know how they turn out, Kathy!

    1. it’s safe to say that i could live off of snickers. sure, my pants won’t fit and i’ll have more cavaties than I have teeth… but… so worth it. 🙂 Thanks Jocelyn!

  6. Oh my gosh. I am drooling. I’m thinking I may use Peanut Butter Snickers, though, cause I’m with you, you can never have too much Peanut Butter. Thanks for the recipe! (And my thighs thank you for the smaller batch!)

    1. if i had peanut btuter snickers on hand the morning i made these, i most certainly would’ve used those!! i love peanut butter and snickers together! i praise small batche recipes. 🙂 Thanks Katherine!

  7. Totally amazing. They are everything I could want in a bar! First I do love coconut but once it’s added, it does tend to take over the flavor and has that unmistakeable texture & I love that you were able to omit it yet still get that perfect top layer. Must be the sweet cond milk. Which I also love!

    Funny you mention using a half can – I have a recipe this week that uses a half can. And a couple recipes on my site that can be made to use the other half. Lol

    I love Snickers too. Butterfinger, Reeses & Snickers are my fave old school candy. And last month a few times when I was traveling, Snickers bars saved me. These look awesome Sally!

    1. i knew you’d love these bars Averie! They have “you” written all over them. gooey, caramel-filled, chocolate, sticky, small-batch, bars, etc! can’t wait to see that recipe this week! PB cups are another favorite. Snickers, butterfinger, PB cups. the trifecta of perfection. 🙂

    1. lol! thankfully i made these BEFORE new years, but didn’t get a chance to post them before all the resolutions! snickers are my weakness too. 🙂 Thanks natasha!

      1. that is SO wonderful to hear, Natasha – you are the first to let me know you made these. thank you for reporting back!

  8. Snickers are by far my favorite candy bar and I totally store them in the freezer and I love them frozen. Have you tried the almond Snickers? I love those too. I’ve still been dying to try those rice krispie treats, but now I’ve got to try these too!

    1. Jenn – i’ve never had almond snickers before! i don’t know if i’ve ever seen almond snickers, actually! i saw dark chocoalte snickers in the store today though. can’t wait to try that kind!

      1. Wow – you are fast! Yeah, I can only find the Almond Snickers at Halloween, so I pick up a few bags and freeze them for the whole year. Keep your eye out in October, if you can’t find them I will mail you some, because I know you will love them. Have a good weekend.

  9. I want to dive head first into a huge pile of these and never find my way out. Seriously. These are giving those pretzel cookies a run for their money…. NOW HOW WILL I EVER KNOW WHICH ONE TO TRY FIRST?!?!?! Oh girl, these just look so amazing, and the pictures with the caramel popping out of the top have me drooling!

    1. Thanks Avery! I tent o like semi-sweet chocolate chips more than milk chocolate, but that still doesn’t mean i can’t be trusted around a huge bag of them. milk chocolate just seemed like a better choice for these bars anyway. 🙂 I had NO self control for these either!

  10. Wow. Just wow. I love snickers bars and I’m sure I’d love this magic bar.

    Frozen candy bars are always better in my opinion 😉

    I may have to try to veganize it or maybe I will just wait for Jodye to do all the hard work, lol!

    1. I love frozen candy bars – not just snickers! Milky ways are also wonderful straight out of the freezer! If you come up with a vegan version (or wait for Jodye), I can’t wait to see it!

    1. OH my goodness. Jess. Why haven’t I ever tried frozen york peppermint patties??? I think I praise you for this suggestion and comment. 🙂

  11. Yum!!! I don’t think a small pan is nearly enought! I’m going with a 9×13 for sure! They look heavenly!

    1. Thanks Erin!! I couldn’t be trusted around a large batch in a small little apartment with only 2 of us! If you make them, let me know!

  12. Oh my goodness – these are absolutely sinful! I do love snickers (I actually haven’t had it in a while!) so I will most definitely have to devour every single last bar! I don’t think I’ll be able to share with Jason.

  13. I have homemade Twix sitting in my freezer and it tastes ahh-maazing, but I can’t wait to chuck a bunch of Snickers in as well! And now I’m craving Snickers ice cream bars…healthy eating, say what? Thank you so much for sharing this variation on magic bars! I shall be trying it shortly, for sure.

  14. I love your world where peanut butter is welcome every day. That’s how I roll too!!! And drenching everything in sweetened condensed milk just makes me so happy! Oh Snickers! Sally, you just amaze me with every single combo you post!!!

  15. Although I do not like Snickers (I hate nuts), I’ll probably have to make these for my boys. My daddy always had a stash of mini Snickers in the freezer, it was his favorite way to eat them.
    Loving your blog and recipes, even the ones with nuts 😉

    1. you could most definitely make these with milky ways and leave out the peanuts if you’re tempted to make a batch for yourself. 🙂 Thanks Kristin!

  16. This is so timely for me, because I’ve got most of a can of sweetened condensed milk left after making cookie dough truffles! Great idea to make a smaller recipe. Also, I’m so sorry about your pretzel recipe being stolen! I’m sure that’s incredibly discouraging, frustrating, and maddening. At least you have a huge fanbase with lots of people ready to be vigilantes on your behalf! 🙂

    1. cookie dough truffles? send me some! thank you for the kind words and support Caley! your comments always mean the world to me. 🙂

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