Homemade Snickers Bars

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If you’re a Snickers bar fan, you’ll adore this homemade version. These homemade Snickers bars are gluten free, dairy free, and refined sugar free, as well as grain free. If you’re not a fan of peanuts, feel free to make these with any other nut/nut butter. They’re super easy to make and require just 6-7 ingredients!

How many Snickers bars will this recipe make?

This recipe will make 6-8 Snickers bars, depending how big you want them to be!

homemade snickers bars far away shot
What ingredients will I need to make these Snickers bars?

You’ll need just 6-7 simple ingredients to make these bars. They are:

  • almond flour
  • salt
  • peanuts
  • pure maple syrup (or raw honey)
  • dark or semi-sweet chocolate (I use dairy free and refined sugar free)
  • peanut butter (I use homemade)
  • coconut oil (optional)
Can I make these bars peanut free?

Yes! If you’re not a fan of peanuts, you can use any other nut and nut butter combination. This recipe would be delicious with almonds and almond butter, cashews and cashew butter, pecans and pecan butter, or with hazelnuts and hazelnut butter!

homemade snickers bars close up shot
How do I melt the chocolate?

You can melt the chocolate in the microwave or on the stovetop using the double boiler method. If you melt the chocolate in the microwave, it will help to add a little bit of coconut oil to the chocolate to help it melt smoothly. This isn’t necessary, but will help to thin the chocolate and help it melt evenly.

Looking for more peanut butter and chocolate recipes?

I don’t know if there’s a better flavor combination out there than peanut butter and chocolate. If you like peanut and chocolate together as much as I do, you’ll want to check out these recipes too!

Ready to make these homemade Snickers bars? The full recipe is below!

5 from 1 vote

Homemade Snickers Bars

Servings 8
Prep Time 30 minutes
Chill Time 1 hour 30 minutes
Total Time 2 hours

Ingredients

For the Crust

  • 1 cup almond flour
  • 3 tbsp pure maple syrup (or raw honey)
  • 1/4 tsp salt

For the Caramel

  • 1/3 cup natural peanut butter
  • 1/4 tsp salt (if using unsalted peanut butter)
  • 3 tbsp maple syrup (or raw honey)

Other Ingredients

  • handful peanuts
  • 6 oz dark or semi-sweet chocolate
  • 2 tsp coconut oil (optional, but recommended)

Instructions

  • Add the crust ingredients to a small bowl and mix until a sticky crust forms. If the dough is too dry, add in a bit more sweetener. If the dough is too wet, add more almond flour.
  • Next, line a standard loaf pan with parchment paper and add the crust to bottom of the lined pan. Using a piece of parchment paper, smooth the crust out until it evenly covers the bottom of the pan.
  • Next, mix together the caramel ingredients in a small bowl. Once mixed, spread the caramel evenly over the crust. Sprinkle a generous handful of peanuts on top of the caramel layer and then gently press them down into the caramel (I use a lot of peanuts!). Then place the loaf pan in the freezer.
  • After several hours, remove from the freezer. Place on a cutting board and slice into 6-8 evenly sized bars.
  • Next, melt 6oz dark or semi-sweet chocolate (on the stovetop or in the microwave). I like to add 1-2 tsp coconut oil to the chocolate to help it melt more smoothly.
  • Coat each bar in the melted chocolate then place the bars on a tray lined with parchment paper. Refrigerate the snickers bars until the chocolate has hardened, then enjoy! Store leftovers in the fridge or freezer.

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Notes

Feel free to bake the crust before adding the peanut butter caramel for a crunchier nougat. Simply bake the crust at 350For 10-15 minutes. Once cooled, top with the peanut butter caramel and peanuts. 
Course: Dessert, Snacks
Diet: Gluten Free, Grain Free, Keto Friendly, Refined Sugar Free, Dairy Free, Soy Free, Paleo
Keyword: Gluten Free Snickers, Healthy Snickers Bars, Homemade Candy Bar, Homemade Snickers, Vegan Snickers Bars

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  1. RoseMarie Kamenitz says:

    What are the macros on this Snickers bars?

    1. Hi! I am not totally sure. But you can use Whisk Nutrition Calculator to easily figure out! Just plug in the recipe link and serving size! https://whisk.com/recipe-nutrition-calculator/

  2. 5 stars
    They are delicious, congrats!! but where do i store them fridge or freezer? And for how many days?

    1. You can store them in the fridge for about 5 days or in the freezer for a couple months. Totally up to you!

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