Snickers Fudge – Satisfy your tooth with our recipe, for Snickers Fudge! This amazing dessert brings together the tastes of chocolate, peanut butter, caramel, and crunchy peanuts in one treat. In an hour you’ll have a batch of 24 bite squares that are perfect for indulging your cravings for something sweet. So let’s dive into the world of mouthwatering goodness with our Snickers Fudge!
Imagine this; It was a Sunday afternoon. I felt like creating something extraordinary in the kitchen. I stumbled upon a bag of peanuts, a jar of peanut butter and a bunch of caramels – that’s when the magic began. The idea to make fudge inspired by the Snickers bar struck me like lightning. Little did I know that this simple experiment would become a family favorite! The first time I served it to my husband and child their eyes filled with joy as they quickly devoured the Snickers Fudge from the plate. Since then it has become a treat in our home. Now I’m excited to share the recipe with you!
What makes this Snickers Fudge truly special?
What makes our Snickers Fudge truly special is its combination of textures and flavors. With each bite, you’ll experience a combination of chocolate, smooth peanut butter, sweet caramel, and crunchy peanuts. The best part? These bite-sized treats are ideal, for parties, potlucks or even indulging in a pleasure during a cozy movie night.
What You Need To Make This Snickers Fudge Recipe?
Butterscotch or Peanut Butter Chips: When it comes to making fudge you have the option to choose between butterscotch or peanut butter chips. Butterscotch chips give a caramel flavor while peanut butter chips bring in a nutty richness. Feel free to experiment with both and find out which one you prefer!
Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips: To achieve the level of sweetness, in your fudge opt for quality semi-sweet chocolate chips. They add richness without overpowering the ingredients.
Peanut Butter: For this recipe go for smooth peanut butter to give your fudge a velvety texture and a burst of goodness. You’ll need some for melting with the chocolate and the rest for the peanut layer creating a treat for peanut lovers.
Evaporated Milk: To ensure a creamy consistency and a touch of richness in your fudge include evaporated milk as the key ingredient. It creates a caramel layer that perfectly complements the chocolate and peanut butter.
Granulated Sugar: Granulated sugar is what brings all the flavors together as the sweetener in this recipe. It adds sweetness, to the buttery caramel layer creating a balance of flavors.
Butter: Using unsalted butter is recommended in this recipe to control any saltiness. The buttery goodness adds depth to the caramel layer taking the taste to heights.
Marshmallow Cream: Also called marshmallow fluff this ingredient gives the fudge a fluffy texture. It blends perfectly with the caramel and peanut butter layers creating a creamy mouthfeel.
Vanilla Extract: A dash of vanilla enhances the flavor of the fudge giving it an inviting scent that complements the chocolate and caramel undertones.
Caramels: The gooey heart of the Snickers Fudge! These chewy caramels add a sweetness and a melt-in-your-mouth experience that mirrors the candy bar.
Salted Peanuts: Necessary to achieve that authentic Snickers taste these salted peanuts bring a crunch and savory contrast to balance out the sweetness. They provide a nutty kick to complete the fudge.
Steps To Make Snickers Fudge:
Step 1: To start get a 9×13 baking pan. Line it with aluminum foil. Spray the foil with stick spray, for easy removal later.
Step 2: In a bowl that’s safe to use in the microwave combine the chocolate chips, either butterscotch or peanut butter chips, and half of the peanut butter. Heat the mixture in intervals of 30 seconds in the microwave until it’s completely melted and smooth.
Step 3: Pour half of the melted chocolate mixture into the pan making sure it spreads evenly. Put the pan in the refrigerator to set while you move on to the layer.
Step 4: In a saucepan, over medium heat mix together the butter, sugar, and evaporated milk. Let it simmer until all of the sugar is dissolved and all of the butter is melted. Allow it to come to a boil and let it cook for 5 minutes.
Step 5: Take the saucepan off the heat. Stir in marshmallow cream remaining peanut butter and chopped peanuts. Spread this mixture over the chocolate fudge layer evenly.
Step 6: Place back into the refrigerator. Let it set completely.
Step 7: Unwrap caramels. Put them into a bowl that can be used in the microwave safely. Add 1 tablespoon of water and heat until the caramels are melted. If needed add water little by little while heating. If the mixture of chocolate and peanut butter has become hard you can gently heat it in the microwave to soften it. Once it’s soft pour it over the layer of caramel. Spread it evenly.
Step 8: Put the pan back into the refrigerator so that the fudge can be fully set.
Step 9: After the fudge has been set, take it out of the pan by using the foil. Cut it into 1-inch squares. As an extra touch, you can place each square on mini muffin papers.
For a gourmet twist, try to sprinkle some flaky sea salt on top of the Snickers Fudge right before it sets in the fridge. The sea salt lovingly complements the sweetness of the fudge. Intensify the flavors and create contrast. This simple technique will mimic the trend of salted caramel for that even more irresistible dessert that will leave your taste buds dancing with joy.
Frequently Asked Questions:
Can I use different types of nuts in this recipe?
Of course! While using salted peanuts gives that classic Snickers flavor feel free to get creative and try out nuts like almonds, cashews or hazelnuts for a twist.
How long will the Snickers Fudge last?
If you store this fudge in an airtight container, in the refrigerator it will remain fresh and delicious for up to two weeks. Although I must say, it’s so tempting that it probably won’t last that long!
Can I freeze the Snickers Fudge for later?
Absolutely! You can freeze the fudge for up to three months. Just make sure to place it in an airtight container or tightly wrap it with plastic wrap and foil before freezing. When you’re ready to enjoy its taste simply thaw it, in the refrigerator.
Get ready to be enchanted with this sweet treat. Let me take you on a trip of pure chocolate delight, creamy peanut butter, delightful caramel swirls and crunchy nuts with this Snickers Fudge. This Snickers Fudge is addictive you’ll not be able to resist it.
- Prep Time: 30 MINUTES
- Cook Time: 30 MINUTES
- Total Time: 1 HOUR
- Yield: 24 1x
1/3 cup butterscotch or peanut butter chips
3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
2/3 cup peanut butter, divided
1/4 cup evaporated milk
1 cup granulated sugar
1/2 stick butter
1 1/2 cups marshmallow cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 package caramels
1.5 cups salted peanuts
Line a 9×13 baking pan with foil and spray it with non-stick spray.
Microwave butterscotch/peanut butter chips, semi-sweet chocolate chips, and half of the peanut butter until melted.
Pour half of the mixture into the pan and chill it.
Simmer butter, sugar, and evaporated milk, then boil for 5 minutes.
Remove from heat, add marshmallow cream, remaining peanut butter, and peanuts. Spread over the chilled layer.
Chill the pan to set the peanut layer.
Microwave caramels with water until melted.
If needed, microwave the remaining mixture to soften. Pour over the peanut layer.
Chill again until fully set.
Cut into 1-inch squares, serve, and enjoy the delectable Snickers Fudge!
To make sure this Snickers Fudge recipe is safe, for a gluten-free diet it’s important to carefully check the labels of all the ingredients you use. Be sure to choose brands of butterscotch or peanut butter chips that are specifically labeled as gluten free as some brands may include gluten as a filler. Additionally verify that the marshmallow cream you use does not contain any additives or cross-contamination that could potentially contain gluten. Lastly when selecting caramels check that they do not contain any ingredients derived from gluten. Are manufactured in facilities that handle gluten.
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