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Homemade Snickers Ice Cream Bars

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You kind of NEED these in your life. Recipe from @choccoveredkt... they taste like a Snickers ice cream bar! http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2013/07/29/snickers-recipe-ice-cream-bars/

In this homemade Snickers recipe, rich caramel ice cream is topped with a layer of peanut butter then coated in a thick layer of chocolate.

Snickers ice cream bars have layers.

Homemade Snickers Recipe

Do you know what else has layers?

Ogres.

Ogres have layers. And onions have layers. And parfaits. And cake.

I don’t care what everyone else likes! Ogres are not like cakes.

Snickers Recipe

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If you haven’t seen Shrek, you are probably completely confused by this post.

I should just get on to the recipe…

Snickers Bars

“Homemade Snickers Recipe” was on my list of things to try for quite awhile. But when it came down to it, I decided I really liked the Snickers ice cream bars much more than I’d ever actually liked regular Snickers bars. Ice Cream > Non Ice Cream.

Store-bought Snickers ice cream bars have a layer of peanut butter ice cream topped with a layer of caramel sauce, but mine are turned upside-down with the caramel on the bottom and peanut butter on top. Either way, you’re still getting all of the flavors of a Snickers bar in each and every bite!

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Homemade Snickers Ice Cream Bars

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Ingredients

  • 1 batch Caramel Ice Cream Recipe (or your favorite vanilla ice cream mixed with 1/4 tsp caramel extract; use enough to fill up an 8-inch pan as shown in the photos)
  • 5 tbsp peanut butter, softened to an easily-spreadable consistency (75g)
  • chopped peanuts, optional
  • 9 oz chocolate chips
  • 4 tbsp vegetable oil (coconut oil can be subbed, but the coating will be more melty) (40g)
Yield: Makes 14 Homemade Snickers Ice Cream Bars

Instructions

Snickers Recipe: Line an 8-in square pan with parchment or wax paper. Spread the ice cream evenly into the pan. Freeze until firm, then spread with the peanut butter and sprinkle on chopped peanuts if desired. Refreeze until firm (but just soft enough to cut), then cut into rectangles. Immediately put the pan back in the freezer to completely firm up again. Meanwhile, line a cookie sheet with parchment or wax paper. When the snickers bars have refrozen, take them out of the pan and place them on the cookie sheet. Immediately put the cookie sheet in the freezer until the bars are completely frozen again.

Make the chocolate: Melt the chips in a wide, shallow dish (either using the double broiler method or carefully in the microwave), then stir in the oil until a smooth sauce is achieved. Take out one Snickers bar and dip it in the chocolate. Return the bar to the freezer to set, and repeat with another bar until all are coated. You probably will have leftover chocolate; I like to make extra because it’s easier to coat the bars this way. Snickers bars should be stored in the freezer, but you can thaw in the refrigerator for 1/2 an hour before eating, so the ice cream gets soft and the texture is like a real Snickers ice cream bar.

*View Homemade Snickers Nutrition Facts*

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Katie is the baker, photographer, and author of the popular blog Chocolate-Covered Katie. Her favorite food is chocolate, and she believes in eating a balanced diet that includes dessert every single day. More about Katie—> 
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  1. Lisa says:

    Haha, oh Shrek. I loved that movie when I was younger. Definitely a goodie.
    These are so creative. I definitely need to try them out for a birthday party I’m going to next weekend…I’m pretty positive they’d be a hit.

  2. Michelle says:

    Wow these definitely look yummy! :)

  3. This is truely incredible – I had never considered making my own snickers bar.
    Just a quick question (this may sound silly) but in relation to frozen icecream meeting hot chocolate is it possible to cover them all before creating a hugely melty mess? or is it best to keep some in the freezer for a few moments whilst starting the first 7…? xx
    p.s
    the huge melty mess does sound nice to my inner piglet!

  4. Julia says:

    I thought about how to make snickers ice cream bars yesterday but I had not really an idea… now I have!
    Thanks so much!

    Julia
    xxx

  5. I love all the pictures you put in the post to show these. They look delicious!

  6. Quin says:

    Oooh this look delicious!! Do you have you’re own peanut butter recipe? If not what brand do you use??

  7. Cookies n' Creme says:

    Oh I did it again. Printed off another recipe to add to my “must try” stack. These look great!

  8. I haven’t had a Snickers ice cream bar in couple years. Those things are addicting! Your version looks like *the* perfect substitute. I love it times 100!

  9. My goodness – these look GREAT!! I don’t know how you come up with these but I seriously need to get in the kitchen and get to work!

  10. Melissa says:

    These look so great and so ideal for summer! I must try this recipe asap!

  11. These look so yummy! But seriously… who hasn’t seen Shrek?!? Haha you know, not everybody likes onions. Everybody likes cake!

  12. THANK YOU. My boyfriend always buys these when we walk past the shops and I am just dying for a bite but I feel guilty every time I try them, knowing that animals have suffered for those treats. I’ll persuade him to make these so we can both enjoy a snack for once :)

  13. Oh my, you are so right. Snickers ice cream bars were so much better than regular old Snickers bars. I wanna try this!!!

  14. Oh my goodness these look like the real deal!

  15. Woah! Woah woah woah! This looks sooooo good! I cannot wait to make some for myself… yum :)

  16. Emily says:

    haha… shrek. gotta love shrek. these bars look YUMMY!!

  17. ennaejay says:

    If I thought you would succumb to bribes, I would offer you an obscene amount of money to ship some of these to me (properly packed, of course). But, I’m not made of money, and you probably don’t do bribes anyway, so we’re at an impasse! I will have to make my own! Thanks for the recipe! 😀 It’s a true test of how bad you want them, I guess. Do I really want to be messing around in my kitchen after waking at 5am, running, showering, feeding two preschoolers, dragging them to the grocery outlet, unloading everything, washing/folding 3 loads of laundry, giving lunch to the aforementioned preschoolers, “helping” them “clean” up their mess, working on building a retaining wall outside during their nap, mowing the yard, wiping a butt (not mine), and making dinner — do I really, really want to make a mess in my kitchen?
    Heck YES I do!!!! heh Awesome recipe – thanks for sharing with the hungry masses Katie!

  18. Danielle says:

    So I’m actually not a Snickers fan, but this sounds amazing! I definitely want to make it.
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  19. Tammela says:

    Pretty much anything with layers is bound to be delicious (well, maybe not ogres…).

  20. Natasha says:

    I used to love Snickers ice cream bars. They were only available in South Africa for a short time when I was younger. I never thought of trying to make my own.