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Homemade Snickers Ice Cream Bars

Homemade Snickers ice cream bars – creamy frozen treats you can make at home with just a few ingredients!

You kind of NEED these in your life. Recipe from @choccoveredkt... they taste like a Snickers ice cream bar!


In this homemade Snickers recipe, rich and creamy 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.

Do you know what else has layers?

Homemade Snickers Recipe


Ogres have layers.

And onions have layers.

And parfaits.

And cake.

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

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

I should just get on to the recipe…

Snickers Recipe

Step One:

Make up the caramel ice cream base, and spread it out in an 8×8 pan lined with parchment paper.

Sprinkle chopped peanuts over top of the ice cream.

Vegan Snickers

Step Two:

Freeze until solid but not yet rock hard.

Then cut into bars with a sharp knife.

snickers ice cream


Step Three:

Transfer the bars to a baking sheet, dip them in chocolate, then return to the freezer.

There you have it – Homemade Snickers ice cream bars!

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 candy-coated bite!

Homemade Snickers Bars - 5 ingredients... Recipe from @choccoveredkt... They taste exactly like a Snickers ice cream bar!


Homemade Snickers Ice Cream Bars

Homemade Snickers Ice Cream Bars

Total Time: 10m
Yield: 14 bars
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Homemade Snickers Ice Cream Bars


  • Vanilla or caramel ice cream OR Coconut Ice Cream; use enough to fill up an 8-inch pan as shown in the photos
  • 1/4 tsp caramel extract, or caramel sauce if desired
  • 5 tbsp peanut butter, softened to an easily-spreadable consistency
  • Chopped peanuts, optional
  • 9 oz chocolate chips
  • 4 tbsp vegetable oil (coconut oil can be subbed, but the coating will be more melty)


*If using the caramel extract, blend or stir it into the ice cream. The bars are still delicious without, so it’s no problem if you don’t have any on hand!

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.

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Published on July 29, 2013

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  1. Katie @ Cake Vs Scales says

    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
    the huge melty mess does sound nice to my inner piglet!

  2. 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!


  3. Cookies n' Creme says

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

  4. The Vegan Cookie Fairy says

    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 🙂

  5. 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.

  6. 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!

  7. Alisha @ Gluten Free Perspective says

    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!

  8. Sara @ LovingOnTheRun says

    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!

  9. Kris @ says

    Woah! Woah woah woah! This looks sooooo good! I cannot wait to make some for myself… yum 🙂

  10. 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.

  11. Jules says

    I like ice cream bars better than the non-ice cream bars, too!
    Bounty Ice cream was my first homemade version. At the moment I’m looking for a milky way midnight ice cream bar version. I love dark chocolate!!!

    By the way, totally love going through your recipes 🙂

  12. Erica says

    Yummm I love layered desserts! You know what I would love to see? A vegan version of “slutty brownies”, you know, a layer of brownies on top of a layer of Oreos on top a layer of blondies! I think you already have a recipe for all three of those things, might as well see what happens when you put them together!

  13. Samantha says

    Hi Katie! I don’t think I’ve ever left a comment before but I LOVE your blog! My friends have to listen to me talk about your recipes all the time but they don’t mind because I always share what I make and it always turns out delicious!
    I made these yesterday and the only change I made was to use your vanilla ice cream instead of caramel because I didn’t have caramel extract. They came out SO GOOD! I didn’t think they’d be as pretty as yours but they actually are just as pretty as the pictures, although I didn’t use the peanuts so they are more flat.
    I am going to go have another one now :).

  14. Miss Hey, Emily! says

    Love the Shrek reference! I used to be a huge Shrek fan when I was younger! And those Snickers bars look amazing! And I like using lots of exclamation points! 🙂

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