Snickers Brownies are fudgy, rich, chewy bars made out of your favorite classic candy bar and pure joy! Brownie mix is doctored up and loaded with bite sized pieces of Snickers candy before being baked into soft pillows of fudgy perfection and topped with a dreamy caramel drizzle!
These are so easy to make, you only need a handful of ingredients, and they’re filled with Snickers!
Reasons You’ll Love This
Snickers Bars – If your favorite candy is a Snickers Bar, you’re going to love this recipe, especially if you’re a brownie fan!
Chocolate & More Chocolate – Had to make something for all my chocolate lovers out there!
Easy To Make – This recipe uses brownie mix instead of making it from scratch which makes this 10 times easier to make but is still just as delicious.. If you have a homemade brownie batter recipe, feel free to use that in place of the brownie mix.
Leftover Candy – If you have an overwhelming amount of snickers from Halloween, or just bought a bag from the store and forgot about it, this is something you can make with your leftover snickers!
Caramel on Top – Brownies are one thing, but brownies topped with a sweet caramel drizzle? I think I’m in heaven.
If you don’t like Snickers then… why are you still reading? Just kidding, even the Snickers haters love this recipe! Seriously, there’s something about the way the candy melts into the brownie batter that is just to die for! Plus, the extra added texture of the nuts is the best thing about this dessert.
Let’s discuss how to make Snickers Brownies, as well as the ingredients that are needed. Please take note that below you will find discussion, expert tips, and answers to frequently asked questions about this recipe to help you recreate it in your kitchen. If you *just* want the recipe itself, scroll down. The full printable recipe itself, with exact measurements and instructions, is found at the bottom of this page.
- Brownie Mix – Feel free to use your favorite box of brownie mix, but my personal favorite for this recipe is the Betty Crocker Milk Chocolate one. Also, if you have your own brownie batter recipe, you can substitute that for the mix, and still ad all the extra stuff to it!
- Oil – Vegetable oil is ideal for this recipe, but you can use whatever neutral oil you have on hand.
- Snickers Bars – Approximately 3 full sized snickers bars = 1/12 cups or 10 fun sized ones. You can also make this with Milky Ways, butterscotch chips, peanuts or chopped pecans.
- Caramel Bits – For this recipe, I really like using the Kraft Caramel Bits. You’ll melt this down with the cream to create a beautiful caramel glaze.
- Heavy Cream – Also known as heavy whipping cream, this will help you melt down the caramel bits.
Step By Step Instructions
- Begin by preheating the oven to the temperature recommended on the brownie mix box. Grab a 9×9 baking dish and spray it with nonstick spray. Grab a large bowl and prepare the brownie mix as directed with the eggs and vegetable oil. Mix that together to combine.
- Pour HALF of the brownie mix into the 9×9 baking dish and put it in the oven for 6 minutes. While that bakes, cut your Snickers into bite sized pieces and set it aside, Melt the caramel in a microwave safe bowl with the heavy cream. Microwave it for 25 second increments, stirring after each time until melted. Set this aside as well.
- After 6 minutes take the half baked brownies out of the oven.
- Sprinkle the bite sized Snickers pieces over the top of the semi-baked brownies, make sure to spread them evenly.
- Next, drizzle the caramel over the Snickers, saving a little bit of caramel for garnish.
- Lastly, pour the remaining brownie batter over the top of everything as evenly as possible. You can use a spatula to even it out as best you can. Bake for the remaining time recommended on the box of brownie Remove the brownies from the oven and let them cool in the pan before cutting and serving. Enjoy!
Tips And Advice
Storage – Store the leftover brownies in an airtight container, or tightly wrapped with cling wrap. You can leave them at room temperature for about 3 days, or in the fridge for up to a week. These brownies also freeze wonderfully, and can stay frozen for 3 months.
I highly recommend making these ahead of time, and keeping them in the fridge before eating. It really gives it a wonderful texture!
Handling the Brownies
Here’s a tip for removing brownies from the pan and cutting them: line the 9×9 sheet with a strip of parchment paper that hangs over the edge of the pan on two sides, This will give you two “handles” to grab onto to pull the baked brownies from out of the pan.
When cutting brownies, make sure they’ve cooled to room temperature, otherwise you will have a difficult time slicing them cleanly. If you still have a hard time slicing them, let them sit in the fridge before slicing.
You’ll need or want a few of these items to make these amazing Snickers Brownies:
Sure, if you’d like the brownies to have a richer tastes, swapping out the water for milk will do. However, keep in mind, the brownies will already be rich with the addition of Snickers and caramel.
The best way to know when brownies are done is that the top is shiny, and the center is not wobbly, but somewhat firm.
If you don’t add heavy cream to the caramel bits when you melt them, they will have a hard consistency and won’t drizzle as well as you want them to.
Recipes You’ll Love
If you liked these Snickers brownies, then I *might* just have a few more recipes you’re going to absolutely love! You can never have too many brownie recipes under your belt!
- Buckeye Brownies
- Andes Mint Brownies
- Cosmic Brownies
- Slutty Brownies
- Black Bean Brownies
- Pumpkin Brownies
- Brownie Bites
- 1 standard size box brownie mix Betty Crocker Milk Chocolate was used for this recipe
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup vegetable oil
- 3 tablespoons water
- 1 1/2 cups Snickers bars (chopped) this is equal to about 3 full size Snickers bars
- 1/2 bag Caramel Bits
- 3 tablespoons heavy cream or heavy whipping cream
- Prepare brownie mix as directed on the box. Heat oven to the temperature recommended on the box.
- Spray a 9" X 9" baking pan with non-stick spray. Alternately you can use parchment paper if you want to lift the brownies out to cut them instead of cutting them in the pan.
- Chop up the Snickers bars into ½ inch pieces.
- Pour half of the prepared brownie batter into the baking pan.
- Bake for 6 minutes then remove from the oven.
- While the bottom layer of brownies are baking, add caramel bits and heavy cream to a bowl and microwave in 25 second increments, stirring in between until melted. Make sure not to overheat and burn the caramel.
- Sprinkle the pieces of snickers bars evenly over the semi-baked layer of brownies. Then drizzle the melted caramel all over the Snickers bar pieces.
- Pour on the remaining batter. Make sure to pour all over the surface area so that it spreads easily. Use an offset spatula to evenly spread the brownie batter over top of the whole pan.
- Bake for the remaining amount of time recommended on the box mix instructions.
- Check the brownies for doneness, then remove from the oven.
- Let the brownies rest in pan before cutting.
Nutrition information is estimated as a courtesy. If using for medical purposes, please verify information using your own nutritional calculator. Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.