Snickers Fudge is a decadent treat that brings together the rich, creamy textures of fudge with the nutty, caramel goodness of Snickers bars. This layered dessert features a mix of butterscotch or peanut butter chips, semi-sweet chocolate, peanut butter, marshmallow cream, caramels, and salted peanuts. Perfect for parties, holidays, or a special treat, this recipe is sure to impress your family and friends.
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Snickers Fudge

Snickers Fudge recipe

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Snickers Fudge is a decadent treat that brings together the rich, creamy textures of fudge with the nutty, caramel goodness of Snickers bars. This layered dessert features a mix of butterscotch or peanut butter chips, semi-sweet chocolate, peanut butter, marshmallow cream, caramels, and salted peanuts. Perfect for parties, holidays, or a special treat, this recipe is sure to impress your family and friends.

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Ingredients

Scale

  • 1x:
    • ⅓ cup butterscotch or peanut butter chips
    • 3 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
    • ⅔ cup peanut butter, divided
    • ¼ cup evaporated milk
    • 1 cup granulated sugar
    • ½ stick butter
    • 1 ½ cups marshmallow cream
    • 1 tsp vanilla extract
    • 1 package caramels
    • 1.5 cups salted peanuts
  • 2x:
    • ⅔ cup butterscotch or peanut butter chips
    • 6 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
    • 1 ⅓ cups peanut butter, divided
    • ½ cup evaporated milk
    • 2 cups granulated sugar
    • 1 stick butter
    • 3 cups marshmallow cream
    • 2 tsp vanilla extract
    • 2 packages caramels
    • 3 cups salted peanuts
  • 3x:
    • 1 cup butterscotch or peanut butter chips
    • 9 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips
    • 2 cups peanut butter, divided
    • ¾ cup evaporated milk
    • 3 cups granulated sugar
    • 1 ½ sticks butter
    • 4 ½ cups marshmallow cream
    • 3 tsp vanilla extract
    • 3 packages caramels
    • 4.5 cups salted peanuts

Instructions

Step 1: Prepare the Base Layer

  1. Melt Chocolate and Peanut Butter: In a medium saucepan over low heat, melt the semi-sweet chocolate chips with ⅓ cup of peanut butter. Stir until smooth and well combined.
  2. Spread and Chill: Pour the mixture into a lined 9×13-inch baking dish, spreading it evenly to form the base layer. Refrigerate until firm, about 15-20 minutes.

Step 2: Make the Nougat Layer

  1. Combine Ingredients: In another saucepan, combine the granulated sugar, evaporated milk, and butter. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil for about 5 minutes.
  2. Add Marshmallow and Peanut Butter: Remove from heat and quickly stir in the marshmallow cream, ⅓ cup of peanut butter, and vanilla extract until smooth.
  3. Spread Over Base: Pour the nougat mixture over the chilled chocolate layer, spreading it evenly. Return to the refrigerator to chill until set, about 15-20 minutes.

Step 3: Prepare the Caramel Layer

  1. Melt Caramels: In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the caramels with 2 tablespoons of water in 30-second intervals, stirring between each until fully melted and smooth.
  2. Add Peanuts: Stir in the salted peanuts until well combined.
  3. Spread Caramel: Pour the caramel and peanut mixture over the nougat layer, spreading it evenly. Refrigerate again until firm, about 15-20 minutes.

Step 4: Final Chocolate Layer

  1. Melt Chocolate and Butterscotch Chips: In a clean saucepan, melt the remaining semi-sweet chocolate chips with the butterscotch or peanut butter chips over low heat. Stir until smooth.
  2. Spread Over Caramel: Pour the chocolate mixture over the caramel layer, spreading it evenly to form the top layer.
  3. Chill to Set: Return the dish to the refrigerator and chill until the entire fudge is firm, about 2 hours or overnight for best results.

Step 5: Serve

  1. Cut and Serve: Once set, remove the fudge from the refrigerator. Lift it out of the baking dish using the lining, and place it on a cutting board. Cut into small squares using a sharp knife.
  2. Store: Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator to keep the fudge firm and fresh.

Tips for Success

  • Lining the Dish: Use parchment paper or aluminum foil to line the baking dish, leaving some overhang to easily lift the fudge out once set.
  • Cutting: Use a sharp knife dipped in hot water to cut the fudge for cleaner slices.
  • Storage: Keep the fudge refrigerated until serving to maintain its firm texture.

Variations

  • Nut-Free Option: For those with nut allergies, omit the peanuts and substitute the peanut butter with sunflower seed butter or cookie butter.
  • Dark Chocolate: For a richer taste, use dark chocolate chips instead of semi-sweet.
  • Additional Toppings: Sprinkle the top layer with sea salt, crushed pretzels, or additional chopped nuts for extra texture and flavor.

Snickers Fudge is a rich, indulgent treat that combines layers of chocolate, nougat, caramel, and peanuts for a dessert that mirrors the beloved candy bar. Perfect for sharing, this fudge recipe is a great addition to any dessert table or special occasion. Enjoy the delightful combination of flavors and textures in each bite

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