Snickers Brownies

My favorite chocolate combination is when it’s paired with caramel. Throw in some peanuts and you’ll have my mouth watering. That’s why whenever I have a candy bar on my mind I always turn to Snickers bars to help satisfy my craving.

Knowing that I had some leftover unsweetened cocoa powder in my baking pantry, I stopped by the store and picked up fun size Snickers bars. Yes, I’ll admit. I was definitely craving a candy bar.

Plus, the simple thought of cocoa powder paired with Snickers made me a huge fan of where this was headed.

To be honest, I’ve never added chopped Snickers bars to anything I’ve prepared in the past but let me tell you…I was so happy I decided to throw the chopped candy bars into my brownie batter. With a little bit of help from a few other ingredients, I had a great tasting brownie filled with little chunks of caramel and peanuts. What’s not to love about that?

Snickers Brownies


  • 1/2 cup (1 stick) butter
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 8 fun size Snickers bars, chopped


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. Melt butter in a medium saucepan. Remove from heat and add sugar, eggs and vanilla. Stir until combined.
  3. Add cocoa powder, flour, salt and baking powder to the saucepan and stir until incorporated.
  4. Fold in Snickers bar chunks.
  5. Pour mixture into a greased 8-inch square pan (or, if you have a special brownie pan, go ahead and grease that…these pans are the best) and bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean.

What’s your favorite candy bar?


  • Reply Julia April 29, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    I love finding brownie recipes that require using only 1 bowl to mix everything. These look easy, but super moist. And I love the brownie crackled top!

  • Reply Maria April 29, 2010 at 3:17 pm

    I think I will add a scoop of ice cream to my brownie. Yum!

  • Reply Michelle April 29, 2010 at 3:19 pm

    Funny, you should post this today! I was just thinking of making something with my Dad's favorite candy bar!

  • Reply LilSis April 29, 2010 at 3:36 pm

    Beautiful Brownies! My son would love these!

  • Reply CrystalsCozyKitchen April 29, 2010 at 4:17 pm

    I love snickers and these look and sound delicious!

  • Reply Michelle {Brown Eyed Baker} April 29, 2010 at 4:23 pm

    Love these!! I adore Snickers and I bet adding them to brownies would be fabulous!

  • Reply Tracy April 29, 2010 at 5:21 pm

    Looks fun!

  • Reply Fuji Mama April 30, 2010 at 12:36 am

    Putting Snickers IN my brownies? YES PLEASE! That sounds like a match made in heaven!

  • Reply Memória April 30, 2010 at 3:46 am

    YUM!!!! Great idea to use Snickers!! The only way I will consume nuts.

  • Reply Cookin' Canuck April 30, 2010 at 5:08 pm

    Now those are some great-looking brownies! Love the addition of Snickers.

  • Reply ABowlOfMush April 30, 2010 at 6:31 pm

    Ooh snickers bars in brownies! Genius!

    Sounds amazing! :)

  • Reply Anonymous October 26, 2010 at 10:06 am

    Hi Jen! These look amazing, desperate to try them out. I'm in Scotland though and we don't use cups as a guide in recipes so i have no idea how much butter, sugar, flour etc to actually use in the recipe! Shame : (

  • Reply MAJORSHADOW November 30, 2010 at 1:01 am

    Snickers Candy Bar Jingle Sing-a-Long at the following URL: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gdrS7DCaJf4

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