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Combining brownies with a classic Snickers bar results in an incredible dessert experience. A thick triple chocolate brownie base, layered with gooey caramel, nutty marshmallow nougat, and topped with creamy chocolate.

A close up view of a fudgy chocolate brownie with layers of gooey caramel, chewy nougat, and chocolate ganache over the top.

Once you try these over the top Snickers Brownies, you will be hooked!

Homemade Snickers Brownies Recipe

A thick triple chocolate brownie base layered with gooey caramel, nutty marshmallow nougat, and topped with creamy chocolate, this brownie recipe is pure over the top decadence!

Today’s recipe uses my most favorite brownie base. I used it for these chocolate orange brownies and chocolate cherry brownies.

Because these brownies are four layers of pure sweetness, I swapped some of the semisweet chocolate for unsweet chocolate in the brownie base.

This lightened up the sugar load just a tad and added to the rich, dark chocolate color.

Above view a fudgy chocolate brownie with layers of gooey caramel, chewy nougat, and chocolate ganache over the top.

Each layer needs to set before adding the next one. Because of this, the process of assembling the brownies is time-consuming. But trust me, it’s oh so worth it.

Be sure to read through the entire recipe before you begin, so you know what to expect with each step.

These brownies begin with all-time favorite base, with one minor adjustment – half the semisweet chocolate is swapped out for unsweet chocolate.

This recipe is excellent when you want to sink your teeth into a thick, fudgy brownie. I turn to it anytime I have a craving for chocolate.

It’s so dense and fudgy, with intense chocolate flavor. You are going to love the richness of these brownies!

An extreme close up view of a fudgy chocolate brownie with layers of gooey caramel, chewy nougat, and chocolate ganache over the top.

On top of the brownie base is a layer of gooey caramel. And I mean gooey!

It’s made with two simple ingredients, caramel candies and evaporated milk.

If you let the brownies sit at room temperature for an hour or so, the caramel will get soft and melty. It will drip out from between the layers.

It’s divine!

A fudgy chocolate brownie with layers of gooey caramel, chewy nougat, and chocolate ganache over the top sitting on white parchment paper with a fork taking a bite out.

A nutty marshmallow nougat layer goes on top of the caramel. Crunchy peanut butter, marshmallow fluff, and creamy nougat combine to make this irresistible layer.

And lastly, a rich creamy ganache coats the top, adding to the bars decadence.

You won’t be able to resist this super snickers brownies recipe.

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A fudgy chocolate brownie with layers of gooey caramel, chewy nougat, and chocolate ganache over the top sitting on white parchment paper with a fork taking a bite out.

Snickers Brownies

Yield: 16 brownies
Prep Time: 25 minutes
Cook Time: 35 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour

Combining brownies with a classic Snickers bar results in an incredible dessert experience. A thick triple chocolate brownie base, layered with gooey caramel, nutty marshmallow nougat, and topped with creamy chocolate. Once you try these over the top Snickers Brownies, you will be hooked!

Ingredients

For the brownies

  • 4 ounces semisweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 4 ounces unsweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • ½ cup unsalted butter, cut into pieces
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3 large eggs, room temperature
  • 1 ¾ cups packed light brown sugar
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

For the caramel layer

  • 1 ½ cups caramel bits, or 30 unwrapped soft vanilla caramels
  • 1 tablespoon evaporated milk

For the nougat layer

  • ⅔ cup granulated sugar
  • ⅓ cup evaporated milk
  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup marshmallow fluff
  • 3 tablespoons crunchy peanut butter, or creamy peanut butter

For the chocolate layer

  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil

Instructions

Make the brownie layer

  1. Preheat the oven to 350ºF. Line an 8x8-inch pan with aluminum foil, leaving a 1-inch overhang on all sides. Spray the foil lightly with nonstick spray.
  2. Add the chocolate and butter to a medium heatproof bowl set over a pot of simmering water. Stir occasionally until fully melted and smooth. Whisk in the cocoa powder until smooth. Set aside to cool slightly.
  3. In a separate medium bowl, whisk together the eggs, sugar, vanilla, and salt until combined. Whisk in the melted chocolate until well combined. Fold in the flour with a rubber spatula just until combined. 
  4. Spread the batter evenly into the bottom of the prepared pan. Bake for 20 to 25 minutes, or until the top of the brownies look dry and the edges begin to pull away from the sides of the pan. Cool the brownies in the pan on a wire rack.

Make the caramel layer

  1. In a medium microwave-safe bowl, combine the caramels and evaporated milk. Heat on high for 2 minutes, stopping to stir every 30 seconds until the caramels have completely melted. Spread evenly over the top of the brownie layer. Place the pan in the freezer while you make the nougat layer.

Make the nougat layer

  1. In a small saucepan, combine the sugar, evaporated milk, and butter. Bring to a boil over medium-high heat, stirring constantly. Turn the heat down to medium and continue to boil at a moderate rate without stirring for 5 minutes. If the mixture turns dark in color, you've boiled it for too long. It should be light in color and the consistency of sweetened condensed milk. 
  2. Meanwhile, in a medium heatproof bowl, combine the marshmallow fluff and peanut butter. Slowly pour the hot nougat mixture into the marshmallow fluff and peanut butter. Whisk until well combined. 
  3. Spread the nougat layer evenly over the top of the caramel layer. Place the pan in back into the freezer while you make the chocolate layer.

Make the chocolate layer

  1. In a medium microwave-safe bowl, combine the chocolate chips and oil. Heat on high in increments of 15 seconds, stirring well between each one until the chocolate is melted and smooth. 
  2. Spread the chocolate evenly over the top of the nougat layer. Cover the pan loosely with aluminum foil and refrigerate for 2 hours. Lift the brownies out of the pan by the foil overhang and cut them into bars.

Notes

Make ahead tip

  1. Brownies will keep for up to 1 week stored in an airtight container in the refrigerator.
  2. Brownies will keep for up to 3 months stored in an airtight container in the freezer. Thaw in the refrigerator overnight.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 16 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 506Total Fat: 20gSaturated Fat: 11gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 59mgSodium: 237mgCarbohydrates: 76gFiber: 2gSugar: 65gProtein: 6g

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet. Since different brands of ingredients have different nutritional information, the values shown are just an estimate.

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Adapted from Better Homes and Gardens.

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