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Now you can enjoy your favorite candy bar in a new way with these decadent Snickers snack cups.
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  1. Snickers Snack Cups Ingredients
  2. How to Make This Snickers Snack Cups Recipe
  3. How To Serve
  4. Storage
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These Snickers snack cups are the perfect solution for satisfying your sweet tooth if you are a fan of Snickers candy bars. You will love the decadent chocolate, crunchy peanuts, and rich, gooey caramel filling all packed into an irresistible little package.

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Snickers Snack Cups Ingredients

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You’ll need:

  • 1 (12-ounce) package of milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup caramel bits
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • ½ cup rough chopped peanuts
  • ⅔ cup creamy peanut butter
  • ⅓ cup powdered sugar

SUBSTITUTIONS AND ADDITIONS

CHOCOLATE CHIPS: You can substitute semi-sweet, dark chocolate, or even white chocolate chips for the milk chocolate chips in this recipe.

PEANUT BUTTER: You can substitute crunchy peanut butter for creamy peanut butter in this sweet treat.

CARAMEL BITS: You can substitute individually wrapped caramels if you cannot find the caramel pieces.

VARIATION: You can omit the peanut butter and powdered sugar if you want to make a homemade Snickers cup without the peanut butter.

How to Make This Snickers Snack Cups Recipe

STEP ONE: Place 12 muffin liners in a standard muffin pan. Set it aside.

OUR RECIPE DEVELOPER SAYS

Silicone muffin liners would also work well in this recipe instead of paper liners.

STEP TWO: Add the chocolate chips to a medium-sized microwave-safe bowl. Heat in the microwave for 1 minute, stir and then heat in 30-second increments until the chocolate chips are completely melted and smooth.

PRO TIP:

You can also melt the chocolate chips on the stovetop in a saucepan if you prefer.

melted chocolate in a bowl stir with a spoon

STEP THREE: Scoop 1 teaspoon of melted chocolate into the bottom of each muffin liner and evenly spread the chocolate with the back of a spoon. Place the pan in the refrigerator.

PRO TIP:

Do not skip the chilling step. The bottom layer of chocolate has to be set before adding any other layers on top.

chocolate scooped into the bottom of the muffin liners in a cupcake pan

STEP FOUR: Add the caramel bits and water to a small microwave-safe bowl. Heat in the microwave for 1 minute, stir and heat in 20-second intervals until the caramel bits are completely melted, and the mixture is smooth. 

caramel bits and water in a bowl and then heated together

STEP FIVE: Stir in the chopped peanuts and set aside.

chopped peanut stir with the caramel bit and water mixture in a bowl

STEP SIX: Add the peanut butter and powdered sugar to a small mixing bowl. Stir to combine thoroughly. Set it aside.

powdered sugar and peanut butter in a bowl then stir together

STEP SEVEN: Remove the chocolate cups from the refrigerator. 

STEP EIGHT: Scoop out 2 teaspoons of the peanut butter mixture for each chocolate cup. Spread on top of the bottom chocolate layer.

peanut butter mixture scooped into each of the chocolate cups in a cupcake pan

STEP NINE: Scoop out 1 tablespoon of the caramel mixture and add on top of the peanut butter.

caramel peanut mixture added to the top of the peanut butter in a cupcake pan

STEP TEN: Scoop out 2 teaspoons of the melted chocolate and spread the layer of chocolate on top of the caramel layer. Chill in the refrigerator until the chocolate is firm. 

chocolate spread on top of Snickers Snack Cups in a cupcake pan

How To Serve

This perfect treat will satisfy any chocolate bar craving you might have. Pack a bite-sized treat for an afternoon pick-me-up along with a vanilla latte. If you are looking for something even more decadent, enjoy these snack cups with a scoop of vanilla ice cream.

For more chocolatey confections, try our homemade peanut butter cups and chocolate turtles.

Storage

IN THE FRIDGE: Store any leftovers in an airtight container in the refrigerator for five days.

IN THE FREEZER: You can freeze the cups for up to 1 month. Allow the cups to thaw in the refrigerator overnight before serving.

Snickers Snack Cups in cupcake wrapper and wooden cutting board

This homemade Snickers snack cup recipe is loaded with creamy caramel, crunchy peanuts, smooth peanut butter, and rich chocolate. You can’t go wrong with a treat this delicious when you are looking for something sweet.

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I freeze these candy cups?

The candy cups can be frozen in an airtight container for up to one month.

Can I use crunchy peanut butter in this recipe?

If you are looking for even more crunch, you can use crunchy peanut butter instead of creamy.

Can I make this recipe peanut-free?

You can replace the peanut butter with almond butter, cashew butter, or sunflower seed butter, and omit the peanuts for a peanut-free chocolate cup.

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Snickers Snack Cups

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Now you can enjoy your favorite candy bar in a new way with these decadent Snickers snack cups.
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 5 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 12 cups

Ingredients
  

  • 12 ounces milk chocolate chips
  • 1 cup caramel bits
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • ½ cup rough chopped peanuts
  • cup creamy peanut butter
  • cup powdered sugar

Instructions
 

  • Place 12 muffin liners in a standard muffin pan. Set it aside.
  • Add the chocolate chips to a medium-sized microwave-safe bowl. Heat in the microwave for 1 minute, stir and heat in 30-second intervals until the chocolate chips are completely melted and smooth.
  • Scoop 1 teaspoon of melted chocolate into the bottom of the muffin liners and evenly spread the chocolate. Place the pan in the refrigerator.
  • Add the caramel bits and water to a small microwave-safe bowl. Heat in the microwave for 1 minute, stir and heat in 20-second intervals until the caramel bits are completely melted, and the mixture is smooth.
  • Stir in the chopped peanuts and set them aside.
  • Add the peanut butter and powdered sugar to a small mixing bowl. Stir to combine thoroughly. Set it aside.
  • Remove the chocolate cups from the refrigerator.
  • Scoop out 2 teaspoons of the peanut butter mixture for each chocolate cup. Spread on top of the chocolate.
  • Scoop out 1 tablespoon of the caramel peanut mixture and add on top of the peanut butter.
  • Scoop out 2 teaspoons of the melted chocolate and spread it on top of the caramel. Chill in the refrigerator until the chocolate is firm.

Notes

  • Silicone muffin liners would also work well in this recipe instead of paper liners.
  • You can also melt the chocolate chips on the stovetop in a saucepan if you prefer.
  • Do not skip the chilling step. The bottom layer of chocolate has to be set before adding any other layers on top.

Nutrition

Sodium: 131mg | Calcium: 74mg | Vitamin C: 1mg | Vitamin A: 72IU | Sugar: 35g | Fiber: 2g | Potassium: 168mg | Cholesterol: 6mg | Calories: 351kcal | Trans Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 7g | Fat: 19g | Protein: 7g | Carbohydrates: 42g | Iron: 1mg
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