M&M/Mars Munch Bar copycat recipe by Todd Wilbur
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Mars Munch Bar

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At one point Mars, Inc. chose to capitalize on the company's best-selling candy bar, and called this one Snickers Munch Bar. I think that may have been confusing to consumers who expected to open the wrapper and find something inside resembling a Snickers bar. Other than the abundance of peanuts in this butter toffee brittle, this candy bar is nothing like Snickers. It is, however, an awesome peanut brittle that's super-easy to clone. The original is made with only six ingredients: peanuts, sugar, butter, corn syrup, salt, and soy lecithin. The soy lecithin is an emulsifier used here for texture, but this ingredient is hard to find, and we really don't need it for a good clone. Use a candy thermometer to bring the mixture of sugar, butter, and corn syrup up to 300 degrees F, then stir in warmed, salted peanuts. When the candy has cooled, break it into chunks and you will have created the equivalent of 12 bars of the addicting original. 

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Source: "Top Secret Recipes Unlocked" by Todd Wilbur. 

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  • 2 cups salted dry-roasted peanuts
  • 1/2 cup butter (1 stick, salted)
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
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      M&M Mars
    • Instructions

      1. Spread the peanuts out on a 1/4 baking sheet lined with release foil, and heat them up in your oven set on 300 degrees F. This will warm up the peanuts so that they don't cool the candy too quickly when it's added later. There's no need to preheat the oven.

      2. Melt the butter in a medium saucepan over medium-low heat.

      3. Add the sugar and corn syrup and simmer, stirring occasionally. Put a candy thermometer in the mixture and watch it closely.

      4. When the mixture reaches 300 degrees F, add the peanuts and stir well until all of the peanuts are coated with candy. Pour the candy onto the warm baking sheet and spread it flat. When the candy cools, break it into chunks and store it in a covered container.

      Makes the equivalent of twelve 1.5-ounce candy bars.

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Greg Adams
Dec 20, 2020, 16:41

This is the recipe from this site that we make the most. It's kind of like the Munch Bar - except better. This recipe is our go-to peanut brittle recipe. Buttery goodness with a great peanut taste. And to boot, it's easy to make. I have made 4 batches for the holiday. The only downside is that the brittle is a little on the greasy side - but I don't care. Taste too good to care about that.

Jun 25, 2019, 17:48

Noooo!!! My favorite candy bar of all time....and I just went Keto

I'm Todd Wilbur,
Chronic Food Hacker

For 30 years I've been deconstructing America's most iconic brand-name foods to make the best original clone recipes for you to use at home. Welcome to my lab.

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