Mars Snickers

Score: 4.60 (votes: 15)
Reviews: 15
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In 1992 Fortune magazine estimated the Mars family's personal worth at somewhere around $12.5 billion. This solid foundation of wealth, built on the country's undying passion for chocolate and other sweets, has made this clan the richest family in America—and the most reclusive. A family rule prohibits photographs to be taken of the Mars family and corporate executives. According to Fortune, a photographer who once tried to get a shot of Forrest Mars, Sr., found himself enveloped in a cloth that was thrown as he was about to snap the picture. 

The fortune grew steadily larger as the corporation routinely kept four brands in the top-ten-selling chocolates in the country: Milky Way, M&M's Plain and Peanut, and, in the number-one spot, Snickers.

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Source: Top Secret Recipes by Todd Wilbur.

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  • 1 tablespoon plus 2 tablespoons water
  • 1/4 cup light corn syrup
  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons peanut butter
  • Pinch salt
  • 3 cups powdered sugar
  • 35 unwrapped Kraft caramels
  • 1 cup (or two 3.5 ounce packages) dry-roasted salted peanuts
  • Two 12-ounce bags milk chocolate chips
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1. With the mixer on high speed, combine 1 tablespoon water, corn syrup, butter, vanilla, peanut butter, and salt until creamy. Slowly add the powdered sugar.

2. When the mixture has the consistency of dough, remove it from the bowl with your hands and press it into a lightly greased 9x9-inch pan. Set in the refrigerator.

3. Melt the caramels in a small pan with 2 tablespoons water over low heat.

4. When the caramel mix is soft, mix in the peanuts. Pour the mixture over the refrigerated nougat in the pan.  Let this cool in the refrigerator.

5. When the refrigerated mixture is firm, melt the chocolate over low heat in a double broiler or in a microwave oven set on high for 2 minutes. Stir halfway through cooking time.

6. When the mixture in the pan has hardened, cut it into 4x1-inch section.

7. Set each chunk onto a fork and dip it into the melted chocolate. Tap the fork against the side of the bowl or pan to knock off any excess chocolate. Then place the chunks on waxed paper to cool at room temperature (less than 70 degrees F). This could take several hours, but the bars will set best this way. You can speed up the process by placing the bars in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.
Makes about 2 dozen bars.

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Ayman Hussain
Apr 5, 2010, 22:00
One day I really wanted a snickers bar and didn't want to go to the store so I made them at home. Thanks for the recipe
Bill Manns
Dec 21, 2008, 22:00
The recipe is excellent and I've made them 3-4 times. The CandiQuik dipping chocolate or dipping vanilla works best. The bars taste better than store bought. This is a solid winner rated by all I've shared samples with. Enjoy.
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