Snickers Brownie Bites

by Jamie on August 10, 2012

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No, you’re definitely not having a moment of deja vu – well, kinda. If these look familiar to you, it’s because I recently posted a recipe for Milky Way Brownie Bites that compelled my dad to call and ask me how I could possibly make such a thing without him being present.

Ya see, my pops has a real affinity for candy bars and brownies as a general rule, so combining the two is pretty much his version of dessert nirvana. I went home last weekend, and I knew there was no way I could show up empty handed and live to tell the tale. I whipped up Strawberry Cupcakes and a batch of brownie bites. Instead of using Milky Ways, I decided to use one of my dad’s favorite candy bars – Snickers. In search of brownie points – har har!

When I got into town, my dad stopped by my brother’s house for a little taste testing session, but left soon after. I should also mention this is the same day I found this 8 month old loaf of bread in my brother’s pantry.

Gross brothers aside, somehow we got our wires crossed. Dad left, Jared went to work. Since they work at the same place, I sent the rest of the Snickers Brownie Bites with Jared, figuring Dad could chow down while he boasted about his brilliant daughter to all his coworkers.

I almost can’t bear to tell this story.. Dad neglected to tell me he took the day off work! So off Jared went with his precious Snickers Brownie Bites, and by the time we all realized what was going on, those suckers were history. My poor dad missed out yet again on dessert bliss, with only a few bites to add insult to injury.

Guess I have to make them again, right? What candy bar should I use this time?

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Snickers Brownie Bites

August 10th, 2012

Yield: 48 bites

Prep Time: 15 minutes

Cook Time:

Ingredients:

For the Brownies

4 ounces unsweetened chocolate; coarsely chopped
3/4 cup unsalted butter, cut into cubes
1 1/4 cups sugar
3 large eggs
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup Gold Medal all-purpose flour
48 miniature Snickers; frozen for at least 1 hour

For the Topping

15 individually wrapped caramel candies (I used Kraft)
2 tablespoons heavy cream
1/2 cup salted peanuts

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly spray the wells of a nonstick miniature muffin tin with nonstick cooking spray such as Pam with Flour, this really helps to ease out the brownie bites.

2. Microwave chocolate and butter in a large, microwave-safe bowl at medium (50% power) for 3-4 minutes or until butter is melted.

3. Stir until chocolate is melted. Whisk in sugar, eggs, vanilla and salt. Gradually add in flour; stir until just combined.

4. Using a small cookie scoop (about 2 teaspoons), scoop the brownie batter into the prepared miniature muffin tin wells. Place a miniature Snickers into the center of each well and press it lightly into the batter. Do not worry about covering the Snickers with batter. Bake brownies in preheated oven for 9-10 minutes, the edges will look set. Do not over bake.

5. Remove to cooling rack to cool completely. Carefully remove the brownie bites from the pan (see note below) and prepare the caramel sauce.

6. To make the caramel sauce, place the caramels and heavy cream in a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave on 50% power in 30-second increments until the caramels begin to melt; stir frequently. Continue warming and stirring the caramels until you have a smooth, creamy mixture. Place a few peanuts into the center of each brownie bite and drizzle the caramel sauce over the peanuts.

Notes:

- Brownie bites are best served they day they are made, but will keep in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 1 day.
- I easily coaxed the cooled brownie bites out of the pan using a toothpick.

Source: My Baking Addiction


{ 52 comments… read them below or add one }

janet August 10, 2012 at 6:55 am

I vote Twix brownies!! :)

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david August 18, 2012 at 1:39 pm

I agree! Twix is the way to go!

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Stefanie September 1, 2012 at 2:04 pm

Twix brownies? They sound awesome. Is it make the same way as these snicker brownies?

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ThisBakerGirlBlogs August 10, 2012 at 7:45 am

Your poor dad, bet he was well upset. I would be too! They look soooo good!

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megan @ whatmegansmaking August 10, 2012 at 8:07 am

What a fun idea! These look really good – although anything with snickers looks pretty good to me :)

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Averie @ Averie Cooks August 10, 2012 at 9:18 am

there is everything right with this recipe : mini, chocolate, snickers, caramel sauce —MMMM!

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Maggie @ A Bitchin' Kitchen August 10, 2012 at 9:52 am

Haha – your poor dad! These look delicious, and I can tell why he’d be bummed to miss out on them!

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Becca - Cookie Jar Treats August 10, 2012 at 10:33 am

Aww, your poor dad :( I guess luck just isn’t on his side right now.

I say you make a…Kit Kat version… or maybe a Crunch version. Have you done Butterfingers or 3 Musketeers yet?

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swati August 10, 2012 at 10:38 am

They look very tempting, definitely going to make them on my son’s next play date.

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Jen @ Savory Simple August 10, 2012 at 11:34 am

Snickers are one of my favorite candy bars (after Butterfingers). These look divine!

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Erin @ Dinners, Dishes and Desserts August 10, 2012 at 11:50 am

Your poor Dad! These and the Milky Way ones look awesome! Next time you could do Twix or 3 Musketeers or maybe a something with Peppermint Patties? So many options….

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Kelsey August 10, 2012 at 1:12 pm

Yum! I vote reese’s!

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Ashley @ Wishes and Dishes August 10, 2012 at 1:15 pm

I love this idea. Snickers are one of my faves :)

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Carla @ Carlas Confections August 10, 2012 at 1:30 pm

Your poor dad :( But it never hurts to make more, and these look like I could eat a whole batch myself! They look amazing!

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Jessica@AKitchenAddiction August 10, 2012 at 2:01 pm

Pretty sure I could devour an entire batch of these!

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Anna @ Crunchy Creamy Sweet August 10, 2012 at 2:34 pm

The story is too funny! :) Love your candy bars take on brownie bites. Next one: almond joy?

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Lynna August 10, 2012 at 2:52 pm

So good! Fabulous idea~

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Chelsea August 10, 2012 at 2:53 pm

Your poor dad! I vote for something with a Take 5 Bar – peanut butter, caramel, pretzels and chocolate – winning combo for sure!

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Donna August 10, 2012 at 4:41 pm

One deeply felt suggestion….BUTTERFINGER!!!…Oh please say YES!…

(By the way…this Snicker’s rendition looks amazing…bravo for your superlative photographic prowess!!)

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Cassie August 10, 2012 at 5:48 pm

Familiar or not, I want the whole batch of these. I am a fool for Snicker’s!

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Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious August 10, 2012 at 6:23 pm

Best. Brownies. Ever.

What else is there to say? :)

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Yaela August 10, 2012 at 7:23 pm

My vote for Pops is Reese’s/Almond Joy brownies. :)

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Ana August 10, 2012 at 8:53 pm

I think I’m gonna try Reeses Peanut Butter Cups,the hubby loves… those. Something interesting would be Andes or Queen Anne Cordial Cherries. But most definately gotta try Turtles; Mmm…

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Vera Zecevic - Cupcakes Garden August 11, 2012 at 3:04 am

Looks really nice and easy! I especially like the topping.

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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar August 11, 2012 at 9:41 am

Dang, this is puuuure deliciousness! Love that caramel!

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virginie August 11, 2012 at 1:40 pm

I just want to say : greatttttttt !!!

have a nice day

virginie

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Ann P. August 11, 2012 at 4:17 pm

:( sad… He missed out on one AWESOME dessert!

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Lori @ RecipeGirl August 12, 2012 at 9:53 am

Wish I hadn’t seen these… now I’m going to be craving them all of my Sunday! I’m not sure that’s a good thing ;)

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sally @ sallys baking addiction August 13, 2012 at 11:00 am

Jamie – i LOVE these little brownie bites! I actually just got a mini brownie pan for my birthday and making these would be perfect for the first recipe – because snickers….. are absolutely my FAVORITE! I just want to dig into that caramel topping!

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Ala August 13, 2012 at 7:28 pm

I second the Twix bar idea, but personally, I think this calls for a Monstrous Amalgamation Bar, i.e. a ridiculous combination of your dad’s favorite five candy bars. If I was a parent–well, any human being, really–and my personalized dessert was given away, the only route to forgiveness would be that. Or maybe five assorted variations of different candy bars. (More work–but more love, too?)

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momma August 15, 2012 at 8:57 pm

Queenie, Your dad must forget to tell you, that I made them for Jared, and took them to work…and your daddy ate the milky way ones…..lets just said he had enough…..

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Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction August 16, 2012 at 8:40 pm

Yum! I’ve been wanting to make a batch of salted caramel, but I didn’t have any great plans for it (besides eating it from the jar with a spoon)… I will have to make these. My hubby is a huge Snickers fan, so I know he’d love them.

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leslie August 17, 2012 at 5:29 pm

8 month old bread.ewwww
Love the brownies!

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suzie August 17, 2012 at 8:42 pm

Finally someone who is as passionate and loves brownies just as much as I do!! Do you have chikitos chocolates in US? Caramel/ nut goeyness heaven :)

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Jamie August 20, 2012 at 5:25 pm

Suzie-
I don’t think we have those in the US, but anything with caramel and nuts sounds like a total winner to me. Thanks for stopping by.
-Jamie

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Tara August 21, 2012 at 6:33 pm

Oh these look yummy… I’m not sure if this would work as well, but cherry ripe bites? I’m obsessed with cherry ripes but there don’t seem to be too many recipes around for this delicious chocolate bar!

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Jen @ Jen's Favorite Cookies August 23, 2012 at 9:30 am

Um, just use the Snickers again!! These look so wonderful, better than the actual candy bar for sure!

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Holiday Baker Man August 27, 2012 at 11:13 am

How great are these?!

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Jill September 6, 2012 at 9:36 pm

I love a simple brownie recipe which is easy for the kids
I also like the below brownie recipe.
http://www.wascene.com/food-drink/perfect-chocolate-brownie-recipe/
Thanks for sharing,
Jill

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Bk November 7, 2012 at 11:11 am

I wanted to view the Twix brownie recipe, but the Snicker bites come up instead…

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Jodi November 22, 2012 at 11:34 am

I made these today…Amazing!!

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MBA November 24, 2012 at 7:52 pm

Jodi-
I am so glad you enjoyed the recipe! Thanks for stopping by and providing your feedback – have a great day!
-Jamie

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Kim February 7, 2013 at 9:53 pm

Let me just say that these are incredible! I made them this morning for a staff member’s baby shower and it was almost torturous having them in the corner of the classroom behind my desk all day. Incredibly delicious!

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Lizzie April 12, 2013 at 9:06 pm

I vote babe Ruth (my fav candy bar)

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Mike @ Webakecookies.com April 22, 2013 at 7:48 pm

OMG! These look sooo good. I want to bake a batch tonight! We are definitely going to give these a try. Awesome pictures too! Thanks for sharing!

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Aarti Vaid November 1, 2013 at 10:09 am

Can u plz tell me how many grams for snickers… Coz I don’t get miniature ones in India

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Jamie January 10, 2014 at 8:32 pm

Aarti, cut each regular sized snickers bar into 4. Then you’ll have about the right size of our mini ones.
– Jamie

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Suzanne @ Flour Arrangements August 13, 2014 at 12:47 pm

Oh, wow. Can’t wait to make these delicious-looking bites of goodness. Thanks for sharing the great recipe.

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Jamie August 13, 2014 at 6:21 pm

I hope you get the chance to try them. Thanks for stopping by.

-Jamie

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Fatima October 8, 2014 at 5:03 pm

Hey!

These look great! I was wondering how many they would yield in a regular muffin tin, and how much longer I’d have to bake them for.

Thanks,
Fatima

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Jamie November 19, 2014 at 7:11 pm

I have never tried this using regular size muffin tins, so I honestly have no idea about this substitution. Sorry I am not more of a help.
-Jamie

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Phoebe @ Feed Me Phoebe December 5, 2014 at 4:18 pm

These brownie bites look so addictive! I’d love to try a gluten-free version. xo

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