Salty & Sweet Snickers Brownies

Posted on Jan 20, 2015

We all know that salted caramel sauce was so last year darling but I don’t care the stuff is so addictive! Give me a jar and a spoon and I am a happy girl πŸ˜‰ I love using it in baking, it can take a normal bake and raise it up to new levels.

Thats pretty much what it does to theseΒ Salty & Sweet Snickers Brownies,Β with a little help from some salted peanuts, this treats other secret weapon.

Salty & Sweet Snickers Brownies

They are salty & sweet. The deep rich chocolate from the brownies and caramel are the sweet element the saltines also comes from the caramel and peanuts.

The brownies are my simple go to recipe, they are quick and easy to make requiring only one bowl and one spoon. So less washing up to do πŸ˜€ They require no melting of chocolate and have no butter in them. The addition of oil helps to keep these soft and fudgy.

The salted caramel sauce I use is my homemade version, the recipe can be found here. It tastes so amazing its rich, smooth, creamy with just the right salty tang. But by all means use shop bought sauce. I always keep a jar of shop bought on hand in the cupboard for when I have no homemade left in the fridge.

Salty & Sweet Snickers Brownies

Don’t be shamed into thinking you must make everything from scratch, I love kitchen shortcuts. I am the queen of ready made pastry! So if you want to use shop bought then you go ahead and use shop bought πŸ˜€

Salty & Sweet Snickers Brownies

Because these will taste just as amazing either way πŸ˜€ That I promise!

The peanuts add a lovely crunch to these and the mini marshmallows add even more gooeyness to an already fudgy brownie. These are not for the clean neat eater they are sticky and messy but once tasted you will be asking where have you been my whole life! And thats a promise πŸ˜€

Salty & Sweet Snickers Brownies

Salty & Sweet Snickers Brownies

Salty & Sweet Snickers Brownies

A salty and sweet treat with a lovely crunch from the peanuts. Soft, crunchy and fudgy these Salty & Sweet Snickers Brownies have it all!
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Course: Snack
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 10 minutes
Cook Time: 25 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Author: Emma


For the brownie base

  • 130 grams Plain flour (All Purpose, (1 cup + 2 tablespoons))
  • 40 grams good quality cocoa powder ((3/8 cup))
  • 100 grams light brown sugar ((1/2 cup lightly packed))
  • 125 grams granulated sugar ((1/2 cup + 1 and 1/2 tablespoons))
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 160 millilitres vegetable oil ((2/3'rds cup))
  • 3 large eggs
  • 160 grams salted peanuts ((1 cup))
  • 30 grams mini marshmallows ((1/2 cup))

For the topping

  • 210 grams salted caramel sauce ((3/4 cup))
  • 40 grams salted peanuts - crushed ((1/4 cup))


  • Preheat your oven to 180C / 350F / Gas mark 4 and lightly grease and line a 9 inch square pan with baking parchment and place to one side.
  • In a large mixing bowl add in the flour, cocoa and both sugars. Give them a gentle whisk to combine them together.
  • Pour in the vanilla extract, vegetable oil and all the eggs. Mix everything together until you have a thick glossy batter.
  • Add in the salted peanuts and mini marshmallows and mix till evenly distributed.
  • Pour the batter into your prepare tin and pop it in the middle of your oven for 20 to 25 minutes.
  • Like most brownies the edges will be firmer than the middle when they are ready to come out of the oven.
  • Leave them in the tin too fully cool down.
  • If you keep your salted caramel in the fridge, then take it out an hour before needing it so it is easier to spread. As I mentioned above it doesn't matter if you use homemade or shop bought salted caramel sauce.
  • Once the brownie is cooled to room temperature lift it out of the pan and peel off any parchment paper still attached and place the brownie on a flat serving plate.
  • Gently spread your caramel sauce all over the top of your brownie taking it right to the edges. Place your peanuts in a small zip lock bag and give your peanuts a little bash breaking them up. Then sprinkle all over the top of your brownie. Cut up into 15 squares and serve.
  • Kept in an airtight tin these brownies will keep for up to 5 days.
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  1. These look incredible!!

    We have done some similar chocolate inspired recipes on our blog, do check out πŸ™‚

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  2. These look amazing – that caramel sauce in particular! I love the taste of sweet and salty flavours together, I don’t think I’m getting over salted caramel any time soon πŸ˜‰

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    • Hi Natalie, thank you. I too am not giving up salted caramel just because its no longer as trendy as it once was. It tastes far too good πŸ˜‰

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  3. Oh man, these look amazing! I am never going to be able to stick to my holiday diet if I keep reading posts like these, haha!

    Seriously though, these look delicious! πŸ™‚

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    • Hi Sian, thank you. Sorry for tempting you but nothing beats salted caramel πŸ˜‰

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  4. I am totally addicted to snickers – they are my all-time favorite chocolate bar! I’m so excited to try these. They sound like heaven.

    xx Hannah

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    • Hi Hannah, thank you. I must admit I do love a snickers bar.

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  5. I agree that everything doesn’t have to be homemade. I do what I can but I’d rather buy a few ingredients that I trust than eat out of a packet.

    These snickers brownies would be a huge hit around here.

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    • Hi Maureen, thank you. Sometimes shop bought items do make life a little easier and thats not a bad thing πŸ˜€

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  6. Wait who decided salted caramel was a 2014 thing? Totally not cool! It’s waaaay too good to be out of style haha.

    I love the snickers twist on this! This sounds like such a fun and decadent dessert. I’m definitely going to be making it soon πŸ™‚

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    • Hi Karishma, I agree salted caramel is far to good to be out of “fashion” even if it is I don’t care I love the stuff far too much to give it up πŸ˜€

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  7. Sweet + salty is the best…I think this looks BETTER than a Snickers!

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    • Hi Brianna, thank you so much πŸ˜€ salty & sweet are great together!

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  8. Well I for one loveeee sweet and salty so I say bring on the salted caramel sauce!! These brownies look outrageously good!

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    • Hi Ashley, thank you, salty & sweet are amazing together and work so well in a brownie πŸ˜€

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  9. Haha, I am a sucker for salted caramel and don’t care if it was last year either πŸ™‚ These bars look so deliciously decadent and rich! I love the sweet and salty combo!

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    • Hi Kelly, thank you. I don’t care that its so over! I adore salted caramel too much to give it up!

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  10. Mmm, I love me a good snickers bar. & the fact that you turned it into a brownie makes it even better!

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    • Hi Pamela, thank you. Like you have said before everything is better with a brownie πŸ˜‰

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  11. Oh god. These look amazing. Is salted caramel over? Nooo! I love that stuff!!

    Can I just take this moment to say that every time I tell this comment box I’m human I get that song “Are we human, or are we dancers?” in my head.

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    • Hi Emma, thank you….lol now I have that song stuck in my head πŸ˜€

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