Death by Snickers Bars


What’s the food that you eat to completely undo it?

And by undo it I mean, UNDOOOOO it.

Undo your brain, undo your diet…just undo it.


Well, listen here, friends.

I have made you some bars that will not only undo your day’s problems, they will also help you undo your jean’s top button…and maybe a little zipper too.

I don’t mean that in a sexy-time way, either.  These bars are that major.

They’re an end of the day, cleansing breath, getting comfy, eat with two hands, kind of a bar.

Sometimes you have to go for it.

Death by Snickers Bars.

So let’s begin.

Don’t be alarmed by the amount of butter. It’s just an innocent 4 sticks.
PhotobucketOr the amount of brown sugar. Just 3 cups.
You’re making caramel bars here people. Get over it.
PhotobucketYou’ll need some Snickers bars.
PhotobucketThen you’ll need to chop them up. Trust me, they’re cool with it.
PhotobucketMix up all your ingredients and spread it evenly in your prepared pan. Make sure to leave a little overhang of foil at the end. It will help when it’s time to cut and remove.
PhotobucketNext take that glorious can of dulce de leche. I found mine down the Mexican food aisle of the super market…if you can’t find that in your store, no worries…make your own! Yes, you can. Here’s a great how-to for making your own dulce de leche.
Plop the dulce de leche all over the top of your batter…
PhotobucketAnd swirl it all in.
PhotobucketThen bake it up.
You have to let these bars have some downtime after they’re done. I like to make them the night before, because they take quite a bit of time to set up and cool. If you can’t wait overnight, give them at least 3 hours.
Here’s how they’ll look…
PhotobucketThat’s it. Cut them, eat them and loosen that belt.

Death by Snickers Bars
makes 35 squares
  • 3 cups packed light brown sugar
  • 2 cups (4 sticks) butter, room temperature
  • 3 eggs
  • 3 tsp vanilla
  • 4 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup uncooked, old-fashioned oats
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1½ tsp kosher salt
  • 8 (2.07 oz) Snickers bars (full sized), coarsely chopped
  • 1 (14 oz can dulce de leche
  1. Preheat oven to 325°
  2. Line a 9x13 baking pan with foil, allowing for foil to hang over the ends, for easy removal.
  3. Spray the foil with cooking spray.
  4. In a large bowl stir together flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside.
  5. In stand mixer on low speed mix butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla until evenly combined.
  6. Slowly add in the flour mixture until just combined.
  7. Fold in chopped Snickers.
  8. Spread batter into prepared pan.
  9. Open can of dulce de leche and drop by spoonful on top of batter. Using a knife, swirl the dulce de leche into the batter.
  10. Bake for 60-65 minutes.
  11. Remove from oven and let cool for at least 3 hours to overnight.
  12. Cut into squares
Bars may still appear slightly loose in the center. Don't overcook.
These bars are best if made the night before. They take quite a bit of time to set up.


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Tandika Ortiz
Tandika Ortiz
May 3, 2012 1:20 pm

Can you make this with a regular hand electric mixer? I don’t have a good standing one yet..

Emilie @ Emilie
May 3, 2012 1:21 pm

I think I’ll just wear my stretchy pants while I eat these so that I don’t have to go through the button-popping guilt 🙂

Miss @ Miss in the Kitchen
May 3, 2012 1:25 pm

Love at first site, that’s what these bars are to me, holy-moly!

Liz @ Tip Top Shape
May 3, 2012 1:27 pm

These look insanely delicious. Then again, how can it not be with four sticks of butter?

jersey girl
May 3, 2012 1:31 pm

I haven’t been reading your blog for very long but I think it’s safe to assume you’ve lost your ever-loving mind! Holy Butter Batman!

Lauren at Keep It Sweet
May 3, 2012 1:34 pm

Wow, you aren’t messing around here. Love it!

jen @ one curly fry
May 3, 2012 1:42 pm

I need to try these ASAP.

I think I would need to take these somewhere though.

Because I don’t think I can be in the same room with them for more than 1 minute!

Averie @ Averie Cooks
May 3, 2012 1:42 pm

Omg. That shot of the dulce de leche. The butter, what’s a pound or two. Those diced Snickers. I’ll put this on my fatfree desserts recipe pinboard 🙂

Blog is the New Black
May 3, 2012 1:45 pm

Just four innocent sticks… ha!

Aimee @ ShugarySweets
May 3, 2012 1:51 pm

Oh maw gawsh. Nuff said.

Caroline @ chocolate & carrots

This is hilarious Shelly! That’s the way I want to go….death by snickers bars. Yes, please! 😉

May 3, 2012 1:59 pm

An innocent 4 sticks of butter? I love it. I want to make these with the peanut butter Snickers.

sue @ cakeballs, cookies and more

my pants are groaning already and I think I may switch to elastic waste bands from now on.

May 3, 2012 2:10 pm

If I didn’t need to undo before, I surely do now. Definitely “clipping” this recipe. When I get fat I’m going to blame you. 😀

May 3, 2012 2:13 pm

Wow…just wow! These look soooooooo good! I applaud your use of butter – people are too scared of it these days in my opinion. Can’t wait to make these!

May 3, 2012 5:19 pm

I concur – wow and wow and applause all around!

May 3, 2012 2:17 pm

I might have to just completely take my pants off for these bad boys.

What? That’s not weird at all.

Thanks for linking to me! 🙂

May 3, 2012 2:29 pm

Holy wow! They look and sound amaaaazing. Too bad it seems like a very expensive recipe! A whole box of butter + 8 Snickers bars + the dulce = around $10? I guess not that bad, but compared to most recipes when everythings on hand! Mmmm sounds sooo good though

May 3, 2012 2:35 pm

So by 8 Snicker bars, do you mean 8 for the recipe of 7 plus an extra to eat while you wait for these bay boys to cool off and set up? Why oh WHY did you post this recipe when I’m trying to drop 10 lbs in 6 weeks?!?!?! Gee. Thanks. 🙂

Tiffany {A Clove of Garlic}
May 3, 2012 2:39 pm

I completely believe these would undo all those bumps-on-the-road from the day… COMPLETELY.

Snickers are my favorite!

May 3, 2012 3:22 pm

Oh. My. Gosh.

These look incredible. Really incredible.

Pinning NOW!

Debbie Crowder
May 3, 2012 3:52 pm

WOW I just gained about 100 lbs just from the photo! Not to mention the butter content. THESE LOOK SO YUMMY!! I wish I lived close I would probably be stocking your home right now. PS What do you use to edit your photos. Your pics always look so good and love the fonts etc. I was using Picnik but of course it is no more so looking for another alternative.
Thank you for sharing!

Erin @ Dinners, Dishes, and Desserts

Holy Crap!! These bars are insane! I would kill for one right now!

May 3, 2012 4:38 pm

Ok, this may sound like a rude comment but I swear it’s not! How do you not weigh several hundred pounds? Seriously! I want to be a baker, but I am scared that if I bake something awesome every day I will gain 30+ pounds, which I don’t want to do. How do you do it? I’ve seen pictures of you here on your blog, and you obviously don’t really struggle with this. Thanks!

Erika - The Teenage Taste
May 3, 2012 5:07 pm

Oh my gosh, these bars look amazing! Any bar that contains 4 sticks of butter and dulce de leche has got to be great! 🙂

May 3, 2012 5:23 pm

ahah, wow, this is a chocolate and decadent dessert lover’s dream!!

Debby Pucci
May 3, 2012 5:57 pm

Definitely deadly! Sounds delicious.

Lisa @ Sweet 2 Eat Baking
May 3, 2012 6:45 pm

That’s one hell of a way to go. At least you’d die with a huge grin even if you’re found with your pants lose and a snicker bar in each hand. You can say you’ve lived! LOL.

Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar
May 3, 2012 6:50 pm

Oh my dear goodness. I am in freaking heaven!! Yum!

Vicki V
May 3, 2012 7:13 pm

I just did a little calorie analysis on these. Let’s just say, you had better cut them small! if you get 40 bars out of it, each one would have 240 calories. They look awesome, though! Just might be worth the splurge!

May 3, 2012 9:59 pm

Even my yoga pants might not fit after an encounter with these…

…I’ll just eat them naked, alone in my room. That’s the solution!

Anne @ Have a Cookie!
May 3, 2012 10:30 pm

Just when I thought it was safe to open emails from you . . . no I never thought that, it’s never safe! I thought yesterday’s recipe might make my head explode but there is no question that this one is doing just that. Snickers candy bars are my most favorite candy in the WORLD!!! And adding dulce de leche??? Bring on the stretch pants!

May 3, 2012 11:02 pm

I dont even have words for this! My boyfriends birthday is coming up and the theme for the party is Cookies & Cups… aka dessert and booze. I am making your brownie cookie dough rainbow cake, and a handful of your other recipes. Keep up the outstanding work!

also how are you not super fat?! you are so pretty!

May 4, 2012 12:30 am

These look AMAZING!!

sally @ sally

Death by Snickers….. sounds like heaven on earth! seriously… is there a better candy bar than snickers?! Looks so good and SO easy Shelly! Yum. Happy Friday 🙂

Rachel Cooks (formerly Not Rachael Ray)

Holy cow! Four sticks of butter and three cups of brown sugar? Sounds like a good way to go to me! 😉

Jennifer Alvasin
Jennifer Alvasin
May 4, 2012 8:08 am

my oh my ,,, water came in my mouth just looking at this photographs ….. its so damn tempting ….

Thsnks for sharing …

May 4, 2012 9:01 am

I would just like to tell you that you are an effing genius (and a really funny one too). Your dessert creations never cease to amaze/entice me. Thank you. 🙂

May 4, 2012 9:01 am

Yuuuuummmmmmmm. You could also use rolos, to go peanut free…or maybe milky ways? OMG so yummy looking!

May 4, 2012 9:56 am

Wow Shelly! This is one of the best recipes I’ve seen in awhile – my husband would go crazy for it!

Living The Sweet Life
May 4, 2012 10:16 am

I think im in love – – I normally just eat tons of ice cream to undo my life … but I sense a change coming my way!! HOLY MOTHER OF YUM 😀

May 4, 2012 11:05 am

Oh yeah…I’m all undone…ps, I’m aboutta put in for another request!!!

Maria Mendoza
Maria Mendoza
May 4, 2012 3:09 pm

OMG!! This look so good. You share some amazing cookies

Lori @ RecipeGirl
May 4, 2012 4:11 pm

oh girl, you may have just ruined my diet. Now I’m craving Death by Snicker’s Bars big time. BIG TIME!

Jessica @ How Sweet
May 4, 2012 4:23 pm

i can’t even.

May 4, 2012 4:52 pm

You my dear are EVIL!! I think I say that every time I comment….

May 4, 2012 5:16 pm

They look amazing :O

May 4, 2012 8:16 pm

They are in the oven! They smell amazing! I couldn’t find dulce de leche in my local grocery store though 🙁 I thought it was more like caramel.. But one of the workers told me to get sweeten condensed milk.. Hopefully it will turn out! Next time I will have to do some more looking around.. But I was so anxious to try these, I couldn’t wait! Thanks for sharing!

Robin @ Simply Southern Baking

Goodness gracious! These look absoulutely amazing!

Karen @ Sugartown Sweets
May 4, 2012 10:53 pm

Snickers are my hubby’s favorite! But he doesn’t have to *undo*!! Even after 20 years of marriage, he’s still fair 😉 These look awesome!

Tracy {Pale Yellow}
May 5, 2012 11:18 am

I am never afraid of butter and sugar! I can’t wait to make these for my mom for Mother’s Day, she loves Snickers.