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
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 1/2 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 9×13 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.


79 Responses

    1. shelly

      It’s a very thick batter, so I wouldn’t want you to burn out the motor, but you could certainly use a wooden spoon and some elbow grease 🙂 Just make sure your butter is completely room temperature.

  1. 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!

  2. 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! 🙂

  3. 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

  4. 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. 🙂

  5. 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!

  6. Melissa

    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!

    1. shelly

      hahahaa! oh I absolutely struggle! I’ve been doing it a few years now and all those bites and licks definitely have definitely caught up with me. I taste test everything and then try and give most of it away. I am also the mom of 4 boys, so I am always surrounded my healthy appetites…
      AND as much as I loathe the gym, I try to make it there about 3 times a week

  7. 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!

  8. 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!

  9. 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!

  10. 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!

  11. Jennifer Alvasin

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

    Thsnks for sharing …

  12. michelle

    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. 🙂

  13. Hattie

    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!

    1. shelly

      I would love to hear how they came out with the sweetened condensed milk. I actually contemplated making the recipe that way because I know some people have trouble finding dulce de leche.

  14. Decadence! Just found your blog via Teresa @ Blooming on Bainbridge. Now, if I don’t pass out from a diabetic coma, I’ll go looking around. 🙂 I’m a new follower!


  15. Tanya

    You’ve read my mind… last weekend I made dulce de leche in my crock pot and was needing a use for it! These are on the menu for our Mother’s day cook out this weekend!

  16. Adita CR

    I made these as soon as I saw your post. They were even better than they look / sound! Hard to believe, I know!
    My mixer broke so I just used a wooden spoon and a little elbow grease as you suggested 😉
    I do confess that I couldn’t wait 3 hours to taste them, but I just snuck a little corner square, I promise :). This is definitely a keeper and very probably a go-to recipe! Thanks do much for sharing!!!

  17. OMG!!! A friend sent me this email, almost deleted it, but i didnt, and when I opened it, I found the most delicious looking cookie bar!!!!! I made them this evening w/my daughters help, after they cooled for a few hours, cut into the end, and OOOOOOO Very yummy!! Plan on sharing and giving away as special treats!!

  18. My friend is a Snicker fiend and these bars will be perfect. I’ll just slip on some yoga pants before I make these! That solves the pant button problem and I wont feel the guilt as I munch on these fabulous looking bars! 😉

  19. This is a great site! Thanks for posting so many awesome recipes! Dangerous stuff here for sure, but what’s life without a little danger?!

    Keep em coming!

  20. cigman

    This is a great recipe! Thank you for posting it! I have made this twice, the first time following this recipe, the second with minor changes. The second time, I chose to use Snickers with almonds to dress it up a bit. I didn’t have any luck finding the dulce de leche the second time (I live in Texas, but was visiting Virginia the second time), but I was able to find Cajeta, which is a Mexican caramel sauce, and I think I liked it better, as it was more “chewy”. Finally, I baked off a graham cracker-walnut crust in the foil, prior to adding the batter and Cajeta. Before swirling the Cajeta, I generously sprinkled on Baker’s Cocoanut over half, as not all of my family members like cocoanut. For serving, I warmed the bars slightly in the microwave, to soften them, then topped them with a nice scoop of vanilla ice cream, drizzled on some Hershey’s Chocolate Syrup, then sprinkled on some of the graham cracker-walnut crust, that was left in the pan. Pure Decadence!

  21. Sorry for my lack of common sense, but could anyone possibly guide me on the amount of snickers to use? I live in the UK, so our bars are measured in grams. Is it 2.7oz of snickers altogether or 8 x 2.7oz? I can’t wait to make these!!

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