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Prep Time: 15 mins    Cook Time: 21 mins

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Snickers brownies are one of the most indulgent desserts ever. Pairing chocolate cake mix, instead of classic brownie mix, with Snickers candies, caramel, and dark chocolate, this rich dessert is a real winner.

A Snickers brownie up close with a bite taken out of it.
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You know, there's really no such thing as too rich when it comes to brownies. They're supposed to boast an intense chocolate flavor and be fudgy and mouthwatering like these eggless brownies. If Snickers is one of your favorite kinds of candy, then this recipe as well as Snickers fudge are no-brainers!

These delicious Snickers brownies might very well become your new favorite dessert of all time. They are great with an after-dinner coffee or as a mid-morning snack. They're portable too, making them ideal for a picnic, party, or any kind of gathering.

Main Ingredients

The ingredients used to make Snickers brownies laid out on a table.

Snickers fans will definitely love these delicious treats. I certainly do! These are some of the main ingredients in Snickers brownies:

  • Chocolate cake mix: The basis of the recipe. Using cake mix is a great shortcut because it cuts time off traditional brownie prep work and also adds a rich flavor. Use any chocolate cake mix you want, such as German chocolate cake or devil's food cake.
  • Dark chocolate chips: To make the ganache and also add richness to the brownies. You can sub milk chocolate chips if you want or even white chocolate. For the ultimate in richness though, I'd go with dark chocolate chips.
  • Evaporated milk: To get the batter consistency perfect. Evaporated milk is basically milk with the water content removed. Don't use condensed milk, since that is much thicker and also sweetened.
  • Snickers bites candy: Adds a nutty crunch and fortifies the chocolate flavor. Chop a full or fun-size Snickers bar instead if that's easier. It will give you the same result.
  • Whipping cream: To make the ganache topping. Although you could use a non-dairy alternative, it would lack the richness of real whipping cream. Some ganache recipes call for equal amounts of cream and chocolate, but I find ¾ cup of cream and 2 cups of dark chocolate is perfect for Snickers brownies. This way, the ganache will sit on top instead of just soaking through.

Instructions Overview

These brownies are made in two stages. First, you will make the brownies themselves and then the tasty chocolate ganache which goes on top.

Combine the box cake mix with evaporated milk and melted butter then spread most of this batter in a greased baking dish and cook.

Next, sprinkle Snickers bites and chocolate chips on top. Melt caramel with more evaporated milk and then go ahead and pour this on top.

Finish off with the remaining cake batter, using a spatula to smooth and level the top, and then bake them until done.

Melt chocolate chips with whipped cream and pour this ganache mixture over the brownies when they're completely cooled. Cut them into servings and enjoy.

Several brownies cooling on a cooling rack.

Common Questions

What exactly is ganache?

It's a mixture of chocolate and cream. Ganache is sweet, silky, smooth, and shiny, and makes a nice topping for homemade Snickers brownies. It can also be used as frosting, dip for fruit slices, or cake filling.

Can I leave brownies unrefrigerated?

Brownies are usually fine to leave at room temperature in an airtight container for 3 or even 4 days. However, the whipped cream ganache on these means you can leave them out for a day or so, but any longer than that and you should refrigerate them. If it's quite warm in your kitchen or pantry, I'd keep them refrigerated since the chocolate ganache topping can melt otherwise.

How do you soften brownies after baking?

Whether your Snickers brownies are a few days old or they have been refrigerated, it is possible to get that soft, just-cooked texture back! Simply pop them into a warm oven for a minute or two.

Brownies in a stack with chunks of Snickers scattered around.

Chopnotch Tips

  • Chop Snickers bars if you can't find the candies and/or chop caramels if you can't find caramel bits.
  • Not really a fan of Snickers but a diehard brownies fan? No problem! You can substitute any chocolate candies for the Snickers in this recipe.
  • Use a silicone spatula to smooth the cake batter out in the pan and get an even layer.
Caramel center in Snickers brownies.

The ultimate in dessert indulgence, these Snickers brownies boast so much flavor and an incredible gooey texture. They literally melt in your mouth!

Recipe

How to Make

Snickers Brownies

Box chocolate cake is the basis of this recipe which also features caramel and a rich chocolate ganache on top.
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Prep Time: 15 mins
Cook Time: 21 mins
Total Time: 36 mins
Servings: 15 brownies

Ingredients

For the brownies:

  • 1 box chocolate cake mix
  • cup evaporated milk, divided
  • ¾ cup butter, melted
  • 2 cups dark chocolate chips
  • 1 cup Snickers Bites candy
  • 11 ounces caramel bits

For the chocolate ganache:

  • 2 cups dark chocolate chips
  • ¾ cup whipping cream
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Instructions

To make the brownies:

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease a 13x9-inch baking pan and set it aside.
  • Mix together the box cake mix, ⅓ cup of the evaporated milk, and the melted butter in a large mixing bowl until well combined. Spread ⅔ of this batter into the prepared baking pan and bake for 6 minutes.
  • Remove from the oven and sprinkle the chocolate chips and Snickers Bites candy over the top.
  • Add the caramel bits and the remaining ⅓ cup of the evaporated milk to a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 30-second intervals while stirring the mixture in-between until the caramel bits have melted completely and then pour this mixture over the cake mixture.
  • Now evenly pour the remaining ⅓ of the cake batter over the melted caramel and bake for 15 minutes until set. Remove from the oven and let cool completely in the pan.

To make the chocolate ganache:

  • Add the chocolate chips and whipping cream to a microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for 30-second intervals while stirring the mixture in-between until the chocolate has melted completely.
  • Pour the chocolate ganache over the cooled brownies and allow it to cool completely. Remove from the pan and cut into squares using a sharp and warm knife for clean cuts. Serve and enjoy!
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Notes

  • Chop Snickers bars if you can't find the candies and/or chop caramels if you can't find caramel bits.
  • Not really a fan of Snickers but a diehard brownies fan? No problem! You can substitute any chocolate candies for the Snickers in this recipe.
  • Use a silicone spatula to smooth the cake batter out in the pan and get an even layer.

Nutrition Facts

Calories: 526kcal (26%), Carbohydrates: 66g (22%), Protein: 8g (16%), Fat: 27g (42%), Saturated Fat: 19g (119%), Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g, Monounsaturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 23mg (8%), Sodium: 369mg (16%), Potassium: 503mg (14%), Fiber: 3g (13%), Sugar: 43g (48%), Vitamin A: 236IU (5%), Vitamin C: 1mg (1%), Calcium: 269mg (27%), Iron: 2mg (11%)
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