Carjacked Snickers No Bakes + Snickers History

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I had intended to post this recipe earlier but someone stole my first set of Snickers bars along with my car. This is a message for the proud new owner of an oil-leaking, heatless, emergency brakeless, fried back shocks-having and literally crumbling into a pile of rust dust 2004 Jeep Liberty. While you’re enjoying your new gently used vehicle, I’ll be riding around town in a 2014 Toyato Corolla with heated seats, a GPS and a backup camera paid for by my insurance company. And while you’re enjoying a plain old regular Snickers bar, my loved ones and I will be enjoying these simple yet delicious chocolatey, peanut buttery, Snickers chunkety no bake cookies. So Merry Christmas to you too, carjackers, and remember… Santa is always watching.

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And now for a brief history of the Snickers bar, a chocolate-coated bar containing peanuts, caramel and nougat. The Snickers bar was released by Mars Inc. in 1930. Frank and Ethel Mars created the Snickers bar after having success with their Milky Way bar. The Snickers bar was named for Ethel’s favorite prize-winning Tennessee racehorse. Unfortunately, Snickers the horse died a couple of months before the release of the candy bar version.

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Due to its association with a racehorse and the high calorie count, the Mars family decided to market the bar to runners and other athletes as an energy bar. In fact, an estranged son of the family cribbed the recipe and marketed a similar candy bar under the name Marathon in Europe. With typical worldwide annual sales of over $2 billion, Snickers is one of the most popular candy bars ever.

Other Snickers Recipes:

homemadesnickersbars Homemade Snickers Bars from The Recipe Critic

Snickers_cheesecake_1  Snickers Cheesecake from Blog Chef

Snickers-Milk-Chocolate-Caramel-Peanut-Candy-French-Macarons-Cookies  Snickers Macaroons from 6bittersweets

SSA40912  Mouthgasmic Brownies from Not Your Mama’s Dinner

Check out the other recipes from this series:

Peppermint Mocha Biscotti

Cashew Toffee Cookies

Reese’s Lover’s Cookies

Chocolate Peppermint Bark Cookies

Willy Wonka Fruit Splats

Carjacked Snickers No Bakes

  • Servings: 2 dozen cookies
  • Time: 5 minutes hand-on plus 1 hour
  • Difficulty: easy
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Ingredients:
2 cups sugar
½ cup milk
½ cup butter, cut into pieces
¼ cup semisweet chocolate chips
¼ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 ½ cup old-fashioned rolled oats
½ cup smooth peanut butter (If you prefer, chunky peanut butter is also good.)
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
4 full-size (1.86 oz) Snickers bars, chopped* (There are also peanut butter Snickers in a yellow package. They would be yummy here!)
Directions:
Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
Bring sugar, milk, butter, chocolate chips and cocoa to a boil in medium saucepan over medium heat, stirring occasionally. (Measure out all of your ingredients before starting. This is a quick-paced recipe once this boils!)
Boil for 1 minute.
Remove from heat.
Add oats, peanut butter, vanilla and salt.
Add Snickers pieces. (They will melt a lot.)
Drop by tablespoonfuls onto prepared cookie sheet.
Refrigerate until set.

 

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