Homemade Candy Bars

Serves: 8-10

Prep time: 1 ½ hours, including 1 hour for bars to freeze


  • 2 12-ounce bags of Nestle’s semisweet chocolate morsels
  • 2 bags of Werther’s or Kraft vanilla caramels
  • 1 cup Planter’s salted peanuts
  • ¼ cup cream


  1. Melt one bag of the chocolate morsels slowly in a double boiler, or over a pan of simmering water, stirring often until chocolate is completely melted.
    Homemade Candy Bars
  2. Line an 8×8-inch baking pan with waxed paper, leaving several inches of the paper hanging over the side to make it easy to remove later.
  3. Pour the chocolate into the baking pan and put in refrigerator for 30 minutes until chocolate is hardened.
  4. Chocolate should not be more than ¼-inch thick.
    Homemade Candy Bars
  5. While chocolate is in the refrigerator, unwrap the caramels and melt slowly in double boiler, stirring often.
  6. Add cream and mix well.
  7. Allow caramel to cool a bit.  When chocolate is hardened, pour a thin layer of caramel over the chocolate, not more than ¼” thick.
  8. Place peanuts thickly on top of caramel and put baking pan back in refrigerator for caramel to harden.
  9. Melt remaining chocolate in double-boiler.
  10. When caramel is hardened (about 15-20 minutes), pour final layer of chocolate over peanuts and allow to cool in refrigerator for – minutes.)
    Homemade Candy Bars
    Homemade Candy Bars
    Homemade Candy Bars
  11. Remove baking pan from refrigerator and using the waxed paper hanging over the sides of the pan, lift the block of candy out of the pan, and place on a cutting board.
  12. Remove waxed paper and cut candy into desired pieces.
  13. Store in refrigerator to keep candy fresh, but give it ten minutes to cool before serving.
    Homemade Candy Bars
    Homemade Candy Bars

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