Sometimes candy bars can be hard to resist, especially when you're standing in the check-out lane of your supermarket. That display of chocolate and candies is designed to lure you in. But candy bars don't all have to be bad. What about homemade ones? If you're making candy bars yourself, you can control every last detail, including the sweetness and the amount of ingredients. This way you can skip all the weird hydrogenated oils and artificial flavors, among other undesirable ingredients that you can't even begin to pronounce.
See the unique homemade candy bar recipes we've gathered from across the web in the slideshow below. You'll learn how to make Snickers, Reese's, Twix and more. Next thing you know, you won't be giving those check-out aisle candy bars a second look.
<strong>Get the <a href="http://www.howsweeteats.com/2012/01/homemade-snickers-bars/" target="_hplink">Homemade Snickers recipe from How Sweet It Is</a></strong> The secret to making these Snickers-style bars is lots of layers. Two chocolate layers envelop a nougat layer made of evaporated milk and marshmallow fluff, a layer of salted peanuts, and a rich caramel layer.
Homemade Almond Joy
<strong>Get the <a href="http://www.greensnchocolate.com/2011/03/homemade-almond-joys.html" target="_hplink">Homemade Almond Joy recipe from Greens and Chocolate</a></strong> Almond Joys are easy to make at home. The coconut centers are made with sweetened condensed milk and shredded coconut. Whole almonds make the characteristic bump on top of each bar.
<strong>Get the <a href="http://www.bakersroyale.com/candy/er-homemade-twix-bars/" target="_hplink">Homemade Twix recipe from Bakers Royale</a></strong> Three layers make up these homemade twix. First a rich shortbread studded with toffee chips. Then a thin caramel layer. And finally the chocolate.
Homemade Reese's Peanut Butter Cups
<strong>Get the <a href="http://www.onegoodthingbyjillee.com/2012/04/homemade-reeses-peanut-butter-cups.html" target="_hplink">Homemade Reese's Peanut Butter Cups recipe from One Good Thing By Jillee</a></strong> This easy recipe uses natural peanut butter for the creamy filling. The recipe is just a matter of enveloping dollops of it in melted chocolate in mini cupcake papers.
<strong>Get the <a href="http://bunsinmyoven.com/2011/10/25/homemade-butterfinger-candy-bars/" target="_hplink">Homemade Butterfingers recipe from Buns In My Oven</a></strong> With just three ingredients, this candy bar recipe couldn't be any easier. The filling is made with a combination of melted candy corn and peanut butter. Then it's dipped in melted chocolate.
Homemade Kit Kats
<strong>Get the <a href="http://melssweetlife.com/2011/01/27/homemade-kit-kats/" target="_hplink">Homemade Kit Kats recipe from The Sweet Life</a></strong> Gimme a break ... of that Kit Kat bar. Use store-bought crackers to use as the wafer layers in this homemade creation. A buttery brown sugar mixture is used for the layers. Then it's topped with a melted mixture of peanut butter, chocolate chips and butterscotch chips.
Homemade Three Musketeers
<strong>Get the <a href="http://www.namelymarly.com/2010/09/vegan-3-muskteers-bars/" target="_hplink">Three Musketeers recipe from Namely Mary</a></strong> The secret to recreating the fluffy filling of a Three Musketeers bar is whipping together non-dairy whipped topping with chocolate. After you freeze the mix and cut it into squares, it's time to dip in melted chocolate.
Homemade Crunch Bars
<strong>Get the <a href="http://chocolatecoveredkatie.com/2012/07/01/healthy-homemade-chocolate-crunch-bars/" target="_hplink">Homemade Crunch Bars recipe from Chocolate Covered Katie</a></strong> This darker version of the Crunch bar uses dark chocolate, rice cereal and coconut oil to create, what could be called, an even better version. Freeze before cutting into squares.
Homemade York Peppermint Patties
<strong>Get the <a href="http://www.petitekitchenesse.com/2011/12/14/holiday-giveaway-peppermint-patties-cow-tales/" target="_hplink">Homemade York Peppermint Patties recipe from Petite Kitchenesse</a></strong> Sweetened condensed milk and powdered sugar with a few drops of peppermint extract create the refreshing filling in these peppermint patties. After dipping the rounds in chocolate, top with crushed peppermint candies.
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