What Are Snickers Bars Made Of?

Snickers are some of the best-selling candy bars of all time; their global annual sales amount to about $2 billion. The process of making a Snickers bar begins with making the nougat, followed by the caramel and ending with the candy bar’s being dipped in chocolate.

Making a Snickers Bar

The process for making the nougat begins by mixing together semi-sweet chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, peanut butter, milk, sugar, butter, vanilla and marshmallow cream. These ingredients are heated until they melt and are stirred so that they all mix together in a liquid form. While the mixture is still in liquid form, peanuts are added to give the Snickers bar its crunch. The molten mixture is then poured into molds that form them into bars, once the mixture is cooled.

The Final Steps

Next, the caramel must be made. This is done by mixing together brown sugar, butter, vanilla extract, corn syrup and milk. The mixture is brought to a boil and carefully checked with a candy thermometer to make sure that the caramel does not get too hot and burn. Once the caramel is cooked, the mixture is then poured onto the formed bars, topping each bar with a layer of caramel. The caramel is then allowed to cool.

When the caramel is cool, the bars are dumped out of the molds, onto a conveyor belt, where they take a dip in a chocolate bath. All parts of the candy bar are coated with chocolate and then set aside to allow the chocolate to harden. When the chocolate is hard, the bars are ready to be put into wrappers and packed into boxes.