snickers Special-K Bars

filed under: Brownies on July 6, 2014
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  • I win the internet.

    Snickers Special-K Bars!

     

    I was going to tell you that, post a few pictures and a recipe and be done with it.  Cause I mean, hello.  I won.  Game over.

    But then I thought you might want to know why I won.

    But that would mean telling you all about these, and they wouldn’t be my little secret anymore.  And people might judge me that I made a dessert with 47 snickers bars in it.  And then added butter.  And sugar.  Cause apparently that’s bad or something.

    Snickers Special-K Bars!

     

    These are Special K bars covered in Snickers Frosting.

    Frosting.

    Made of Snickers bars.

    Melted down Snickers bars.

    Yes, I totally went there.

    Snickers Special-K Bars!

    But that wasn’t it!

    I then chopped up an entire bag of the snack size bars and sprinkled them on top as if they were the magical happy tears from rainbow colored unicorns and each precious chunk was saving a Dalmatian puppy from being turned into a coat.

    Then I brought one to my husband and made him eat it.  We just looked at each other.  No words were necessary.

    Then my daughter came in and said, “Those look weird.”  And I laughed and laughed and crazy eyed laughed and said,

    “You have no idea what you are saying child!  Just back away.  Don’t look into them too long or they will bewitch you with rainbows and love.  Slowly, just turn around and then run as fast as you can!  Run I tell you!”

    She gave me a weird look and went back to playing My Little Ponies on her ipad.   Even though I forbid her playing that game.  Dang those ponies are sassy!

    Snickers Special-K Bars!

    Snickers Special-K Bars
    Prep Time
    5 mins
    Cook Time
    5 mins
    Total Time
    10 mins
     

    I was going to tell you that, post a few pictures and a recipe and be done with it. Cause I mean, hello. I won. Game over.

    Course: Dessert
    Cuisine: American
    Keyword: Snickers Special-K Bars
    Servings: 47 bars
    Author: Amanda Rettke
    Ingredients
    • 1 c white sugar
    • 1 c light corn syrup
    • 1 1/2 c peanut butter
    • 7 c Special K cereal
    Frosting
    • 3 full size Snickers bars
    • 1 stick butter room temperature
    • 2 c confectioners sugar
    • 1/2 c milk
    • 1 bag fun size Snickers each bar chopped into at least five pieces
    Instructions
    1. Prepare a 9 x 13 inch pan. (I spray my pan then line it with parchment paper)
    2. In a large sauce pan, combine sugar and light corn syrup and cook over medium heat until boiling. Stir in peanut butter until smooth.

    3. Remove from heat and stir in the cereal. Pat the cereal mixture into the prepared pan.
    Frosting
    1. Melt three full size Snickers bars with 1 stick butter in a saucepan over very low heat. (about five minutes) Once melted, remove from heat and add confectioners sugar then the milk.

    2. Pour warm frosting over bars and sprinkle chopped Snickers bars over frosting, allow to set for at least 3 hours.

    3. (You can refrigerate to set quicker, but let bars come to room temperature before serving.)

    The Special K Bars recipe was adapted from allrecipes.com and the frosting was adapted from The Pioneer Woman.

    Snickers Special-K Bars!

     

    Immediately after making these and sampling just a bit I packaged everything up to be given away.  They MUST BE GIVEN AWAY.  Or you will eat them ALL.

    And you will curse me and thank me and proclaim yourself THE WINNER OF THE INTERNET.

    Just trust me.

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    Comments

  • Jessica @ Sweet Menu says:

    Weee! I think I have crazy eyes just looking at these! One word – AMAZING!

    • Amanda says:

      Thank you Jessica!!! Hope you get to try one at some point. So yum!

  • Serena | Serena Bakes Simply From Scratch says:

    Yes you need to give those away! Like right now! I’ll Facebook you my address if you need it! lol…I think I’m totally bewitched by these! Must have one now!

    • Amanda says:

      lol I already sent hubby off to work with them… but next time, they are all yours! 🙂

  • Janine says:

    OMG Amanda!! I was going to make Special K bars for the concession stand this Friday, but now I think I need to try and make these. The “normal” ones were such a big hit last time, I can just image how these will go. Thanks for sharing.

    • Amanda says:

      Hope you all love them!! They are quite sweet! 🙂

  • Mercedes says:

    Pure insanity in it’s finest form! These look unreal!

    • Amanda says:

      Excellent description. 🙂

  • Joanie @ ZagLeft says:

    Oh my goodness, these look amazing! I would have to send them away too because I’d likely eat far too many.

    • Amanda says:

      Thank you so much Joanie!

  • Lisa says:

    When you say white sugar is that granulated sugar/caster sugar in the UK? What can I use if I can’t get the light corn syrup?

  • Beth @ bethcakes says:

    47 Snickers bars! You do win the internet. I absolutely love the way you arranged the snickers pieces on top. And I’m super impressed you had the patience to perfectly chop and place those pieces haha. They would have gone straight in my mouth. 🙂

    • Amanda says:

      I have seen some of the gorgeous things you create and know for a fact that you have tonz of patience! But yeah, you are totally right. There may have been quite a few snickers that didnt make it to the bars… 😉

  • Angelyn @ Everyday Desserts says:

    can’t even handle these! woah, they look wonderful!!

    • Amanda says:

      Thanks Angelyn!! Hope your day is blessed!

  • Michal says:

    That looks soo good!
    Is there a substitute for the corn syrup?
    Thanks

  • Julianne @ Beyond Frosting says:

    Holy mother of God! This is SO freaking amazing!

    • Amanda says:

      Yes. Yup. That about sums it up.

  • Chrissy says:

    So…does the special k make them healthy?

    • Amanda says:

      Ha ha HA! Yes, yes it does.

  • Jaclyn says:

    You are a GENIUS, absolute GENIUS!!!! Oh my YUM, YUM, YUM!!! I want to make these now! Snickers are my favorite thing & I have a cupboard that is “my cupboard” filled w/ snickers…& Nutella! 😉 I know exactly what they will be used for! Thank you for taking the time to post this! 🙂 Love your site!!!

    • Amanda says:

      Let me know when you make them… I hope you love them as much as we did!!!

  • Lauren says:

    These look so good!! I have a peanut allergy, so I’m going to make an Almond Snickers bar, substituting almond butter for the peanut butter, and the almond Snickers for the regular ones.

    So excited!!

    • Amanda says:

      Oh, great idea! Let me know how they turn out!

  • sharon carty says:

    I wish you would include the nutritional information with your recipes. Thanks

    • Amanda says:

      I am sorry, but that is not something that I will be implementing. Thank you for your suggestion though!

  • Lauren B says:

    I just made these and I’m wondering if 1/2 c milk is right???? My frosting was pure liquid and after 3 1/2 hours is still runny. I even added more powdered sugar before I poured it on as it seemed too runny….the flavor is obviously good but the runny frosting has just ruined them!

    • Annette says:

      Mine did the same thing. Wondered what I did wrong.

      • Amanda says:

        I am so sorry if the directions are confusing. Did you also bake the entire pan of batter at once?

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