Nutty chocolate caramel bars: A simple freezer treat that tastes like a frozen Snickers (1991)

Nutty chocolate caramel bars retro recipe

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Inspo: Frozen Snickers bars

Much like the butterscotch finger bars recipe puts us in mind of a Butterfinger-inspired freezer dessert, so, too, do these vintage homemade candy bars feel a lot like a creamy, dreamy, chilly Snickers variation.

The pairing of these treats (clearly inspired by two of the most iconic candy bars of all time) gives us a lot of fun party theme ideas for birthdays, family gatherings, Halloween parties — or any other festivity where fans of candy bars cluster.

MORE: Baby Ruth candy bars, the way they were back in the 50s

Nutty chocolate caramel bars

Great tasting candy bars from Cool Whip. (Wrapper not included)

Now it’s easy to make your very own scrumptious candy bars with Cool Whip and yummy stuff like peanuts and caramel. So crunch away!

Recipe for Nutty chocolate caramel bars

Nutty chocolate caramel bars

Yield: 18
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 5 minutes
Additional Time: 4 hours
Total Time: 4 hours 20 minutes


  • 8 ounces Baker's semi-sweet chocolate
  • 1/4 cup melted margarine
  • 1 cup chocolate cookie crumbs
  • 1 cup milk
  • 1/2 cup caramel topping
  • 1 package Jell-O vanilla flavor instant pudding and pie filling
  • 3-1/2 cups Cool Whip whipped topping, thawed
  • 3/4 cup chopped peanuts
  • 3 tablespoons margarine


  1. Chop 4 squares chocolate; set aside.
  2. Mix melted margarine with cookie crumbs.
  3. Press into bottom of foil-lined 9-inch square pan.
  4. Top with caramel topping.
  5. Blend milk into a medium bowl.
  6. Add pudding.
  7. Beat with whisk 1 to 2 minutes.
  8. Let stand for 5 minutes.
  9. Fold in whipped topping, chopped chocolate and peanuts.
  10. Spread over caramel topping.
  11. Freeze 4 hours or until firm.
  12. Melt remaining chocolate with 3 tablespoons margarine.
  13. Spread over pudding -- chocolate hardens immediately.
  14. Lift dessert from pan using “foil” handles.

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Nutrition Information:
Yield: 18 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 256Total Fat: 16gSaturated Fat: 6gTrans Fat: 1gUnsaturated Fat: 8gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 143mgCarbohydrates: 29gFiber: 2gSugar: 22gProtein: 4g

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