Beware, they're extremely good, and as I said, the recipe makes LOTS. Be sure to have a crowd to eat these treats, or the self-control to put them in the freezer for longer-term storage! My testers report that these candy bars taste even better frozen.
*Yes, I know this version still uses ingredients that contain some stabilizers and additives - they make it taste most like a true Snickers bar. Feel free to substitute homemade peanut butter, marshmallows, etc to fit your preferences.
Step 1: Gather materials and ingredients
14 oz milk chocolate (about 2 cups chips, or coarsely chopped bar) divided in half
3.5 oz (1/2 cup) butterscotch chips, divided in half
192 g (3/4 cup) creamy peanut butter, divided into 3 parts (1/4 cup, 64g each)
5.5 tablespoons butter (divided: 4 Tbsp and 1.5 Tbsp)
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup evaporated milk, divided in half
156 g (1.5 cups) marshmallow fluff
1 teaspoon vanilla
1.5 cups salted peanuts, chopped (or substitute nuts of your choice)
1 pound chewy caramels
Optional: (if coating the sides of your bars)
7oz milk chocolate
1.75 oz butterscotch chips
64g creamy peanut butter
one 9x13 pan
waxed paper or plastic wrap
small (1 quart) pot
*No really, you should get a kitchen scale NOW! They're cheap, and make baking so much easier. You can get an excellent scale from Amazon for about $25.