Snickers has been around long enough that most of us only think peanuts, caramel, nougat, and milk chocolate when we think “I need something that satisfies.” (Guess their marketing works on me.) Mars Co., Snickers’ makers, added to the recipe folder with the release of the new Snicker Peanut Brownie bar in December 2020.
Unlike the hero Snickers bar, these are more brownie than peanuts, at least the one bar I tried. I wanted more peanuts. The brownie takes the place of nougat, with a similar texture but not as dense. Interestingly, the Snickers flavor was still present; if my eyes were closed, I’d know I was eating a Snickers bar.
They actually split the usually single pretty-big bar into 4 little bars. I like this. For one, it’s easier to share. For two, when I’m calorie counting, I can easily control what I want to eat without ruining the rest of the bar for later.
The caramel is the same I think. Sweet. Not sticky. I’ve read that original Snickers have peanuts IN their caramel. Not sure that’s true, and even if it is, as far as I can tell, there aren’t peanuts in this bar’s caramel.
These are good. Solid B. The press release announcing the bar calls them “innovative,” which is a big word for a bar that swaps brownie for nougat. Personally, I’d stick with the original – as well as peanut butter (we still need to review those) – but if you’re a brownie person, give these a try.