Top Copycat Candy Bar Recipes

What’s your favorite candy bar?

Is it a gooey Snickers bar, or how about a creamy, salty Payday? Maybe you’re a good ‘ol Three Musketeers kinda person? Butterfinger?!

Well, Hayley (from The Domestic Rebel blog) and I have you covered with all of those and many, many more. Plus, a couple spinoffs of traditional candy bars. Can anyone say, Biscoff Kit Kat Bars?! True stuff…keep reading.

cop·y·cat. n. One that closely imitates or mimics another.

Top Copycat Candy Bar Recipes

Usually you don’t want to be thought of as someone who is a copycat.

The only memories I have of copycatting is from grade school…when you catch someone looking at your paper…we’ve all probably been there.

Well folks, here it’s a good thing, when you’re copying popular candy bar recipes, turning them into a homemade concauction, and totally rocking anyone’s world who indulges in them.

Not to mention, topping the actual candy bar; these recipes definitely beat out the little piece of candy that you find in the aisle of any grocery store, gas station, or your kids’ leftover Halloween candy bag.

Be sure to swing by and say hello to Hayley at The Domestic Rebel - she’s the other brilliant mind behind these recipes.

Click on the pictures or the title for the direct link to the recipes!


Payday Candy Bars

I don’t like Paydays or salted nut rolls, (I know, I know) – but I DO like these. What does that say!?

Homemade Payday Candy Bars

Homemade Three Musketeers

Welcome to a chocolatey-creamy-marshmallow heaven, with only 2 ingredients!


  • 2 (16 oz) packages Chocolate CandiQuik Coating
  • 2 (7 oz) jars marshmallow creme (I used Jet Puffed)


  1. Prepare an 8×8″ pan by lining with aluminum foil and coating with nonstick spray.
  2. Melt 1 package of Candiquik in tray, as directed on package.
  3. Place marshmallow creme in a medium mixing bowl and microwave for 15 seconds to slightly soften.
  4. Pour the chocolate Candiquik on top of the marshmallow creme and use a spoon to stir together.
  5. Spoon mixture into prepared pan and smooth evenly across the bottom. (Mixture will be thick!). Place in the freezer for 30-45 mintues to firm up.
  6. Melt remaining package of Chocolate Candiquik.
  7. Remove from freezer and cut into 2″ bars. Dip each bar in the tray of CandiQuik and place on wax paper to set.

*To dip the bars, I placed each bar on a fork, lowered into the Candiquik and used a spoon to completely cover the bar; let the excess coating drip off and place on wax or parchment paper to set.

Peanut Butter Cups

peanut butter + chocolate, ’nuff said.

Homemade Peanut Cups from Miss Candiquik

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

Peanut Butter Cups from The Domestic Rebel 

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups


Almond Joy Bars

my personal favorite, well besides the snickers…oh and the twix, and the…forget it.

Homemade Almond Joys from Miss Candiquik

Homemade Almond Joys

  Homemade Almond Joyful Bars from The Domestic Rebel

Homemade Almond Joyful Bars


Homemade Butterfingers

a flaky orange center, a taste of peanut butter  - oh, and chocolate of course.

Homemade Butterfingers by Miss Candiquik
Homemade Butterfinger Candy Bars
Homemade Butterfingers from The Domestic Rebel

Homemade Butterfingers


Twix Bars

 Biscuit cookie topped with caramel and finished with a dip in chocolate - swoon.

Homemade Twix Bars by Miss Candiquik

Homemade Twix Bars

and a spinoff…

Twix Brownies from The Domestic Rebel

Twix Brownies


Snickers Bars

Layer upon layer of goodness, one of my faves.

Homemade Ooey Gooey Snickers Bars by Miss Candiquik

Homemade Ooey Gooey Snickers Bars

And a spinoff…Snickers Brownie Bites!

Snickers Brownie Bites


Kit Kats

*crunchy, chocolatey, perfection.

From The Domestic Rebel

Homemade Kit Kat Bars

Biscoff Kit Kat Bars

Biscoff Kit Kat Bars

Take 5 Bars

Take 5 Bites from Miss Candiquik

Take 5 Bites

Take 5 Bars – The Domestic Rebel

Rocky Road Bars

Rocky Road Bars


Here are some other totally awesome, not-to-be-missed candy bar-themed desserts!

Homemade Nutty Bars from The Domestic Rebel

PayDay Cupcakes! From The Domestic Rebel

Confessions of a Cookbook Queen’s Take 5 Brownie Bars

Peanut Butter Balls from Miss Candiquik

*linked to the following parties: Mrs. Happy Homemaker, Inside Bru Crew Life, Crazy for Crust, Back for Seconds, Gooseberry Patch, Sweet Bella Roos, Chocolate, Chocolate & More, Kitchen Fun w my 3 Sons, Foodie Friends Friday


Tell Me Something Sweet

  1. Anonymous says

    I am drooling over here! Both of your treats look WAY better than the store bought variety! All of your goodies always look so gorgeous and professional. So inspirational! ;)

  2. says

    I love how you and Hayley have joined up. Some spectacular treats here from the both of you. I wish we got all the fantastic candy goodies you guys get over in the US. No candyquick, butterfingers, biscoff, almond joys.. le sigh. But we do get KitKats, M&Ms, Twix and some others.

    At least with these copycat recipes, I get to try out a homemade version and at least try. I’d love to try the Candyquick too, sounds fantastic.

  3. says

    Well, now I am craving a home made candy bar…one of each kind please:-) I love that home made payday bar…it seriously looks amazing!!! What a fun round up from 2 awesome dessert bloggers:-)


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