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the top of a snickers tart with slices taken out

Snickers Chocolate Caramel Tart

  • Author: Jenna Barnard
  • Prep Time: 1 hour
  • Cook Time: 20 minutes
  • Total Time: 1 hour 20 minutes + 1 hour chilling
  • Yield: 16 slices 1x


A chocolate caramel tart made up of a buttery shortbread crust, homemade peanut salted caramel, and chocolate ganache.



Shortbread Crust

  • 1 1/2 cups (190g) all purpose flour
  • 1/3 cup (35g) powdered sugar
  • 1/4 tsp salt 
  • 1/2 cup (110g) unsalted butter, cold and cubed
  • 1/2 tsp vanilla
  • 2 tbsp heavy cream

Salted Peanut Caramel

  • 1 cup (200g) granulated sugar
  • 2/3 cup (150ml) heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup (110g) unsalted butter, cut into tablespoons
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup salted roasted peanuts, roughly chopped

Chocolate Ganache

  • 4 oz semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • 1/3 cup (185ml) heavy cream


  • Fun Size Snickers, cut in half or thirds depending on the size
  • 2 tbsp salted roasted peanuts, roughly chopped


Shortbread Crust

  1. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the flour, powdered sugar, and salt.
  2. Add in the cubed butter and toss to coat in the flour mixture. Then using your hands to press the butter into the dough, stopping when butter is almost completely worked in but the mixture should still be crumbly.
  3. Mix together the vanilla and heavy cream in a small dish and then pour into the shortbread dough. Mix until it comes together and is evenly hydrated. It may still be somewhat crumbly but it should stick together if you pinch it between your fingers. If it’s still too dry, mix in another tablespoon of cream.
  4. Press the dough into a 9″ tart pan, covering the bottom and sides of the pan.
  5. Chill the crust for 20 minutes and then bake at 350F for 20 minutes (make the caramel while it bakes). If it puffs up once baked, use the bottom of a measuring cup and press down the crust while it’s fresh from the oven. 

Salted Peanut Caramel

  1. In a large heavy-bottom saucepan, pour in the sugar in an even layer. Heat over medium heat to melt, but do not touch it. If you need to adjust the sugar at all, gently shake the pan to spread the sugar around. Otherwise, just let it sit and melt. After about 10-15 minutes, it should be completely melted into a rich amber color.
  2. Right before the sugar is completely melted, place the heavy cream in the microwave for about 45 seconds. It’s important that it’s hot before mixing into the hot sugar, otherwise it could seize up the caramel.
  3. Remove the sugar from the heat and place it on a towel or something that will prevent the pot from moving. Begin whisking while you simultaneously pour in the heavy cream. The mixture will sputter and steam so don’t lean over the pot while mixing. 
  4. Once the cream is mixed in, mix in the butter followed by the salt and peanuts.
  5. Pour the caramel into the baked crust and freeze for about 30 minutes or until the surface of the caramel is set.

Chocolate Ganache

  1. Place the chocolate in a bowl and set aside. 
  2. Pour the heavy cream into a heat-safe container and heat in the microwave for 1 minute, or until bubbling and steaming.
  3. Pour the hot cream over the chocolate and let it sit for 30 seconds. Then, whisk to combine. 
  4. Spread the chocolate on top of the set caramel and top with more Snickers and peanuts.
  5. Place the tart back in the freezer. If you like a gooey caramel like the photos seen here, freeze for 1 hour. If you wan’t a more firm and set caramel, freeze for at least 2 hours or overnight. 
  6. Slice and enjoy!


Keywords: caramel tart, snickers tart, homemade caramel

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