With chopped Snickers bars in the batter and the topping, along with chocolate syrup, caramel sauce, and roasted peanuts, these Snickers pancakes are sure to satisfy!
As a respectable adult, you can’t have a Snickers bar for breakfast. But turn that Snickers bar into a stack of fluffy pancakes? Well, that changes everything! If you’ve enjoyed our other candy-inspired pancake recipes—Reese’s peanut butter cup pancakes, Almond Joy pancakes, Payday pancakes, and Twix pancakes—then these Snickers pancakes will be a hit too.
This is the kind of over-the-top pancake recipe you’re likely to find at a popular brunch spot, but you don’t need to wait 40 minutes for a table when you make them at home. (Seriously, why is there always a long wait for brunch? We want pancakes and we want them now!) These Snickers pancakes are as easy as whipping up a batch of buttermilk pancakes.
About this Snickers pancake recipe
So let’s talk about what makes this homemade pancake breakfast so delicious. The pancakes themselves are made with dark brown sugar, which lends them a note of caramel flavor. Then we fold chopped Snickers bars into the batter, which adds sticky, chewy caramel and nougat, chocolate, and crunchy peanuts. So good.
This would be enough for most folks but we like taking these to the next level here on Pancake Recipes, so after stacking these fluffy pancakes on a plate, we top them with a generous drizzle of chocolate syrup, caramel sauce, chopped peanuts, and even more Snickers bars.
Snickers pancakes are perfect for a special occasion breakfast—maybe a birthday brunch for the Snickers lover in your life!—but they’re fun to make on a weekend when you feel like indulging or treating your family to something a little out of the ordinary. Needless to say, they’ll be devoured as soon as they hit the plate!
What you need
- Dry ingredients – All-purpose flour, baking powder, kosher salt
- Wet ingredients – Milk, salted butter, egg, dark brown sugar, vanilla extract
- Add-ins and garnish – Snickers bars, peanuts, chocolate syrup, caramel sauce
How to make them
Make the batter. Sift the dry ingredients into a large mixing bowl, then add in the wet ingredients.
Stir until the batter is just combined.
Tip: Don’t stir the Snickers bars into the batter yet! The batter needs to thicken first, then you can fold in the Snickers.
Prepare. Let the batter rest for 10 minutes while you preheat a griddle or pan over low heat. After 10 minutes, fold the chopped Snickers into the batter and coat the griddle or pan with cooking spray.
Tip: The griddle needs to be sprayed with non-stick cooking spray to prevent the chopped Snickers from sticking to the surface.
Cook the pancakes. Scoop 1/4 cup of batter onto the griddle for each pancake. Cook for 2 to 3 minutes, or until the edges are just set and bubbles form, pop, and leave small holes on the top of the pancake. Flip and cook for 2 minutes more and repeat with the remaining batter.
Garnish and serve. Plate the cooked pancakes and top them with the chocolate sauce, caramel syrup, chopped peanuts, and chopped Snickers bars.
They’re not exactly the same, but they’re similar enough that you can use Baby Ruth bars in this recipe instead of Snickers. Like Snickers bars, Baby Ruth is made with nougat, caramel, peanuts, and chocolate, but in a Snickers bar, there are peanuts in the nougat and on top, while Baby Ruth only has peanuts on top.
A Snickers bar isn’t exactly healthy, but it is a bit healthier than other candy bars—some nutritionists rank it as the healthiest option when compared to other popular candy bars because it has less saturated fat.
How to make these Snickers pancakes your own
Want to change up this recipe for Snickers pancakes? Here are some ideas!
- Make Snickers waffles. Switch out the pancakes with your favorite waffles, then add caramel sauce, chocolate syrup, chopped Snickers, and peanuts on top.
- Add chocolate chips. If you don’t have enough Snickers bars for the topping and the batter, you can add some chocolate chips to the batter too—or omit the Snickers in the batter and just use chocolate chips.
- Top them with whipped cream. You’ve already got chocolate, caramel, peanuts, and candy bar pieces—why not add another topping?! Whipped cream, chocolate whipped cream, or peanut butter whipped cream would all be delicious.
Make Ahead Ideas
You can chop the Snickers bars in advance so they’re ready to go in the morning, or make the pancakes in advance so you can just warm them up and top them when you’re ready to enjoy.
Store leftover Snickers pancakes in the refrigerator for up to 4 days. Save the topping and garnishes for right before serving. You can also freeze these pancakes for up to 3 months in an airtight container or freezer bag.
Reheat Snickers pancakes on the stovetop in a dry skillet over low heat or microwave for 20-30 seconds on high.
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Get the Recipe: Snickers Pancakes
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
- 1 tablespoon baking powder
- ½ teaspoon kosher salt
- 1 ¼ cups milk
- 3 tablespoons salted butter, melted
- 1 large egg, beaten
- 1 tablespoon dark brown sugar
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- ¾ cup chopped Snickers (about 6 fun size or 3 regular large candy bars)
- Sift the flour, baking powder, and salt into a large mixing bowl.
- Add the milk, melted butter, egg, brown sugar, and vanilla, and mix just until combined.
- Let the batter rest for 10 minutes. Preheat griddle or pan.
- Fold in chopped Snickers.
- Spray preheated griddle or pan with cooking spray.
- Using a ¼ measuring cup, pour pancake batter onto griddle.
- Cook for 2-3 minutes or until edges are slightly set and bubbles are forming on top of the surface of the pancake batter.
- Flip and cook for an additional 2 minutes. Plate and garnish with the toppings.
- Makes 12-13 pancakes.
- The batter will be very thick after resting. This is necessary because it needs to be thick enough to support the chopped Snickers pieces.
- The griddle must be sprayed with non-stick cooking spray to prevent the chopped Snickers from sticking to the surface.
- These pancakes don’t spread much, so they stay the same size and shape during cooking.
- Cook these pancakes on LOW heat. They brown pretty quickly, so it’s good to check the bottoms using a spatula to lift the edges to take a peek at them before flipping.