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Whatchamacallit Candy Bar Recipe (copycat)

An amazing combination of peanut butter, chocolate and marshmallows, my Copycat Whatchamacallit Candy Bar Recipe hits it pretty close to the original!

Make copycat Whatchamacallit Bar recipe the next time that you need a treat that WOWs!

Whatchamacallit Candy Bar Recipe (copycat)

If you have ever had a Whatchamacallit Candy Bar then you know how amazing the combination of peanut butter, chocolate and marshmallows can be. The bar’s irresistible characteristics are hard to beat, but we think we came pretty close!

The original candy bar is a very unique combination and my Copycat Whatchamacallit Candy Bar Recipe hits it pretty close!

This is a layer process, but pretty easy and well worth the extra steps because trust me, your family will be begging you to make these again and again!

Speaking of Whatchamacallit candy bars, did you see the new Whozeewhatzit bar from the Hershey company? Apparently they released a naming contest request to Whatchamacallit fans and challenged them to come up with something similar to the beloved Whatchamacallit brand. It’s a new bar that was just released and is the result of creative naming ideas from fans. I love the new candy bar product name and I can’t wait to try it!

So – back to the mission at hand – I’m a huge Whatchamacallit bar fan. The bar’s irresistible characteristics of peanut butter crisp, thin layer of chocolate and chewy caramel have always been one of my favorite candy bars.

If you love Whatchamacallit bars too then I’d love for you to try out this recipe and let me know what you think!

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Ingredients for making homemade Whatchamacallit Candy

 
 
Miniature marshmallows
 
Salted butter
 
Semi sweet chocolate chips
 
Light corn syrup
 
Sweetened condensed milk
 
Light brown sugar
 

Making the layers for your Whatchamacallit Candy Bar Treats

For the Crunch Layer
Coat an 8 x 13 baking pan with non stick cooking spray.
Melt 3 tbs butter in a large saucepan
Add 4 cups mini marshmallows stirring constantly until completely melted.
Remove from heat.
Add 6 cups Peanut Butter Captain Crunch Cereal to the marshmallow mixture and stir until all the cereal is coated.
Turn that mixture into your greased baking dish and use a piece of wax paper to press the cereal mixture down.
 
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How to make the Caramel Layer

In a medium sized bowl melt one stick of butter in the microwave. This should take about 50-60 seconds.
To the melted butter add your sweetened condensed milk, light corn syrup and light brown sugar and whisk until combined.
Place your caramel mixture in the microwave and cook on high for six minutes.
You will know your caramel is done when you place a dime sized amount into a cup of ice water and it forms a ball you can roll between your fingers. If the caramel is too soft microwave it for another 30 seconds. You want it the consistency of peanut butter.
Allow the caramel to cool in your mixing bowl for about 10-15 minutes so it is spreadable.
Spread the caramel mixture over the peanut butter cereal mixture.
 
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How to make the Chocolate Layer

Melt your semi sweet chocolate chips in a double boiler until smooth. Do not use the microwave to melt your chocolate chips. It will pull the moisture from the chocolate and cause it to seize up.
I put my semi sweet chocolate chips in a small sauce pot and place that small pot inside a larger pot that has about a half inch of water in the bottom.
Medium heat will cause the water to simmer and melt the chips inside the smaller pot as the damp heat flows around it.
Once your chocolate has melted, use a spatula to spread it on top of the caramel mixture.
Slice.

The end result is a satisfying snack and a filling dessert idea! Very similar to the famous candy bar made by the Hershey Co. – this chocolatey candy will remind you of the original Whatchamacallit candy bar and probably take you back a few years. It’s also a quick snack that is very satisfying.

We love copycat recipes, how about you? I love finding ways to recreate our favorite original candy bars. It’s a fun and affordable way to have these treats at home, instead of having to go out to grab them. What candy bar shall we attempt next? Kit Kats or maybe something with a peanut butter creme layer. I’m already thinking of new copycat ideas and possible names for my creations!

Hopefully you will love our copycat Hershey’s Whatchamacallit milk chocolate candy bar – the feedback on this recipe has been amazing and we had so much fun creating it. Creating an everyday candy bar at home (for a fraction of the price) is a real treat, literally!

I love these bars for curbing hunger in the late afternoon – anything with a chocolate coating is a great pick me up!

Now that you know how to make a copycat whatchamacallit chocolate bar, maybe I need to work on a copycat of the new whozeewhatzits candy bars!

Favorite Copycat Recipes

More copycat recipes that we love: 

 
 
How to make Whatchamacallit candy bars at home

Print the Recipe for homemade Whatchamacallit Candy Bar Recipe

 
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Copycat Whatchamacallit Candy Bar Recipe

Anyone else love Whatchamacallit candy bars? This fun copy cat Whatchamacallit candy bar recipe is about as close as you can get to the real thing!

Ingredients

  • 6 cups Peanut Butter Captain Crunch Cereal
  • 4 cups miniature marshmallows
  • 11 tbs salted butter
  • 12 oz semi sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup light corn syrup
  • 1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup light brown sugar

Instructions

    For the Crunch Layer

    Coat an 8 x 13 baking pan with non stick cooking spray.
    Melt 3 tbs butter in a large saucepan
    Add 4 cups mini marshmallows stirring constantly until completely melted.
    Remove from heat.Add 6 cups Peanut Butter Captain Crunch Cereal to the marshmallow mixture and stir until all the cereal is coated.Turn that mixture into your greased baking dish and use a piece of wax paper to press the cereal mixture down.

    For the Caramel Layer

    In a medium sized bowl melt one stick of butter in the microwave. This should take about 50-60 seconds.To the melted butter add your sweetened condensed milk, light corn syrup and light brown sugar and whisk until combined.Place your caramel mixture in the microwave and cook on high for six minutes.You will know your caramel is done when you place a dime sized amount into a cup of ice water and it forms a ball you can roll between your fingers. If the caramel is too soft microwave it for another 30 seconds. You want it the consistency of peanut butter.Allow the caramel to cool in your mixing bowl for about 10-15 minutes so it is spreadable.Spread the caramel mixture over the peanut butter cereal mixture.

    For the Chocolate Layer

    Melt your semi sweet chocolate chips in a double boiler until smooth. Do not use the microwave to melt your chocolate chips. It will pull the moisture from the chocolate and cause it to seize up.I put my semi sweet chocolate chips in a small sauce pot and place that small pot inside a larger pot that has about a half inch of water in the bottom. Medium heat will cause the water to simmer and melt the chips inside the smaller pot as the damp heat flows around it.Once your chocolate has melted, use a spatula to spread it on top of the caramel mixture.Slice. Enjoy!

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16 Comments

  1. I like your recipes, they are the kind I like to make,especially bars, cakes cookies @ any dessert recipe. There are a few of your more simple sandwich @other 1 dish main meal. Ive slowed down @ dont cook like I used to, @ most of the times I dont cook at all.

  2. My husband says “Thank You.” Or he will once I make these for him. They are his favorites.

    Thanks for sharing on #TastyTuesdays

  3. I haven’t had a Whatchamacallit since high school! I’ll have to try your recipe to bring back the memories 😉 Thanks for linking up with Funtastic Friday!

  4. Me and my father tried this together and was a fail. This recipe didn’t work but I think it was my dad’s fault because he wouldn’t follow the recipe and kept trying to add things and we didn’t have some things so I really hope that my mom will make this one with me, it bet it will be better like the other comments say. We didn’t have any marshmallows or captain crunch wich could be a problem.

  5. Sorry but this recipe tastes nothing like a Whatchamacallit.
    Don’t get me wrong, it was very tasty but it wasn’t anything like the candy bar.

  6. Two of my sons tried a Watchamacallit bar this past fall when we were vacationing in South Dakota. I vaguely remembered them from my childhood and encouraged them to try it. My youngest son LOVED it but once home we found they were nearly impossible to find. We’ll have to try this. Pinned.

  7. Owee but this sounds yummy. Could you substitute Rice Krispies to reduce the sugar, calories, and cost?

  8. I wish you had the original whatchamacallit candy bar recipe it was several layers of chocolate, no peanut butter ,no caramel it was extremely rich almost too much for one person to eat at one sitting. you can always you can always ask the candies manufacturer if they still make them.

  9. Hi Peggy and yes, I think you can as I’ve had a few people tell me they did that, it won’t have that same crunch and I think you might need to add a little more since Rick Krispies are smaller? But it definitely would work, just maybe a little different taste and texture. I’ll have to try that one of these times!

  10. I always add peanut butter to my room crispy treats anyway so I would think if you use Rice Krispies in this you would just add some peanut butter when you mail your marshmallows and it would be perfect

  11. Having just made this recipe, here are some comments from my family.
    We love the crunchy and chewy texture of the bar.
    The caramel layer is absolutely delicious.
    We all decided that the chocolate layer should be milk chocolate as the semi- sweet chocolate overpowers the taste of the bar.
    We were hoping for more peanut butter taste and were wondering how that might be adjusted in this chewy bar.
    Thanks for posting this!

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