Slideshow: How to Make a 7-Layer Candy Bar Dip and Become a Halloween Hero

The spread
The spread

Ever notice how weird PayDays look unwrapped? Yeah, us neither.

Butter Up
Butter Up

As with most baking recipes, the first step is greasing your pan. It might seem excessive, but you'll thank us later.

Layer 1: Skor Bars
Layer 1: Skor Bars

The first layer is Skor bars. We thought (correctly) that the filling of crisp butter toffee in the middle would provide a solid foundation for the layers of melted chocolate. Remember: strategy!

Layer 3: Oh Henry!
Layer 3: Oh Henry!

More peanuts, but this time with the added benefits of caramel and fudge, thus creating a delicious sticky peanutty toffee situation toward the bottom of the pan.

Layer 4: Crunch Bars
Layer 4: Crunch Bars

Time to lighten things up a bit...with a layer of Crunch bars! We hoped the puffed rice would create the sensation of airiness. Hope was lost, however, as the rice eventually sank into the layers below, but it still tasted good.

Layer 5: Snickers
Layer 5: Snickers

We needed nougat and more caramel to bind everything together. Solution: Snickers.

Layer 7: Toppings
Layer 7: Toppings

Chocolate-dipped pretzels for crunch and salt, and peanut M&Ms for color and overall awesomeness.

Before
Before

As you can see, the volume of the dip exceeded its vessel. That's okay—the chocolate collapses in the oven but doesn't overflow.

Bon Voyage
Bon Voyage

One last glamour shot before this magnificent creature sets sail into the oven!

Tamping Procedure
Tamping Procedure

As anticipated, most of the chocolate melted into itself fairly quickly, but to help the process along (and to avoid spillage), we tamped the dip down with the back of a fork after about 10 minutes. Some aluminum foil underneath was a handy precautionary measure.

The Finished Product
The Finished Product

Et viola! It's certainly...something, don't you think?

Strike a Pose
Strike a Pose
Turn to the right...
Jamie Digs In
Jamie Digs In

'Cause we did. We definitely did. This is what it looks like.

Cross-Section
Cross-Section

Although the dip is delicious (and most dippable) when eaten warm, it can also be chilled in the fridge overnight to create a sliceable candy terrine, like so, which is the perfect way to show off your brilliantly strategized layering technique. Good luck!