Thursday, February 7, 2008

There's no Snickering at this recipe!

Snickers Bars

1/4 cup light corn syrup
2 tablespoons butter
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1/8 cup peanut butter
1/2 teaspoon salt
3 cups powdered sugar
35 individual Kraft caramels
1 cup dry−roasted unsalted peanuts
1 − 12 oz. bag milk−chocolate chips

With your mixer on high speed, combine the corn syrup, butter, vanilla, peanut butter, and salt until creamy. Slowly add the powdered sugar. When the mixture has the consistency of dough, remove it from the bowl with your hands and press it into a lightly greased 9x9−inch pan. Put in fridge.

Melt the caramels in the microwave in a bowl. When the caramel is soft, mix in the peanuts.Pour the mixture over the refrigerated "nougat" in the pan. Let this cool in the refrigerator. When the refrigerated mixture is firm, melt the chocolate in the microwave for 2 minutes. Stir halfway through cooking time. When the mixture in the pan has hardened, cut it into 2x1−inch sections.

Set each chunk onto a fork and dip into the melted chocolate. Tap the fork against the side of the bowl or pan to knock off any excess chocolate. Then place the chunks on waxed paper to cool at room temperature, or stick them in the fridge to cool faster.


Delise said...

Mer, I saw your yummy recipes link and stumbled on this fun collection of yummy food! Good idea girls. I will check back often to see what other naughty (for my waistline) things you girls have going on! Now I'm hungry, and not for brussel sprouts either! :)

Liz said...