Monday, June 4, 2012

SRC: Homemade Snickers Bars

Happy one year of participating in the Secret Recipe Club to me!

I wasn't sure if I would be able to participate for June because my recipe was due so soon after our move date and I was concerned I wouldn't have the kitchen put together well enough to make anything other than quick dinners. But when I realized that I would miss my 12th post and year anniversary of participating, I knew that I'd have to make do with my kitchen.

I was assigned Culinary Adventures with Camilla. Camilla has started a segment on her blog where she makes a dish from a different country in the world. She's going through them alphabetically and as of April 21st, she's left off in China. Off the top of my head I don't know how many countries there are in the world, but I'm pretty impressed with her efforts and think its a neat thing to do!

As I was going through Camilla's recipes I was thinking about my first time participating in the Secret Recipe Club and how I chose something I probably would have never made otherwise, Croquembouche. That's when I found Camilla's Snickers bar recipe and knew I that's what I needed to make.



Homemade Snickers Bars
Source: Culinary Adventures with Camilla
Servings:
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Ingredients:
Layer One:
    • 8 oz. semisweet chocolate
    • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
    • 1/4 cup butterscotch chips
    Layer Two:
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 1/4 cup evaporated milk
    • 4 tbsp. unsalted butter
    • 1 jar (7.5 oz) marshmallow fluff
    • 1 cup roasted, salted peanuts
    • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
    Layer Three:
    • 1 cup sugar
    • 1 cup heavy whipping cream
    • 1 stick unsalted butter, cut into tablespoons
    • 3/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
    • 1/2 cup evaporated milk
    • 1 tsp. sea salt
    Layer Four:
    • 8 oz. semisweet chocolate
    • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
    • 1/4 cup butterscotch chips
Directions:
1. Line a 9x13 baking dish with parchment paper.
2. Bring 1/2 cup water to a boil in the bottom of a double boiler. Reduce the heat to a simmer then add the chocolate, peanut butter and butterscotch chips to the top pan of the double boiler. Stir with a wooden spoon until smooth.
3. Spread the chocolate mixture as evenly as possible into the prepared baking dish. Place in the freezer for 45 minutes.
4. After the chocolate layer has hardened, combine the sugar, evaporated milk and butter together in a small saucepan over medium-high heat. Bring to a boil.
5. Let boil for 5 minutes then remove from the heat. Stir in the marshmallow fluff and vanilla extract. Remove the baking dish from the freezer and pour the mixture on top of the harden chocolate. Spread the peanuts over the mixture and return to the freezer for another 45 minutes.
6. Combine all of the ingredients from the third layer into a medium saucepan over medium heat. Attach a candy thermometer to the pan and heat, stirring frequently until the mixture reaches 240 degrees.
7. Remove the pan from the heat and pour the mixture into the baking dish. Freeze for 4-8 hours.
8. Slice the frozen mixture into bars. Place on a wax or parchment paper lined baking sheet.
9. Bring 1/2 cup water to a boil in the bottom of a double boiler. Reduce the heat to a simmer, then add the chocolate, peanut butter and butterscotch chips to the top pan of the double boiler. Stir with a wooden spoon until smooth.
10. Use tongs to dip each bar into the chocolate mixture, making sure to coat all sides. Place on the prepared baking sheet and refrigerate for at least 30 minutes or until the final layer of chocolate mixture has set and hardened. Serve chilled.



While not exactly like a Snickers bar, these are pretty darn close. These were way too dangerous to keep in the house so I had to bring them into work and pass along to coworkers.

9 comments:

  1. The idea of making a beloved candy bar at home is so tempting, but so dangerous!! These look great!!

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  2. I bet your coworkers were thrilled!! If you haven't already, I'd love it if you'd check out my SRC pick this month: Dark Chocolate S’mores Pie!

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  3. I don't dare make these as I would eat the entire batch. Great SRC choice.

    If you haven't already, I'd love for you to check out my SRC entry Candied Popcorn.

    Lisa~~
    Cook Lisa Cook

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  4. Hahaha I am totally with Lisa. I walk away only to drool over your presentation and choice. YUM!

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  5. Happy 1 year with SRC! I can't think of a better way to celebrate :)

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  6. I LOVE Snickers Bars, so this recipe is so dangerous to me! Then again, I would have chosen them too!

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  7. I love making candy bars and other things at home that you usually wouldn't think to try and attempt. These look really good-love it!

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  8. Yummy this looks so good. I need to try it soon.

    Love your blog

    Check out my food blog if you haven't already :)

    www.thedailysmash101.blogspot.com

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