Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Chocolate Caramel Candy - Snickers Cheat!


I found this recipe a few weeks ago on Allrecipes, and since I had all of the ingredients on hand, I decided to give it a try.

All I can say is: FANTABULOUS!!! If you like Snickers, you'll love these. Not exactly the same, but very similar. YUMMM!

Although simple, the recipe does take a little time - mostly just waiting between layers. As each layer chilled, I washed the bowls to use again for the next step. This Chocolate Caramel Candy will definitely be included in my future Christmas platters! I sent a plate of various candies to work with my husband, and these were the thumbs up favorite.

chocolate caramel candy
CHOCOLATE CARAMEL CANDY

1 cup milk chocolate chips (I used semisweet)
1/4 cup butterscotch chips
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter

1/4 cup butter
1 cup white sugar
1/4 cup evaporated milk
1 1/2 cups marshmallow creme
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups chopped salted peanuts

1 (14 ounce) package caramels
1/4 cup heavy whipping cream (I used evaporated milk, since I'd already opened the can for the previous step)

1 cup milk chocolate chips (I used semisweet)
1/4 cup butterscotch chips
1/4 cup creamy peanut butter

Lightly grease one 13 x 9 inch pan.

To Make Base: Combine 1 cup milk chocolate chips, 1/4 cup butterscotch chips and 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter in a small saucepan. Cook, stirring constantly, over low heat until melted and smooth. Spread into the bottom of the prepared pan. Refrigerate until set.

To Make Filling: In a heavy saucepan melt the butter over medium-high heat. Stir in sugar and evaporated milk. Bring mixture to a boil and stir for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in the marshmallow cream, 1/4 cup of the peanut butter, and the vanilla. Add the peanuts, and spread over the base layer. Refrigerate until set.

To Make Caramel Layer: Combine the caramels and cream in a saucepan, stir over low heat until melted and smooth. Spread over the top of the filling and refrigerate.

To Make Frosting Layer: In another saucepan combine 1 cup milk chocolate chips, 1/4 butterscotch chips and 1/4 cup peanut butter, and stir over low heat until melted and smooth. Pour over the caramel layer. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Cut into 1 inch squares. Store in the refrigerator.

Recommend: YES

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1 comment:

Mommy's Kitchen said...

Those look awesome and just like the real thing. I now have a new candy recipe. Thanks for sharing.

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