Home Made Candy Bar

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Home Made Candy Bar

Instructions Line a 9×13-inch rimmed baking pan with parchment paper and spray with non-stick cooking spray. Layer the pretzels snuggly in the bottom of the pan. Melt the peanut butter in the microwave for 30 seconds until of drizzling consistency. Drizzle peanut butter over pretzels. With a spatula, spread the peanut butter evenly to cover all of the pretzels. Sprinkle the peanuts evenly over the peanut butter layer and place the pan in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to set. While the peanut butter layer is setting, unwrap the caramels. Place them in a microwave-safe bowl with ¼ cup water and melt in the microwave for 1 minute. Remove and stir. Place back in the microwave for 30 seconds. Remove and continue to stir until caramel is smooth and of drizzling consistency. Drizzle caramel evenly over all of the peanuts. Place pan back in the refrigerator for 1 hour. Remove from the refrigerator and immediately cut into 2×2-inch squares with a sharp knife. Spread squares out on a parchment-lined baking sheet and freeze for 15 minutes. Melt the chocolate (1 bag at a time) in a shallow microwave-safe bowl for 1 minute. Remove and stir. Return to microwave for 30 seconds. Remove and continue to stir until all of the chocolate chips are melted. Line another baking sheet with parchment paper. Remove the candy bars from the freezer. Using a fork, dip the candy bars one at a time into the melted chocolate until each one is completely coated in chocolate. Make sure the pretzel layer remains on bottom. Remove and let excess chocolate drip off of the candy bar and the fork before placing on the parchment-lined baking sheet. Repeat with remaining candy bars and remaining chocolate chips until all candy bars are coated. Place candy bars back in the refrigerator to set for at least 15 minutes before enjoying.

Home Made Candy Bar

Show All Items I love Twix candy bars, but I’m not crazy about all the additives.  This recipe is like Twix candy bar goes gourmet, but super easy to make.  In fact, it’s probably the easiest copycat candy bar recipe I’ve made! I fiddled with this recipe quite a bit.  The problem is in the shortbread.  That’s what makes or breaks a homemade Twix bar in my opinion.  Most shortbread recipes are very flaky and crumbly, and that’s just not going to work here.  So I decided to add an egg and increase the flour content of a more traditional shortbread recipe.  The process remains simple and the result is near perfect, if a little softer than the original. These are great for a party, and freeze up well too.   

Home Made Candy Bar

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I love Twix candy bars, but I’m not crazy about all the additives.  This recipe is like Twix candy bar goes gourmet, but super easy to make.  In fact, it’s probably the easiest copycat candy bar recipe I’ve made! I fiddled with this recipe quite a bit.  The problem is in the shortbread.  That’s what makes or breaks a homemade Twix bar in my opinion.  Most shortbread recipes are very flaky and crumbly, and that’s just not going to work here.  So I decided to add an egg and increase the flour content of a more traditional shortbread recipe.  The process remains simple and the result is near perfect, if a little softer than the original. These are great for a party, and freeze up well too.   

Home Made Candy Bar

This happens when the interior (candy center) is too cold and the chocolate sets too fast and cracks. When testing, we found that having the candy centers cold made our candy bars easier to work with. However, the dipping worked best when the filling was only slightly below room temperature, which is why we put the candy centers in the refrigerator and not the freezer. If you freeze the filling, the chocolate coating will set too quickly and the interior will form condensation, eventually pushing the chocolate coating off.

Home Made Candy Bar

Here’s the thing with nostalgia: Memories betray you. Those candy bars that you remember loving are stuffed full of waxy chocolate, weird fillers, and preservatives. Try our souped-up take on four beloved candy bars. Give the store-bought stuff to the kids, and save these for yourself. And, for crafty extra credit, download the wrappers for each candy. Read past the recipes for a guide to chocolate, complete with a glossary, book list, and FAQ.

Home Made Candy Bar

Pumpkin Pie Candy Bars (c) 2012 Elizabeth LaBau, licensed to About.com, Inc.  Pumpkin Pie Candy Bars are just like everyone's favorite pie, in candy form! They start with a base of crunchy, buttery shortbread. This is topped with a creamy pumpkin pie filling, bursting with cinnamon and a touch of molasses. Finally, they're dipped in white chocolate and flecked with cinnamon on top. 

Home Made Candy Bar

I love sweets – it’s one of the reasons that I look forward to Halloween and the rest of the holiday season. A few weeks ago, I shared a list of myWebRoom’s favorite comfort foods. Now, here is a list of our favorite candies and chocolates. Not only that, we even have a couple of homemade recipes that range from rock candy to chocolate candy. Save yourself from the impulse buys at the grocery store and have a bunch of fun experimenting in the kitchen with this great candy making activity!

Home Made Candy Bar

This one is going to seem rough – rock candy takes a while to make. The thing is, the candy mixture only takes half an hour to mix together and make. The hard part is waiting two or three weeks for the candy to solidify into one beautiful, crystalline form.

Notes If you live in warm temperatures, store candy bars in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Let candy bars set out for about 5 minutes before eating to let the caramel soften a bit. Otherwise, store candy bars in a cool, dry place.

If you live in warm temperatures, store candy bars in an airtight container in the refrigerator. Let candy bars set out for about 5 minutes before eating to let the caramel soften a bit. Otherwise, store candy bars in a cool, dry place.

Chewy coconut is topped with whole toasted almonds and covered in chocolate, just like your favorite candy bar. If you don’t like almonds, they can be omitted and the candy will still be delicious.

Almond Delights (c) 2014 Elizabeth LaBau Chewy coconut is topped with whole toasted almonds and covered in chocolate, just like your favorite candy bar. If you don’t like almonds, they can be omitted and the candy will still be delicious. Continue to 9 of 16 below.

Check out the unique homemade candy bar recipes we’ve gathered for you. You’ll learn how to make Snickers, Reese’s, Twix and more. Next thing you know, you won’t be giving those check-out aisle candy bars a second look.

They’re so easy, but it was a labor of love getting the recipe just right. I was on a mission to make a homemade candy bar similar to Take 5 candy bars, but even better, of course! More pretzel crunch, a thicker layer of peanut butter, extra peanuts, gooier caramel and a richer chocolate.

 Pumpkin Pie Candy Bars are just like everyone's favorite pie, in candy form! They start with a base of crunchy, buttery shortbread. This is topped with a creamy pumpkin pie filling, bursting with cinnamon and a touch of molasses. Finally, they're dipped in white chocolate and flecked with cinnamon on top. 

Take 10 Candy Bars (c) 2015 Elizabeth LaBau  Take 10 Candy Bars are a copycat version of Take 5 bars. They're super fresh and flavorful, with sweet-and-salty layers of pretzels, peanut butter fudge, caramel, and peanuts. You won't be able to eat just one!

How to Make Homemade Candy Bars (Resolution Breaker) Print Serves: 20 Ingredients 24 ounces chocolate candy coating ½ stick (2 oz) butter 1 cup granulated sugar ¼ cup evaporated milk 1 jar (7 oz) marshmallow creme or fluff 1 tsp vanilla extract ⅓ cup peanut butter, creamy or chunky 14 oz soft caramels, unwrapped 1.5 cups roasted, salted peanuts 3.2.1251

Very successful Twix bar! I received high raves for this candy! I did not use oil or butter in chocolate. I used large Hereshey & Cadbury bars. I was very pleased with the shortbread recipe – so tasty! Everyone thought they were store bought cookies. I spread the cookie dough on a cookie shee with a lip, then spread the carmel on top. Put it in the fridge till set/hardened, then cut into desired sizes. I then put them in the freezer before dipping in chocolate. Thanks for sharing – will definitely prepare again!

 Take 10 Candy Bars are a copycat version of Take 5 bars. They're super fresh and flavorful, with sweet-and-salty layers of pretzels, peanut butter fudge, caramel, and peanuts. You won't be able to eat just one!

If you’re making candy bars yourself, you can control every last detail, like the level of sweetness and the quality of ingredients. This way you can skip all the weird hydrogenated oils and artificial flavors, among other undesirable ingredients that you can’t even begin to pronounce. You can even make them vegan.

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