Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Copykat Snickers

We always end up baking something on rainy days... not good for the waistline but it keeps the kids entertained and my husband's sweet tooth happy. I got a ton of books for my birthday last month, including Dorie Greenspan's Baking From my home to yours. I love this book!

I let the kids pick one thing to make from it and this was the winner- "Snickery Squares". It was perfect because it involved a lot of steps which meant they could help a lot along the way. This copykat snickers bar includes a shortbread base, a dulce de leche filling, caramelized peanuts and a chocolate top layer.

While a bit more labor intensive than our usual baking endeavours, I really enjoyed making this recipe. Everyone really enjoyed the end result, although we did find the dulce de leche a bit overpowering. I think I might only use half of it next time.

What do you do on rainy afternoons?


Melissa said...

That looks soooooooooooo yummy!!

Tonia said...

They look delicious! I gave you the sunshine award over on my blog http://tonia-thenotsocraftycrafts.blogspot.com/2010/04/hello-sunshine.html

MamaBug said...

I jumped from blog to blog and someone had your link for these, and voila, here I am.
These look awesome! If made these on every rainy day I'd be in some serious trouble (I live in Oregon.)

Amanda said...

I have been baking along with Tuesdays with Dorie for about a year and a half, but I missed these when they made them. It's on my list of to dos, and yours look great!

Jocelyn said...

Those look amazing! GOing to try those sometime!!!