Homemade Snicker Bars Recipe

    These are absolutely delicious and not that difficult to make.homemade-snickers-bars

    This is one candy bar that seemed to be the right combination of everything I craved in a candy bar. Now I can make them myself!

    Let’s get started!

    Ingredients:

    • 1 cup of semisweet chocolate chips for the bottom layer of the Snickers Bar
    • 3 tablespoons creamy peanut butter to be mixed with the chocolate chips for the bottom layer of the Snickers Bar
    • 7 ounces marshmallow cream
    • 1/4 cup creamy peanut butter
    • 1-1/2 cups confectioners powdered sugar
    • 1 cup unsalted peanuts
    • 11 ounces of caramels
    • 1/4 cup of heavy cream
    • 1 cup of semisweet chocolate chips for the top layer of the Snickers Bar
    • 3 tablespoons of creamy peanut butter to be mixed with the chocolate chips for the top layer of the Snickers Bar

    Directions:

    1. Line an 11 x 7-inch baking pan with parchment paper.
    2. Place the chocolate chips with 3 tablespoons of creamy peanut butter in a microwavable bowl. Set in the microwave for about a minute. Stir until the peanut butter and chocolate chips are combined and smooth. If necessary, microwave for a few more seconds.
    3. Pour the melted chocolate/peanut butter mixture in the prepared pan. Spread evenly and put in the freezer for 2 to 3 minutes to harden.
    4. In a clean bowl, you’re going to put in the marshmallow cream, 1/4 cup of creamy peanut butter and the powdered sugar.
    5. Using a wooden spoon or spatula stir until it forms a soft doughy consistency.
    6. Remove the “dough” and press it with your fingers on top of the chocolate layer in the pan that should have hardened in the freezer.
    7. Sprinkle the peanuts on top and gently press them in the doughy layer.
    8. In a small saucepan add the caramels and heavy cream. Cook over a medium heat, stirring constantly until the caramels have melted. Then pour it into the pan over the peanuts layer in the pan. Spread it evenly with the back of a spoon.
    9. Refrigerate for 5 minutes or until set.
    10. In a microwavable bowl, you’re going to melt a cup of chocolate chips and the 3 tablespoons of peanut butter as you did for the bottom layer. (See Step 2)
    11. Pour the melted chocolate and peanut butter over the caramel layer and spread evenly.
    12. Place the pan in the refrigerator for 10 minutes to allow the chocolate to set.

    When you’re ready to serve, cut into bars with a sharp knife. This will be a delicious treat and surprise for your family and friends.

    Thanks for stopping by. I hope you enjoyed this recipe. Please leave me a comment.

    Sharon

    Inspirational Centerpiece

    I love having something I can make, set out and make minor changes to from time-to-time.Cemterpiece

    It is inspiring to paint messages on rocks as reminders of how very blessed we truly are.

    I may get into my fall mode and write “thankful” with a “boo” here and there. It can be like a memory game. I can paint the sayings and turn the rocks over and as the season progresses try to remember where I put the saying I want to feature.

    I’ve added crystals to my rock assortment. The images does look a bit generic to me, but you can add fall leaves and small pumpkins and dried fall flowers to make it a bit more festive. Then change it for winter, then you’re back to the beginning for spring and summer. You could do some lovely things for Christmas and Easter, too.

    This does look summer to me. I’m sure you have a gazillion ideas of how you can make a holiday centerpiece with this idea and candles.

    Inspiration always begins from within. This is like a blank canvas . . . it just needs your master touch.

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Please leave me a comment with your thoughts about this post.

    Sharon

    Jello Worms Recipe

    Have You Made Jello Worms?JelloWorms

    If you can make jello, then you can make these squiggly worms to delight and disgust your family and friends.

    All right! Here’s the recipe:

    Ingredients:

    • 2 – 3 ounce packs of a red jello of your choice
    • 1 package of unflavored gelatin for extra firmness
    • 3/4 cup whipping cream
    • 3 cups of boiling water
    • green food coloring, about 15 drops
    • 100 flexible straws or enough to fill your container — or you can bundle them together with rubber bands
    • tall container about 1 quart in size

    Directions:

    1. Empty the packets of gelatin into a bowl and add the boiling water.
    2. Allow to cool to lukewarm before adding the whipping cream and drops of green food coloring.
    3. Bundle up your straws and put them in the tall 1 quart container.
    4. Fill up your straws allowing the mixture to flow into the container.
    5. Allow your jello to set until firm in the refrigerator.
    6. When the jello has set, hold the straws under warm water. The worms should slip right out of the straws. Pinch one end to get it moving. Be sure to catch them in a bowl.

    This is an interesting recipe that takes some time to set and some effort in getting them out of the straws. In the end it is all worth it.

    Thanks for stopping by!

    Please leave me a comment,

    Sharon

     

    Halloween Monster Pretzel Sticks

    These delicious pretzel sticks will dress up your Halloween Snack TablePretzelSticks

    These are easy and fun to make. The kids would love to give you a hand.

    You and the kids will have a great time decorating pretzel sticks with sprinkles and edible eyeballs to create an assortment of Halloween Monsters.

    You’ll need:

    • wax paper to cover a cookie sheet
    • cookie sheet
    • pretzel sticks
    • sprinkles in a variety of colors
    • edible eyes
    • candy melts

    Feel free to add what you like to make these little monsters.

    Directions:

    1. Cover your cookie sheet with waxed paper.
    2. Melt the candy melts following package instructions.
    3. Lay out your pretzel sticks and put your sprinkles in separate bowls with a teaspoon in each one.
    4. Once the candy melts have melted, you’re going to dip a pretzel stick into the melted goo.
    5. I leave some bare pretzel to handle, but you can get all gooey if you prefer.
    6. I turn the pretzel as I’m sprinkling on the sprinkles.
    7. I let them set on the waxed paper before adding the edible eyes.
    8. I repeat the process until all the pretzel sticks are covered with sprinkles.
    9. I use some left over candy melt to stick on the edible eyes.
    10. There you have it!!

    If you want to buy the ingredients online here are some helpful links:

    I could go on and on, but it is bet for me to stop and let you get on with your own shopping.

    Thanks for stopping by.

    Please leave me a comment.

    Sharon

    Halloween Sign You Can Make

    I’m wondering whether to put this on my front door, out in the yard or somewhere in the house.HalloweenSign

    This is a fun project you can make. Just get a wooden plaque at your favorite craft store or building supply place. Then with some letters, paint and sealer you’re ready to put it wherever you like.

    I think this would creep out just about anyone who reads it. And the thing is you can’t resist reading it!!

    The reactions you’ll get will be absolutely priceless!!

    You know everyone will first look behind them . . . some may laugh . . . or be creeped out all day!!

    I think I may put it on the back of a sweatshirt. Then I have more of an opportunity to creep out more people. Or would the front of a sweatshirt work better . . . hummm, decisions, decisions.

    However you use the creepy saying . . . Have fun!!

    Thanks for stopping by and please leave me a comment.

    Sharon