Next Up: Candy Bars

This is one of the advantages of working with 13-year-olds: they think of things you’d never have come up with on your own. Like making your own candy bars. Casting about on the web, I see there are quite a few home made candy bar recipes out there, but almost all of them appear to call for off-the-shelf components like pre-made wrapped caramels and jars of marshmallow fluff. But I say: where’s the fun in that? Let’s see what sort of mess we can make.

8 thoughts on “Next Up: Candy Bars”

  1. Take 5? Twix? Kit Kat? Snickers? Cadbury Fruit & Nut? Milky Way?
    I’m all ready to eat. AND make whatever inspires you!

    1. I guess we’ll just see where it goes, Charm! Snickers is definitely on the list. Twix is a for-sure…who knows what else. We could milk this for quite a while!

      – Joe

      1. You should look at Stella Parks! She’s well known for her completely homemade recipes of many classic American sweets, including candy bars of course. They’re mostly from her cookbook BraveTart, but all the recipes can also be found online.

  2. We make “Twix bars” sometimes. Basically it’s a snickerdoodle-ish cookie crust (like you’d use for fruit pizza), then homemade caramel candy poured over it, and chocolate ganache poured over the top. We make it in a 9×13 pan like brownies. It’s really good! But we don’t make it often because it’s like making three desserts to get one dessert… It would be fun to try something with nougat though. Excited to see what you have in mind!

    1. Hey Marilyn!

      We’re definitely going to try these, but we’ve got to get a couple of the more basic bars under our belts first. I do need to figure out what those interiors are. Snickerdoodle you say…I’l look into that!



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