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Tuesday, July 2, 2013

Candy Man's Billion Dollar Candy Bar

     This morning I was glancing through Pinterest and found this recipe and I decided to try it. I mean look at that picture doesn't that look absolutely beautiful?  I don't know how can you go wrong with chocolate and caramel, I really don't think it's possible. :) 

     This recipe is very time consuming it took about 3 1/2 hours from start to finish, it's very simple though, the waiting is the hard part.  In fact it was so simple that my kids all took part in helping mommy.  It was very difficult for all of us to wait before digging in.  The only thing I will say is that these are very rich and there is a distinct peanut butter flavor even though I cut down on the pb I think next time I will replace all of the pb with Nutella. 

     I hope that you enjoy this yummy treat as much as we did.

 

                                                              Bottom  Chocolate Layer
1 cup milk chocolate chips (or half semi-sweet)
1/3 cup butterscotch chips ( I used toffee)
1/3 cup peanut butter
Melt milk chocolate chips, butterscotch chips and peanut butter in a pan over low heat
Stirring constantly.
Pour the mixture into a 9 x 13″ baking pan lightly coated with nonstick spray or lined with plastic wrap which is long enough to drape over sides of the pan. (I think 9x13 is slightly too big especially for the chocolate layer)
Spread mixture and place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Nougat Layer
4 tablespoons butter
3/4 cup sugar
1/4 cup light brown sugar
1/4 cup evaporated milk
1-1/2 cups marshmallow creme
1/3 cup peanut butter
1-1/2 cups chopped salted peanuts (optional)( I used walnuts)
Melt butter over medium heat in pan
Add sugars and evaporated milk
Bring to a boil, and cook additional 5 minutes while stirring.
Remove from the heat and add marshmallow creme and peanut butter.
Pour over the bottom layer and gently spread mixture.
If you use peanuts, scatter across the top.
Place in the refrigerator for 15 - 30 minutes.

Caramel Layer
1 (14-ounce package) caramel candy
1/4 cup cream
1 tablespoon butter
Place the unwrapped caramel candy, butter, and cream in a medium saucepan.
Place over low heat and stir until the mixture has completely melted and is smooth.
Pour in the pan and quickly spread over nougat layer. 
Place in the refrigerator for 15 - 30 minutes.
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Top Chocolate Layer
1 cup milk chocolate chips (or half semi-sweet)
1/3 cup butterscotch chips (I used toffee)
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter (For the top layer I used Nutella instead of pb)
Melt milk chocolate chips, butterscotch chips, and peanut butter in a pan over low heat.
Stirring constantly.
Pour over the caramel layer and spread.
Place in the refrigerator for at least 1 hour before cutting into squares.
Store in an air-tight container.

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