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homemade candybar alternatives?

I make one mean peanut butter cup. better than the original, i think...anyone have any alternatives of your own?

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  1. Nothing of my own but now I want your recipe for the PB cup. :)

    1. I make a 'power bar', does that count? Steel cut oats, figs, etc. Crunchy goodness.

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      1. re: morebubbles

        can we get the peanut butter cup and the power bar recipe's please?

      2. I make mallowmars, ring dings and my interpretation of a "take 5" bar. I'd love to figure out a butterfinger! I also make the poor mans version of a baby ruth bar (the recipe is bountiful on the internet).

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        1. re: chocolate chick

          Do yourmallowmars use marshmallows or some alternative? I only ask because I don't use gelatin/eat marshmallows but could totally see how a homemade version of this cookie could use either some sort of gelatin-less homemade mixture, or something like marshmallow cream, which would be great for me. Can you post your recipe? Thanks!

          1. re: chocolate chick

            can you give me your recipe for the take 5 bar??? searching desperately, need to make it tonight!

            1. re: chocolate chick

              The interior crunchy part of a butterfinger reminds me of that candy called "seafoam". You make with baking soda and vinegar. Of course then you need the flavoring.. which is what brickle?

              1. re: chef chicklet

                Butterfinger is peanut butter flavored.

            2. There's a snickers-like bar in "Baking from My Home to Yours" that I've really been wanting to try... the picture looks fantastic. I made the peanut butter cup recipe on epicurious for my FIL, because he is a huge Reese's fan- I was really happy with the results, the filling was very creamy.

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              1. re: Katie Nell

                Now I have GOT to try this and soon!

              2. I make chocolate, nut topped toffee....boil equal parts brown sugar & butter together for three or four minutes. Pour over a foil-lined baking pan spread with saltine crackers and pop into a 350 oven until all of the crackers float. Remove from the oven and sprinkle choc. chips evenly over the whole thing. Wait until the chips turn glossy, spread choc with a knife, then sprinkle on chopped nuts of your choice. Once the candy cools completely, cut into rough squares and store in an airtight container.