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Jul 19, 2007 12:13 PM

Something chocolatey, caramely, and peanutty...

Just a craving! Does anyone have a recipe that would fit the bill? I'm thinking something extra gooey and it definitely does not have to be high class! Maybe this will break me out of my cooking/ baking funk!

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  1. Dorie Greenspan's Snickery Squares?
    Chocolate: check
    Caramely: check
    Peanutty: check

    I've been meaning to make them, but I just haven't yet.

    4 Replies
    1. re: marthadumptruck

      I actually thought about that one too! Did anyone try them... I can't remember?

      1. re: Katie Nell

        Ta Da! Chowhound recipes to the rescue! Sticky Peanut cookie bars featured on the recipe board very recently.

        Made them once and enjoyed them but think I need to tweek it a bit.......maybe more chocolate. Enjoy!

      2. re: marthadumptruck

        I found that recipe and am wondering....what is dulce de leche?


        1. re: violabratsche

          Generally speaking, it's a syrupy-puddingish-sometimes spreadable-sometimes candyish concoction made from milk and sugar (or sweetened condensed milk) that's been heated and cooked for some period of time, until it achieves a caramel color and a somewhat similar flavor. It's pretty addicting, really.

          Here's an interesting recipe for the sweetened condensed milk variety (caution, I've never made it and have no idea if this is the best way to go):

          And here's a recipe from the show "Melting Pot" on the Food Network (this is the recipe that I'd try, I think):

      3. make some homemade turtles...or make the quick craving non-gourmet/non high class fix version (pretzel with rolo & nuts!)

        these bars are really good & gooey!
        Nutty Caramel Bars

        1 cup quick-cooking oats
        1 cup packed brown sugar
        1 cup all purpose flour
        3/4 butter
        1/2 tsp baking soda
        1/4 tsp salt
        1 packaged caramels (14 ounces)
        1/2 cup milk
        1 cup (6 ounces) semi- sweet chocolate chips
        1/2 cup walnuts, pecans or peanuts (or mixed)- any way you wish (I usually chop)

        Combine first six ingredients & sprinkle into 13 x 9 baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for about 10 minutes. Cook caramels (let husband unwrap) and milk over top of double boiler pan until caramels are melted. Pour over crust. Top with chocolate chips and nuts. Bake for additional 10 minutes. Cool on wire rack. Refridgerate to set caramels.

        1. Drive to Canada and stock up on Oh Henry! bars. Caramel log rolled in peanuts,
          and covered in chocolate.

          Just kidding, of course, but I loved these things as a kid/teenager/young adult;
          now that I'm a diabetic geezer, they're just a memory...

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          1. re: KevinB

            A Baby Ruth bar would do the trick too!

          2. At a local small town bakery I had the BEST Turtle brownies ever:
            moist, gooey, chocolatey. I wish I had a good recipe. Most I have tried have not been gooey(caramel) but more dry.

            1. I have a friend that makes these for a quick fixin crave.

              mini pretzels

              place pretzels on baking sheet with one rolo in center of each and stick in the oven at 300-350 degrees

              take them out when getting melty (rollo is falling over the pretzel) then push nut into center of the rolo and let cool (she uses walnuts)
              Let cool

              They are by no means high end but boy are they yummy!

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              1. re: edugas76

                Ummm.... yummy! Wow - I am going to try this easy confection this weekend. I think I'll add a little bit of peanut butter on the top of each rolo before sticking it in the oven...