Tuesday, August 18, 2015

Caramel Filled Chocolate Bars

Sweet 'n' Peanutty Chocolate Balls

3 c Powdered sugar, sifted
1 1/2 c Graham cracker crumbs
1 c Pecans finely chopped
3/4 c Butter
3/4 c Peanut butter
1 1/2 c Semisweet chocolate chips
4 tb Butter
1 tb Milk
Combine powdered sugar, graham cracker crumbs and pecans; stir until uniform in color. In a saucepan, melt butter and peanut butter together. Pour over sugar mix, and stir until just moistened. Form into one-inch balls. In a separate saucepan, combine chocolate chips, butter and milk. Melt together over low heat, stirring just enough to blend. Coat balls with chocolate by dipping into chocolate mixture one at a time. Place on waxed paper, and chill before serving. Makes 60 balls

Walnut Chocolate Rum Balls

1 c Walnuts, ground or finely chopped
2 c Grated "German's sweet" or bittersweet chocolate
1 1/2 c Sifted confectioner's sugar
4 tb Rum
Cocoa powder
Combine nuts, sugar, and chocolate. Moisten with rum to form a stiff dough. Form into small balls and roll in cocoa to coat. This recipe is not only simple, it's flexible. It can be made with other kinds of liquor (amaretto, sherry, and Southern Comfort work well), nuts (almonds or pecans, for instance) and coatings (ground nuts, finely grated coconut, etc.) and always comes out tasting great. Adding small chunks of nut for texture is also effective.

Black and White Chocolate Bars

1 lb Real white chocolate, melted
1 lb Chocolate chips; melted
3/4 c Evaporated milk
1/4 c margarine
1 ts Vanilla (or other extract)
1/2 c Toasted hazelnuts (or walnuts)
To ensure that the recipe will set up properly, do not use white baking confections that are not real white chocolate. The word "cocoa" should appear in the ingredients.
Line the inside of an 8" square baking pan with plastic wrap and set aside.
Toast nuts by placing on a cookie sheet and baking in pre-heated 350 degrees F. oven until skin begins to flake off. Remove skins by rubbing with a clean towel. Chop nuts with a knife, or pulse in a food processor.
Melt chocolate in a separate medium-sized bowls over double boilers.
Combine and melt the evaporated milk and GoldùnùSoft margarine over medium heat. Remove from heat and reserve.
Add half the milk and margarine mixture to the melted chocolate chips. Mix well, pour into lined baking dish, an spread evenly. Refrigerate a few minutes.
Add balance of milk mixture to the melted white chocolate, then add the vanilla and mix until well blended.
Smoothly spread the mixture over the first layer and top with nuts. Refrigerate until firmly set (24 hrs.) and cut into bars. Store chilled.

Caramel Filled Chocolate Bars 

1 German Chocolate cake mix
3/4 c Margarine, melted
14 oz Bag caramels
2/3 c Evaporated milk, divided
1 c Chocolate chips
1 c Walnuts, chopped
Melt caramels and 1/3 cup evaporated milk over hot water or in microwave, stirring every thirty seconds. Keep warm.
Mix the cake mix, margarine and 1/3 cup evaporated milk and beat well. Spread 1/2 the batter in a greased 9x13 inch pan. Bake for 6 minutes at 350 degrees. Cool about 2 minutes. Spread caramel mixture over baked layer and sprinkle with chocolate chips. Stir 1/2 cup nuts into remaining 1/2 of batter and drop by half teaspoonful over top. Sprinkle with remaining 1/2 cup nuts. Return to oven and bake for 18 minutes at 350 degrees. Cool in pan and cut into 1 1/2 inch squares.

 Chewy Chocolate Orange Bars

2 c Cake flour
3/4 ts Baking powder
1/2 ts Salt
1 1/2 c Quick-cooking oats
1 c Dark-brown sugar, packed
2 Egg whites
Raisin Puree
3/4 c Chopped bittersweet chocolate
1/3 c Toasted walnuts, optional
1 tb Grated orange zest
Sift together flour, baking powder and salt into large bowl. Stir in oats and brown sugar. Beat egg whites lightly in another bowl. Stir in Raisin Puree. Stir into flour mixture along with chocolate, walnuts, and orange zest just until blended. Spoon in 9-inch-square baking pan sprayed with non-stick vegetable spray. Bake at 350 degrees F. 25 to 30 minutes. Cool. Cut into 24 bars.

 Chocolate Bars 

2 c All-purpose flour;
1 c Sugar;
1/2 c Cocoa;
1 ts Baking soda;
Dry substitute equal to 1/3 cup sugar
1/2 ts Cinnamon;
1/2 ts Salt;
1 c Margarine (2 Sticks); at room temperature
2 lg Eggs;
2 ts Vanilla;
1/2 c Semisweet chocolate chips;
Place flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, dry sugar substitute, cinnamon, and salt in a mixer bowl and mix a low speed to blend well. Add margarine, eggs, vanilla and water, and mix at medium speed to blend well. Spread batter evenly in an 11" by 15" jelly roll pan that has been sprayed with pan spray or greased with margarine. Bake at 325 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes, or until bars pull away the sides of the pan and a cake tester comes out clean from the center. Place on wire rack and sprinkle chocolate chips evenly over the top of the hot bars. Mark four by eight and cool until chocolate has hardened. Cut as marked. (Might be a good idea to cut even more sugar out of this.)

 Chocolate Candy Bar

1 Envelope SF Hot Cocoa Mix
2 tb Cold water
2 tb Golden raisins; or -
1 ts Peanut butter; or
1 ts Chopped nuts
In small bowl stir cocoa mix with water. Save envelope that mix came in. Stir in raisins or peanut butter or nuts. Spoon mixture back into cocoa envelope. Fold over top and let stand against wall in bottom of freezer for about 4 hours. When frozen peel off envelope and eat. Tastes like fudge.

 Chocolate Caramel Nut Bars

14 oz Bag caramels, remove wrappers
5 oz Can evaporated milk
1 Box German chocolate cake mix with pudding
1/2 c Margarine, melted
1 1/2 c Walnuts, chopped
6 oz Semisweet chocolate chips
Melt caramels with 1/3 cup milk in the microwave. Stir until smooth. Combine remaining milk, mix and margarine. Mix well. Press half of cake mixture into the bottom of a greased 13 x 9 baking pan. Bake 350 degrees for 6 minutes. Sprinkle with 1 cup walnuts, chocolate pieces over the crust; top with caramel mixture spreading to the edges of the pan. Top with teaspoonfuls of remaining cake mixture. Sprinkle with walnuts -- press lightly into the top. Bake for 350 degrees for 20 minutes. Cool slightly; cut into bars.

 Chocolate Caramel Shortbread

1 1/2 c Butter, softened, divided
1/2 c Sifted icing sugar
1/4 ts Salt
1 1/4 c All purpose flour
1 cn Sweetened condensed milk
3 tb Corn syrup
1 ts Vanilla
3 Squares semi sweet chocolate, melted
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. In large mixer bowl, beat 1 cup butter, sugar and salt until fluffy. Add flour, mix well. With floured finger, press evenly into greased 9 inch square pan. Bake 30-35 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool slightly. In 2 quart glass measure, with handle,in microwave oven, melt remaining 1/2 cup butter on high. for 1 minutes. Stir in sweetened condensed milk and corn syrup. Microwave on high for 6-8 minutes, stirring after each minute, or until mixture turns a light caramel color. Stir in vanilla. Spread over warm shortbread. Drizzle with chocolate. Chill until firm. Cut into bars. Store covered at room temperature. Makes 24 bars.

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