Tuesday, December 30, 2008

Snickery Squares

In my attempts to catch up with the Tuesdays with Dorie recipe rotation, I also made these bars to serve for the holidays. The recipe was originally selected by Dinner and Dessert for early March. The three layers of these bars come together to give you the feeling that you've bit into a particularly rich Snicker's bar, a favorite of many people.

As with the brownies I previously made, I cut these into 64 squares instead of Dorie's suggested 16, simply because the bite sizes are better to serve at parties or get-togethers. This one held up better than the brownies to the multiple cuts, and the layers show themselves off beautifully. The sweet crust is topped by a mix of peanuts and dulce de leche (I had to go to 4 stores to find this - I was surprised, being in San Diego. I sort of figured I could find it at any grocery store), and finished with a layer of bittersweet chocolate and nuts.

These bites are very decadent, with just the right amount of all the flavors. I noticed that these disappear quite quickly whenever I bring them somewhere with me, so they're definitely a favorite. The recipe is rather simple and fast, so this would be one of those recipes that's easy to repeat for future use.

Recipe: Baking: From My Home to Yours, by Dorie Greenspan, pp. 120 - 122


Jules Someone said...

If you have a slow cooker, it's amazingly easy to make your own dulce.

Get a can of condensed milk. Take off the label. Put the can in the cooker. Cover the can with water by at least three inches. Turn it on low. Leave it overnight -- about 10-12 hours. Turn off the cooker. Let the water cool. Tah dah! Dulce de leche. Mmmmmm.

Erin said...

Your squares look wonderful!