Saturday, January 23, 2010

Cookie Club No Bake Goodies and 2 winners!

My after school group called Cookie Club was busy this week. We planned to do some no bake goodies with a candy bar theme. After you check out my posting today be sure to scroll down below to see who my CHEESY winners were! We made Baby Ruth Bars, Twix Bars, Mounds and had a 'happy accident' which we are calling Pay Day Bars.

Babe Ruth Bars
Makes 18 bars

" These taste like the candy bar. "

1-cup peanut butter
1 cup corn syrup
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup white sugar
6 cups cornflakes cereal
1-cup semisweet chocolate chips
1-cup peanuts

1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine the peanut butter, corn syrup, brown sugar and white sugar. Cook stirring occasionally until smooth. Remove from heat and quickly mix in the cornflakes, chocolate chips and peanuts until evenly coated.

2. Press the entire mixture gently into a buttered 9x13 inch-baking dish. Allow to cool completely before cutting into bars.

Twix Bars

35 unwrapped Kraft caramels
1/4 cup water
1 box Nabisco Lorna Doone shortbread cookies -- (40)
2 bags milk-chocolate chips -- (12 ounce)

Combine the caramels with the water in a small pan and melt over low heat.

Place the shortbread cookies side by side on an ungreased cookie sheet.
Spoon a dab of caramel onto each cookie. Then place all the cookies in the refrigerator until the caramel firms up. In the meantime, in a double boiler over low heat, melt the chocolate chips.
You may also use the microwave for melting the chocolate. Just heat the chips for 1 minute on high, stir, then heat for another minute. Remove the cookies from the refrigerator. Rest each one on a fork and dip it into the chocolate. Tap the fork on the side of the pan or bowl to knock off any excess chocolate. Then place each one on a sheet of waxed paper and let them cool at room temperature (65-70F). This could take several hours, but the bars will set best this way. If you want to speed up the process, put the candy in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

Makes 40 bars.

Mounds Bars

7 oz sweetened condensed milk (1/2 can)
1 tsp vanilla
2 cup powdered sugar
14 oz flaked coconut
1 24 oz bag of semisweet chips

Blend the milk and the vanilla. Add the sugar a little at a time till smooth. Stir in the coconut. The mixture should be firm. Pat firmly into a 9x13 pan and chill till firm. Cut into bars and dip into melted chocolate and let cool on waxed paper for several hours.

The following was our 'happy accident' no bake treat. We had a whole bunch ingredients leftover from our making the three from above, the kids were hungry and we had some time left. The kids said:
"What would happen if we threw all these leftovers together?"
I said.
"Well, whatever we do, we need to pay attention to the amounts for if it's a hit....we will want to know what and how much we put in so we can do it again!"

After trying them out, the kids thought it tasted great. The used the 'word' "caramelly." Due to the peanutty taste to it I thought more "nougatty" Whatever, it WAS good.

Pay Day Bars

1/2 smooth peanut butter
1/2 cup corn syrup (we used dark)
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
7 oz. sweetened condensed milk
1- cup lightly salted peanuts (divided into 2>1/2 cup)

1. In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine the peanut butter, corn syrup, brown sugar, white sugar and sweetened condensed milk. Cook stirring occasionally until smooth. Remove from heat and stir in 1/2 cup peanuts.

2. Pour in lightly greased 8X8 pan. Press remaining 1/2 cup peanuts on top. Chill in fridge until firm. Cut into squares. Makes 20-25 bars.

OK Drumroll please! My two Cheesy winners are.....

Rachelle and Topher! I hope the PO doesn't xray the packages and wonder what this white powder is!!! I will be emailing my winners for their addresses! I can't wait to see what you guys come up with....of course just plain mac and cheese will do as well! Congrats Rachelle and Topher!

Have Fun!