Friday, February 8, 2013

Oh, was there football at the Superbowl? I thought there was just food ...

Until a team that I actually have a vested interest makes the Superbowl, I probably will continue to care about the food more than the game. Last year I think that we watched part of the Puppybowl instead. :) I don't actually know that I'll ever care too much as I'm not really a NFL person.

This year Lance and I both made a dessert. Lance got stuck making his own dessert because when I tried to talk to him about what else we should made, he shushed me so he could listen better to the Iowa State basketball game. How rude. I decided then he could do his own baking.

I made super yummy salted peanut chew bars aka salted nut roll bars. They got rave reviews from my consumer test panel. Lance made O' Henry bars. They were a little undercooked. There are no pictures to bear witness to the under-doneness.

 O'Henry Bars
4 cups rolled oats
1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cup butter
1/2 cup white corn syrup
1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
3/4 cup peanut butter

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Mix the oats, brown sugar, butter or margarine, and white corn syrup. Pat into a 10 x 15 inch pan. Bake for 10 to 15 minutes. Do not over bake. But at the same time, don't underbake either. This is where we had problems.
3. Melt chocolate chips and peanut butter. Spread over baked crust while hot. Cut into bars right away.

Salted Peanut Chews

1 Yellow Cake mix
1/3 cup margarine, softened
1 egg

3 cups miniature marshmallows
2/3 cup white corn syrup
1/4 cup margarine
2 tsp. vanilla
12 oz. bag peanut butter chips
2 cups rice krispies
2 cups salted peanuts (no skins)

1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. In large bowl, combine all base ingredients until crumbly. Press in bottom of ungreased 9 x 13 pan. Bake 12-18 min.
2. Remove from oven, sprinkle on marshmallows and bake 2-3 min., until marshmallows start to puff. Remove from oven.
3. In large saucepan, heat corn syrup, marg., vanilla, and chips until melted and smooth.
4. Remove from heat and stir in cereal and peanuts.
5. Spread over marshmallows. Cool. Store covered. Enjoy yumminess guaranteed to follow :)


Nicole @ one half world said...

Those bars look really yummy. Too bad there's not one ingredient in the recipe that isn't off limits to us right now. Oh wait, we could probably have vanilla.

Rose said...

Those salted peanut bars so good. I might have to make them for food day at school!

Thanks for the idea!