Tuesday, July 8, 2008

TwD: Snickery Bar Flashback

This week's Tuesday with Dorie, hosted by South in Your Mouth, is a beautiful blueberry pie.

Neither of my photos look particularly blue or berry-y, so let me explain. I'm still traumatized from my last blueberry pie experience. I just couldn't brave it. I know, I'm a sissy. Instead, I went into the TwD archives and found these rocking Snickery Bars, previously hosted by Dinner & Dessert.

I generally love snickers bars. Especially when they are in their small, bite-sized form. That way, I can have three little nibbles and still feel like I haven't abandoned my better eating habits (see how I dodged the word diet?) Would I still feel the same way about a pan full of them? I did - but only because I could take half of them to work! These bars are nicely sweet, but overly rich - I could only get through a little bit before I was grasping for some cold milk. Which isn't a bad thing, mind you, because at least then I'm stopping myself from shoveling them ALL into my mouth.

I had never used dulce de leche before (and frankly, I still can't pronounce it) and I was pleasantly surprised by it. I know there are recipes to make it at home (I bought mine) that involve sweetened condensed milk, which is already pretty thick. I hadn't expected the dulce de leche to be as thick as it was... in my mind, it was runny, like butterscotch sauce, and I couldn't figure out how it would stay in bar form once I cut them up. Silly me! DDL is thick and easily spreadable. I had no problems smearing it atop the cookie base (which in itself was sweet and dainty.) This recipe wasn't difficult or particularly time consuming, and I think it would be a perfect dessert for a bbq or a bake sale (so long as it isn't too too hot out.)

As we don't post the recipes individually anymore, please click through to Erin's blog for the instructions. You won't be sorry.

19 comments:

Rebecca said...

Wow, these look great! I've been debating whether to do a TWD rewind and make these. I think you've calmed the fears I had about the filling. ;)

Erin said...

These look great! I was so glad I chose these because I thought they were delicious!

StickyGooeyCreamyChewy said...

Those look soooo good! I never got to make them before, and now I'm really tempted. Great job!

Prudy said...

I'm wanting those too-they look so yummy. I'm itching to go back and read your last blueberry pie experience. Off I go.

The Food Librarian said...

Look great! I need to go back and make these too. Yummy!!!

Grace said...

i have a hard enough time avoiding tilting my head back and pouring dulce de leche straight down my throat, and that's without any chocolate involved! these little suckers look and sound fantastic. :)

Lynnylu said...

My husband is a snickers fan and would love these. Looks yummy.

LyB said...

I haven't made these yet, yours look fabulous!

Pamela said...

Yum! These look delicious. I am looking forward to eventually giving these a try.

My Sweet & Saucy said...

Oh my! These look AMAZING!

Linda said...

I've mean meaning to do this as a TWD rewind, and reading your post has propelled this to the top of my list.

Pls give this pie recipe a try. Crusts are not my forte either, but this blueberry pie recipe definitely cooperated w. me, and I was really happy with the results!

cakebrain said...

Geez, these look so amazing! It looks delicious--lovely layers!

JennDZ - The Leftover Queen said...

Now those look SUPER CUTE! I love how sophisticated they look - nice and upscale Snickers!

giz said...

You pulled a winner. I'm adding these to an upcoming event menu. They look amazing

coco said...

WOw your snicker treats look so good. I'm not a big fan of the chocolate, but when something looks that good, I'm tempted to give it a shot!

Barbara said...

Those sound soooo good!

Please do try pie crust again. It sounds like you didn't add quite enough water your last time. Once you get the feel of it, it's not hard and so much more better than store-bought!

Mike said...

mmm... must try them!

Bren@Flanboyant Eats said...

i can imagine how the dulce de leche would add extra umph to it! i can't stay away from sweets for this reason!

Best Lasagna Recipe said...

These look so delicious and rich.I am just dying to eat them.