Halloween candy is out in all the stores and it has me in the mood for a candy bar! I saw these recipes for Peanut Butter Cups and Chocolate Covered Coconut Bars (aka: Mounds Bars) in the Oct 2010 “EveryDay with Rachael Ray” magazine, and what else could we do but make them ourselves!!!! There is something very fantastic about making your own candy bars. First off, you can eliminate the horrible ingredients that come in a package candy bar. Second, ..um HELLO! you just made a candy bar! How awesome is that?
My Kids Make Peanut Butter Cups and Mounds Bars, and yours can too! See below to find out more:
We made the Chocolate Covered Coconut Bars (Mounds Bars) first. First, you mix a few ingredients together to make the coconut bars. Shape them, then let them harden in the fridge. Next up: dipping them in melted chocolate! (Everyone wanted a turn dunking the coconut bars in chocolate)
Let the chocolate harden and you have Chocolate Covered Coconut Bars (Mounds Bars): Y.U.M.
Next up were the Peanut Butter Cups. First we melted chocolate and poured a layer into the bottoms of small paper muffin liners, then let it harden. (We used the smallest size, even though the recipe calls for the regular sized ones). This was a little tricky, since the chocolate was warm, so I did this part while Silas watched.
Then, we mixed up the Peanut Butter filling and (of course) took a break to lick the beaters.
Then, Silas helped fill the cups with the PB mixture.
Top it off with a layer of chocolate, let them harden in the fridge, and you have yourself a homemade Peanut Butter Cup!