|Peanut Butter Caramel Candy Bars|
Happy Halloween from our family to yours! Even though my fiancé and I don't children of the human variety yet, we are so excited to dress up our sweet kitty and puppy and act like big kids ourselves.
I was in charge of ordering Halloween candy this year, so our house won't have the usual Kit Kats and Skittles we grew up with. Instead, you better believe I ordered a massive load of dark chocolate and organic fruit gummies and lollipops from YummyEarth. Our house is totally going to be the most popular on the block tonight...
Truthfully though, I don't even recommend these "healthier" candies on a regular basis, so I couldn't just stop there. I wanted to include a treat that is even more whole-foods based and free from refined sugar.
This recipe is a hybrid of my absolute childhood favorites—Reeses cups and Snickers. The three layers of chocolate, nougaty (new word, count it) peanut butter and gooey caramel are so delicious together, you won't miss their processed inspirations for a second. I've been trying to eat them slowly, because the chocolate on top crackles when it hits the soft caramel and it's just delightful! The peanut butter layer mimics Reeses cups with the addition of coconut flour and maple syrup, and honestly you could just make little peanut butter balls if you're feeling crazy.
This recipe involves a few steps, but none are difficult and it would be such a fun project to make a batch with kids. Even if your layers don't work out perfectly or you mess up a step, there's pretty much no way to go wrong with these flavors!
Have a safe and happy Halloween!