Monday, December 9, 2013

Day 5 Of The Rosiethon. Rosie Makes Homemade Kit Kat® Bars.

  Today, I'm making homemade Kit Kat® bars.

The recipe is adapted from Paula Dean,
so you know it's ridiculously and unabashedly excessive and indulgent.
It's loaded with butter, peanut butter, butterscotch, and chocolate.

 Homemade Kit Kat® Bars
75 Club crackers
That's 2 packs plus 1 cracker.
Each pack holds 37 crackers.
2 sticks unsalted butter
2 cups graham cracker crumbs
1 cup firmly packed dark brown sugar
1/3 cup granulated sugar
1/4 cup skim milk
1/4 cup heavy cream
2/3 cup creamy peanut butter
1/2 cup butterscotch chips
1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips or 4 oz. of semisweet squares

Line a 9 x 13 inch baking pan with one layer of 25 Club crackers,
breaking two crackers to lengthwise to cover the pan
Melt butter in saucepan over medium heat.  
Add graham cracker crumbs, both sugars, milk, and cream.
Bring to boil and boil five minutes, stirring constantly.

Pour half of the butter mixture over the layer of Club crackers.
Smooth with an offset spatula.

Arrange a second layer of 25 crackers over the butter mixture.
Pour remaining butter mixture over surface and smooth out evenly.

Arrange the third and last layer of Club crackers.

Combine peanut butter, butterscotch, and chocolate chips in a small saucepan.
Melt over low heat, stirring constantly,
or nuke it in a microwaveable bowl.
Evenly spread mixture over crackers.
Cool to room temperature, then cover and refrigerate overnight.
Cut into bars.

 First layer of Club crackers.

 This mixture is insanely good.

 I ladled half the mixture over top the crackers.

 Spread evenly out to the edges.

 Second layer of Club crackers.
Pour the rest of the butter mixture over top
and place a third layer of crackers on top.

 I put this in a pan at first,
but then decided to nuke it instead,
so I wouldn't have to stand here and stir it.

 Stir peanut butter mixture until smooth and creamy.

 Pour mixture over top of the third layer of crackers.

Spread evenly.

Let cool, then cover and refrigerate.
When chilled, cut into bars or squares.

When I offered this to Mr. Hawthorne and to Alverado
 and asked them what it tasted like, and after a few seconds,
 they both responded with, "Kit Kat® Bars.  Only better."

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