2.14.2012

Made With Love

I'm generally not a huge fan of Valentine's Day and I have to say that the few times that Ben and I have gone out for Valentine's Day I felt incredibly awkward and uncomfortable surrounded by nothing but couples.  Perhaps it's the sense of obligation.  Perhaps it's the sense of expectation.  Or perhaps it's just me - but, truth be told, I rather just spend Valentine's Day at home.

That said, I'm all for a holiday that gives me an excuse to eat an abundant amount of chocolate and so I decided to take advantage of this Valentine's Day to try out a new recipe of chocolately goodness - homemade Snickers bars


My final thoughts on these little bites of heaven?  They are delicious but I learned early on that you only need to cut them in teeny-tiny squares when you eat them because these things are rich!

I followed the recipe as written with only small changes made here and there - like substituting half semi-sweet chocolate chips for the milk chocolate chips and cutting down on the added sugar in the nougat portion.  And I definitely recommend storing these in the refrigerator because mine turned into a gooey mess when I left them out (and when I attempted to bring some to my parent's house in a ziplock bag, stuffed in my purse.  Sorry dad!).

11 comments:

  1. Is it wierd that when I see the picture I hear eating noises? Hohm nom nom nom. I'm impressed by homemade snickers and echo your sentiments about V-Day.

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  2. ha! the picture of Ben eating it cracks me up! happy v day twin!

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  3. Oooh yummy! So they wouldn't survive in the post either then, darnit!

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  4. I hate going out on valentines day too! But I do love any excuse to eat chocolate for breakfast, my dad still buys me a box of Sees every year :) I must try this recipe!

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  5. Hi there, (stopping by from lempobee). The homemade snickers look great btw. I made caramel slices a while ago (shortbread, caramel and chocolate layers) and also learnt the hard way that these things need to stay chilled!

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  6. I want to blast through this damn computer screen and rip that thing out of his hand! Those look so freaking good. I'm already contemplating how to make these dairy-free. And that last picture? Rad. :) Happy Valentine's Day!

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  7. yum! I'll be over in about 5 minutes.
    XO
    C

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  8. Us Aussies are largely cynical about Valentine's Day too. A girl at work got a text from her husband that said "roses are red, violets are blue, Valentine's Day is a pile of poo, love Dave". However - excuses for eating and drinking yummy stuff? Bring it on. That snickers looks great :) We had a nice bottle of bubbles so I can't complain.

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  9. Best...photo...ever of your man. I have felt myself getting sappier about Valentine's Day as I've gotten older, for some reason...not going crazy with gifts or anything, just something small and thoughtful. Anyway, Happy Valentine's Day!

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  10. It does look yummy in all it's gooey goodness. It appears that your husband enjoyed it too. Did your Dad lick the bag???

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