Tuesdays with Dorie: Snickery SquaresMarch 4, 2008 at 8:22 pm | Posted in cookies & bars, groups, sweet things, tuesdays with dorie | 34 Comments
Erin of Dinner and Dessert was at the controls for this week’s Tuesdays with Dorie recipe. She chose Dorie Greenspan’s Snickery Squares from the book Baking: From My Home to Yours. Dorie calls these “classy Snickers.” Shortbread, dulce de leche, candied peanuts and chocolate glaze…okay, there’s no nougat, but we won’t get too technical here! They still sounded candybar-licious to me!
I can’t say that I’ve noticed store-bought dulce de leche at my local grocery store in Sydney, so I made my own from a can of sweetened condensed milk . I threw caution to the wind and did it they way they all say not to…I boiled it in the can for three hours. Luckily there were no horrific explosions, and when I opened up the tin a few days later (I went away for the weekend and stashed it in the fridge), I had a can of beautifully thick caramel goo.
My bars look a little more oozy than they probably should. I just made them this afternoon, and had to shortcut the chilling time before their photo-session, as my daylight was fleeting! These are rich…super-rich. I’d maybe prefer a thinner layer of bittersweet chocolate topping, but besides that, no complaints here!