Tuesdays With Dorie – Snickery Squares should be easy

These are Dorie’s Snickery Squares, which is about as close as Dorie can get to calling something “Snickers” and without infringing on a copyright. Shortbread base, dulce de leche and caramelized peanuts in the center, and dark chocolate on top.

I apologize for the picture – if I remember to take a picture of the actual cut, layered bar, I’ll edit this post later.

The recipe calls for store-bought dulce de leche, but alas! I am from Pennsylvania. I made my own dulce de leche. The first technique I tried was a microwave technique, but I ended up with a huge mess. The second, successful technique was a four-hour process, but it did the job. I had to poke holes in a can of sweetened condensed milk and then boil the thing, thereby condensing it further into what I can only assume is a valid representation of dulce de leche.

The rest is pretty straightforward. Shortbread on the bottom. Caramelizing some nuts. Glazing the thing in chocolate and letting it set to solid. The nicest thing is that I learned how to make delicious, delicious dulce de leche. The rest is just yumminess.

I had four personal days that I had to burn off at work this week – I am taking the opportunity to play Legend of Zelda: Skyward Sword, and it is very, very good.

Just a few months out from finishing this cookbook. Also, I’ll be changing soon to a standard WordPress blog to avoid further server expenses. I will likely retain uglydudefood.com, but there will likely be some cosmetic changes around here that I won’t be able to change as the site reverts to one of WordPress’ free templates.

In the meantime, here is my homemade dulce de leche, as well as my nuts.

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One Response to “Tuesdays With Dorie – Snickery Squares should be easy”

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