February 15, 2016

Billion Dollar Bar's

How's everyone holding up out there? Ready for Spring? Me too.  I never thought I'd say that since I'm a cold weather kind of girl but I really am ready.  We've been getting really cold weather and no snow to show for it, so it seems like we could really just skip the cold part now.

But I digress.

I recently made these bars for a girls night that I went to at a neighbors house. There are multiple steps to making them but the finished product was amazing.  I love the little butterscotch hint in the chocolate layers.  They remind me of a dessert my gramma used to make but these are smooth and dreamy.

After you make each layer you have to refrigerate for about 30 minutes in order to prepare for the next layer.  The layers themselves aren't complicated to make, you just have to allow enough time to get it finished before you plan to serve them.

This bar is basically just one big candy bar.  One big delicious candy bar. I would compare it mostly to a milky way however the flavors are different.  The texture is sort of the same though. You have some added peanut butter and butterscotch flavors which set it apart from anything else that you can buy.  I loved it.

I hope you can make this soon, if you do, let me know what you think of it.

Billion Dollar Bar
Recipe found on FoodPinsNow via Food.com


Bottom chocolate layer
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter chips
Nougat layer
  • 4 Tbsp butter
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/4 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 1/2 cups marshmallow cream
  • 1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 cups salted peanuts (optional)
Caramel layer
  • 14 oz package caramel pieces, unwrapped
  • 1/4 cup heavy cream
  • 1 Tbsp butter
Top chocolate layer
  • 1 cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup peanut butter chips
  • 1/3 cup butterscotch chips
Cooking Directions
  1. Lightly spray a 9x13 inch pan or double line it with plastic wrap with some hanging over the sides.
  2. For the bottom chocolate layer: In a medium saucepan over low heat, melt all three types of chips and stir until smooth and melted.  Spread out on the bottom of the pan and then refrigerate for 30 minutes. 
  3. For the Nougat layer, use a medium saucepan to melt the butter over medium heat.  Add both sugars and the evaporated milk and stir until it begins to boil.  Boil and stir for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat and add the peanut butter and the marshmallow cream.  Stir and spread on top of the chocolate layer.  If using peanuts, spread them over the top. Refrigerate for another 30 minutes. 
  4. For the caramel layer: Add all of the ingredients into a medium saucepan and cook over low heat while stirring until the mixtures has melted and is smooth. Pour over the nougat layer. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. 
  5. For the top chocolate layer: Use a medium saucepan to melt the three types of chips over low heat until melted and smooth. Spread over the caramel layer and refrigerate for at least 1 hour before cutting into squares. 

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