TAKE FIVE BARS.

Take Five BarsTake Five BarsHappy Halloween Week!

Or.

As I like to call it – Happy Eat Candy For Every Meal Week! 

Seriously, have you ever munched on a mini snickers with your morning cup of coffee? Do it.

Take Five BarsSpeaking of snickers, remember when I made these guys? And ranted about how I really don’t love to eat candy bars? Well, I’ve decided homemade candy is a WHOLE nother deal! (Can we also talk about the pretend word “nother” and how I use it all the time, but its not actually a real word, but it totally should be.) Homemade candy has a freshness and a love to it that you just can’t find stuffed in a wrapper.

So, after the past few weeks of literally running face-first into bright orange bags of halloween candy everytime I stepped into the grocery store, I decided it was time. Time to make the best of the best that candy has to offer – take five bars.

Chocolate. Peanut Butter. Caramel. Pretzels. Peanuts. All in one insane bite.

The epitome of sweet and salty deliciousness. I have no more words, only a nonstop happy dance because I cannot stop freaking out over these dreamy LAYERS!

Take Five BarsTake Five BarsTake Five BarsTake Five BarsTake Five BarsTake Five BarsTake Five BarsI would also like to mention that, while Halloween and candy and costumes and all those fun shenanigans are going on, the REALLY important thing to note is: Today is officially ONE MONTH TIL THANKSGIVING!

(Also, Happy 43rd Birthday to my stepdad!) Wow, LOTS of excitement going on round these parts. And LOTS of caps.
Take Five BarsTAKE FIVE BARS

bottom chocolate layer:

1 1/4 cup milk chocolate chips

1/4 cup creamy peanut butter

peanut butter & pretzel layer:

1/2 cup salted butter, room temperature

1 cup creamy peanut butter

2 cups powdered sugar

1/2 tablespoon heavy cream

2 cups mini pretzels

caramel and peanut layer:

1 14-oz bag caramels, unwrapped

1/4 cup heavy whipping cream

1 cup roasted salted peanuts

top chocolate layer:

1 1/4 cup milk chocolate chips

1/4 cup creamy peanut butter

For the bottom chocolate layer: Line a 9×13 pan with non stick foil. In a medium heatproof bowl, melt the chocolate chips and peanut butter together in the microwave for 30 seconds. Stir and repeat until smooth. Then pour into the lined pan and spread into an even layer. Chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

For the peanut butter & pretzel layer: With a mixer, beat the butter, peanut butter, powdered sugar, and heavy cream until thoroughly combined and smooth. Spread into an even layer over the bottom chocolate layer. Top with a single layer of pretzels.

For the caramel & peanut layer: In a large heat proof bowl, melt the caramels and heavy cream in the microwave for 30 second intervals. Stir and repeat until smooth. Immediately spread on top of the pretzel layer, then top with a single layer of peanuts. Chill in the refrigerator for 30 minutes.

For the bottom chocolate layer: In a medium heatproof bowl, melt the chocolate chips and peanut butter together in the microwave for 30 seconds. Stir and repeat until smooth. Pour on top of the peanut layer and return to the refrigerator for 30 more minutes.

Cut into squares and devour that deliciousness! Store in the refrigerator.
Take Five BarsInspired by Completely Delicious. 

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