I got an email from my Mom awhile back telling me about a fun thing she found. It was The Secret Recipe Club. Intriguing, right? Her email didn’t say much, just had the link and said “let’s do this.” Well, how could I pass up that?!?! So I clinked on the link and was hooked immediately.
What is The Secret Recipe Club you ask? It’s a… well, a secret recipe club. Not enough information? You sign up and then you are given a blog to make a recipe from. You can chose any of the recipes on that blog, you just can’t tell the blogger that you are making something. Fun right?
So this is my first time. I’m hooked! The blog I was “assigned” was Crumbs and Chaos. Great name! It was hard to pick just one thing to make but after some searching the recipe jumped right out at me. Mt. Bachelor Bars. Sounds interesting right? Well I’m in Oregon which so happens to be where Mt. Bachelor is, so how could I not make these bad boys?! Plus look at them. They scream me all over them!
* 1 1/4 cups unsalted butter, softened
* 3/4 cup sugar
* 1 egg
*1 tsp. vanilla
* 3 2/3 cup flour
Line a large baking sheet (Like a jelly roll size!) with parchment paper. Set aside.
Cream butter and sugar. Add egg and vanilla and mix well. Add flour and mix until blended.
Press dough into prepared pan and refrigerate for 1 hour.
Using a fork, prick the dough and bake in a 350 degree over for 10 – 12 minutes.
Caramel Nut Layer
* 2 cups butter
* 2 cups light brown sugar
* 1 cup honey
* 1/2 cup heavy cream
* 5 cups slivered almonds or chopped pecans. (This is where I changed it. I’m not much of a nut person in foods. I know! I just felt my Mom’s virtual hand smack me in the back of the head! But I used cashews instead. I mean really, how could you go wrong with cashews?!?!)
Put butter, honey, cream and sugar into a saucepan and bring to a boil. Using a candy thermometer, cook until it’s 24o degrees. Remove from heat and add nuts.
I can’t wait to get my assignment for September =o)
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