I started this blog so my daughters could find all of our family favourite recipes in one place. It has actually grown into more than just the family favourites but also other recipes we've tried out in our kitchen. I don't like to fill up the post with alot of chatter. Sometimes there's a little story to tell, but usually I like to get right to the point. So this is for them, but hope you find some recipes that you like as well. I'll be sharing a lot of recipes, and along the way you'll find some crafty things and maybe some helpful hints too! Welcome!

Tuesday, December 11, 2018

Holiday Sweet Marie Bars

Never knew Sweet Marie chocolate bars were only available in Canada. I believe they are now discontinued but if you have a craving for them these copycats will hit the spot!

And I stumbled upon this... apparently the story of how the Sweet Marie chocolate bar came to be.


The Sweet Marie chocolate bar was inspired by a love affair.
In 1893, after an evening stroll through the streets of London, Ontario, with his girlfriend Marie, author Cy Warman was so smitten that he sat down in a park and wrote a poem called “Sweet Marie.”
When musician Raymond Moore read the poem he put it to music, and the song became a hit that inspired a chocolate company to create the Sweet Marie chocolate bar.
Cy married his sweet Marie, and together they raised four children in London.
Doesn't everyone like a good love story ♥

1 cup brown sugar
1 cup golden corn syrup
1 cup peanut butter 
1 cup salted dry roasted peanuts
4 cups (holiday) rice krispie cereal
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup butterscotch chips
Holly candy sprinkles (optional)
Begin by heating brown sugar, syrup and peanut butter together on medium heat in a large skillet. Do not boil.
Add the peanuts and rice krispies and fold together. I didn't add it all at once, but about half at a time.
Spread the mixture into a parchment lined 13 X 9" pan pressing with buttered fingers. I did this with the pan sitting on the warm (turned off) stovetop to keep it a bit soft for spreading.
For the topping melt 1 cup chocolate chips in microwave for 40 seconds on high. Stir and add the butterscotch chips. Stir and microwave another 20 seconds. Stir to melt completely.
Pour over the krispies layer and add candy sprinkles if using.

Refrigerate to set then remove from fridge for 20 minutes before  cutting.

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