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Chewy Nutty Squirrel Bars

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Nuts for Delight: Chewy Nutty Squirrel Bars Imagine sinking your teeth into a delectable, chewy bar packed with a medley of nuts, a hint of sweetness, and a touch of caramel. Chewy Nutty Squirrel Bars are the epitome of nutty delight, a snack that satisfies your cravings and fuels your energy like a busy squirrel preparing for winter. This recipe promises a harmonious blend of chewiness, nuttiness, and a touch of decadence, making it the perfect on-the-go treat, lunchbox addition, or anytime you want to embrace the wholesome goodness of nuts.

Nutty Harmony

The star of this snack is the blend of nuts, which adds a satisfying crunch and a wealth of nutrients.

Caramel Kiss

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This recipe features a caramel drizzle that enhances the nutty flavors with a touch of sweetness.

Substitutions and Variations:

Customize your Chewy Nutty Squirrel Bars with these variations:

Chocolate Lover’s Paradise: Add chocolate chips or drizzle melted chocolate over the bars for a chocolate-nut combo.

Fruity Fusion: Incorporate dried fruit like cranberries or raisins for a sweet and chewy contrast.

Spice It Up: Sprinkle a pinch of cinnamon or nutmeg into the nut mixture for a hint of warmth.

Closing in Todd Wilbur Style

Now that you’ve discovered the delight of Chewy Nutty Squirrel Bars, it’s time to savor their nutty goodness. Share them with friends and family, pack them for your outdoor adventures, or enjoy them as a wholesome snack. Don’t forget to leave a review and share your favorite nut combinations or drizzle ideas with us. Happy snacking!

Tips or Notes:

Use a variety of nuts for a richer flavor profile; consider almonds, walnuts, pecans, and cashews.

If you prefer a stronger caramel flavor, you can drizzle more caramel over the bars.

Allow the bars to cool completely before cutting to ensure they hold their shape.

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I make these bars ahead of time?

Absolutely! You can prepare these bars in advance and store them in an airtight container for snacking throughout the week.

Can I use salted nuts?

While you can use salted nuts, keep in mind that they will add a salty flavor to the bars. Adjust the added salt accordingly.

Chewy Nutty Squirrel Bars

Chewy Nutty Squirrel Bars

Recipe by Alexandra
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Servings

4

servings
Prep time

30

minutes
Cooking time

40

minutes
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Ingredients

  • 1 1/2 cups 1 1/2 (180g) mixed nuts (e.g., almonds, walnuts, pecans, cashews), roughly chopped

  • 1 cup 1 (100g) rolled oats

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 (120g) brown sugar

  • 1/2 teaspoon 1/2 salt

  • 1/2 cup 1/2 (120g) unsalted butter

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 (60ml) honey

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 (60ml) sweetened condensed milk

  • 1 teaspoon 1 vanilla extract

  • 1/4 cup 1/4 (60g) caramel sauce, for drizzling

Directions

  • Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Grease and line an 8×8-inch (20x20cm) square baking pan with parchment paper, leaving an overhang on two opposite sides for easy removal.
  • In a large mixing bowl, combine the mixed nuts, rolled oats, brown sugar, and salt. Mix well to distribute the ingredients evenly.
  • In a saucepan over medium heat, melt the unsalted butter, then stir in the honey, sweetened condensed milk, and vanilla extract. Heat the mixture until it’s smooth and starts to bubble.
  • Pour the hot caramel mixture over the dry ingredients in the mixing bowl. Stir thoroughly to coat the nuts and oats evenly.
  • Transfer the mixture to the prepared baking pan and press it down firmly using a spatula or the back of a spoon.
  • Bake in the preheated oven for 15-18 minutes or until the edges turn golden brown.
  • Remove the pan from the oven and let it cool for a few minutes.
  • While the bars are still warm, drizzle the caramel sauce evenly over the top.
  • Allow the bars to cool completely in the pan. Once cooled, use the parchment paper overhang to lift the bars out of the pan.
  • Cut into 12 bars, savor the nutty delight, and enjoy your Chewy Nutty Squirrel Bars!

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