Monday, February 14, 2011

Love Dovey Valentine.... and a recipe for homemade 3 Musketeer Bars

Happy Valentine's Day......
This year was our first year handing out Valentines to classmates..... Caillou was very excited to make special little treat bags and cards for his class to share, and tremendously enthusiastic to show me all the valentines he recieved from his friends.  Jasper and I made cupcakes and enjoyed some sweet treats while Caillou was in preschool.  We delivered cupcakes and Valentine's to our friends at the taco shop, and ate a spicy dinner there too!  Daddy is home for a few days and brought us some goodies and we in turn had some homemade 3 musketeers awaiting him!

Three Musketeers Bars....


How to make it

  • In a large saucepan over medium heat, combine the sugar,
  • corn syrup, water, and salt.
  • Heat, stirring, to boiling, then continue to cook using a candy thermometer to monitor the temperature.
  • Beat the egg whites until they are stiff and form peaks.
  • Don't use a plastic bowl for this.
  • When the sugar solution comes to 270 degrees F,or the soft−crack stage, remove from the heat and pour the mixture in thin streams into the egg whites, blending completely with a mixer set on low speed.
  • Continue to mix until the candy begins to harden to the consistency of dough.
  • This may take as long as 20 minutes. At this point add the semisweet chocolate chips.
  • Remember that the candy must already be at the consistency of dough when you add the chocolate;
  • The nougat will thicken no more after the chocolate is added.
  • When the chocolate is thoroughly blended and the nougat has thickened,
  • Press it into a greased 9x9−inch pan.
  • Refrigerate until firm, about 30 minutes.
  • With a sharp knife, cut the candy in half down the middle of
  • the pan.
  • Then cut across into 7 segments to create a total of 14 bars.
  • Melt the milk chocolate chips in the microwave for 2 minutes on half
  • power, stirring halfway through the heating time.
  • Melt completely, but be careful not to overheat. Resting a bar on a fork dip each bar into the chocolate to coat completely and place on wax paper.
  • Cool until firm at room temperature, 1 to 2 hours. Makes 14 candy bars.

1 comment:

  1. Looks like it was a fun Valentine at your the sweet...blessings dear Ashley...


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