My absolute favorite candy is Take 5. It is the perfect candy because it has a little bit of everything – sweet,salty, crunchy, chewy, and it has peanut butter, chocolate, and caramel!
I used to eat them on a more regular basis but over the past few months, I have tried to lead a much healthier lifestyle and only treat myself to something sweet once in a while. It’s working too because I have lost about 30 pounds! The other day though I allowed myself to have a special treat and I got a Take 5. As I was eating it, it occurred to me that I could easily make it myself. So, that’s just what I did.
Peanut Butter (crunchy would be more authentic but I used creamy)
Homemade Caramel Sauce (See, I told you that last post was going to be useful)
Chocolate Bark Candy
Cover your workspace with wax paper and lay out mini pretzels (I used @40).
Spread peanut butter over the pretzels. I love how they look like little hearts.
Spread heated caramel sauce over the peanut butter. Let cool.
Melt chocolate bark candy in microwave (carefully).
Dip pretzels in melted chocolate. Let cool on wax paper.
When the candy has cooled, store in an air-tight container.
A great way to gift these candies is in a recycled drink mix canister.
I took an old drink-mix canister and removed the paper wrapper. I lined the inside with wax paper and stacked the candy inside ( I was able to get 10 into this size canister).
Then I added a simple label with baker’s twine. I kept the outside of the container plain but you could embellish these in so many ways.
To give a larger amount, try using a Pringles chip canister. Just be sure to clean the inside well and you will have to cover the outside with paper or fabric.
I hope you’ll try my hacked Take Five candy. It would be great for the holidays. But you might want to give most of it away and get it out of your house. Otherwise your butt might get too big to fit into that cute holiday outfit you had planned to wear!
I'll be sharing this recipe at the following link parties. Hope to see you there!