Recipe: Dinosaur Bars

Dinosaur Bars

I get asked for some of the recipes I’ve done in the past, (see it’s not just chocolate covered strawberries), as time permits I’ll post them here.

1 cup packed brown sugar
1 cups (two sticks butter (softened)
1 ½ teaspoons vanilla
2 cups all purpose flour
2/3 cup light corn syrup
3 tablespoons butter
1 package (11 to12 ounce size) butterscotch chips
1 package (12 ounce size) white chocolate chips
3/4 cup peanuts (salted)
1/2 – 3/4 cups Dinosaur ice cream decorations (type can kind can be changed to suit the season, they are the same as the tiny cupcake decorations you’ll find on the cake aisle), the dinosaurs are just lot less expensive than the ones in the cake aisle.

Pre-heat the oven to 350

Mix brown sugar, 1 cup butter, vanilla, and egg in large bowl.

Slowly mix in flour.

Evenly spread the above into the bottom of an un-greased 13x9x2 pan

Bake 20 minutes or until light brown.

Cool 15-20 minutes

Heat corn syrup, 2 tablespoons butter and the butterscotch chips in a medium sized saucepan over lowest heat. Stir constantly, remove from heal & let cool 5-10 minutes.

Pour and spread butterscotch over baked layer, sprinkle full bag of white chocolate chips on top ,then the peanuts, and then spread like it a frosting as it melts, before it thickens (cools): sprinkle the dinosaur decorations over white chocolate (or ice cream/cake decorations) and press into the top.

Let cool.

Makes 3 dozen – 2×1 ½ inch bars.

Notes: while you can freeze these after baking they do get a bit crumbly when thawed. This is partially the result of the three layers freezing at different temps.

The dinosaur ice cream decorations are the same thing as you’ll find on the cup cake aisle but they are a lot less expensive than the ones packaged as cake decorations.

The next time I make these up I’ll try and take a picture.

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