Vegan Baby Ruth Candy Bars
Just by the title alone, can you guess what today’s special is for our Homemade gluten free and vegan Halloween Candy series? What about this:
“Data, what are you doing?”
“I’m setting booty traps.”
“You mean booby traps.”
“That’s what I said! Booby traps. God. These guys!”
Any guesses? Let’s just say that you can’t have Halloween candy without a tribute to one of the greatest movies of my childhood*: “Goonies” (which really introduced us all to that beautiful bar of chocolate called the Baby Ruth). The vegan Baby Ruth.
*Please understand, dear friends, that my childhood consisted of watching a lot of TV. A lot. And eating my fair share of candy. I’m kinda like an expert in these categories.
Because down here,
Down here in blogging land,
this is our time, goonies.
Time for you to make your very own vegan Baby Ruth candy bars:Print
- If using the candy mold, coat the melted chocolate with a thin layer making sure it completely covers the inside.
- Add a layer of peanuts first and add the second layer of caramel.
- Coat the rest with melted chocolate to fill in the rest of the cracks.
- Freeze for 15 minutes or until set.
If you are not using a chocolate mold, Melt your chocolate and place a thin layer on the bottom of the 8×8 pan. Freeze for 20 minutes. Once the caramel is ready,allow to cool a minute and then pour it on top of the frozen chocolate (instead of allowing it to set alone). Place peanuts over the caramel for the 3rd layer. Coat the top layer with melted chocolate. Freeze again for 15-20 minutes. Cut into rectangles and serve.
Just a warning: Eating these will take you into a fantasy world as a kid, searching for buried treasure from a one-eyed pirate while being chased by “Throw Mama From the Train” (told you I watched too much TV) and her 2 meatball sons (how did they ever catch up to a group of kids anyway???) all the while, befriending an oddly shaped head who loves Baby Ruth candy bars. Good thing you just learned how to make them!
It’s good to be a kid again, isn’t it?