I am a terrible companion when it comes to watching horror tv shows and movies.
Like “Walking Dead”.
Holy frosting, never seen a more spooky show on tv as this one! If you have never seen it, I do not want to be responsible for you to start. Why? Because it’s addicting but oh-so-spooky!!
I scream. No, really. I scream. Oh, and talk. Like all.the.time. Ask my Hubby. He’ll tell you.
“Oh no! She is going to go in there, isn’t she?” “Watch out!” “Don’t they know there are Zombies in there?!”
Yep, that… would be me.
I can’t help it! It really gets me. Oh and the new thing? There was a baby born in the last episode. *faint*
As a mom, I oppose the idea of a little baby being a part of the cast of “Walking Dead”. Seriously. My mommy heart won’t take it. Hello? This show is about Zombies?!
Okay, no one is forcing me to watch. Actually, it’s my Hubby’s fault. He hooked me on this show! Thanks, babe.
So, every time we watch “Walking Dead”, I prepare myself. Armed with a big cup of peppermint tea to calm my nerves and a huge plate of sweet treats, I await.
This week, I made these babies. Bring it, Zombies! I am ready!
Let me count the reasons why you should make these: butterscotch cookie base, peanut butter nougat, caramel, butterscotch and chocolate frosting. Yep, that covers it. If you are a fan of candy bars, you will love these! There are quite a bit of steps to make these bites, but they are worth it.
I used Nestle’s Butterscotch and Milk Chocolate Morsels and Carnation Evaporated Milk.
I haven’t used butterscotch in my baking for way too long. It was nice to get to play with it.
I used my homemade caramel sauce in this recipe, but feel free to melt unwrapped caramels with a little bit of heavy cream. See recipe for instructions.
You can easily double this recipe if you have a crowd coming. However, because these bites are very rich, I opted for an 8″ square pan. I considered a 13″x9″ pan, but the cookie dough base is very sticky and it’s easier to spread it in a smaller pan. I used the leftover butter wrapper to help me smooth it out and push it into the corners of my pan. Just a tip you might want to use. The cookie base is really good and would be great by itself.
I have to say, I have never made nougat before and I was quite surprised how easy it came together. You just have to be fast with mixing the marshmallow fluff and peanut butter into butter-sugar-milk mixture. It sets up quickly.
Overall, the recipe is quite easy and makes delicious candy bar like treats. It’s one of Nestle’s Fall Favorites recipes. I will always be partial to caramel recipes, but if pumpkin or mint sounds good to you, you can find more ideas here.
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This post is brought to you by Lunchbox. I was asked to review this recipe, all thoughts are my own.
Do you like butterscotch? Are you a fan of “Walking Dead”?