devilish delights

by hungryrabbit on October 29, 2010

Devilish Delights

As October comes to a close and the national holiday that pays homage to candy consumption creeps closer, every store seems to celebrate commercial candies-from sugary candy corn to the brand-name classics, such as Snickers, Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups, Milky Ways, Almond Joys, and Butterfingers. Since I grew up without them or Halloween, they don’t represent a touchstone of childhood for me, but I’ve developed . . . an appreciation for the flavors they represent.

To align with the spirit of the season, I made what I could only call Devilish Delights, a combination of candy flavors exploded and recombined into a single dessert-chocolate, coconut, toffee, butter, nuts, and milk giving a sticky, chewy, crunchy Halloween experience. They’re devilish because they’re tempting, and then they’re devilish because you want to keep eating them.

Devilish Delight, brought to you by angels and demons.  Happy Halloween!.

Devilish Delights

recipe by hungry rabbit/2010


3 cups graham cracker crumbs (from about 20 crackers)
10 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
1/4 teaspoon table salt

1-1/4 cups bittersweet chocolate chips
1 cup sweetened flaked coconut
1 cup unsweetened flaked coconut
1 cup toffee bits
1 cup pecans, chopped
1 (14 ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees with a rack in the center of oven. Butter a 9-by-13-inch baking pan and line with parchment paper; set aside.

2. In a medium bowl, mix together graham cracker crumbs, melted butter, and salt. Pour mixture into prepared pan and press into bottom of pan using your fingertips.

3. In another medium bowl, mix together chocolate chips, coconuts, toffee and pecans; sprinkle evenly over crust.

4. Pour condensed milk evenly over chocolate chip mixture, covering most of the surface. Transfer to oven and bake, rotating pan halfway through baking, making sure the milk does not get too brown or bubble over in the pan, 25 to 28 minutes.

5. Transfer baking pan to a wire rack to cool completely. Cut into squares whatever size you like.

1. Bar can be wrapped tightly with plastic wrap and keep refrigerated for up to 1 week.

2. You can switch up the ingredients to suit your candy palette, just keep them to similar quantity.

3. Use all sweetened coconut flakes if you want a sweeter result. You can also switch to milk chocolate chips instead of bittersweet chocolate chips.

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Barbara | VinoLuciStyle October 29, 2010 at 10:30 am

These do look devilish and remind me of a similar bar I made back in ‘the olden days’ albeit not the same wonderful assortment here…you’ve covered EVERYTHING!

Avril October 29, 2010 at 12:13 pm

Devilish, indeed!! :))

Brian @ A Thought For Food October 29, 2010 at 2:21 pm

I know what you should bring for the foodie gift for Foodbuzz Fest!

Renee (Kudos Kitchen) October 29, 2010 at 5:15 pm

These look really, really good!!!

Savory Sweet Living October 29, 2010 at 5:34 pm

These look delectable! I want some…I can taste the crunch!

Lora @cakeduchess October 29, 2010 at 9:48 pm

You little devil…yum! Where are you selling these packaged so cute? Nice job Ken:)

Gail October 29, 2010 at 9:51 pm

You’re adorable. LOVE this post!!! Happy Halloween!!!!

Amelia from Z Tasty Life October 29, 2010 at 11:19 pm

Cute packaging. Such a gr8 cadeaux

Daydreamer Desserts October 30, 2010 at 11:02 pm

I really hope you are bringing some of these to SF with you! ;)

Soma November 2, 2010 at 8:48 am

These are delightful alright! I wish I got these packets when I went tricks or treating! The texture and the flavors is so good.

stephchows November 2, 2010 at 11:53 am

your exchange partner will be happy to get that!! How do we get paired up anyway??

Monet November 18, 2010 at 12:32 pm

Oh my goodness…these truly sound delightful! How can you go wrong with nuts, coconut, and toffee? I would have loved to sample one of these…I’m just going to have to make a whole batch at home. Thanks for sharing, my friend!

Lisa (This Little Piggy) October 14, 2011 at 10:50 am

Where did you get the packaging from? I have a bake sale coming up and want my cookies to look purdy!

hungryrabbit October 14, 2011 at 3:39 pm

I got them at NY Cake on 22nd street

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