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Reptar Bars


Prep time: 30 mins
Cook time: 15 mins
Total time: 45 mins
Serves: 24
  • 24 ounces (or 2 bags) milk chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup marshmallow fluff
  • green food coloring (I prefer the gel kind)
  • 1/4 cup melted caramels
  1. Line 2 8×8 pans or 4 miniature loaf pans with parchment paper and spray lightly with non-stick spray. Over a double boiler, melt your chocolate, stirring constantly, until smooth. You can use the microwave or a regular pot if you don’t have a double boiler (although you can make one by finding two pans that fit inside of each other and filling the bottom one with about 2 inches of water, bringing to a boil, and setting your 2nd pan on top), just be careful and stir constantly, as the chocolate has the tendency to burn.
  2. When your chocolate is fully melted, pour half of it evenly among your pans (for example, I used 2 8×8 pans, so I used 1/4 of my chocolate for each pan) and place the pans in your freezer for 5-10 minutes, until firm. While the chocolate firms up, melt your marshmallow in the microwave for 15 seconds or so, just to make it easier to stir, and stir in your food coloring until it is bright green. Melt the caramels in the microwave, too, for about 15-20 second intervals, stirring until melted and smooth. Working quickly, spread your fluff evenly among your pans, then drizzle your caramel evenly among the pans. When you spread the fluff, be sure to leave at least 1/2-inch of space around the edges of the chocolate – if you don’t do this, your chocolate will force the marshmallow out through the sides and make a mess. Pour the remaining chocolate on top, then place in the fridge or freezer to firm up. Cut into bars or serve whole and enjoy. These will keep well in an airtight container in the fridge or a cool spot for up to 1 week.

Date & Nut Bars

  • 4 eggs, room temperature
  • 2 cups brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • zest of 1/2 an orange
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 2 1/4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 cups pecans, roughly chopped
  • 1 1/2 cups Medjool dates, pits removed and roughly chopped
  • 1/2 cup jumbo golden raisins
  1. Preheat your oven to 375 degrees F. In the bowl of your mixer, beat together the brown sugar, eggs, vanilla, and orange zest. In a separate bowl, mix together the flour, salt, and baking powder. Gradually add the dry mixture to the wet, mixing until just moistened and scraping down the sides of the bowl as necessary.
  2. Fold in the pecans, dates, and raisins. Line a 9×13-inch baking pan with parchment paper or foil, and spray lightly with non-stick spray. Use your hands to press the dough into the pan, then bake for 30-35 minutes, until golden and firm. If the bars start to brown too quickly in the oven, cover the top of the pan with foil and continue to bake.
  3. Allow the bars to cool completely before slicing and serving. These will keep well in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.
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