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Chewy Squirrel Pecan Bars Recipe

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Chewy Squirrel Pecan Bars Recipe

 

I was hooked after trying one bite of this delicacy.

Squirrels hold a special place in our hearts with their playful antics and fluffy tails. What better way to

honor these adorable creatures than with Chewy Nutty Squirrel Bars? These treats are packed with

crunchy nuts and rich condensed milk, making them the perfect snack or quick breakfast. Not only are

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they delicious, but they’re easy to make and can be stored in the fridge for a week so you have a

delicious treat on hand at any time.

The inspiration for these bars came to me while visiting my grandparents in the country, where a

family of squirrels had settled in the backyard.I was fascinated by her presence and tried to create

something special for her. My grandmother suggested these bars and it was a joy to watch the

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squirrels enjoy the fruits of our labor.

Chewy Squirrel Pecan Bars Recipe

Ingredients:

⅓ cup cocoa powder

1¼ cups flour

1 cup powdered sugar

4 tablespoons heavy cream

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½ cup chopped nuts (such as walnuts, walnuts, or a mix)

1 cup baking chips caramel or butterscotch

1 (14-ounce) can sweetened condensed milk

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 teaspoon salt

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2 sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature (keep 2 tablespoons)

Chewy Squirrel Pecan Bars Recipe new york times recipes
Instructions:

Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C) and line a 9×13 inch baking dish with parchment paper for

easier removal.

In a bowl, beat 1¾ pieces of butter and powdered sugar until fluffy.

Gradually stir in the cocoa powder and flour until everything is well mixed.

Press the dough evenly into the prepared baking pan and bake for 15 minutes.

While the crust is baking, melt the remaining 2 tablespoons butter with the sweetened condensed

milk in a saucepan over medium heat.Stir constantly until the mixture thickens, then add the

vanilla extract.

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Pour this mixture over the baked base and place in the oven for another 8-10 minutes.

In the meantime, lightly toast the walnuts and then chop them roughly. Put aside.

In a microwave-safe bowl, melt the caramel chips with the cream and stir until smooth.Stir the

toasted nuts and salt into the caramel mixture.

Spread the pecan caramel coating over the bars and allow them to cool completely before cutting.

These chewy, nutty squirrel bars are not only a human treat, they also symbolize a sweet

connection to wildlife that inspires joy and wonder in our lives. Enjoy making these delicious bars

and perhaps share a moment of gratitude for squirrels and the nature around us.

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