Home-made caramel nougat bars

Prep: 10 mins
Cook: 20 mins
Home-made caramel nougat bars
Give one of the world’s most famous chocolate bars a luxury makeover with this delicious recipe that everyone will love.
 

Chocolate Layers (Bottom And Top)
400g dark chocolate, chopped, or callets

Nougat Layer
225g unsalted butter
200g golden caster sugar
125ml evaporated milk
300ml marshmallow fluff
150g smooth peanut butter
1tsp vanilla extract
200g salted roasted peanuts, roughly choppe

Caramel Layer
300ml double cream
500g golden caster sugar
125ml glucose syrup
60ml honey
1tsp vanilla extract
85g butter, diced

Grease and line a 25cm square baking tin with baking paper, letting the paper extend about 5cm above the sides of the tin.

Melt and temper 200g of the chocolate. Pour the tempered chocolate into the baking tin, spreading it evenly. Leave to set.

For the Nougat Layer:

Melt the butter in a small saucepan over a medium heat.

Add the sugar and evaporated milk, stirring until dissolved. Bring to the boil, then cook for 5 more minutes, stirring occasionally.

Add the fluff, peanut butter and vanilla and stir until smooth. Turn off the heat and fold in the peanuts.

Pour the mixture over the layer of chocolate in the tin and let it cool completely.

For the caramel layer: 

Pour the cream into a heavy-bottomed pan and bring to the boil over a medium high heat. Add the sugar, syrup and honey.

Bring to the boil again and when the sugar has dissolved or a thermometer dipped into the mixture reaches 125°C, remove from the heat.

Add the vanilla and butter, stirring until the butter melts. Pour over the nougat layer and leave to cool and set.

To Serve :

When ready to serve, remove from the tin by pulling up the sides of the baking paper and cut into individual bars with a sharp knife.

Serves
makes 12 bars

Preparation Time
10 minutes

Cooking Time
20 minutes

Main ingredients
Dairy, Chocolate, Sugar

Recipe Type
Party Food, Cakes & Baking, Dessert, Entertaining, Family Dinners, Kids Food, Cake Stall, Classics

Level of Difficulty
Easy

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