After just one taste of this delectable delight, I couldn’t stop.

Chewy Nutty Squirrel Bars: A Delicious Tribute

These Chewy Nutty Squirrel Bars are a delightful tribute to the squirrel, one of the most beloved creatures on Earth. Almonds and sweetened milk come together in these bars, making them a quick and easy snack or breakfast option. Plus, they are simple to make and can be stored in the fridge for up to a week.

My first exposure to these treats was during a stay with my grandparents in the countryside. The sight of the squirrel family that made their home in their garden sent shivers down my spine. When I asked my granny for a way to personalize the bars, she suggested these. I was ecstatic to finally get the chance to return the favor to the squirrels for what seemed like a very generous gift.

Delightful Nut-and-Chew Gumballs

Ingredients:

  • 1/3 cup of cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups of baking flour
  • 1/2 cup of powdered sugar
  • Chopped nuts (walnuts, pecans, or a mix of nuts)
  • 4 tablespoons of heavy cream
  • 1/2 cup of unsalted butter (set aside to cool to room temperature before slicing into two sticks)
  • A 14-ounce can of sweetened condensed milk
  • 1 cup of baked butterscotch or caramel chips
  • 2 teaspoons of vanilla essence
  • 1 teaspoon of salt

Directions:

Instructions:

  1. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Toast the almonds in a 9-by-13-inch baking dish lined with parchment paper.
  2. Whip together 1/4 stick of butter and sugar until foamy.
  3. Mix together the cocoa powder and flour.
  4. Bake the dish covered with batter for fifteen minutes.
  5. Thicken the mixture by melting 2 tablespoons of butter with the sweetened condensed milk in a saucepan. After adding the vanilla, mix it in gently.
  6. After 8 to 10 minutes of cooking time, pour the mixture over the crust. Drain the roasted nuts and set them aside.
  7. Put the caramel chips and 4 tablespoons of heavy cream in a dish that can be heated in the microwave. Add the salt and nuts, and whisk until combined. Pour the mixture over the bars.
  8. Let cool completely before cutting.

Enjoy!

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