This is living proof that you don’t always have to know what you’re doing in the kitchen to make something tasty.
There I was standing in the kitchen aimlessly staring at these caramel squares that somehow ended up on our table. Then it hit me: I wanted to melt them down to make a snack of some sort. The only problem was, I wasn’t prepared so I had no recipe to lean on. I threw caution to the wind and decided I’d just rummage through the cupboards to see what I could pull together. I ended up with some peanuts and pretzels.
I wasn’t sure what to do next but decided on melting the caramel squares with a bit of butter.
Sorry, can’t tell you how much I used. I just eyeballed it but made sure I had more caramel than butter. I mean, that’s what you do when you make rice crispy squares so the same logic should apply, right? I continued to stir until I ended up with a creamy smooth caramel sauce.
So far, so good.
I tossed the pretzels and peanuts on to a plate (again, not sure how much I had. Maybe 1/2 cup of each? Maybe more, maybe less? They were all leftovers from other projects). I mean, could it get any easier than that?
I plopped the caramel mix on top of it. I have to admit, it wasn’t much to look at.
I mixed it all up and that looked much better. See?!
Good news: this spontaneous peanut caramel crunch actually tasted really really good! Whatever I did, it must have worked because the combination was just the right touch of sweet and savory. The butter played behind the scenes and didn’t overpower the caramel either. Crunchy, chewy, tasty.
I love it when spontaneous creations work out so well!
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