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Planet Mars Almond Bars Recipe
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Planet Mars Almond Bars

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"Homemade caramel, almond, nougat bars that melt in your mouth!"

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Original recipe makes 14 bars Change Servings
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  • PREP

    25 mins
  • COOK

    15 mins
  • READY IN

    3 hrs 10 mins

Directions

  1. In a medium saucepan, combine sugar, corn syrup and 1/2 cup water. Bring to a boil and add salt. Heat to 270 to 290 degrees F (132 to 143 degrees C), or until a small amount of syrup dropped into cold water forms hard but pliable threads.
  2. While the syrup is cooking, beat the egg whites in the metal bowl of an electric mixer until stiff peaks form. When the syrup is ready, set the mixer to low speed, remove the syrup from the heat, and pour it into the egg whites in a thin stream, blending continuously. Continue to mix until the nougat begins to thicken to the consistency of a soft dough, about 20 minutes. Lightly grease a 9x9 inch baking dish. Mix in almonds and press nougat into prepared dish and chill in refrigerator until firm, about 30 minutes.
  3. In a small saucepan over low heat, melt the caramels with 2 tablespoons water. Pour melted caramel over nougat. Chill in refrigerator 30 minutes.
  4. Cut the chilled candy into 14 oblong bars with a sharp knife. In a microwave-safe bowl, microwave chocolate until melted. Stir occasionally until chocolate is smooth. Dip bars into melted chocolate, let cool 2 hours on wire rack or waxed paper.
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Feb 05, 2004

Our second batch we substituted salted peanuts for the almonds and they were the hit of our family gathering. Thanks

 
Feb 05, 2004

Delicious! This is a 'must try' recipe for all of you who have a sweet tooth. I'd like to make a version with white chocolate and see if it tastes like a Zero candy bar (my favorite). Thankyou Saundra for the recipe!

 

6 Ratings

Feb 05, 2004

Candy is hard to make but worth it! Taste great!

 
Nov 19, 2006

These were yummy. I think they would be a ton better with home made carmel. I wish the nouget was a little heavier but over all, they were yummy!

 
Jun 12, 2013

I used pistachios instead of almonds which were great. Still the candy texture just wasn't quite what I was expecting. Flavor was okay though, but probably won't make again. Sorry

 

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Nutrition

  • Calories
  • 521 kcal
  • 26%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 82.7 g
  • 27%
  • Cholesterol
  • 18 mg
  • 6%
  • Fat
  • 21.5 g
  • 33%
  • Fiber
  • 0.8 g
  • 3%
  • Protein
  • 6.3 g
  • 13%
  • Sodium
  • 181 mg
  • 7%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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