Favorite Candy Bar

What is your favorite candy bar?

I don’t quite know what my current favorite is. As a kid, it was, without question, a Hershey’s chocolate bar with almonds. I remember every summer when my brother and I would go back to visit my grandmother, there would be a Hershey’s bar on the pillow. Nothing better. Now, I have had too many Hershey’s bars that taste more gummy than they should for that to still be a favorite. It still is the bar of choice, sans almonds, for campfire smores!

Reese’s Peanut Butter Cups took the favorite slot for a while. There is nothing quite like the combination of peanut butter and chocolate. It still works for me today.

Snickers was a favorite for a long time as well. Their long-term advertising campaign of “Snickers Satisfies!” is so true. A great tasting bar and it has enough volume to really fill you as well.

Today there is no big winner for my favorite. I like dark chocolate much more than I used to, but I like the variety available more than focusing on one particular taste.

The Ranting Wife, on the other hand, has a clear favorite – Twix bars.

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I decided to make this decadent dessert that included her favorite.

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Only five ingredients.

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It did take a while to open up all those bars. I didn’t find “fun size” but did find minis.

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The chopping produced chunks large and small and quite a bit of dust. It all went in.

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Ready for the oven.

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And out.

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With some large chunks on top. Creamy and wonderful!

Caramel-Cookie Cheesecake Pie

Makes: Serves 8


  • 2 8-ounce bars cream cheese, at room temperature
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 22 Twix Fun Size Bars (16 grams each, about 2 3/4 cups total), chopped
  • 1 8-inch chocolate cookie piecrust


1. Heat oven to 325º F. With an electric mixer, beat the cream cheese, sugar, and eggs on medium-high until smooth. Mix in 2 cups of the chopped Twix bars. Pour the mixture into the piecrust.

2. Bake the pie until set, 40 to 45 minutes; let cool.

3. Sprinkle the pie with the remaining Twix bars and chill until firm, 8 to 10 hours.

Source: http://www.realsimple.com/food-recipes/browse-all-recipes/twix-cheesecake-pie-00000000042290/index.html?xid=dailyrecnews-03-10-2012

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Categories: Baking 2, Cheese3, Chocolate, Dessert, kosher, Vegetarian

Author:The Ranting Chef

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5 Comments on “Favorite Candy Bar”

  1. October 31, 2013 at 11:07 am #

    That looks yummy and easy enough. I have put this on my Pinterest board to try sometime! Thanks for the idea.


  2. October 31, 2013 at 12:42 pm #

    Licks piggy lips – that looks like pig heaven to me! I think mom’s favorite right now is Caramello with gooey caramel in the middle. Yummy – XOXO – Bacon


  3. October 31, 2013 at 11:06 pm #

    I love Snickers; Almond Joy is a close second.


  4. November 1, 2013 at 5:51 am #

    I’m the UK so we don’t tend to get some of the things like Hershey and the Peanut Butter Cups – but I have tried both. Cadbury’s is absolutely the best in my book – it’s so good! A Cadbury’s Boost Bar or Wispa Gold are my favourites….or a Cadbury’s Cream Egg at Easter! 🙂
    Your Twix creation looks amazing!!!


  5. November 2, 2013 at 12:06 am #

    Who could resist this delicious recipe and the many ways you can vary it… I like Heath bars in my ice cream, my cheesecake and in my brownies, too!


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