|Name:||Beetle Bars||Contributor:||Bri Hess|
|Description:||Beetle Bars (Just like mom used to make!)||Posted:||1997-05-20|
|Key words:||snack, candy||Category:||Desserts|
|Ingredients:||1 c granulated sugar
1 c brown sugar, packed
2/3 c milk
2 Tbsp corn syrup
1/8 tsp salt
2 Tbsp butter
1 tsp vanilla flavoring
1/2 c dry roasted mealworms or nuts, finely chopped
|Preparation:||In a saucepan, mix sugars, milk, corn syrup and salt. Cook over medium heat,
stirring constantly until sugars are dissolved.
Cook, stirring occasionally, until your candy thermometer reads 234 degrees or until a small amount makes a ball when dropped into cold water.
Remove from heat and add butter. Cool mixture to 120 degrees. Do not stir.
Add vanilla; beat with a wooden spoon until mixture becomes thick and no longer glossy.
Shape candy into 12" roll. Roll in finely chopped mealworms or nuts. Wrap in waxed paper. Chill until firm. Cut into 1/4" slices.