TOFFEE TIME

I have always loved Werther’s Original Chewy Toffees, but why didn’t anyone tell me they can be melted and used as a slice topping?

As soon as I saw this recipe in That’s Life! magazine, I knew I had to try it. The salty-sweet combination of toffees, pretzels and peanut butter was too good to resist. Plus – there is no baking required!

It worked beautifully, as you can see by the photo I took. You can put pretzels on top of the slice if you like, but as there are already pretzels in the base, I thought a sprinkling of peanuts was more than enough.

If you love salted caramel, you’ll love this slice.

RICH BUTTERSCOTCH PRETZEL SQUARES

  • 2/3 cup icing sugar
  • 1 cup crunchy peanut butter
  • 100g butter, at room temperature
  • 4 cups crushed pretzels
  • 2 tablespoons thickened cream
  • 2x135g packets Werther’s Original Chewy Toffees (unwrapped of course!)
  • ¼ cup unsalted peanuts, roughly chopped

 

Grease and line a 20-centimetre square cake pan with baking paper. Using electric beaters, beat icing sugar, peanut butter and butter until creamy. Stir through crushed pretzels. Press firmly into base of prepared cake pan and chill.

Place cream and toffees into a small saucepan and stir over a low heat until melted and smooth. Simmer and stir for one minute then remove from heat.

Spread toffee mixture over the chilled base. Sprinkle with peanuts. Refrigerate until firm then cut into squares.