My office had a Halloween Party this year and strongly encouraged everyone to dress up. If it was part of a theme…. even better! The ladies in my department decided on Disney characters. Our cast included Pocahontas, Esmeralda, Snow White, Peter Pan, Pinocchio, and Alice in Wonderland. I was Alice. Another group in the company came as Bears Super Fans (think SNL, early 90’s). They were hysterical.
Everyone was encouraged to bring a food item that went along with your theme. Since Alice in Wonderland attends a mad tea party I considered scones and tea sandwiches but somehow that didn’t seem appropriate for an office party. I decided on O’Henrys, a homemade candy bar. They are so simple to make (all in the microwave) and pretty delicious. They are the perfect thing to bring to a Halloween party!
· 1 cup Karo syrup
· 1 cup sugar
· 1 cup peanuts (unsalted or very lightly salted)
· 1 cup creamy peanut butter
· 3 cups Rice Krispies
· 1, 12 oz, package semi-sweet chocolate chips
· 1, 12 oz, package butterscotch chips
In a large microwaveable mixing bowl stir together the syrup and sugar. Microwave on high for 2 minutes. Add the peanuts and peanut butter to the sugar mixture and microwave again for 1 minute. Add the rice krispies and stir until combined. Transfer to a greased 9x13 pan and press down evenly.
In another microwaveable bowl combine the chocolate and butterscotch chips. Melt on high for 2 minutes, stir until smooth. Spread evenly over the bottom layer. Cool in the refrigerator.