When I was growing up, chocolate bars fell into three categories: old person, quality and quantity.
I wouldn’t touch an old person chocolate bar unless I was suffering from extremely low blood sugar. These included Big Turk, Coffee Crisp, Cadbury Fruit & Nut, York Peppermint Patty and Lowry’s Cherry Blossom.
Quality bars were on the small side and more about overall taste satisfaction. But since I didn't give a crap about quality, I usually bypassed these bars, as well. Quality chocolate bars included Snickers, Mars, Crispy Crunch, Skor and Caramilk.
The quantity category bars, however, were all about how much sugar bang you could get for your buck. These bars were about the satisfaction of walking out of the convenience store with a chocolate two-by-four in your hand. Needless to say, quantity bars reigned supreme for me. These included Mr. Big, Oh Henry, Sweet Marie and Eat-More.
Eat-More was a good choice when I was looking to spend a chunk of my Saturday afternoon gnawing on something. This homemade version tastes pretty close to the original. In fact, many taste testers told me it was better − after they finished chewing, that is.
This recipe comes from a Best of Bridge cookbook, a successful Canadian cookbook series.
¾ cup honey
1 cup peanut butter
10 regular-sized marshmallows
1 cup chocolate chips
1 cup peanuts
3 cups Rice Krispies
In a large pot, bring honey and peanut butter to a boil over medium heat. Stir constantly. Add
marshmallows and chocolate chips, stirring until melted. Remove from heat and stir in peanuts and Rice
Krispies. Press into a 9” x 13” pan. Cool and be ready to eat…more!