It was at Kroger’s, in the Park Shopping Center in Springfield, Ohio, when I had my very first one.
They don’t make them anymore, but I will never forget my first Marathon candy bar. I remember standing there in the check out lane with all those candy bar choices in front of me, and I picked the Marathon. Why did I choose the Marathon over every other one?
Besides the fact that I couldn’t read the wrappers, and had no clue which one to choose…it was the longest one.
When I opened it,and I saw the braided ribbons of caramel, covered in chocolate. I knew I had made the right choice.
After chocolate, caramel and peanuts run a second close favorite. And when you add them all together like say, in a Reese Peanut Butter Cup or a Snickers candy bar, well it is almost more than a Chocolatechic can bear.
This TWD dessert, Caramel Peanut Topped Brownie Cake, that Tammy from wee treats picked for us, combines my absolute love of chocolate, caramel, and peanuts together in a perfectly sophisticated union.
Rich chocolate brownie, topped with home made caramel (that tastes like a Sugar Daddy) and peanuts.
Superb. Classy. Delicious!
The only problem that I had with this recipe is that the caramel hardened way to hard. Not crunchy hard, but to hard to cut through, and to hard to scrape off the plate.
When you can’t scrape home made caramel off you plate, it isn’t good news.
Nor is it good news when there is only 1 spoonful of caramel left and you try to lick it off the spoon and you can’t, and you have to take a knife and pry it off the spoon, and then pry it off the knife and it gets all sticky all over your fingers and little gossamer ribbons of caramel drip down your chin, and Superman comes in and catches you in mid-caramel crisis.
Nope…not good news at all.