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Well, here we are.. a little over halfway through August. In my house that means we’re on the second week of back to school season for our older kids but it also means that football is underway. For our high schooler, football practice has been going on since June, but very soon the high school football games will be underway and for a houseful of (mostly) boys, this is their favorite time of year. It’s not just the high school football either, since the preseason for NFL games just began last week and that just means that Fall is just around the corner.
Caramel Apple SNICKERS® Monkey Bread
When I think of the Autumn season, football every weekend is one of my first thoughts. It’s also hot apple cider, harvest festivals, and the delicious smell of Fall favorites like cinnamon and brown sugar. Pies, cookies, crumbles and all my other favorites are keeping kitchen ovens busy and the brisk Fall weather is admittedly a favorite of mine. It’s no secret that this is the time of year I love, and with the hustle and bustle of football practice and big games on the tv we often have a variety of friends to entertain as well. Even if we are just relaxing watching all the Sunday games, these boys want some snacks that are more than just chips and dips. Last year I posted a few favorites to chomp on while watching some football (check out the spinach bowl, potato skins, 7 layer dip, pulled pork and baked beans) but I inadvertently left out sweets! I think it’s also safe to say that my boys have a MAJOR sweet tooth so I came up with a perfect snack for the football season. It combines the caramel apple favorites of harvest season with the cinnamon scents that are synonymous with Fall. As a surprise I threw in everyone’s favorite SNICKERS® candy and reworked a favorite pull apart bread of ours into some delectable. I served it with some of our other favorite snacks like chips, dips and and assortment of miniature MARS Candy on the side.
Of course it was a hit and I guarantee it will be a hit on game days for you too!
What I love about this recipe, besides all of the delicious Fall flavors, is that when it comes out of the oven the bread looks toasty and the SNICKERS® have all melted away leaving behind nuts and swirls of chocolate that taste just like little bites of the candy. When you invert the pan over a serving plate, all of the caramel comes dripping down and it’s ooey gooey and sticky. SCORE!
- non stick baking spray
- 2 cans Pillsbury homestyle buttermilk refrigerated biscuits
- 1 cup caramel sauce (either store bought or homemade)
- 2-3 medium granny smith green apples, peeled and diced (about 2 cups, once diced)
- 1 cup PLUS 1 tablespoon brown sugar *divided
- 2 teaspoons PLUS 1/2 teaspoon cinnamon *divided
- 5 regular sized SNICKERS®, sliced (measuring about 2 cups)
- 1/4 cup butter, melted
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees.
Combine the remaining 1 cup of brown sugar with the 2 teaspoons of cinnamon. Set next to the melted butter, this will be the dipping station setup. Dip each quartered biscuit in the melted butter, being sure to soak all sides. Then dip in the cinnamon sugar mixture.
Place in the bottom of the pan on top of the caramel, apples and candy. Be sure to arrange them so they are spread out evenly. Continue this process until about 20 pieces of biscuits are spread into the pan. Spread about half of the remaining apples on top, then about half of the candy. Top with another 1/3 cup of caramel sauce.
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Oh, by the way, I found an AMAZING deal on all of this candy when I was shopping at Sam’s Club last weekend. Somehow, I just happened to be shopping in the candy aisle and found this huge bag of assorted MARS Candy, right along with this big box of regular sized SNICKERS® chocolate bars that I used in this recipe. I guess because I know it’s football season and we’ll be having a lot of company in the coming months for football parties and after practices and games, it was only logical I bought them all up. If your logic works like mine, then you can find these in the candy aisle at Sam’s Club. You’re welcome!
What would you make with all this candy?