This is a recipe I have seen numerous times in Amish kitchens but I'd never actually tried them before. But last week I actually saw some homemade "Baby Ruth bars" on sale in an Amish bakery, so I jumped at the chance to get them. If you like the store-bought versions: nutty, chocolately, you'll probably like these. You do need to eat them pretty fast because they get brick-hard after a day or two.
Homemade candies like fudges and these baby ruth bars are a common way Amish cooks celebrate the festive holiday season. My mom tasted one of the homemade baby ruths and loved it, so did Rachel. I'm not a huge nut-type fan, so I just thought the bar was so-s0.
BONUS RECIPE: And while I am sharing candy recipes, I can't not share Smile Sandwich's 4-Ingredient Death By Chocolate Bars? These look amazing. SIGH, my attitude right now is if I can just "tread water" weight-wise over the holidays and not gain any (which is tough to do when I'm scarfing down Amish baked goods, baby ruths, and 4-ingredient death by chocolate bars), I'll deal with the need for working out in January.
Okay, here is the most common Amish recipe for homemade Baby Ruths.
- 1 cup of light corn syrup
- 1 cup of peanut butter
- ½ cup white sugar
- ½ cup packed brown sugar
- 6 cups of corn flakes
- 2 cups milk chocolate chips
- ⅔ cup peanuts
- In a large sauce pan, mix together corn syrup, peanut butter, and sugars on medium heat until it is smooth.
- In a separate bowl, mix together corn flakes, 1 cup of chocolate chips, and the peanuts.
- Pour hot corn syrup mixture over the corn flakes
- Mix until corn flakes are completely coated.
- Press the mixture into into a greased 9×13″ pan. Let cool.
- Melt ½ cup of chocolate chips and spread completely over the bars.
- Let the chocolate cool, then cut bars.
These look delish!! Going to make them this weekend.
Thanks for all the great recipes!
Don't worry about comments. They are Christmas trees and have always been called that. We celebrate Christmas as a recognition of Jesus Birth. That is how I believe and I will always say Merry Christmas. Others can say what their religion believes. Freedom of speech.
That being said....... Merry Christmas to all!!!
I agree...don't worry about calling them what they are...besides, the word holiday comes from Holy Day...I don't understand the big deal and I don't care about political correctness. Since you write about people who don't care about political correctness, either, call it what it is. If the readers are offended they can go to another site.
Well said, Virginia!
Jordan @ Smile Sandwich
Thanks so much for sharing, Kevin! These homemade Baby Ruth bars look amazing ... why buy candy at the store when you can make it yourself? 🙂