Homemade Whatchamacallit (Candy) Bars

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by Chris on July 20, 2011

come lo chiami/what do you call it

My new job began this week and so far so good! The position has me immersed in school administration more than I have every been before; my responsibilities have increased ten fold. Naturally, I am nervous. But, I am totally stoked with the passion of those I have met and worked with thus far, and the curricular focus.  The school’s vision, in conjunction with expeditionary learning experience focused on literacy,math, science, and humanities, opens endless possibilities for the kids.

With goals so different from school’s I have worked with in the past, I have found myself facing another learning curve.  While its a welcomed curve, I am a girl with a ton of questions.  “What is….?  “Who is…?” “How does…?” “Whatchamacallit?” The queries are why these Whatchamacallits bars fit into my week.

Remember Whatchamacallit bars from when we were kids?  They always had that “what is it” flavor mixed in with its chocolatey crispy crunch. Did you know they’re still around?  While I have no problem grabbing one while I am in line at the grocery store, it is just as more fun to make them. Like the Twix bars.

And, these are really two treats in one.  Don’t feel like chocolate?  Okay.  Omit that step.

Then, you can enjoy a peanut butter butterscotchy marshmallow treat. Cool, right?

Whether your preference is with or without chocolate, I will leave you to relish these lil’ tasty treats while I continue to probe my new colleagues and organize for the new school year. Enjoy!

*Note:  Don’t have access to butterscotch chips?  Make your  own butterscotch.

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{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

The Teacher Cooks July 20, 2011 at 8:45 AM

I really do think I’ll be making these. I know my students will love them!


brandi July 20, 2011 at 9:53 AM

Genius! this is my husband’s FAVORITE candy bar :) I think I’ll be trying these soon with some other ingredients I’ve been wanting to use.


DessertForTwo July 20, 2011 at 9:57 AM

Yum! This sounds a little like Scotcheroos (a Texan version of rice krispy treats) dipped in chocolate! I love your homemade candy series!


Kate July 20, 2011 at 12:16 PM

I bet it’s nice to have a couple weeks at work to get settled before the kids come back too!


Maris (In Good Taste) July 21, 2011 at 4:39 AM

These look great with and without the chocolate!


Kelly July 21, 2011 at 2:37 PM

What a great idea, these look delicious!! New follower! xoxo


Melissa @ Dash of East July 21, 2011 at 3:28 PM

Oh, this is awesome! I love homemade candy bars!

Great to hear that your new job is going well. Love the tie in with the candy bar name :)


pam July 23, 2011 at 10:08 PM

Sounds exciting. What is your new position?


Avanika {Yumsilicious Bakes} November 19, 2012 at 12:46 PM

Oh My GOD! These taste so so close to the original. Thank youuu. I had your blog for this month’s Secret Recipe Club, posted here http://yumsiliciousbakes.blogspot.in/2012/11/diy-homemade-whatchamacallit-bars.html


Layla April 11, 2014 at 4:52 PM

I think the sugar/corn syrup need to cook more by themselves for this to be like a genunine whatchyamacallit


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