Homemade three musketeers
Sam was walking through the room when I pulled up a post from Let’s Dish where she made homemade Three Musketeers bars. You would have thought there was a magnetic force pulling that boy to my computer screen. He got so excited and has been hounding me about them ever since. With such a small list of ingredients and no baking involved, how could I possibly say no? Sam made these pretty much on his own, with me just kind of being there if he needed me.
Even though the recipe couldn’t be any easier, we had power outages on and off that entire day. This might be a no-bake candy, but you still need a microwave, and those pesky appliances require electricity. We were patient, though, and that patience was rewarded with a really good version of a Three Musketeers bar.
Now it isn’t an exact match, but it’s surprisingly good. I admit to being a little doubtful that plain old Cool Whip could become a candy bar, but after whipping up the melted chocolate with it, it changed completely. Together, the mixture became very marshmallow-like and pillowy. We were all very impressed with how it tasted at that point, so we were pretty eager to get them frozen and dipped.
Here’s what our taste testers had to say:
Sam ~ “Simply easy and delicious!”
Claudia ~ “It’s better than Peppermint Patties. Actually, I might be eating this all day, only if Mama lets me.”
Adam ~ “Thumbs up! It’s the most delightful chocolate I ever had.”
Recipe: Homemade Three Musketeers Bars
(Sam discovered this recipe at Let’s Dish. We opted to use chocolate candy coating instead of chocolate chips to coat the bars. To coat candies using chocolate chips, please check out the original recipe.)
2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 (8 oz.) tub frozen whipped topping, thawed
2 c. chocolate candy coating wafers, available in candy making dept.
Line an 8″ square baking pan with wax paper. In a medium bowl, melt chocolate chips in the microwave at 50% power for 30 seconds. Stir, and return to microwave for 30 more seconds at 50% power. If chocolate still isn’t melted, continue heating in microwave at 10 second intervals at 50% power until smooth. Using an electric mixer on high speed, beat melted chocolate for 30 seconds. Add whipped topping to melted chocolate and beat until well combined and fluffy, 30-60 seconds more. Spread chocolate mixture evenly into prepared pan with an offset spatula.
Place in freezer for 30 minutes. Remove candy from pan and cut into squares. Return to freezer for another 30 minutes.
Melt candy wafers in a microwave-safe bowl following package directions. Dip frozen squares and place on baking tray lined with wax paper. Allow chocolate coating to set up in the refrigerator or freezer. Store in an airtight container in refrigerator or freezer. (We loved them best right out of the freezer!)