Update on Reno and the Caramel Bar Recipe

I think I might have done a too good of a job on Reno last night. If you saw my post, then you know that poor Reno’s leg was hurting so I gave her a really good massage. Yea, I gave a dog a massage. I know..

She seemed pretty happy and everything was good as the night went on. Well it was until the time to lock them up for the night and when we looked outside on the porch we saw Kaiser but no Reno. What!! Where did she go? She never goes anywhere with out Kaiser and now she was gone. After calling and calling for her with no luck, Kyle grabbed a flashlight and headed down the road to see if she got hit or was hurt. I mean she’s never and I mean never been out and about by herself. It didn’t look like a good situation at all.

After Kyle checked the roads we thought well it’s one of those times that we’ll have to see what happens. If she did get hit on the road, we probably couldn’t do anything about it. Now this thought lasted about 5 minutes and I grabbed the car keys and headed out to see if I could find her. As I’m driving around the block looking in the ditches or seeing if I can find her, I decided that I’m just going to go back. It was around 9:30 and time to think about getting ready for the next day at work.

When I was pulling into the yard, the porch light was on and there both dogs were sitting by the front steps. And who looked the most guilty? If you guessed Reno, well you’d be the winner! And when I was locking them up for the night, she sure didn’t seem to have any trouble with her leg now. Even though she wouldn’t make much eye contact with me, I’m thinking that maybe she was feeling a little bit too good last night!

She’s trying to get back in tonight. This is not only a popular spot for the dogs, cats, but also the peacocks. They will stand there and watch us or watch TV. I’m saying that it looks a little goofy when you drive by and see who’s watching us watching TV. DSCN9766

Caramel bars

I grabbed my camera and took a quick picture of one of those good bars that I’ve been talking about.

Chocolate Caramel Bars

Chocolate Caramel Bars

I thought I’d better do it tonight before they’re all gone! Here is the recipe for them:

Chocolate Caramel Candy Bars

Bottom layer:
1 cup chocolate chips
¼ cup butterscotch chips
¼ cup creamy peanut butter
¼ cup butter
1 cup sugar
¼ cup evaporated milk
1 ½ cups marshmallow creme
¼ cup creamy peanut butter
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 ½ cups salted peanuts
Caramel Layer:
1 package (14 ounces) caramels
¼ cup whipping cream
1 cup chocolate chips
¼ cups butterscotch chips
¼ cup creamy peanut butter

Combine the first three ingredients in a small saucepan, stir over low heat until melted and smooth. Spread onto the bottom of a lightly greased 9×13 pan. Refrigerate until set.
For filling, melt butter in a heavy saucepan over medium high heat. Add sugar and milk. Bring to a boil, boil and stir for 5 minutes. Remove from the heat, stir in the marshmallow creme, peanut butter, and vanilla. Add peanuts. Spread over the first layer and refrigerate until set.
Combine the caramels and cream in a saucepan, stir over low heat until melted and smooth. Spread over the filling layer. Refrigerate until set.
Combine the chocolate chips and peanut butter and melt over low heat until smooth. Pour over the caramel layer. Refrigerate at least 1 hour before cutting. Store in the refrigerator.

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