1000 Grand Bar
by Nik Gilmore for £12.00
2nd May 2006
One candy bar I've always liked is the 100 Grand. But then I thought to myself... what about 1000 Grand? I got to work.
The project cost about $20.00. The original is made with "Chewy Caramel $ Milk Chocolate $ Crispy Crunchies." Well, chewy caramel and milk chocolate are easy to get. As for the crispy crunchies, I decided to use Rice Krispies. They're crispy and they're crunchy.
18 bars of Hershey's Chocolate: $10.00
2 bags of caramel cubes: $6.00
1 box of Rice Krispies: $4.00
A 1000 Grand candy bar: $1000000.00
MasterCard lies, money can buy anything.
I started by melting one of the chocolate bars. I wasn't sure exactly how much I would need, and I didn't want to use too much in the first layer. Unfortunately, my microwave skills are lacking and I ended up burning part of it.
After a couple of bowls of chocolate, I dropped my spoon into the container. It's okay, though. It tasted good. After I finished pouring the chocolate a centimeter or so thick, I put it in the freezer and went out to dinner.
When I came back, it had hardened and was ready for the caramel.
Because I didn't have access to large mixing bowls or anything else microwavable, I had to microwave the caramels a few at a time (like the chocolate). Unfortunately, I seem to have a problem with overcooking things. The caramel started boiling.
I was able to mix it all up and pour it in, still, although getting it all out of the bowl was difficult, and it melted through the bottom layer of chocolate.
The caramel was also so sticky that I had to use two knives and two spoons. One of the spoons got stuck to a paper napkin and I couldn't get it off. Eventually I decided I'd had enough trouble with the caramel and stuck it back in the freezer. I also hoped that it didn't melt through the bottom too much. I didn't want the caramel to be poking out the bottom.