How to Make Bing Bars

Updated on April 5, 2018
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Loraine, wife, mother and grandmother shares favorite family recipes. Most are easy to make, cause she doesn't like to stay in the kitchen.

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how to make bing bars, bing bar recipe

You've landed on this site because you are interested in how to make Bing bars and I'm sure you'll love this homemade version of Bing bars that look and taste exactly like those you'd buy.

We live a short hour away from Sioux City, Iowa where Bing candy bars are made at the Palmer Candy Co. At one time the Palmer company made the Bing bars in four flavors: pineapple, cherry, vanilla and maple. The most popular flavor was the cherry ones, so they discontinued making the other flavors. The original Twin Bing was introduced by the company in 1923.The following recipe is our family version of the Bing candy bar.

Homemade Bing bars have become a Christmas family favorite. They really do look and taste like the Bing candy bar. I'm going to share this family recipe with you. Not only will I give you the recipe, but I will also show you, with pictures, how to make the bars.

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bing-candy-bars

Homemade Bing Bars

These look and taste just like Bing candy bars. The ones I made are actually the size of Bing bars. To make bite sized candies, make the cherry center smaller or when serving cut the bars in fourths. Makes a very pretty plate of candy.

Ingredients:

  • ---Cherry Center---
  • 2 cups mini marshmallows
  • 1/3 cup cream or evaporated milk
  • 1/8 cup butter
  • 3/4 cups sugar
  • 1/8 teas. salt
  • 6 oz. cherry flavored chips
  • 1/2 teas. vanilla
  • ---Chocolate Covering---
  • 4 cups mini marshmallows
  • 2/3 cup cream or evaporated milk
  • 1/4 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/4 teas. salt
  • 12 oz. chocolate chips
  • 1 teas. vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cup chopped peanuts

Instructions:

  1. To make the Cherry Flavored Center: In a medium saucepan, stir together the marshmallows, cream, butter, sugar and salt. Over medium heat, heat and bring to a full boil. Boil for three minutes, stirring constantly. Add the cherry chips and the vanilla. Stir to blend. Cool mixture and form into one inch balls.
  2. To make the Chocolate Covering: In a saucepan stir together and bring to a boil, the marshmallows, cream, peanut butter, sugar and salt. Boil for three minutes, stirring constantly. Add the chocolate chips and vanilla. Stir til blended and then add the chopped peanuts. Spread on a cookie sheet to cool slightly.
  3. Take one teaspoon of the chocolate mixture and form it around a cherry ball. Flatten one side and press the edges to look like a Bing bar. Makes 36 or more bars.
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bing-bar-cherry-centers

Making the Cherry Centers

After cooling the cherry center mixture, form them into one inch balls.

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bing-bar-chocolate-covering

Make The Chocolate Covering

After cooking the chocolate covering, spread it on a cookie sheet to cool.

Form the Chocolate Covering Around The Cherry Center

Take about one teaspoon of the chocolate mixture and form it around a cherry ball.

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shaped-bing-bar

Shape Like A Bing Bar

Flatten one side and press the edges to look like a Bing bar.

Christmas Platter of Bing Bars

Makes 36 or more bars. Trust me when I tell you that these Bing bars will become a family favorite. I only make them at Christmas time, but I occasionally buy a Bing other times of the year.

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        Patti 3 months ago

        I used cream. My friend is a big Bing connessieur and he said these are pretty close, he gives it a 4 star rating. He said it's the closest thing outside of Iowa. Success!

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        Loraine Brummer 4 months ago from Hartington, Nebraska

        I've always used the evaporated milk so I don't know if cream would work.

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        Patrick 4 months ago

        What works better with the chocolate outside, cream or evaporated milk?

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        Fopars 5 months ago

        My husband LOVES Twin Bing bars - I can't wait to make these for him - thank you for the recipe!

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        Loraine Brummer 16 months ago from Hartington, Nebraska

        Either the plain or with salt can be used. I use the ones with salt. Just be sure that the peanuts are roasted, not the raw ones.

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        Ruth 16 months ago

        Do the peanuts have to be plain or with salt?

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        Jukebox LM 5 years ago

        I'd never heard of Bing bars until now, but these look very tasty and not too hard to make. Cherry + chocolate is an unbeatable combination!

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        anonymous 6 years ago

        I thought this is a great lens you put together, great photos and instructions and thank you for sharing somethings your passionate about.

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        joannejgg lm 6 years ago

        Sounds Yummy

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