Tuesday, February 24, 2009

TWD: Caramel Crunch Bars


This week's pick was made by Whitney of What's left on the table?. Go check out her site if you'd like the recipe. I highly recommend it because it was another great pick this week. These little things are addictive. I cut mine into little triangles and I just kept going back for more. It's so bad but so good at the same time. Good thing I am taking the rest to work because they need to get out of the house!


I only made a few slight changes to the recipe. I left out the coffee because I didn't have any and instead of toffee bits on top I put some sprinkles. I'm sure it would be equally as good with the toffee bits but I didn't have any on had. I thought these bars were sweet enough with just the chocolate and sprinkles so it might have been too sweet for me with the toffee bits so I'm glad I didn't have any.


These were really easy to put together. I will definitely make these again. I like the hint of cinnamon in the base of the bars. They almost remind me of shortbread cookies but better. I mean can it get better than chocolate in the base and more chocolate on top?


My chocolate on the top of the bars wasn't getting hard so I did have to stick it in the fridge for a little bit. In the recipe Dorie suggests that you put the chocolate on top of the bars and then put it back in the oven after you shut it off for a few minutes but I was baking something else so that wasn't really an option so instead I just covered my baking pan with a metal sheet pan. It melted the chips just fine and then I just spread them out with an offset spatula.

Anyways go check out what other bakers have done this week!

8 comments:

Cheryl said...

Man if those taste half as good as they look, they would blow me away!!!!

MaryBeth said...

I love the colored sprinkles, it makes them look so fun and festive.

Jules Someone said...

Those look really nice. Usually, when I make these, I use chopped nuts on top.

Pam said...

These bars look amazing - love the sprinkles.

leanne said...

Sprinkles were a great addition. My kids would love them.

Melissa said...

Awesome idea to use sprinkles - they look so fun and cute! Glad you enjoyed these!

Teanna said...

I love the sprinkles on top!!! They look great!

Kevin said...

Those bars look good!