Tuesday, February 24, 2009

TWD - Caramel Crunch Bars

For this weeks recipe, Whitney of What’s left on the table? chose Caramel Crunch Bars. You can find the recipe on her blog or on pages 112-113 of "Baking: From my home to yours" by Dorie Greenspan. This was a pretty easy straightforward recipe. I used bittersweet chocolate in the crust portion of the bars and milk chocolate for the topping. I also used Heath Bar Bits for the toffee sprinkled on top. These cookies were pretty good but I thought they were really sweet! There was a little bit of a problem with some of my bars - the chocolate layer separated from the crust layer. I'm not sure if I would make these again.

On a side note, I was noticing that I have a bunch of partial bags of chocolate and small chunks of chocolate in my baking cupboard and I'm kind of annoyed by it! :) I'll need to make some kind of chocolate chip cookie and dump the assortment of chips in the mix to use them up. After finishing the Caramel Crunch Bar recipe I was left with yet another partial bag of "stuff" - in this case, the toffee bits. Instead of adding to the cupboard collection, I made the World Peace Cookies again and used the toffee bits instead of bittersweet chocolate chips. YUM! YUM! YUM!

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12 comments:

natalia said...

Ciao ! Mine were too much (not only sweet) and I used bittersweet chocolate everywhere !! I have to try the World Peace Cookies again !

Amanda said...

These look perfect, nice job! Mine were a bit crisp, but still tasty :)

The TriniGourmet said...

Glad to know I'm not the only one with a less than massive sweet tooth :) Still, they were so much yum once I got past that :D

pinkstripes said...

Your bars look awesome. And WP cookies with toffee bits sound amazing!

chocolatechic said...

I have been noticing a bunch of bits in my chocolate stash too.

I just kind of....pop them in my mouth.....blushing.

TeaLady said...

Wouldn't those be Bits and Peaces cookies now? Those bars do look delish.

farah said...

These look really good! I've been thinking about making the world peace cookies again too! :)

Pamela said...

Ooh, yum! The WP cookies with toffee sound great! Nice job.

Linda said...

Beautiful job on the bars! And the WP w. toffee bits sounds heavenly!

Teanna said...

Go for it and use up that chocolate!!! You can never have too much! Yours look delicious!

vibi said...

LOL LOL LOL You could call them "partial bag cookies!" LOL

About the bars, I think most of us all had the same problem, with the layers separating and the base being pretty fragile, so in the end it was more a question of taste than anything else... I have to admit, nothing is too sweet for me, I loved them.

Very well done, Kim!

The Food Librarian said...

I thought they were too sweet as well! But I'm glad I tried it and discovered toffee bits!