Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Caramel Crunch Bars -- Tuesdays with Dorie


This week for Tuesdays with Dorie we made Caramel Crunch Bars, a super easy sweet treat! These were a big hit at our house, especially with my husband who loves crispy treats -- he wants all the edges, while I like the middle pieces :)





I made a few changes to the recipe, instead of 1 teaspoon espresso powder I used 1 teaspoon chocolate malted milk powder, and also left the 3 ounces of chopped chocolate out of the base. I figured the chocolate on top would be plenty... for the top chocolate I used semisweet morsels which melted fine. Everything came together easily and for me the baking times and temperatures were right on. These reminded me of a Skor Bar (which I love) with a shortbread cookie base.





I would make these again for sure as a quick party treat or to help fill up a cookie tray. Thank you so much to Whitney of What’s left on the table? who picked these easy delicious cookie bars. These were a fun drama free pick for TWD -- I do have to apologize for the not so great pictures of these though -- I was a procrastinator and waited until the last minute (Monday night) to make these, so no fancy photos with natural light, sorry!




See you next week TWD friends, thanks for visiting :)

19 comments:

pinkstripes said...

Your bars look great! I love the diamond shape. I loved these too. I'm glad they were a hit for your family.

n.o.e said...

The diamonds are so cute. And you make a good team with your husband - he gets the edges and you get the middles! My husband can't eat chocolate so I get it all, which is why I had to give some away. Smart move leaving the chocolate out of the base; I'll do that next time.
Nancy

doughmesstic said...

fancy diamonds! And great ideas...thanks!

Peggy said...

I totally undercooked mine. Maybe I should try them again since there are such rave reviews about them. They were a bit buttery and sweet for me. Love your diamond shape.

Megan said...

wow - what great shapes you did! I laughed out loud about your husband taking the crispy edges and you liking the middle, because that's exactly how we are!

Amanda said...

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

Flourchild said...

Great looking bars, Im glad you liked them. Great diamond shape too.

Maria said...

The bars look amazing! Cute diamond shapes!

vibi said...

I wonder if it is my imagination... or your bars look like they were easier to cut than mine!
I sure hopes so anyways, for you were very courageous to make diamonds shape pieces...

Very well done, Andrea!

Natashya said...

Great job on the bars! I love the diamonds.

chocolatechic said...

I love the diamond shapes you cut them in.

Very fancy!

TeaLady said...

Those look absolutely heavenly. I want some now. I think if/when i make these I will use butterscotch chips in the base.. But chocolate is good too.

Danielle said...

I love how you made them into diamonds! Great job!

Jill said...

Your bars look perfect! The diamond shape is a nice touch.

Pamela said...

Malt powder! What a great idea. I'll remember that for next time around. Nice job. Love the diamond shapes.

Jessica said...

They look so yummy and the diamond shape is just adorable.

Teanna said...

Haha they were a fun drama free pick!!! Yours look delicious!

superman said...

the bars look awesome! Beautiful diamond shapes too!

alex said...

looks very yummy... it makes me starve...

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