Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Caramel Crunch Bars

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This week's Tuesdays with Dorie baking challenge are her Caramel Crunch Bars. These bars involve preparing and baking a buttery bottom base crust with a subtle hint of cinnamon and espresso. Chocolate is then sprinkled on top of the hot crust to melt and spread out smooth. The final touch is to top the chocolate with Heath Toffee Bits. Once cooled, it's ready for cutting and enjoying!


I had fun making these bars because I'm definitely a caramel and toffee fan. I prepared the recipe as written and my only change was substituting the Health Toffee Bits with Caramel Sprinkles I had on hand. The caramel sprinkles includes bits of raw sugar, almonds, and toffee and caramel bits. Overall it was a delicious bar that was super easy to make. They remind me of the popular Saltine Toffee Candy... only these are much easier to make and quite a bit more depth of flavor.


Check out Whitney's blog at What's Left at the Table? for the recipe and to see how other TWD bakers did with their experience making this, check out the Tuesdays With Dorie site!

24 comments:

LeslieVeg said...

Ohhh I am craving chocolate so bad and these look so good! YUM!
Leslie
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~Amber~ said...

These look awesome! I might have to give them a try sometime soon.

Spryte said...

Those look so good!!! My daughter would LOVE them!

Bridget said...

Oh, I bet those caramel sprinkles were perfect. I didn't want to buy a whole bag of the Heath bits, so I had to chop of a candy bar.

Tracey said...

Your bars look wonderful! The caramel sprinkles sound great too - nice substitution!

Sara said...

Oh, your bars look fabulous. I have never heard of caramel sprinkles before...intriguing. Nicely done.

Kayla said...

These look great!

Ruth E said...

Oh yum, hard to resist toffee, caramel or chocolate on their own never mind altogether!

mybakingheart said...

They're absolutely beautiful, J!! Love the pics! :)

farah said...

These look great, i glad you enjoyed them :)

chocolatechic said...

Were the bits that you used from Pampered Chef?


If so, that is a fabulous choice.


They look wonderful.

Jescel said...

yum.. these would be good vanilla icecream topping.

Megan said...

Holy guacamole! Those are the best looking bars I've seen!

Pamela said...

They look great! Nice job.

Jennifer said...

Your bars look fabulous!
I'd never heard of caramel sprinkles but that sounds wonderful.

Amy said...

These look so delicious! Can't wait to try them!

Laura P. said...

these look and sound delicious!

penniesonaplatter said...

They look delicious!! Did you build yourself a light box? The pictures look great!

Jaime said...

those look fabulous!

Liz said...

They totally remind me of your saltine toffee candy-- I thought the same as you!

I love how distinct your layers look!

Erin said...

These look great! I thought they were pretty tasty too :)

Tangled Noodle said...

I'm being buffeted by these caramel crunch bars all over the blogosphere! Help - I need some now!

Peabody said...

Those look super awesome.

Linda said...

That topping sounds terrific --- your bars look fantastic!

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