2.24.2009

TWD: Caramel Crunch Bars


Lately, I've been a bit picky with the TWD recipes I make each month. We can barely polish off one week's treat before I am back in the kitchen baking the next. I hadn't made bars for awhile, so I decided to give the Caramel Crunch Bars a whirl. Before you go thinking, "Mmmm....caramel," I will be upfront and tell you there is no caramel in these bars. Unless, of course, I missed an ingredient, like 1/3 cup of caramel. Looking back, that isn't the case. I guess the toffee bits on the top are kinda caramelesque. But certainly not enough to earn it a spot in the title. Nevertheless, this is a good little bar. The base has a cinnamon and espresso taste. (Actually, I used Folgers and it came out fine). Dorie suggested making an ice cream sandwich with these, but that seemed a little too much for me. I want to keep my teeth. She says they will freeze up to 2 months, so I popped half the pan in the freezer to enjoy later.

Thank you to this week's hostess Whitney from What's Left on the Table. Check out her blog for the recipe and check out Tuesdays with Dorie to see the other baker's blogs.

10 comments:

  1. Love the pic - looks yummy!! And I understand about having less and less time in between Tuesdays! ;)

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  2. I know what you mean about Tuesdays coming up pretty quickly. We actually pick ahead of time the one recipe we're going to skip in a month. Your bars look delicious!

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  3. Sticking them in the freezer would have been a really good idea. I just gave most of ours away to neighbors.

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  4. It's hard to keep up with so many desserts. I have been making mini or small batches most weeks. Your bars look super-yummy.

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  5. These looks great! Now I wish I'd frozen some.

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  6. Wow yours look perfect and so nice and light in color. Mine were pretty dark. Beautiful job!

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  7. Mmmm. ok, I have to put these on the 'to-bake' pile!

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