Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Caramel Crunch Bars

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!