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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!

24 comments

  1. Ohhh I am craving chocolate so bad and these look so good! YUM!
    Leslie
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  2. These look awesome! I might have to give them a try sometime soon.

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

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  4. 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.

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

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

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

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

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  9. These look great, i glad you enjoyed them :)

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  10. Were the bits that you used from Pampered Chef?


    If so, that is a fabulous choice.


    They look wonderful.

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  11. yum.. these would be good vanilla icecream topping.

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

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

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

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

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

    I love how distinct your layers look!

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

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

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

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