Tuesday, February 24, 2009
TWD - Caramel Crunch Bars
This week’s TWD recipe was chosen by Whitney of What’s Left on the Table and is caramel crunch bars. There is a photo of this recipe in the book and I have often looked at it, thinking how delicious these bars look.
When looking through other TWDers comments, I saw that a few people said that they thought the slice was too thin and next time they would make it in a smaller tin. I like my slices to be more thick than thin so I used a 23cm square tin. The base is a shortbread type base, studded with chocolate chunks – I used bittersweet, but Dorie said you could use milk if you prefer. I love milk chocolate but I often find it to be too sweet in baking.
The topping is melted chocolate with toffee bits sprinkled over the top. Now, I did have a prized packet of toffee bits (you cant get them in NZ) but they were so delicious, even though I used most of them to make cookies, I actually ate the rest straight from the bag! So I got some werthers original toffees and roughly cut them – I think putting them in the food processor would have been a good idea too.
Dorie suggested eating this slice with ice –cream – like making ice-cream sandwiches from them. I think that would work well if you made the slice in a larger pan and had thinner slices. I loved my thicker slices just as they were. In fact I loved this recipe and I can see it becoming a firm favourite!! See if the other TWDers liked it as much as I did here.