Tuesday, February 24, 2009

TWD: Caramel Crunch Bars

Oh, Dorie. You've done it now. I mean... it's been fairly easy for me to throw away the leftovers of my Tuesdays with Dorie recipes. Sure, it takes willpower, but so far, I've had enough to just manage little enough bites of everything to not screw over my diet. Until Whitney of What's Left on the Table's pick this week for Caramel Crunch Bars.

These bars are freaking insane. First of all... can we talk about the crust? I omitted nearly everything superfluous in it. No cinnamon, no chocolate chips, no espresso and it was AWESOME. I couldn't help but cut off a corner or edge everytime I walked by the kitchen. Particulary when it was hot out of the oven... still gooey and not fully set. TO. DIE. FOR. Yum!

I'm not really sure how to describe these bars.. they aren't really caramel-y. It's kind of like a soft, shortbread crust with melted chocolate on top and heath toffee bits strewn on top. These are diet buster bars. Thank god, I went to my parents house yesterday and unloaded them onto them. Haha. Suckers.

12 comments:

doughmesstic said...

You're funny! Great job, especially on getting them to stick to someone else's butt!

Elyse said...

Wow, Amy! Mmm, these bars sound delicious--and totally crave-worthy. I guess I'm lucky I don't have them around my apt. right now, although I sort of wish I did!

chocolatechic said...

You have more will power than I.

I just hid mine in the basement so that I wouldn't eat them all in one sitting.

pinkstripes said...

Yes, parents are good for unloading dangerous treats. So are co-workers.

Your bars look amazing. YUM!

Jill said...

Diet busters for sure! I gave away some of mine, but I consumed plenty too.

TeaLady said...

These are good, aren't they. Yours look really good. That is why, finally, I only made 1/2 batch.

Kaitlin said...

Oh, so jealous that yours turned out nice and soft! Mine were crispy, which I still loved, but I don't think they were supposed to be.

Good call on loading these onto someone else - I'm doing that this weekend.

Tracey said...

Great job, those bars look wonderful! These weren't my favorite so it wasn't too hard to avoid eating all of them, but I definitely know what you mean. I always try to unload baked goods on others since I have no will power.

heartofacountryhome said...

Oh, these look really good!

Teanna said...

Yeah, the next time I make these, I'm not going to put all of those extra add ins to the bars! I think if I had left them out, they would have been perfection!!! So glad you liked them!

Olivia said...

Every diet needs a little sugar room. These look delish.

Fran Z said...

Wow- how did I miss THIS recipe? I'll have to pull out my book! -Uhh maybe after I get my will power back....