This weeks TWD was chosen by Whitney over at What's Left on the Table? She chose Caramel Crunch Bars which seems to be a grown up candy bar. A shortbread crust with espresso powder, cinnamon and bittersweet chocolate mixed in, topped by a thin layer of even more bittersweet chocolate and then finished off with bits of toffee! Wowzy!
A lot of bakers mentioned they had a hard time finding the toffee bits but my local Walmart has them year round...I picked up a package when I was there yesterday (don't even think about stopping into Walmart on the weekend!) and baked up a batch today. I think I might use the rest of the toffee bits in some blondies....hmmm. These dangerous bars will be wrapped up and taken to Bunco at a friend's house Thursday night. (Haven't played Bunco yet but there will be food and drink there so it can't be all bad, right?)
The only substitution I made was replacing the light brown sugar in the shortbread base with dark brown as that was all I had in the pantry.
Have a look over here to see what the rest of the bakers made....
Oh yeah...Twilight comes out on DVD 03/21/09! I CAN'T WAIT! :)