Tuesday, February 24, 2009

TWD: Caramel Crunch Bars

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! :)

8 comments:

pinkstripes said...

Your crunch bars look wonderful. YUM!

karen said...

i liked these a lot. i didn't even look for toffee bits, i just got heath bars not remembering they were covered in chocolate! i haven't read twilight yet but itunes had a free excerpt of the audiobook which i listened to yesterday. i got hooked on it, i was so mad once the 45 minutes was up! i'm going to have to read it.

Katie said...

These look great and I hear Bunco is alot of fun!

Sweet as Coco said...

They look great! I may try the dark brown sugar next time as well.

Sweet as Coco said...

Your bars look good! I just used almonds for mine. Close enough :) Ok, must go eat another bar....

Jules Someone said...

These look delicious. Nice job.

Jennifer said...

Your bars look amazing!!!!

cakeflower said...

Thanks for the lovely comments...
Karen...YES! You have to read it!
Bunco tonight...I'll let you know.