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Caramel Crunch Bars…

by Jamie on February 23, 2009

This week’s recipe for Caramel Crunch Bars is hosted by, Whitney, of the blog, What’s Left on the Table? I am a huge caramel fan, so I was pretty excited to see this recipe on the list for February. The picture in Dorie’s book looks amazing, so I had some high expectations for these bars. After reading the P&Q on the TwD site, I decided to bake these in a 9×9 pan as opposed to the 9×13 that Dorie calls for in the recipe. The recipe came together in a snap and the dough was so delectable that I wanted to lick the bowl (I refrained for sanitary purposes as these were heading to the co-workers)! I did not modify anything except that I used semi-sweet chips as instead of bittersweet; this substitution is simply a personal preference. At home I served these bars with a scoop of Ben & Jerry’s Karamel Sutra ice cream. For those of you that have never had this amazing creation, it’s a core of soft caramel encircled by chocolate & caramel ice creams & fudge chips. Beware…this stuff is not low fat…I advise that you do not keep more than one in your freezer because it is sinfully delicious and HIGHLY addictive. Honestly I think it tacks on a few pounds to my booty every time it crosses my lips!

For the recipe, check out Whitney’s blog or flip to pages 112-113 of Baking: From My Home to Yours. For more interpretations of this yummy bar, head over to the Tuesdays With Dorie site! Enjoy!


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Elyse February 23, 2009 at 11:09 pm

Mmm, how delicious! Your bars turned out wonderfully…what great flavor combos all in one bite!

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pinkstripes February 23, 2009 at 11:44 pm

I love Karamel Sutra ice cream. It’s heaven. But so were these bars, which were great with ice cream. Your bars look great. YUM.

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~Mrs. Guru~ February 24, 2009 at 6:08 am

That looks so good!

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Amanda February 24, 2009 at 8:08 am

These look perfect, nice job! Mine were a bit crisp, but still tasty :)

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Maria February 24, 2009 at 9:11 am

What a dessert!! The bars look incredible and even better with ice cream!

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vibi February 24, 2009 at 9:30 am

Okay, so I figure you’re the kinda a person who’s able to take the diabetic coma… AND go on to the ice cream! LOL LOL Those were amazing weren’t they!

Beautiful, Jamie… I love the light in your pictures!

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Em February 24, 2009 at 9:35 am

Gorgeous picture :)

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Jennifer February 24, 2009 at 1:12 pm

I have never tried Karamel Sutra… I can never get beyond just picking “New York Super Fudge Chunk.” But your description is making me very tempted.

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chocolatechic February 24, 2009 at 1:18 pm

ooooOOOooo Karmel Sutra would be the perfect ice cream for this.

I tend to eat the caramel out of the middle then eat the ice cream.

Your bars look yummy.

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The Blonde Duck February 24, 2009 at 1:34 pm

Those pictures look fabulous!

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TeaLady February 24, 2009 at 2:44 pm

Oh, Jamie. Those do look good. I didn’t make them cause just looking at them makes my hips swell. Great job.

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Jill February 24, 2009 at 5:19 pm

I love your bowl, and that ice cream sounds delectable!

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n.o.e February 24, 2009 at 8:59 pm

Jamie, I can see how these would be fantastic with that ice cream. I’ll be on the lookout for that flavor, but I dont know if I should buy it or run from it!! Your bars are beautiful.
Nancy

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Pamela February 24, 2009 at 9:28 pm

Nice of you to share your goodies! That ice cream looks like a winner, for sure!

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Danielle February 25, 2009 at 4:33 am

Your cookies came out great. I took mine to work to share also otherwsie I would be 15 pounds bigger right now! Those cookies are sinfully good!

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Teanna February 25, 2009 at 8:59 am

Hahaha these are still in my freezer and are totally calling out to me! Your bars look fantastic!

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Cathy February 25, 2009 at 10:20 am

Whoa! They look amazing, and doubly amazing with that ice cream! I have never had Karmel Sutra before — I guess I am going to just have to whip up another batch of these bars and try some! Your picture is gorgeous!

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leanne February 25, 2009 at 11:23 am

I have not had Karamel Sutra ice cream. But I will have to try it now. I know I spent a lot of extra time trying to work off these extra treats this week

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margot February 25, 2009 at 8:49 pm

Yours bars look great. I’m hooked on caramel ice cream right now too – so dangerous.

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Banjo February 26, 2009 at 4:12 pm

yum they look Delectable! Wishing I had some left… argh! ;)

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The Food Librarian February 26, 2009 at 10:21 pm

Lovely! And that ice cream is over the top!

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Sophie February 27, 2009 at 11:26 am

The ice cream was the perfect touch :)!

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Di February 28, 2009 at 8:01 pm

That sounds like a delicious combination. And I really like your dishes!

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elenis October 15, 2009 at 6:47 am

Oh my goodness, look at all those goodies!
Such a delicious combination, thanks for sharing

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