Caramel Crunch Bars
Caramel Crunch Bars were chosen by Whitney of What’s left on the table? for the February 24th, 2009 edition of Tuesdays with Dorie. A thin caramel flavored cookie base is topped with chocolate and Heath toffee bits. If you want (which of course, I did), you can add a little vanilla ice cream in between two layers and turn these into a delicious ice cream sandwich.
I halved the recipe and used an 8×8 pan. For the toffee bits I just chopped up two Heath bars and removed most of the outside chocolate layer. I had to skip out on the espresso powder but added a bit of strong coffee to the batter instead. For the chocolate I used milk chocolate since that’s what I had on hand. I’m thinking I over baked them just a tad but the taste didn’t suffer at all.
In my opinion, these were the best as ice cream sandwiches straight from the freezer. They were crispy and crunchy which doesn’t go well with the dental work I had done two weeks ago that I’m still in pain from. But I kept coming back to these for taste testing (they are addicting!) all the while wincing from the pain. :)
Thanks to Whitney for a great choice. Head on over to What’s left on the table? to see the recipe. Next week, Lyb of And then I do the dishes has selected Chocolate Armagnac Cake – The Cake That Got Me Fired. Can’t wait for this one!