Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Feb 24 Caramel Crunch Bars

These bars smelled incredible when baking. The base came together pretty quickly - I made sure to stir towards the end so I wouldn't overwork it. The base was definitely bubbly!

I struggled with the next step. I tried using mini chips instead of chopping chocolate, which may have been my problem, but I couldn't get the chocolate to spread. It kept lifting off the base. So I pulled it off, and then mixed in a tb of cream and about a tsp of butter, and tried spreading it again. It stayed on, though it's a lot thicker than it should be. Made correctly, I imagine these are impressive bars!

Thanks to Whitney of What’s left on the table? for choosing this recipe!

8 comments:

Megan said...

I don't know, they look pretty good to me! I wouldn't have guessed you had trouble with them!

pinkstripes said...

Your bars look incredibly delicious. YUM!

Jules Someone said...

Hmmmm. They look great. I wonder why the chocolate wouldn't stick.

farah said...

They look perfect!

Nancy said...

What a great photo...your bars look delicious! I just used regular chocolate chips and didn't have a problem spreading them on top, but they were pretty melted by the time I remembered they were back in the oven! LOL!

n.o.e said...

I'll bet those bars were good with that cream in the topping. Like a ganache. They look fabulous!
Nancy

Di said...

Your bars look great! I read on someone else's blog that they just melted the chocolate first and then spread it. Your idea sounds good, too.

LyB said...

Your bars look terrific! :)