This weeks Tuesdays with Dorie was chosen by Whitney of What’s left on the table?. She chose Dorie’s Caramel Crunch Bars which are located on pages 112-113 in Baking: From My Home to Yours. This recipe always threw me off when I looked at the picture because the picture is one of Dorie’s varations, an ice cream sandwich.
This week I decided that I was going to half the recipe because there is no way that I could keep these in my apartment without eating them. Why you ask. Because they have espresso, chocolate, and Heath Toffee Bits.
I LOVE Heath Bars. LOVE!!!
I knew when I was making them that they were not going to look like the picture because the Heath Toffee Bits that I bought also have bits of milk chocolate in them too. So I guess mine are extra chocolately from the bittersweet chocolate in the crust to the bittersweet melted chocolate on top and the milk chocolate sprinkled on top.
My bars really didn’t turn out like the picture. I halved the recipe and baked it in a 8 x 8 baking dish and I think I might have baked it a little too long (12 minutes). But the bars tasted GREAT. I cut them into small squares and I have been snacking on the left over bits. If I had some ice cream I would totally make some mini ice cream sandwich :)