Tuesdays With Dorie

TWD – Caramel Crunch Bars


This week's recipe was selected by Whitney of What's Left on the Table?

You know, I thought I was in good shape.  My kids each had a friend coming over for the afternoon and dinner (and one was sleeping over) on Saturday, so I thought:  Perfect!  I'll make the Caramel Crunch Bars and make ice cream sandwiches out of some of them!  The kids will be thrilled!  Plus I'll have my TWD stuff done WAAAAAAAAAAY ahead of time!  I won't be posting it all on a Wednesday!


Well, I did, in fact, make these on Saturday.  Very easy to put together.  My only changes were to leave out the espresso powder/finely ground instant coffee because I thought I had some but I didn't and I didn't want to go back to the store for just one item.  Annnnnnd…the store I went to didn't have toffee chips, so I bought a bag of mini Heath bars and chopped them up instead.  And darn, we have some left over.  What to do…what to do…..


Anyway, I baked them off without a hitch, and once they were completely cooled, I made little ice cream sandwiches out of them.  (My son's friend, when Alex told him I was making ice cream sandwiches, said "You can always buy them."  Um…not in this house, sonny.)  I made half of them with chocolate ice cream, half with vanilla.  Set them in the freezer to chill. 


Okay, now, I don't know why there are green reflections on top of these ice cream sandwiches.  NO IDEA.  I didn't see anything green when I shot the pictures.  I don't have anything green hanging there in my kitchen.  I don't get it.


They weren't out long enough for moss to grow.  Or mold.  So really, I don't know.


But I do know that my son and his friend had NO problem devouring a couple of these little chocolate sandwiches. 

And as for the cookies on their own – yummy.  A combination cookie and candy.  Crispy, crunchy, chocolatey and tofee-ey. 

I think next time I'll search harder for toffee chips, though.  The only thing that seemed off to me was the mix of the bittersweet chocolate layer and the milk chocolate on the Heath bars. 

To see what the other Tuesdays With Dorie members thought of them, go to the TWD site and check out the miles-long blogroll.  That should keep you busy for a year or so!  Oh, and if you want the recipe and don't have the book, Whitney has posted the recipe on her site.


8 thoughts on “TWD – Caramel Crunch Bars

  1. They look great!!! Did you have green on when you took the picture??? I think I see a green reflection on the aluminum foil that looks like it might have a head on it. LOL, They still look so tasty to me.

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