Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Caramel Crunch Bars

This week's Tuesdays with Dorie recipe was picked by Whitney of What’s left on the table?. It's a rather soft coffee and chocolate flavored base covered with semisweet chocolate and topped with bits of Heath bar. The bars are perfect to share with a crowd, and are easy enough to make that you could produce masses of them without much concern. Give them a try for the next potluck you go to, or if you feel like serving a casual dessert.

Knowing how much chocolate went into these, I was surprised at how the coffee stood out the first time I bit into one. It took me a bit off guard, but grew on me before the first bar was finished. The way the flavors combine between the coffee, toffee, and chocolate are an instant hit.

Recipe: Baking: From My Home to Yours, by Dorie Greenspan, pp. 112 - 113

8 comments:

chocolatechic said...

Beautiful bars.

I cut back on the espresso. I didn't want them to be to 'coffeey'

They were perfect.

Teanna said...

I think the coffee flavor went well with this! Great job!

TeaLady said...

Look just right and delicious.

mybakingheart said...

Beautiful pics - they look yummy!! :)

pinkstripes said...

Your crunch bars look wonderful. I loved how easy and delicious these were. YUM!

karen said...

i didn't "get" these right away but they grew on me too, especially they longer they sat out.

Linda said...

Fantastic job! I loved the flavor combo as well.

margot said...

I agree that the coffee went a long way, but I love coffee. Your bars look yummy.