This week's Tuesday's With Dorie recipe was chosen by Whitney from What's Left On the Table, you can get the recipe on Whitney's blog or buy Dorie's book! The recipe is for what Dorie is calling Caramel Crunch Bars, but well, I guess these do have some crunch, but no caramel. The recipe calls for sprinkling toffee bits on top, but I decided to go with something else as my kids (and Kevin) don't really care for toffee bits.
These bars are like shortbread with chocolate pieces in it, "frosted" with melted chocolate and topped with--well, really whatever you want. Since I didn't go for the toffee bits, I wanted something that would "make" my boys eat them. Hmm, what do they love most of all---SPRINKLES! They will eat anything with sprinkles on it.
Dorie suggest bittersweet chocolate in the bars and for the topping. She did suggest also using a really good quality milk chocolate as well. I used Hershey's Special Dark for the chopped chocolate in the bars and just a good semi sweet chocolate for the top. I didn't want to use bittersweet to make sure the boys would like and eat these. I left out the espresso and cinnamon. The recipe was simple and the cookies are buttery--even to almost a caramel-y flavor--and crunchy. These are GOOD! And bad. ; ) I only tasted a small amount. The boys really like/liked them and I will be happy to let them keep eating them (just so I won't). I really could just keep downing these.
Oh, and I decided to do about half with chopped walnuts instead of the sprinkles. I prefer the nutty ones, but the sprinkles are definitely colorful and fun! There isn't much more to say--thanks, Whitney for a simple and yummy pick this week! Check out what all the other baker's came up with this week by clicking on the link and scrolling down to the TWD Baker's list. Dorie also suggested making ice cream sandwiches with these, which I was going to do, but ran out of time today, so we just served them with ice cream.
Hey, I really do still have four boys and an amazing husband, just nothing they're doing has been worthy of taking pictures, especially since sickness has been going around--and well, I'm tired of it! Crossing fingers that we're about done with it, well, except Kevin, he just got it today. Have a good week, all.