I CAME THIS CLOSE TO NOT MAKING THESE!!! What an awesome dessert I would’ve missed out on…when I think about it, it makes me shudder! As you see below, we adopted a dog this weekend, so baking wasn’t really on the top of my “to-do” list. Luckily, at the last minute I decided not to be a pansy and just get in the kitchen and bake! Boy am I glad I did!

I mean, look at these babies! Chock full of butter, chocolate, brown sugar and FAT. I ask you: does it get any better??? Well does it?! I think not, readers….I think not. In fact, these were so good, I didn’t send the leftovers to work with hubby the next day….that’s big.

Now that I’ve got your interest peaked (or have I? Probably not, but I’ll pretend I’m that entertaining…) I’ll tell you what these beauties are! Caramel Crunch Bars, chosen by Whitney of What’s Left On the Table?.  A layer of shortbread with espresso crystals, chocolate, and a touch of cinnamon, topped with melted bittersweet chocolate and little toffee bits. Um…yum.

I made the mistake of only making half of a batch of these….and just let me tell you, I came pretty darn close to making a second batch today!  I guess restraint is a good thing….. These were super duper easy – 30 minutes to make! Perfect for an afterschool treat (for those of you who have kids) or for a quick dessert. I’m telling you; give these a try! You won’t be sorry! Go check out Whitney’s blog for the recipe and make these this week!!!



  1. My bf has been salivating for more ever since I made them as well. This recipe is most definitely a winner! 🙂


    Comment by The TriniGourmet — February 23, 2009 @ 8:15 PM

  2. Oh my yes. Tasty things aren’t they?


    Comment by rainbowbrown — February 23, 2009 @ 8:19 PM

  3. So…..I guess that means you liked them? I thought they were really good, too.


    Comment by Megan — February 23, 2009 @ 8:20 PM

  4. Wow – gorgeous pictures. Just perfect. Congrats on the new dog, too!


    Comment by Susan — February 23, 2009 @ 8:36 PM

  5. Yes, these were amazing. Try them with ice cream. They’re even better (I know that’s hard to believe.)


    Comment by Wendy — February 23, 2009 @ 8:36 PM

  6. There was no way I was skipping these. Yours are gorgeous.


    Comment by Jules — February 23, 2009 @ 8:39 PM

  7. Your bars look perfect. Glad you enjoyed them so much! I waited until the last minute and will be making mine in the morning and now I’m really looking forward to trying them 🙂


    Comment by Tracey — February 23, 2009 @ 9:45 PM

  8. These look perfect, nice job! Mine were a bit crisp, but still tasty 🙂


    Comment by Amanda — February 24, 2009 @ 6:21 AM

  9. Very well done, Amy! So very thin… just like in the book! Bravo!


    Comment by Vibi — February 24, 2009 @ 7:36 AM

  10. These look wonderful, Amy!


    Comment by Kelsey — February 24, 2009 @ 8:48 AM

  11. Chock full of butter is right.

    They look great.


    Comment by chocolatechic — February 24, 2009 @ 11:38 AM

  12. Oh, wow, Amy. Those look absolutely heavenly.


    Comment by Margaret — February 24, 2009 @ 1:16 PM

  13. Wow! How delicious do these look! These were so good, and i’m not that much of a chocolate person 🙂

    Your new puppy Izzy is absolutely beautiful 🙂


    Comment by Farah Hanson — February 24, 2009 @ 4:35 PM

  14. First of all, your dog is beyond adorable. Second, your bars look excellent. Nicely done.


    Comment by Sara — February 24, 2009 @ 6:12 PM

  15. I loved these too – your photos are great!


    Comment by Tammy — February 24, 2009 @ 6:14 PM

  16. I’m so glad you made these because you loved them so much! They are very good!!! Your photos are great!


    Comment by Teanna — February 26, 2009 @ 6:58 AM

  17. Wow! These look delicious! I’m glad you were able to get them done!!! 🙂


    Comment by foodlibrarian — February 28, 2009 @ 7:42 AM

  18. Your bars look really crunchy and delicious!


    Comment by LyB — March 1, 2009 @ 5:38 PM

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