Tuesdays With Dorie…Caramel Crunch Bars

This week Whitney of What’s Left on the Table chose Caramel Crunch Bars for our TWD recipe. I had been eyeing these goodies for quite a while, but never got around to actually making them until now.

This was a relatively easy recipe – no sink full of dirty dishes, no chill time, wait time, freeze time, (utterly annoying times, if you ask me) – so, easy. My kind of recipe.
Except wait. These are too sweet for me.

I can’t believe I just said that. Too sweet? Is that possible? Well, for me, yes. Maybe it is the toffee – it just gets in my teeth and makes them ache it is so sweet. But good they are and I am sure kids love them with all of their intact, young enamel and such. I left some plain, just as they are, and others I cut up and made into the ice cream sandwiches Dorie suggested. Granted, I have not bitten into one of the ice cream bars, but I somehow doubt that a good slathering of ice cream is going to tone down all that sweetness. Just guessing. Jon ate one though, so that’s a good sign.
I thought that since I have a little time (I made these early so no last minute posting!) I would make a list of all of the Dorie Recipes I have made to date. Most all were made as part of my TWD adventure, which I joined in late May last year, but a couple were rewinds and a couple I just wanted to make. I’d like to just say – I have NEVER made so many recipes from one book. EVER. If you don’t already own this masterpiece, you should. You can get it here, or by clicking on the picture of the book. You won’t be sorry…it’s like the Bible for bakers of all things yummy.

Now, go check out what all of the other TWD Bakers thought of this week’s Bars…I’m sure they’ll say great things!

Recipes I Have Tried from Dorie Greenspan’s Baking:From My Home to Yours

  1. Brrrrr-ownies
  2. Quintuple Chocolate Brownies
  3. Devils Food White Out Cake
  4. Floating Islands
  5. Savory Corn Muffins
  6. Tall & Creamy Cheesecake
  7. Grandma’s All Occasion Sugar Cookies
  8. Linzer Sables
  9. Thanksgiving Twofer Pie
  10. Black & White Pudding
  11. Rugelach
  12. Chocolate Chocolate Cupcakes
  13. Pumpkin Muffins
  14. Lenox Biscotti
  15. Caramel Peanut Topped Brownie Cake
  16. Chocolate Chunkers
  17. Malted Whopper Drops
  18. Peanut Butter and Oatmeal Chocolate Chipsters
  19. Chocolate Banded Ice Cream Torte
  20. Granola Grabbers
  21. Blueberry Sour Cream Ice Cream
  22. Black & White Banana Loaf
  23. Summer Fruits Galette
  24. World Peace Cookies
  25. Cherry Rhubarb Cobbler
  26. Chocolate Pudding
  27. Double Crusted Blueberry Pie
  28. Apple Cheddar Scones
  29. Mixed Berry Cobbler
  30. Cream Puff Rings
  31. La Palette’s Strawberry Tart
  32. French Chocolate Brownies
  33. Pecan Honey Sticky Buns
  34. Peanut Butter Torte
  35. Florida Pie
  36. My Best Chocolate Chip Cookies

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