Thursday, June 19, 2008

Chocolate Truffle Caramel Bars

Heat oven to 350 degrees

1/3 cup whipping cream
3 T. butter
1 T. light corn syrup
1 bag dark chocolate chips (2 cups)

In small saucepan, heat first 3 ingredients to a full boil over medium heat. Turn off heat. Add chips and let stand 5 minutes without stirring. Then stir slowly with whisk until chips are melted and mixture is smooth and glossy. Set aside.

1 cup flour
1/2 cup packed brown sugar
1/2 cup cold butter
1 cup oats, regular or quick-cooking
1 cup chopped pecans

In large bowl, stir flour and brown sugar. Cut in the butter, using a pastry blender or 2 knives, until mixture looks like coarse crumbs. Stir in oats and nuts. Press into ungreased 15 x 10 inch pan. Bake until golden brown about 15-20 minutes.

1 cup butter
1 cup packed brown sugar
1/4 cup light corn syrup
1/4 t. salt
1 can sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)

In a 2 quart saucepan, heat all together to boiling over medium heat, stirring constantly. Boil for 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Pour over crust and spread evenly. Cool about 10 minutes.

Pour chocolate topping over caramel and spread evenly. Cool 1 hour and refrigerate 2 hours. Cut and serve. Refrigerate remaining bars.

Who can wait that long! Also, I think I would try it in a 9 x 13 inch pan (check that the crust doesns't need a little longer cooking) so the bars would be thicker. But, cut these into smaller pieces as it is very rich!

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