Death by Caramel Bars

  • trheel Posted: 11/22/09
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    FOLLOWED RECIPE TO A TEE. THEY WERE DELICIOUS! IF YOU'VE GOTTA GO, DEATH BY CARAMEL ISN'T A BAD CHOICE! I LOVE CARAMEL BUT WAS SLIGHTLY DISAPPOINTED THAT THE CARAMEL PART WASN'T VERY CREAMY, BUT THE FLAVOR WAS GREAT. IT WOULD TAKE A SPECIAL OCCASION TO JUSTIFY 4 STICKS OF BUTTER!

  • portland Posted: 01/19/10
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    these were part of my christmas cookie platter last year. the taste is alright, they are easy to prepare, and the recipe makes a lot, however, they are not special enough to want to make again.

  • sidney423 Posted: 11/02/09
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    I have made this recipe several times and it has never disappointed. The only change I made was to use Snickers minis, about 40 per batch instead of the bigger bars (that way there's more chocolate!) - and please use real butter for a much better flavor.

  • darlenam Posted: 11/05/09
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    These bars are so delicious that I look forward to eating them. My husband loved them but my kids did not because of the nuts from the candy bars. Next time I will use caramel bars without nuts. dulce de leche is very hard to find, I had to cheat and use caramel but they still turned out very good. I'm going to make my own next time. Easy to make and will make again.........

  • RobynS8971 Posted: 12/22/08
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    Absolutely delicious, but I did make some adjustments. There is too much flour for the proportion of butter called for,(rule of thumb, 1/2 cup butter to each 2-2 1/2 cups flour or oats) so I reduced the flour to 3 1/4 cups. Gave me a really moist brownie. Next time I will make it in 2 8 x 8 pans, too thick. And I will not put the candy bar chunks in the whole batter, put 1/2 the batter in the pan then add the the candy bar chunks to the remaining batter, they will sink and make a hard layer on the bottom if you put them in the batter first. Add the dulce de leche in gobs, then drop the remaining batter over the top. I don't think swirling adds anything, I will skip that, maybe add more chopped nuts on the top. Going to do Milky Way chunks and walnuts next, for my peanut sensitive work-mate. Be sure and hide a piece for yourself, my co-workers went crazy over them! One half the batch is heading to my sailor son in Dubai, I like nice moist bars cookies like these to ship to him. He'll love them!

  • PWatters Posted: 11/25/09
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    I just made this - literally; it's cooling on the counter top, as I write. I wonder if anyone else had a question about testing for done-ness? When I took the pan out after the 65 minutes, the center was still jiggly. No mention in the recipe about a toothpick test, so I'm hoping that the several hours cooking time will help the mix turn solid.

  • cipsyche Posted: 11/22/10
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    I have made this recipe as written many many times. It's a great dessert for folks that want something sweet that isn't overwhelmed with chocolate. They are rich, so a little goes a long way!

  • robinbark Posted: 11/03/09
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    This is one of favorites to include in my holiday cookie boxes! Everyone loves it!

  • GaLady Posted: 12/12/09
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    This is just decadent. I don't like the shape of cookies when using foil, so I sprayed the pan, lined with wax paper and sprayed again. I know my grown up daughters will be begging for the recipe!

  • jyojyo Posted: 11/11/09
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    I made this for a potluck dinner I went to. Everything was fine - except I was a bit confused by the recipe. It called for a can of dulce de leche...14oz. I thought this would be excessive, so I only used half. I think I should have used the entire bottle, as doing it this way, it was not super caramely. That being said, everyone who tried it said it was great - not too sweet - and almost like blondies, but with minimal chocolate. I would try this recipe again and make sure to use the whole bottle!

  • theproudtexan Posted: 12/18/09
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    I followed this recipe to the letter, and these were awful. I wouldn't throw these outside to let the cat cover them up -- they were dense and totally tasteless. I wasted so much time making these for my Christmas packages. Back to square 1.

  • harold1 Posted: 11/21/10
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    I will be trying this one

  • srobertson Posted: 12/22/10
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    I made this and switched it up a bit. The day before Christmas eve and I forgot BUTTER!! I used Crisco instead and I lowered the flour but 1/2 cup, poured 1/4 of the Dulce De leche in the batter and I used milky way bars instead of snickers. Any one who said this recipe was to dry, well you probably cooked it too long. It is AMAZING!!!!

  • DianeCopley Posted: 11/29/10
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    SO happy to read the other reviews so I can stop trying figure out what I did wrong! Followed to a T and they were dry, dense and a waste of time & $$! Threw out for the animals and they're still there 3 days later.

  • dstubbs98 Posted: 11/27/11
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    I made these this afternoon. I am perplexed by the the result I came out with. When I took it out of the oven at 1 hr & 5 min the center was still very jiggly. I let it sit on the counter til completely cooled. It didn't set up at all. After cutting into it I determined that it wasn't done. I am hesitant to make it again because of the cost associated with the large quantity of ingredients. I don't know whether to cook it at a higher temperature or for longer time, etc...

  • tashawill541 Posted: 12/08/11
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    SOOOOOO Piss*d off right now!!!! I just made these bars and followed the recipe to a tee!!!! The center never set up after exactly 1 hour and 5 min of baking time at 325 degrees! I noticed a couple others on here had the same problem. I bake all the time and dont have issues with my oven....I used the ingredients they said they tested with and made sure i mixed as suggested and double checked all my measurements before mixing! I was super excited for these, what a HUGE disappointment! The only good part of this is how nice the house smells.....Huge waste of time, food and money! Its not easy to make me cry, but I seriously feel like it right now! :(

  • spikel Posted: 11/09/11
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    These are BY FAR the best bars I have ever made. I found it a little hard to swirl the dulce de leche, so I left it out the next time I made them and they were still good.

  • Amsterdam Posted: 11/30/12
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    Followed recipe exactly, with the exception of baking it longer to try to get the middle to set up. These bars are heavy, greasy, overly sweet and not all that tasty. Next time I have 6 Snickers in the house, I'll opt to make a cup of coffee and enjoy the candy bar.

  • 2910chris Posted: 04/24/12
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    I agree with the posts that claim "it never set up." I too followed the directions, but when I cut into it several hours later - it was one big sloppy mess. Way too moist to even cut into squares. Being in a pickle for a dessert for my dinner, I actually cut off the dryer edges and served them as the "bars" that night. Later, I put the oven on 350, then turned it off. I then put the entire pan of "middle pieces" into the heated oven and let it sit in there for about 3 hours, in hopes that they would dry out. They actually came out great after sitting in the oven for several hours - that's how wet they were from the original results. Tasty - but - something is wrong with this recipe...and too expensive to not come out as expected.

  • miraoli Posted: 10/04/13
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    These are pretty good. Instead of chopping up milky ways or snickers for this recipe you can use the bites version of the candy bar. Theres a coupon for them here: http://printablecouponsanddeals.com/2013/10/snickers-or-milky-brand-bites-1-and-2-off-any-one-snickers-or-milky-brand-bites-8oz-size-50-off-any-one-snickers-or-milky-way-brand-bites-2-83-oz-size.html

  • TeaTimeAdventur Posted: 07/04/13
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    We made these bars and it was a fun "bake together" recipe! I would suggest freezing the candy bars (after chopping them) in order to maintain their integrity a bit more. They were very tasty and made a big pan! You can get more details here... http://teatimeadventures.blogspot.com/2013/03/death-by-caramel-brownies.html

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