Martha Mondays: Chocolate Caramel Cookie BarsPosted by in Food | Martha Mondays
This week’s Martha Mondays pick – Chocolate-Caramel Cookie Bars – was chosen by Megan at Megan’s Cookin. This cookie was on my list to make since it looked so good!
The bottom part of the cookie was very simple to make. The chocolate caramel was a little harder. You cook sugar and water until it turns “amber”. I found that term to be a little vague. I think of amber as a yellowish-brown, kind of deep and dark. Martha says to cook it for 10-12 minutes to get that color. I slaved over that stove for 20 minutes, washing down the sides of the pan and I got to a light gold color. Finally I threw in the towel and hoped it was right. I added the butter and cream, boiled it and poured it over the chocolate.
When I took it out of the fridge, I realized I didn’t read the part in the instructions about putting parchment in the pan before putting in the cookies! I was sure I was going to have a mess on my hands, but it came out easily.
I have to say I didn’t care for this one though. It was just too sweet. I love chocolate, but I did not enjoy this. I guess the added sugar from the caramel made it just too sweet for me. The cookie bottom was crunchy and nice, but I just couldn’t eat it – too sweet for me. I did put sea salt on top and that was interesting, but it didn’t cut the sweetness enough for me. The kids will probably eat this up – I think anyone under the age of 18 is immune to things that are too sweet. The consensus of the family was that this tasted like fudge and not caramel.
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These do look very sweet!
I had problems with the caramel too. I tried doubling the recipe and someone told me you cant double candy recipes. Maybe thats why I had problems. We liked them though!!!
I would like to try again and not double it just to see. Sorry you didnt care for it! 🙁
My mom always says you can’t double pie crust recipes. I have not heard that about candy though.
i made this with bittersweet chocolate knowing that milk chocolate would indeed make it too sweet. i think i’d increase the amount of chooclate next time to about 350grams instead of 300, which would make it perfect (it was still alittle too sweet for me)
here’s what mine looked like:
Oh my, these look delicious. Way too hard for me to try, which means you’ll have to mail me some (smile). Happy Monday.
I actually used mostly dark chocolate with a small amount of milk chocolate (forgot to mention that). Maybe bittersweet is the way to go. Yours look great!
I like them!
Glad you enjoyed it!
Hmmm, I don’t do too sweet either. Definitely no fudge or fudge-like foods. Bet my sister would love it though.