Friday, May 30, 2008

Favorite Ingredient Friday - Death by Caramel

This was my contribution to the brownie bake-off we had over Memorial Weekend. They were excellent! Be careful not to overbake - my edges were a bit crunchy.

Death by Caramel Bars
These showy brownies are nice and tall with pockets of caramel goo. They are wicked enough on their own, but for an over-the-top dessert, add a scoop of vanilla ice cream and drizzle with caramel sauce.

Prep: 24 min.; Cook: 1 hr., 5 min.
3 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
2 cups unsalted butter, melted
3 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup uncooked regular oats
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
3/4 teaspoon salt
6 (2.07-oz.) chocolate-coated caramel-peanut nougat bars, chopped (Snickers or Milky Way)
1 (14-oz.) can dulce de leche*

Combine first 4 ingredients in a large bowl; stir well. Combine flour, oats, baking powder, baking soda, and salt. Add to butter mixture, stirring just until blended. Fold in chopped candy bars.
Spoon batter into a greased aluminum foil-lined 13" x 9" pan coated with cooking spray, allowing foil to extend over ends of pan. (Pan will be very full.) Spoon dollops of dulce de leche over batter; swirl slightly into batter with a knife. Bake at 325° for 1 hour and 5 minutes. Remove to a wire rack, and cool completely. (This may take several hours.) Use foil to lift uncut brownies out of pan. Peel foil away from sides of uncut brownies, and cut into bars.

*Find dulce de leche with other Mexican ingredients or on the baking aisle.
Yield - 2 dozen
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Neighbor Jane Payne said...

Oh gee, these look sooo good. I'm going to try these soon.

Magi said...

I love brownies, and my husband loves caramel. Sounds like we'd both be happy. Thanks!

~TAMY 3 Sides of Crazy~ said...

I can't wait to try these!! Anything caramel and chocolate gets my vote!

Overwhelmed! said...

You've discovered my weakness...chocolate and caramel! I must try these soon. :)

Thanks for participating in my Favorite Ingredients Friday recipe exchange. I sure do appreciate it!