Monday, May 17, 2010

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Caramel Bars

A layer of chocolate chip cookie dough, topped with melted chocolate, gooey caramel, and chopped pecans.

Chocolate Chocolate Chip Caramel Bars

These little bars are just evil. Evil. Evil. Evil. A layer of chocolate chip cookie dough. Topped with melted chocolate. Topped with gooey caramel. Topped with crunchy chopped pecans. Just evil I tell you.

Seriously though... this is a recipe that came in my power association's monthly newsletter. Those of you who also live in the country, or in rural areas of your county, know exactly what I'm talking about. We get a monthly newsletter that talks about what our power association is up to, articles about and around our state, and a few teaser recipes, usually from a community cookbook from somewhere in our state.

This recipe comes from West Lauderdale Mighty Knights Marching Band from West Lauderdale High School in Collinsville, Mississippi and contains those kinds of tried and true recipes from friends and family that we all love.  You can order a copy of Excalibur: Victory Rising by sending a check for $15, along with your mailing address to: West Lauderdale Band Boosters, 9916 West Lauderdale Road, Collinsville, MS 39325. If you do, you'll find these cookie bars under the name "Fat Ladies" in the cookbook.

My caramel was a bit more gooey than I would prefer, so I suggest using only a scant (just under) half cup of the cream and adding 5 extra caramels from the original recipes 35. My caramels must've been smaller than theirs were. Some toasted coconut on top might be nice, but for this first round, I stayed true to the original. They will be a repeat.

Go. Now. Make them.

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Recipe: Chocolate Chocolate Chip Caramel Bars

©From the Kitchen of Deep South Dish
Prep time: 10 min |Cook time: 15 min | Yield: About 12 bars

Ingredients
  • 1 roll of chocolate chip cookie dough
  • 10 ounces of chocolate chips
  • Scant 1/2 cup of half and half
  • 40 caramels
  • 1 cup of chopped pecans
Instructions

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. In a 9 x 12 inch pan, press the cookie dough evenly into the bottom. Bake for about 12 minutes. While the cookie crust is baking, unpeel the caramels and put them into a microwave safe bowl; set aside.

Take the cookie crust out of the oven and sprinkle the chocolate chips all around on the top. Return to the oven until they are melted. Quickly and gently use an offset spatula to spread the chocolate across the top of the cookie, taking care not to tear into the cookie layer. If the chocolate begins to cool too quickly to spread, just return the pan to the oven briefly to soften and continue spreading.

Add just under a 1/2 cup of half and half to the caramels and microwave on high for about 3 to 4 minutes, or until fully melted, stirring every minute. Pour the melted caramel evenly all over the chocolate chip layer. Sprinkle the pecans evenly over the top and set aside to fully cool.

Cut into bars.

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17 comments:

  1. OMYGOODNESS those are evil. So evil I gotta make them Mary. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

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  2. Oh My Gosh. Oh My Gosh. Oh My Gosh.

    My pregnant self needs these now!

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  3. oh yeah.....these look mighty good...I think my gang will like these....who doesn't like chocolate..AND caramel....it all that and the bag of chips....thanks Mary

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  4. You are shameless, indeed! =] If I dare show these to my son, he will insist that I make them right there on the spot! I am tempted to do so myself, just because they look so good, and I happen to have caramel and half and half on hand, as I type.

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  5. You're right. They look SOOO evil. Though the lips and forever on the hips. Might as well just rub them there to begin with -- but then I'd miss out on all that gooey caramel with the crunchy pecans. OH MY GOSH. I might have to double or triple this recipe. What's another 10 pounds?! (or 20?!)

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  6. I had to send this one to my sister. She's always bringing some kind of dessert to dinners at her adult kids homes. Sounds wonderful!

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  7. I believe evil looking sums them up for me. I put on 5 lbs just looking at the photo.

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  8. Wouldn't this be good with a scoop of ice cream or custard?? I just may have to order that cookbook!!
    anne
    www.anniebakes.net

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  9. Ok, I need to find some caramel and some half and half and some cookie dough and some (real) chocolate chips and then i am ALL OVER THIS RECIPE!!!

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  10. OMG. I just got home from school and I'm starving, and I pop over to your blog and see this!!!!

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  11. I can feel the evil from here. It's pretty severe, in a good way!

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  12. Yum yum yum. I actually have a bag of chocolate chips in the pantry as we speak just waiting to be made into these! My husband doesn't like caramel, so does that mean more for me? I think so!

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  13. Oh No!! This looks EVIL;) Another one I HAVE to make from your yummy blog!!

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  14. Have mercy! These look amazing! As always...YOU ROCK!

    I had to laugh at your comment on my blog tonight. I. AM. SO. TIRED. and now I'm going to fold a couple of baskets of laundry. Today in my parenting group, the "lone dad" was giving me some suggestions about something. One of the moms informed him that his suggestion was a "ton of work." and he turned to her and said, "look at her, she's got a crazy amount of energy. She could do that." lol. I don't feel like it right now. Also, today I somehow have found myself completely in charge of the Vacation Bible School kitchen this summer and I just agreed to my 2nd catering job tonight (one next month, one in July). I know how to say "no", but I also know how much these things will benefit my family and church. I did just book a 7 day vacation in October for my husband and I (no kids!) for the first time in 7 years. I figure if I make it through the summer, we'll need it!

    I totally wish I had a chocolate chip caramel bar RIGHT NOW!

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  15. Evil is right but that is only because I'm allergic to pecans, lol.

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  16. Well slap me silly and blow me plumb off the hay wagon, did somebody say chocolate over here??? This Ozarks farm chick can smell chocolate blogs away! This recipe has me frothing at the mouth like some mad rabid dog. My oh my, the eight grandkiddos will go wild over this. Thanks girl!!!

    Ya'll have a wonderfully blessed day from the sunny hills and hollers of the Missouri Ponderosa!!!

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