Thursday, November 29, 2018

GUILTY PLEASURE



I was so excited to do this cookie exchange, thank you Carol (Just let me Quilt), it has been a lot of fun going around to the different blogs to see all the goodies.  Lots of good recipes for sure.

So for your  Guilty  Pleasure I have chosen

Chocolate Caramel Bars

Yes, I know these are not cookies but wait until you taste one.

When I gave birth to my third son not too many moons ago a friend brought over some of these bars.

I have to tell ya getting up in the middle of the night to feed a newborn was a treat when I knew these bars were in the fridge waiting on me.

Chocolate Caramel Bars



Melt 50 Caramels  and 1/3 cup evaporated milk (I used to do this over a double boiler) now just minutes in a microwave.  

It takes time to unwrap these caramels, I usually do this first and then melt them while I am getting the rest of the recipe ready.




Mix until blended - one devils food cake mix (dry), 1/3 cup evaporated milk, and 1/2 cup butter (melted).

Once you have that mixed, spread HALF of this mixture in a buttered 9 X 13" pan.

Bake at 350 for six minutes. 


   After  you  take it out of the oven, spread 1 cup of chocolate chips (I confess, I spread more)


                         Take your caramels that you melted and spread over the chocolate chips.


Usually while the cake part is in the oven for six minutes I start rolling out the other half on freezer paper.  Just roll it out enough to cover the top of your caramel mixture.

I figured this out myself.  It was hard dropping it from my spoon and then trying to spread it.  So I got the ideal to do it this way, works a lot better.

Another hint: use the shinny side of the freezer paper...don't ask me how I know.

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Then you take it and flip it over your dish.

 HINT:  After you roll out your mixture, cut your freezer paper down some, makes it so much easier to do this next step.  

Don't worry if it is not perfect!


 Bake at 350 for fifteen minutes

There you have it!


This is what's left over...ummmm ummmm good.


Glad you could join me!

This is a family favorite and now my grandsons, he (now don't tell his parents)...granted I cut them up small but he had part of mine, then went to his grandfather and had part of his, then his dad gave him one....well...you get it...just keep coming back for more.

Hope all of you have a fabulous Christmas Season!

Here is the line up from the week, from what I have seen so far there are some delicious recipes out there.  I have a few that I am going to make, eventually.



November 27


November 28


November 29




26 comments:

Susan said...

Oh, my gosh! Are you sure there's no law against that? =)

Carla said...

Caramel and chocolate go together so well. I think my family may have found a new favorite. Thank you for the recipe. Merry Christmas!

Farm Quilter said...

Oooohhhh, chocolate and caramel...my idea of perfection! Thank you for sharing your recipe with us!

Dorian said...

MMMM, one of my favorite combo's...chocolate and caramel...thanks for the recipe!

Gene Black said...

These looks absolutely delicious and also a bit "evil" for my diabetic self. I guess I won't be making them.

piecefulwendy said...

Oh yum, those bars look delicious! I love anything chocolate. Thanks for sharing!

treen said...

Wow - if these made it a good thing for you to get up for middle-of-the-night baby feedings, they must really be something else!!! That's impressive!!!

Denise said...

What a great post. Caramel and chocolate, the two things I have no will power over and they are together in your recipe. I foresee 10 extra lbs before the new year. I'd love to thank you for this recipe but it is going to get me in trouble with the DH and my jeans.

Carol S. said...

This is a serious way to get my chocolate fix...oh, my gosh...they look delicious! I'm so glad you showed how you make them because I will giving these a try. I've already gained 20 pounds looking at them! LOL Thank you so much for hopping with us and sharing your recipe! xo

Scrapatches said...

This looks delicious! Thank you for the recipe ... :-) Pat

Calicojoan said...

Oh my gosh Barb...these sound incredible! Wishing you and your family a very Merry Christmas!

Brenda @ Songbird Designs said...

Chocolate and caramel - two of my faves! Our coffee blend is 1/4 chocolate truffle, 1/4 caramel drizzle and 1/2 decaf (we drink a LOT of coffee!) This recipe sounds like it would pair perfectly with coffee! I understand about the grandson! Our grands don't get a lot of sugar - but when they do they savor every morsel!! And of course, we give them ours too if they ask!! Thanks for sharing. Merry Christmas, Barb!!

Karrin Hurd said...

Your cookies look yummy. Thanks so much for sharing, and Happy Holidays!

Siouxzq64@gmail.com said...

Oh my that looks totally decadent. I may have to give it a try.

QuiltShopGal said...

You caught me at Caramel and Chocolate, which are two of my FAVS. Thanks for sharing this yummy recipe.

Cynthia Woodham said...

I can see these become a favourite with my husband. Thanks for sharing.

Jocelyn said...

Wow, these look yummy!

LJ said...

These cookies sound rather decadent - now that's perfect for a Christmas season treat. Carmel and chocolate...my favorites.

Theresa said...

These look really good, thanks for sharing the recipe. :)

Carol said...

Wow, these look awesome! This may get added to my "must make" list (like so many other delicious recipes from this hop). I have another recipe for choc caramel bars but this one is much easier. Thanks for sharing!

Sheila said...

These sound highly addictive and yummy , thanks for sharing.

Kathleen said...

Oh, that sounds exquisite, but I am glad right now that it is a calorie free treat. But if I make it, I don’t think it will be that harmless.

Snoodles said...

Yumm! Those look awesome!

Kathy E. said...

Now whose gonna clean up the drool all over my keyboard??? I am a die-hard chocolate lover and these babies are calling my full name! Adding this one to my goodie list, for sure. Thanks so much! ...off to the kitchen for a paper towel...

Mindy said...

That looks ridiculously delicious!!

Carol Andrews said...

Mmmmmm! Chocolate and caramel. So tempting!