Tuesday, May 10, 2011
Caramel cuts...dense chewy pure heaven
I rarely make the same thing twice, that is unless I'm trying to find "The One". Remember those snickerdoodles? (Snickerdoodle #: 1 2 3 4). Well, I've finally found the perfect caramel cut. Dense, chewy, with a powerful punch of caramel-y goodness. These bars are perfect for a picnic, afterschool snack, or actually anytime of the day. But with 2 cups of sugar, maybe it's not meant for breakfast...that is unless you have a sweet tooth like mine :) (A tall glass of milk and one of these babies makes a sweet breakfast!)
I've always wondered why these are called "caramel cuts". Why not caramel bars? I guess people would think of caramel in bar form. Well then how about calling them brunettes? They have blondies and brownies, why not brunettes? It could be the next big thing! Instead of, "Would you like a blondie", people would say, "Would you like a brunette?". Or, if you're not a big fan of hair colors as food names, then how about Pure Heaven Bars or Dream Bars or Dense, Chewy, Deliciousness. Okay, maybe I'm not the most creative.
What would you call these bars? I'd love to hear some new names!
1/2 cup butter
2 cups brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
1. Preheat oven to 350˚F and grease an 8x8 pan
2. In a medium saucepan over medium heat, combine butter and brown sugar until sugar is dissolved and similar to a very thick caramel
3. Remove from heat.
4. In a small bowl beat together eggs and vanilla.
5. Slowly add the egg mixture to the caramel mixture, being careful not to cook the eggs. If the mixture is still too hot, wait to add the eggs. (We don't want caramel and scrambled egg bars!)
6. Sift the flour in to the mixture. Stir until combined
7. Pour in to prepared pan and bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted comes out clean.