Chocolate Truffle-Topped Caramel Bars

Chocolate Truffle-Topped Caramel Bars

Satisfy a whole lot of sweet tooths with a big pan of impressive bars. They will disappear from the dessert table fast.

Prep Time

55

Minutes

Total Time

3:55

Hrs:Mins

Makes

75

bars

Chocolate Truffle Topping
1/3
cup whipping cream
3
tablespoons butter or margarine
1
tablespoon light corn syrup
1
bag (12 oz) dark chocolate chips (2 cups)
Crust
1
cup Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
1/2
cup packed brown sugar
1/2
cup cold butter or margarine
1
cup quick-cooking or old-fashioned oats
1
cup chopped pecans
Caramel Layer
1
cup butter or margarine
1
cup packed brown sugar
1/4
cup light corn syrup
1/4
teaspoon salt
1
can (14 oz) sweetened condensed milk (not evaporated)
  1. Heat oven to 350°F.
  2. In 1-quart saucepan, heat whipping cream, 3 tablespoons butter and 1 tablespoon corn syrup to a full boil over medium heat; turn off heat. Add dark chocolate chips; let stand 5 minutes without stirring. After 5 minutes, stir slowly with wire whisk until chocolate chips are melted and mixture is smooth and glossy; set aside.
  3. In large bowl, stir together flour and 1/2 cup brown sugar. Cut in 1/2 cup cold butter, using pastry blender (or pulling 2 table knives through mixture in opposite directions), until mixture looks like coarse crumbs. Stir in oats and pecans. Press mixture into ungreased 15x10x1-inch pan. Bake 15 to 20 minutes or until crust is golden brown.
  4. Meanwhile, in 2-quart saucepan, heat 1 cup butter, 1 cup brown sugar, 1/4 cup corn syrup, the salt and condensed milk to boiling over medium heat, stirring constantly. Continue boiling 5 minutes, stirring constantly. Pour over crust; spread evenly. Cool slightly, about 10 minutes.
  5. Pour chocolate truffle topping over caramel layer; spread evenly. Cool 1 hour at room temperature; refrigerate at least 2 hours before serving. For bars, cut into 15 rows by 5 rows. Cover and refrigerate any remaining bars.
Makes 75 bars
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Cold butter is needed to create a "just right" texture for the crust.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Bar)
  • Calories 120
    • (Calories from Fat 70),
  • Total Fat 7g
    • (Saturated Fat 4g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 15mg;
  • Sodium 50mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 13g
    • (Dietary Fiber 0g,
    • Sugars 10g),
  • Protein 1g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 0 Starch;
    • 0 Fruit;
    • 1 Other Carbohydrate;
    • 0 Skim Milk;
    • 0 Low-Fat Milk;
    • 0 Milk;
    • 0 Vegetable;
    • 0 Very Lean Meat;
    • 0 Lean Meat;
    • 0 High-Fat Meat;
    • 1 1/2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.