Double-Chocolate and Caramel Bars (Cookie Exchange Quantity)

Double-Chocolate and Caramel Bars (Cookie Exchange Quantity)

Indulge in rich bars that combine favorite caramel and chocolate flavors.

Prep Time

30

Minutes

Total Time

3:05

Hrs:Mins

Makes

72

bars

Bars
3
cups Gold Medal® all-purpose flour
3/4
cup packed brown sugar
2/3
cup baking cocoa
1
egg, beaten
1 1/2
cups firm butter or margarine
1 1/2
cups chopped walnuts
1
bag (12 oz) semisweet chocolate chips (2 cups)
48
caramels
2
cans (14 oz each) sweetened condensed milk
Chocolate Glaze
1
bag (6 oz) semisweet chocolate chips (1 cup)
1
teaspoon shortening or vegetable oil
  1. Heat oven to 350°F. Line 15x10x1-inch pan with foil, leaving about 2 inches of foil hanging over sides of pan.
  2. In large bowl, stir together flour, brown sugar, cocoa and egg. Cut in 1 1/4 cups of the butter, using pastry blender (or pulling 2 table knives through ingredients in opposite directions), until crumbly. Stir in walnuts; reserve 3 cups of the crumb mixture. Press remaining mixture firmly in bottom of pan; sprinkle with 2 cups chocolate chips. Bake 15 minutes.
  3. Meanwhile, in heavy 2-quart saucepan, melt caramels with sweetened condensed milk and remaining 1/4 cup butter over low heat, stirring constantly. Pour over crust. Top with reserved crumb mixture. Bake about 20 minutes longer or until bubbly. Cool completely, about 2 hours.
  4. In small microwavable bowl, microwave 1 cup chocolate chips and the shortening uncovered on High 1 to 3 minutes, stirring halfway through heating time, until melted and thin enough to drizzle. Drizzle over bars. For bars, cut into 12 rows by 6 rows.
Makes 72 bars
Make the Most of This Recipe With Tips From The Betty Crocker® Kitchens
Special Touch
Place bars in decorative mini muffin cups. It makes serving a snap.
Substitution
Instead of walnuts, use pecans for a “turtle” flavor combo bar.
Substitution
Bars can also be baked in a 17x11x3/4-inch pan; decrease first bake time to 13 minutes and second bake time to about 18 minutes or until bubbly.

Nutrition Information:

1 Serving (1 Bar)
  • Calories 180
    • (Calories from Fat 80),
  • Total Fat 9g
    • (Saturated Fat 4 1/2g,
    • Trans Fat 0g),
  • Cholesterol 15mg;
  • Sodium 60mg;
  • Total Carbohydrate 23g
    • (Dietary Fiber 1g,
    • Sugars 15g),
  • Protein 3g;
Percent Daily Value*:
    Exchanges:
    • 1/2 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;
    • 2 Fat;
    Carbohydrate Choices:
    • 1 1/2;
    *Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.