Sunday, August 29, 2010

Salted Golden Caramel Bars

I found this recipe for Salted Golden Caramel Bars in Country Living. It's the perfect combination of sweet and salt that gives this childhood treat grown-up flavor. It's simple and takes about 10 minutes to prepare and an hour to bake! As always use the very best ingredients.


Vegetable oil, for greasing dishes
8 cups puffed rice cereal
3/4 cups corn syrup
2/3 cup sweetened condensed milk
1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
1/4 cup granulated sugar
4 tablespoons sweet butter
1 teaspoon sea salt
1 1/2 teaspoon Madagascar vanilla extract
1/4 cup dark chocolate (70-85% cacao), broken into pieces and melted

1. Liberally oil a large mixing bowl and a 9-by-13-inch baking dish. Place cereal in bowl and set it and dish aside.
2. In a medium saucepan over medium-high heat, combine corn syrup, condensed milk, sugars, butter, and sea salt. Allow mixture to come to a boil, while stirring continuously, until a light golden brown, 5 to 6 minutes.
3. Remove mixture from heat, stir in vanilla, and immediately pour over cereal. Stir to completely mix, and then evenly spread in prepared baking pan.
4. Set aside to let cool, about 45 minutes. Invert and release from pan. Drizzle with melted chocolate and refrigerate until set, about 15 minutes. Cut into 15 bars.


SweetsSuccessBaking said...

I see you're a chocoholic. Me too, but I'm going to kick the habit. Tomorrow... or maybe the day after tomorrow ... or maybe two weeks from Tuesday. Not! Love your blog!


Janet Rudolph said...

Oh my, just saw your cheesecake brownies. Favorites of mine. How fabulous! Thanks for stopping by. Hope to see you again soon... since I know you won't kick the habit!

Anonymous said...

Looks like a recipe we canmake with our kids. A fun family project (that we can eat) to do while there is a break in the hot weather. And thanks for the #FF on Twitter.

Stephen Tremp