Wednesday 25 February 2009

TWD: Caramel Crunch Bars

So what do you get when you leave a TWD assignment till the last minute? Having to improvise recipes, that's what! Given I had procrastinated all weekend, I didn't get round to making this week's pick of Caramel Crunch Bars till Monday night. Reading through the ingredient list, I quickly realized that I didn't have any Heath toffee bits in my pantry. To be honest, even if I had read the list beforehand, I wouldn't know where to buy them here in London. I know you're going to tell me that I can make my own toffee, but that just wasn't the quick fix solution I was looking for late on Monday. 

So instead of the toffee bits, I sprinkled my bars with chopped hazelnuts. I have to say, I really enjoyed them this way. The bars are thin but the caramelized base paired perfectly with the thin layer of chocolate and nuts on the top. I suppose they might be better with toffee bits on top, but part of me wonders whether it would actually be too sweet. I guess there's only one way to find out - bake another batch!

For recipe, click here.