February 24, 2009

Caramel Crunch Bars

I had never even heard of the Freshman 15...until they happened to me. For this I point the finger at three evil men, Ben, Jerry, and Heath; as in Ben & Jerry's Heath Bar Crunch ice cream. Regularly consuming a pint at 3am directly resulted in the expansion of my waistline. You'd think someone would have warned me. My good pal Little Caesar was strangely mum on the subject.
Anywho... this weeks TWD, Caramel Crunch Bars, felt so very familiar. A brown sugar shortbread crust, covered with a layer of milk chocolate and topped off with chopped Heath bar. I couldn't find the toffee bits so I bought mini bars and beat them into submission with a hammer. A little payback for those 15 pounds.
Luckily the older and wiser me knew well enough to keep the reunion brief. A little snack, then straight into the freezer only to be brought out and dispersed at my cousin's birthday party. Heath loves making new friends.

9 comments:

chocolatechic said...

Yep....I found the Freshman 15...so has my son...only his is more like the Freshman 30...sigh.


These were just so great!

doughmesstic said...

a know, I just don't grasp the Freshman 15. I mean, I did SO much more walking once I was on campus. How does that even happen??
Let's not even get into the "after Baby Body" - ugh.
Nice job on your bars!

TeaLady said...

Sophomore 10, Junior/Senior 20. Baby 12. When does it ever end. Yes, beat that candy. It deserves it. And your bars deserve High Praise. They look great.

farah said...

These look yummy!

Jules Someone said...

Lovely bars! Nice work.

Pamela said...

I was friends with those guys for a while, too. :o) The cookies look wonderful.

pinkstripes said...

Oh yes. I totally agree with everything you said in your post. I loved these. They were definitely deadly.

Lillian said...

I didn't have a problem with the Freshman 15, but then again I lived at home and commuted. My real problem is the post-second-baby-30! Sure do love Heath bars, though.

Linda said...

Nice job on your bars... and a great post!! :)