Baked Sunday Mornings:  Caramel Coconut Cluster Bars

Baked Sunday Mornings: Caramel Coconut Cluster Bars

div class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-0gYuqNzvOgo/UKBlgF1nu5I/AAAAAAAAAI/re0ELZR6ScA/s1600/caramel+coconut+bars3.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="480" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-0gYuqNzvOgo/UKBlgF1nu5I/AAAAAAAAAI/re0ELZR6ScA/s640/caramel+coconut+bars3.jpg" width="640" //a/divdiv align="center"span style="font-family: Verdana;"/span /divdiv align="center"span style="font-family: Verdana;"/span /divdiv align="center"span style="font-family: Verdana;"The Baked Sunday Morning challenge this week is from the newer cookbook emBaked Elements. /emThis cookie, which is actually much more like a candy bar, was not too difficult to make but very time intensive. From toasting the coconut to making the shortbread crust then patiently waiting for the caramel to get to the right temp, waiting 3 hours for them to cool and set and another 15-20 minutes for the chocolate to harden it was an all day affair! /span/divdiv align="center"/divdiv align="center"span style="font-family: Verdana;"These bars are pretty decadent and rich, the shortbread is quite good, the caramel layer is soft and luscious and the chocolate tops them off quite nicely. I always make the recipe just as it reads the first time, but if I were to make these again I would not make as much caramel, that layer was a bit too thick and it was out of balance with the rest of the flavors. These are suppose to be inspired by the Girl Scout Samoa cookie. I have never had one of those (I am a thin mint gal) so I can't really judge./span/divdiv align="center" /divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-dx7XyY2ESiI/UKBbpmuuFyI/AAAAAAAAA-s/2UfRSnc76lk/s1600/caramel+coconut+bars2.jpg" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;"img border="0" height="480" src="http://3.bp.blogspot.com/-dx7XyY2ESiI/UKBbpmuuFyI/AAAAAAAAA-s/2UfRSnc76lk/s640/caramel+coconut+bars2.jpg" width="640" //a/divdiv align="center" /divdiv align="center" /divdiv align="center"span style="font-family: Verdana;"All in all these were a pretty tasty treat. They are going to work with my husband tomorrow!! Need to get these babies out of the house!/span/divdiv align="center"/divdiv align="center"span style="font-family: Verdana;"To get the recipe and to see what the other bakers did with this challenge go a href="http://bakedsundaymornings.com/2012/11/06/in-the-oven-caramel-coconut-cluster-bars/" target="blank"here/a./span/divdiv align="center"span style="font-family: Verdana;"/span /divdiv align="center"span style="font-family: Verdana;"As Always/span/divdiv align="center"span style="font-family: Verdana;"Enjoy!/span/divdiv align="center" /divdiv align="center"/divdiv class="separator" style="clear: both; text-align: center;"a href="http://www.mylivesignature.com/" style="margin-left: 1em; margin-right: 1em;" target="blank"img src="http://signatures.mylivesignature.com/54489/123/B14F96F811F8A00424DA1C82CCBFAD98.png" //a/divbr /

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