Chocolate, Caramel, and Graham Crackers….there’s not much else that can beat the taste of all these flavors in one bite! Check out these delicious dessert bars my Mom & I made over a bake day this weekend.

Ingredients by Layer

Crust
18 whole cinnamon graham crackers
1/3 c. light brown sugar
9 oz. unsalted butter
Caramel
1/2 c. Heavy Cream
(1/2) c. butter
(1 1/2) c. light brown sugar
(1) tsp. water
Chocolate
(2) c. Semi sweet chocolate
(1/2) c. Heavy Cream
(2) tsp. Vegetable Oil
(1/2) c. Walnuts Chopped (optional)

Directions Oven @ 350

(1) Crush the graham crackers in a food processor.  Next add the butter and brown sugar until smooth.   (If you dont have a FP you can always place the crackers in a large ziplock bag and crush with a rolling pin.) Using a spatula spread the  mixture in a cake pan lined w/ parchment paper sprayed with non-stick spray. Bake for 8 minutes or until crust is golden brown.

 

 

(2) On a medium heat mix all the caramel
ingredients until fully combined.  Next, crank
up the heat and let the caramel mixture boil
for 5-7. Do not stir!

 

 

(3) Once your at the right constituency for the caramel (approx that 5-7 min time above) place on top of cooled crust. Let the caramel layer cool for about 20 minutes or until hardened.

 

 

 

(4) Fill up a small pot of water and heat it up on high.  Once boiling, lower the temp and place a heat proof bowl on top, creating a double broiler.  Inside the bowl place the chocolate layer ingredients and combine until smooth.  Place on top of the caramel layer.

 


(5 Optional )Using a large knife coarsely chop up walnuts and scatter evenly on top of chocolate layer. Let the bars cool for about an hour or until chocolate layer has hardened. 

 


(6) Once hardened, take off parchment paper and cut into 16 bars.  The bars are very rich, you could even cut them into 36 bite sized pieces.


Mama Patty Cake

 

 

Look @ those layers!!!

 

Advertisements