Almond Chocolate Caramel Bars


Needless to say, these cookies are a true treat for any chocolate lovers, but they are so darn sweeeeeeeeeet.....that would even satisfy the utmost sweet-tooth craving. Except that, I can't really complain having these caramel bars with a couple of glasses of bone dry sparkling Riesling in the afternoon.

CrustChocolate Caramel
  • 150 g Unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 50 g Light brown sugar
  • 160 g German #405 flour
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 300 g 50% Sarotti half bitter chocolate
  • 300 g Granulated sugar
  • 60 ml Water
  • 90 g Unsalted butter
  • 1 cup Heavy cream
  • 1/2 tsp Salt
  • 100 g Almond, roasted and roughly chopped(optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 180C/350F. Spread the almond on the baking tray and bake for 10 minutes until they are fragrant. Remove, cool and roughly chop the baked almond.
  2. Line a 28cm square baking pan with baking paper and grease the paper with butter. Beat butter and brown sugar on medium speed until pale and fluffy, about 3 minutes. Add flour and salt, and beat until just combined. Press dough evenly into pan, and bake until lightly browned, about 30 minutes. Remove and set aside.
  3. Cut the chocolate into the smaller chunks and place in a medium bowl. Heat granulated sugar and water in a small saucepan over medium heat until amber, 10 to 12 minutes. Remove from heat. Add butter, cream, and salt. Bring the mixture to a boil, stirring until smooth. Cool briefly.
  4. Pour over chocolate. Let stand for 2 minutes. Stir to combine, and let stand until cool, about 10 minutes. Pour mixture over crust. Sprinkle the chopped almonds on top. Chill at least 4 hours, or overnight. Cut into 24 bars.

66 comments:

Cookin' Canuck 5/2/10 21:35

Angie, these look fantastic! And what a great idea to pair it with a dry sparkling wine.

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Priya 5/2/10 22:46

Omg, wat a fabulous bars, tempting clicks..

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Pink Panda 5/2/10 23:11

Wow, those look dazzling =).

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Dajana 5/2/10 23:24

wonderful, indeed, chocolate and almonds - so good together.

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pigpigscorner 5/2/10 23:32

wow they look extremely fudgy!

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MaryMoh 5/2/10 23:52

Wow...can't believe what I see. That looks so delicious. I should make these for Chinese New Year!

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Bob 5/2/10 23:57

Oh man, I want some of those with some riesling! Sounds wicked good.

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Joy 6/2/10 00:34

Too wicked to contemplate!.....
I'll just have another peep at the recipe.....

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Fimère 6/2/10 00:45

voila une recette bien gourmande que je m'en presse d'essayer
bonne journée

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Biren 6/2/10 00:47

Wow! This looks so good...it's causing me to have a sweet craving!

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Rachana Kothari 6/2/10 00:55

Wow!!!! these bars looks utterly delicious:) Wish to have a bite...sorry... atleast 1 full bar:)
Have a great weekend!

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doggybloggy 6/2/10 01:20

this is a perfect recipe for me right now - I have been baking lately and I needed some inspiration and this fit the bill perfectly - I love when my fellow bloggers pay as much attention to detail as you do.

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Anncoo 6/2/10 01:21

Mmm...looks so good and yummy! Can't wait to try those~~let me have a bite first ;DD

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5 Star Foodie 6/2/10 01:39

Almond and chocolate - yum! And sounds like these would be just sweet enough for my daughter :)

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Cinnamon-Girl♥ 6/2/10 01:44

These look heavenly Angie! I like really sweet desserts! I get such a bad sweet tooth sometimes I can't satisfy it. I bet these would do the trick.

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Gulmohar 6/2/10 03:45

so nutty and chocolatey ..drooling :-)

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Abhilash 6/2/10 03:48

aah delicious bars. Mm..crisp and tasty.

Hey! do we have a internet parcel service? :)

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Ju (The Little Teochew) 6/2/10 04:16

Angie, they are perfect for Valentine's!

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KennyT 6/2/10 04:32

Are you sending these to me for Valentine's Day? LOL

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A 2 Z Vegetarian Cuisine 6/2/10 05:35

Looks fantastic and i am speechless at those georgeous clicks.

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Pei-Lin@Dodol and Mochi 6/2/10 06:47

My gosh! Seems like they look darn sweet! Ahh ... Your teatime snack sounds like a King's! LOL! Looks very chocoholic though!

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Ivy 6/2/10 08:30

They sound wonderful. I am sure my children would love these bars.

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tigerfish 6/2/10 08:54

That looks very tempting...

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Happy Cook 6/2/10 09:06

I am a real chocolate addict and i will love this.

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My Little Space 6/2/10 11:34

Ooo... this is just so seducing, sweetie! Love it!

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Parita 6/2/10 11:40

Divine choco nut bars angie!

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♥peachkins♥ 6/2/10 14:31

They look so sinful, Angie. I'll have to get back to you on this after my diet...lolz.

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Sonia (Nasi Lemak Lover) 6/2/10 14:47

This look great, can I have a piece please..

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Vrinda 6/2/10 15:21

Yummy and mouthwatering chcoo almond bar...sounds simple,must try...

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zurin 6/2/10 17:12

Wow ..that does looks sweet....and delicious!!! wicked indeed!

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Chow and Chatter 6/2/10 17:29

wow wow wow these look so good

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Wendyywy 6/2/10 18:49

I'd go nuts for the nuts on those bars!!!

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Jagruti 6/2/10 22:43

Delectable and gorgeous choclate bars..;))

cheers

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Lady Boheme 6/2/10 22:48

Delicious recipe! Thank for visiting. Kiss

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Cheah 7/2/10 01:14

Awesome! Drooling already, wish I can at least have a tiny bite!

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tasteofbeirut 7/2/10 01:58

Wow! Angie! These are just what I need right now after my virtuous soup!

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Tuty 7/2/10 03:14

What a temptation.... Angie, lead us not into temptation :-))

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Velva 7/2/10 03:24

Oh Angie, these chocolate caramel bars are stunning. The photos really show the beauty of this dessert treat...I think this is one of my recent favorites of your posts...DELICIOUS!!!

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Judy 7/2/10 03:26

wow! this looks so incredible!! =) you can't ever go wrong with chocolate!

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munchcrunchandsuch 7/2/10 04:20

aww..am going nuts ( pun intended).they look awesome

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Peanutts 7/2/10 07:18

I am not much of a sweet tooth person but that is enough to change my mind :)

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tobias kocht! 7/2/10 20:14

Angie, this is fantastic. I have to try those. they seem very easy to make.

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Helene 7/2/10 20:21

Love the thickness of the bars. Must be delicious.

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Katy ~ 7/2/10 20:51

You really had me at the Riesling! Such a sophisticated combo for an end of day treat with a loved one.

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Heavenly Housewife 7/2/10 21:42

How yummy, these look so fabulous, I KNOW these are good.
Hope you are having a great weekend.
*kisses* HH

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Kitchen Butterfly 7/2/10 22:36

Oh oh oh.....that bite looks heavenly!

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theUngourmet 8/2/10 07:58

Oh my, these look fantastic! I would never be able to eat just one bar! ;D

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My Asian Kitchen 8/2/10 08:58

this bar look so rich and nutty..love to have them now!1 btw,"Kong hei fatt choy" to you and family..

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Sarah Naveen 8/2/10 17:45

wow!!! Superb!!! so chocolaty and crunchy..

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Food For Tots 8/2/10 18:07

Looks incredibly tempting!! I'm totally sold looking at them. Feel like grabbing one from the computer screen now....

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Fresh Local and Best 8/2/10 20:37

Yummy! I love the idea of these cookies with bone dry sparkling riesling!

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Shri 9/2/10 02:50

Oh boy!!It looks so gourmet!

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Bo 9/2/10 09:59

oh my...these look really delicious.

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Tina 9/2/10 16:05

Tempting and mouthwatering...

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Dee 9/2/10 16:58

Wow!! Those look impressively delicious. I cannot imagine a more wonderful chocolate treat! What a winner!

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Cherine 9/2/10 19:15

Those bars are mouth-watering!!

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Sophie 11/2/10 18:25

Waw, Angie!!

These bars look so decadent & so brain splashing!!

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Pavithra 12/2/10 01:15

Wonderful bars , Looks so tempting .. with nuts looks gorgeous.

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Duchess of Tea 13/2/10 00:35

Angie darling thanks so much for your sweet and caring comments. I treasure our friendship and wanted to wish you a lovely weekend and a love filled Valentine’s Day.

Love & Hugs
Duchess

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cartes r4i gold 18/2/10 08:28

Marvellous! Looks very very yummy. Thanks for this recipe. Very easy to follow. I will make it soon.

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Rolex watches 14/5/10 09:59

I cannot imagine a more wonderful chocolate treat! What a winner!

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