My cousin is enamored of baking like me and has tried and tested fair amount of recipes from around the world. He is a good chef and is perfect in what he does. Last year he had brought some home made peach bread and these chocolate-caramel bars. These were the yummiest I have tried so far and hence been wanting to post this in my blog. All thanks to him for sharing the recipe with me!.
P.S. At the end I myself was so tempted to have it that, I never waited it to cool completely and cut them into squares too quickly and hence can see in my pictures that they are not prefect squares 🙂
Makes 24 bars
All purpose flour-1 cup
Brown sugar- 1/2 cup packed
Butter- 1/2 cup
Pecans- 2 cups coarsely chopped
Flaked coconut- 1 cup
Sweetened condensed milk- 1 14oz can
Vanilla extract-2 tsp
Vanilla caramels- 20 (unwrapped) or 160 gms uncovered morsels
Milk- 2 tbsp
Semisweet chocolate morsels- 1 cup
Preheat oven to 350 degree F.
For crust: In a medium bowl, stir together flour and brown sugar. Cut the butter into the mixture until it resembles coarse crumbs.
Bake for 15 minutes.
Meanwhile for filling : In a small bowl combine unsweetened condensed milk and vanilla extract. carefully pour over the pecan and coconut spreading evenly.
Bake for 25-30 minutes until the filling is set. Cool the pan on wire rack for ten minutes.
In a small saucepan, combine caramel and milk. cook and stir over medium-low heat just until the caramel is melted. Drizzle caramel mixture over the filling. Sprinkle with chocolate morsels. Cool completely.