These defy description - are they a bar cookie? Or are they candy? Either way they are delicious, very very easy to make. I always make these at holiday time and I also make a big three batch amount to donate to my church's "cookie walk" at our holiday fair. Of course everyone LOVES them. I got this recipe years ago - one of my first years of teaching from a regular substitute teacher who brought them in to share.
This is a tender, moist cake with a caramel topping, use caramel chips, or minced up toffee bars, such a Heath bars. If you reside in Canada and cannot find Heath bars, then one whole Crispy Crunch bar will do. If you want more topping double all topping ingredients.
This is my favorite candy, also the favorite of other family members. They look forward to me making it every year. It also makes great gifts. Is very easy to make, I have been making it for a long time. The recipe comes from one of my Better Homes and Gardens cookbooks.
There is another recipe by this title on zaar, however this one is different in that it cooks at a lower temperature for a longer time to get the edges set, the tops crackled, and yet still be tender to bite. It also calls for a bit more sugar...give it a try!
My mom made these every holiday season when I was growing up. While the adults would dip them in coffee (which is delicious), the kids would gobble them up plain. These can also be made ahead of time and put in freezer.