Recipe by JamesDean'sGirl
I think it's safe to say that these gooey, lethal bars speak for themselves (well, for the most part anyway)!!!
Top Review by nranger7
Yep, these were cakey. I even read the previous review before making the bars and was still surprised by the cakey texture. I also didn't think I had enough batter to make two layers (maybe I ate too much batter...) so I put the caramel on top. Tastes good!
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar or 1 cup dark brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 1⁄2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1 (14 ounce) package caramels
- 1⁄2 cup evaporated milk
Directions See How It's Made
- Preheat oven to 350*F.
- Grease a 13x9" baking pan or line it with parchment paper.
- Sift together the flour, baking soda, and salt in a medium bowl; set aside.
- Using an electric mixer on medium speed, cream together the butter and brown sugar until creamy.
- Add the eggs and vanilla; beat until smooth.
- Gradually stir in the flour mixture.
- Spread 1/2 to 2/3 of the batter evenly in the prepared pan.
- Bake for 7-8 minutes; cool for 5 minutes on a wire rack.
- Meanwhile, melt the caramels in the evaporated milk in a non-stick saucepan over very low heat; reserve 2 Tbsp.
- Pour the remaining caramel over the baked bottom layer of dough.
- Drop dollops of the remaining dough over the caramel layer; swirl slightly with a knife.
- Bake for 25 minutes, or until golden brown.
- Cool completely in pan on a wire rack; drizzle with the reserved caramel, reheating if necessary.
- Cut into 1" bars.