SHF #6: stuck on you
for this SHF caramel edition, i made the coconut caramel candy bars from the king arthur flour cookie book. the recipe is available on their website here, but in the book they used 3 cups (9 ounces) of coconut, reserving 1/2 cup for the topping (which i definitely enjoyed.. no problems here in that amount of coconut :) ). the bars were really VERY easy to make. and i sort of cheated by using this caramel sauce i had from starbucks. shhh!!! but it worked beautifully and i didn't have time to make my own caramel this week..and i didn't feel like going out and buying those caramel candies the recipe calls for. the recipe claims to taste like those samoa girl scout cookies (which are my favorite, by the way)... and they DO!!! they taste even better, if that is possible. :) the texture is very sticky and chewy and delicious... yummmmm!!!! the picture doesn't really do the bars justice.. i take awful pictures. :P i brought these for all of my friends to enjoy today.. and all of them absolutely loved them. one of my friends said that her last food she would eat if she were put on the death penalty were these bars. and another guy alone ate like 5 pieces of these. please, make them! they're fantastic. :) and amazingly easy to make, on top of that. now i won't have to wait until girl scout cookie time to enjoy the awesome taste of those samoas.
i just looked at our great host debbie's blog, and found out she made samoa-type cookies as well... those things just capture the hearts of so many.. :)
i had a lot of fun though making these.. and of course i enjoyed eating them even more. thanks for hosting the shf, debbie!! caramel is amaaaaazing!! great shf theme.