Chocolate Chip Caramel Bars
½ cup plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour, divided
¼ cup packed brown sugar
¼ teaspoon baking soda
¼ teaspoon salt
¼ cup cold butter
1 tablespoon milk
¼ cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
In a small bowl, combine ½ cup flour, brown sugar, baking soda and salt. Cut in butter until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Reserve ½ cup of this mixture for the topping. Press remaining crumb mixture into an
8x4x2-inch loaf pan coated with non-stick cooking spray. Bake at 350o for 10 to 14 minutes or until set.
In a saucepan or microwave-safe bowl, melt caramels with milk. Stir in the remaining 1 tablespoon of flour until smooth. Pour over crust.
Sprinkle with the reserved crumb mixture and chocolate chips. Bake for 12 to 15 minutes, or until topping is golden brown. Cool completely.
Cut into bars.
NOTE: This recipe makes six bars.
File #R119 D3 – C9